Firmware Automation Specialist

ID:  5952
Function:  Engineering

Odense, DK

Are you energized by juggling software development and uncovering hardware and software mysteries? Can you design automated test realms and seamlessly mesh solutions into established pipelines? Imagine diving into designing automated testing at the software stack's core, relentlessly upholding an unbreakable standard of excellence.  

Embark on an exhilarating adventure with us in the world of autonomous mobile robots, and become part of our team of passionate minds set on revolutionizing test automation while turning software quality into more than just a buzzword. We're eagerly looking forward to hearing from you! 


We are passionate about robots on wheels

At MiR, you will find yourself in an exciting industry constantly working on improving our products and investigating new technologies. We are dedicated to finding better and safer ways of moving things from A to B, and you will play a key role in getting there by designing and implementing test solutions for existing and upcoming projects. If you thrive in an ever-changing environment and have a can-do attitude, you have the possibility of making a significant impact on our route to success. 


High level of team spirit and responsibility

As a Firmware Automation Specialist you will join a rapidly growing team of skilled embedded software developers based at our headquarters in Odense, Denmark. 

The team is responsible for developing microcontroller software for various devices in robots, within areas of power management, sensor interfacing, external IO interfacing, motor controllers, safety systems and others. Supporting tools for building, testing, and deploying firmware are also responsibilities of the Team, giving the team end-to-end ownership of the full process. 

We are a diverse team in terms of culture, competences, and experience, creating great learning opportunities where you can contribute and help set direction for yourself and the team. 


Overall, your role as a Firmware Automation Specialist involves developing and maintaining scripts, programs, and frameworks that automatically perform various tests and checks on firmware to ensure its functionality, stability, and compatibility. This includes tasks like simulating different scenarios, stress testing, compatibility testing with different hardware configurations, and more. 

You will be responsible for the embedded software team’s hardware test platform, which is a key stone in ensuring software quality across our ever-increasing number of product variants. 

You will be closely collaborating with members of the team as well as other parts of the organization. 


Your responsibilities and tasks are:

  • Design and implement tests in Python and PyTest with the purpose of performing tests on actual embedded hardware 

  • Expand the physical hardware test platform by rigging up and installing new equipment 

  • Develop code on the test subject itself to facilitate the test when needed 

  • Maintain and develop the integration of the test platform in our build pipeline and tools 

  • Profiling of tests, generating trends for areas of interest 

  • Tooling to assist embedded developers 

  • Collaborate with colleagues in other departments in cross-functional projects and initiatives 

  • Participating in architectural discussions in the team 

  • Helping or driving a DevOps culture where tooling and automation is in focus, to ensure scalability 

  • Challenging our methods, so we constantly ensure that we meet tomorrow’s requirements and possibilities 

The successful candidate

At MiR, we come in all shapes and sizes, and we cheer each other on. However, we do expect that you bring the following: 

  • Experience from a similar position, working with development and integration of (automated) software test systems 

  • Proven experience with Python and PyTest 

  • Good understanding of CI/CD pipelines 

  • Experience with git or similar distributed version control system 

  • Practical skills and some degree of electronics knowledge 

  • Strong focus on quality, Unit Testing and debugging skills 


If you also possess one or more of the skills below, you will have a head start at this position: 

  • DRONE:IO, Bazel and Buildbarn 

  • Experience with C/C++ development 

  • VS Code integrations 

  • Debugging with J-Link 

  • Knowledge of CAN bus and CANopen protocol 


Further, you will be expected to, in collaboration with the team, sketch the roadmap and drive architectural improvements of our test platform, ensuring continuous scalability, confidence and quality. You will also participate in relevant cross-team / cross-organization discussions and workgroups with the goal of aligning the overall test strategies in R&D. 

Good communication skills and a meticulous attitude towards testing are required. 

As a person, you are open-minded and pragmatic with an innate ability to continuously learn and develop your skills. 



We’re Mobility Makers, Community Creators and Future Navigators

MiR is currently on a fast-moving journey as a company, and our mobile industrial robots already help our customers around the world within a wide range of industries. By automating in-house transportation, we set people free to use their unique skills. We think it, build it, and see it live and in motion. We invite you into a truly global society, where we sincerely care for each other, and where you are empowered to take on growing responsibilities and make decisions with impact. You will also get space to explore and play around. This is our way of responding positively to change, to navigate the future and to find even better ways of mobility and collaboration. Come and grow as one of our mobility makers, community creators and future navigators. We are the way to go! 


Sounds interesting? - We can’t wait to get in touch

We invite you to apply to this position as quickly as possible. Please note that we will conduct interviews on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. 

If you have specific questions regarding the position, please contact the hiring manager Claus Skovgaard via phone +45 53 85 81 01


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