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Test & Validation Engineer at Bossa Nova Robotics
Pennsylvania, US

Bossa Nova is the leading provider of real-time, on-shelf product data for the global retail industry. Our robots navigate the busy retail ecosystem, collecting a wealth of data that allows retailers to improve product availability, streamline operations, and create a better shopping experience. Our multidisciplinary team of robotics, artificial intelligence, and big data scientists has solved the challenges to deploy fully autonomous retail service robots and deliver actionable data in real-time.

Bossa Nova’s robots are currently deployed in 50 stores across the United States, making it the largest deployment of this kind of technology anywhere in the world.  

Position: Test & Validation Engineer

Location: Leetsdale, PA


As a part of the Bossa Nova Robotics Quality & Reliability team, the Test & Validation Engineer will work in a collaborative environment with reliability, safety/compliance, hardware, software, & manufacturing engineering to perform validation & reliability tests of the robot/dock at the system, sub-system, & component levels, as well as develop and design the test equipment to perform the tests.  


  • Perform and/or coordinate validation & reliability tests per internal and/or external industry standards.
  • Coordinate outside laboratory validation & reliability tests when internal equipment/facilities are not available.  
  • Design validation & reliability test equipment and fixtures (hardware & software) for system, sub-system, and component testing.
  • Build or coordinate building of validation & reliability test equipment and fixtures.
  • Develop validation & reliability test plans to ensure the product meets requirements.
  • Prepare validation & reliability test reports.
  • Work with the reliability engineer to develop test methods and instructions.
  • Collection and statistical analysis of data generated from tests.
  • Work with outside laboratories to define test requirements, issue request for quote, coordinate laboratory selection, schedule tests, execute tests, and interpret results.
  • Issue failure reports for failed tests and work with cross-functional teams on failure analysis, root cause analysis and corrective actions.


  • 5 - 10 years test equipment design (hardware & software).
  • 5 - 10 years validation and/or reliability testing of hardware/software systems.
  • Experience working with outside laboratories.
  • Experience testing components, sub-systems, and complete systems.
  • Knowledge of data collection techniques.
  • Experience with the statistical analysis of data using Minitab, JMP, or similar applications.
  • Data collection, disposition and reporting abilities.
  • Minimum requirement of bachelors degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, software engineering or equivalent.
  • Confident with navigating in an ambiguous environment.
  • Experience in working in a dynamic engineering environment.
  • Experience in bug management, scheduling, & reporting systems using tools such as JIRA/Confluence or equivalent.
  • Experience with robotics systems and industrial grade battery systems preferred.