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Senior Resident QA/Test Automation Engineer (Automotive)

Apply Job ID 1-42008 Date posted 08/13/2019 Location Sindelfingen, Germany

Company Overview:

Today, we have some exciting news to share, as we officially announce the name of Nuance’s upcoming Automotive spin-off: Cerence! Upon spinning off from Nuance on October 1, our Automotive team will begin a new journey as Cerence, a pure-play, next-generation automotive software company fully focused on providing intelligent mobility solutions to our customers. “Cer” that rhymes with “air,” “ence” that rhymes with “sense,” Cerence is a new word for a new company. Visit to follow along with our journey!

Mit Stolz möchten wir heute offiziell den Namen für unser geplantes Automotive Spin-off bekanntgeben: Cerence! Ab dem 1. Oktober 2019 begibt sich unser Automotive Team mit Cerence auf einen neuen Weg - ein Automobilsoftwareunternehmen der neuen Generation, das sich der Bereitstellung intelligenter Mobilitätslösungen für unsere Kunden widmet. „Cer“ reimt sich auf das englische Wort für Luft „air“ und „ence“ ähnelt dem englischen Wort für Sinn „sense“; Cerence ist ein neues Wort für eine neue Firma. Verfolgen Sie unsere spannende Reise auf

Job Summary:

Do you dream of what cars of the future will look like when you combine them with connectivity, a smartphone, and cloud services? Can you imagine uniting those dreams with a company that has the skills and relationships to make that a reality? If so, Nuance wants you!

We’re growing our QA / test Automation team extensively due to a sharp increase in business growth. We need highly motivated Senior Quality Assurance Engineer to join us as we work on the most advanced in-car technology projects in the automotive world. It's a fascinating time to join!

You should have a solid understanding of SW development life cycles and test methodologies, combined with a passion for quality and efficiency.


  • Estimate, prioritize, plan and coordinate testing activities
  • Review product requirement, user experience specification, technical design specification for testability.
  • Flashing/updating embedded software into target head units.
  • Create test specification out of requirement documentation.
  • Conduct test plan/cases review with cross-functional teams to ensure the test coverage.
  • Analyze test results along with failure analysis.
  • Develop automation test scripts in C/C++ and Python.
  • Perform thorough regression testing when bugs are resolved
  • Collaborate with multiple teams in different continents.
  • Escalate issues, concerns and risk
  • Perform tasks related to securing and keeping the products, tools, and processes that you are responsible for secure


  • University degree in computer science or comparable technical education
  • Ideally 4 years of relevant work experience
  • (IT) project experience ideally with agile project methods and tools (Scrum, Jira)
  • Experience in software development using current programming or scripting languages ​​such as Python, Shell, C, C ++ or JAVA
  • Experience with code management tools e.g. Git, Perforce and bug tracking tools e.g. Jira
  • Strong skills in Design & Implementation of Automation Frameworks
  • In-depth knowledge of test and / or quality management and test tools (e.g., HP ALM, Test Rail, Selenium)
  • Experience in Testing of embedded applications (is a plus)
  • Ideally qualifications or certifications such as ISTQB
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and strong self-reliance
  • Exceptional attention to detail, interpersonal communication and project management skills
  • Excellent team player
  • Self-motivated, responsible, accountable and have the discipline to bring projects into closure
  • Very good German and English knowledge in spoken and written

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience working in organizations using Agile / Scrum based product development methodologies is highly desirable
  • Previous experience with software development and quality engineering in automotive industry is highly desired
  • Experience with Scrum tools like JIRA and Confluence to manage product and issue planning and resolution
  • Experienced in dealing with ambiguity testing while performing critical project steps


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