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Reporting Manager: Inderjeet Singh
Experience: 12-15 Years
Qualification: B.E Mechanical/Electrical
Job Location: Navi Mumbai
In 2008 when the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai was under attack from terrorists the team at ideaForge (iF) decided to build its drones for security & surveillance, 4 years after their first attempt, in IIT Bombay, at building a quad-copter. In 2009, ideaForge launched India’s first autonomous UnCrewed Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and created the world’s smallest and lightest autopilot at that time.
ideaForge has pioneered the drones space in India. It unlocked the collective imagination of the nation with its early prototype, in the movie “3 idiots”. iF leads the Indian market as the largest player in the domain with focus on Security & Surveillance and Mapping & Surveying. Its drones have completed over 200,000 missions by its customers and are utilized today at the rate of an iF drone taking off every 6 mins or less. All the Indian Defence, Central & State Police forces, several Govt. Departments, PSUs and Industries use iF drones on a daily basis to either help secure our nation or boost productivity.
Having built the entire tech stack by itself, iF is known for delivering autonomous drones that promise best-in-class performance and reliability. iF’s drones are ‘Built like a Bird, Tested like a Tank’, to ensure that its systems can survive almost any terrain, altitude and weather conditions in the Indian subcontinent. It is common to hear from operators of its drones that it’s drones allow the user to focus on the mission rather than the flying part. The National IP Award, 2020 is a good testament to the innovative and first principles work being done at ideaForge.
As iF pursues its vision to drive the adoption of drones in our daily lives, it intends to create deeply integrated solutions and new business models for aerial intelligence (surveillance, mapping and inspections) and is also toying with the idea of aerial mobility (human and material).
If you are someone who often gets complimented for being wise beyond years, if you are someone who can put any amount of effort to get the work done and if you are someone who does not give up, then we look forward to meeting you.
Senior Verification and validation engineer would lead the V&V department in order to test and validate new products being developed in the ideaForge product pipeline. He should come with a passion to understand, observe, review, and test the prototypes, functions, product, and its variants with a vision to develop the best-in-class systems. He should have the relevant expertise and experience to identify things that may fail, test them early in development cycle and raise a flag so that it can be fixed well in time. The Senior V&V engineer is expected to have a good systemic understanding of the product to understand potential areas of improvement and also have an eye for detail at a component/feature level to recognize failure modes in subsystems such that they are represented well through a failure report in order to improve them in subsequent prototypes.
The Sr V&V engineer would participate in Requirement specification creation/modification meetings in order to understand the product functions and prepare test strategies accordingly. Hold discussions with design team to get an in-depth understanding of functionalities and prepare test protocols to cover all aspects of design and usage. Carry out test plan realization which is defined from the specifications. Lead the testing campaign, including the execution of the tests. Train other V&V resources on test planning and execution. Analyze result of the testing and communicate them to stakeholders. Define a consistent standard for final test report preparation in accordance with the project procedures.
Work with the QC team to define the QAP plan for products that move from development to production.
Understand the testing requirements for UAV (domestic and international) and get them certified for the same. Work with certification agencies/labs to be able to carry out product testing and qualification.
Understand the long term testing requirements of design team and procure the right test equipment for inhouse testing and manage them inhouse.
SKILLS & QUALIFICATION
• Engineering degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Electronics.
• 8+ years of experience in Engineering/R&D discipline with at least 4+ years in V&V vertical
• Ability to lead/mentor a team of 3-6 V&V Engineers
• Good understanding of Engineering statistics and testing methodologies.
• Experience with testing and calibration equipment is a must.
KEY SHARED ACCOUNTABILITIES:
- Resposible for managing the V&V verticle within Engineering department of the company
- Creation of Product Test plan, Test Protocol and Test Reports.
- Represent the V&V department and communicate effectively with management, Design team, Prototyping team, Project manager and other stakeholders to ensure V&V is carried out efficiently and effectively for products under development.
- Train and lead new resources on V&V understanding
Customers: Competence to build and effectively manage
interpersonal relationships at all levels with different clients and vendors.
Work Closely with engineering team to understand the needs and deliver
by maintaining harmonious relationship.
DESIRED BEHAVIOURAL VALUES:
• Commitment to common purpose and goals
• Seating respect on the table
• Displaying Integrity and Ethic
• Taking initiative and ownership
• Being passionate about making a difference