QA AND TEST ENGINEER @ Otiv in Ghent, Belgium



Who we are

OTIV is a Ghent-based company leading the autonomous revolution in rail. We are on a mission to increase safety and efficiency of railway operations by teaching rail vehicles to drive autonomously. By making trains more efficient and safer, we actively contribute to a modal shift and a greener future. We bring this vision to life by a unique focus on the most challenging environments such as cities, shunting yards and industrial sites. Thanks to high-profile partners and world-leading clients such as Deutsche Bahn, SNCF Group, ArcelorMittal and CAF we deliver the future of railway operations today.

OTIV is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to a work environment that supports, inspires, and respects all individuals and in which personnel processes are merit-based and applied without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military service status, citizenship, or other protected characteristic. OTIV strives to create an environment in which all employees feel confident in their ability to bring their authentic selves to work and secure collaborating with colleagues and customers.

What you will do

As a QA and Test Engineer you design test procedures and guarantee the validation of the OTIV systems on a software and hardware level. You set up and maintain (automated) test pipelines, based on customer requirements and user stories. Structure and attention to detail are qualities you identify with. You’re an essential part in bringing safe, fully functioning and certified solutions to our customers.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Design, implementation and maintenance of test procedures that validate the hardware and software aspects of the OTIV solutions.

  • Set-up and maintenance of pipelines that deploy and run automated tests.

  • Follow-up of (automated) test results on a daily basis.

  • Translation of customer requirements into test cases.

  • Creation of releases and test reports.

  • Performance testing and identifying product specifications by pushing the systems to (or over) its limits.

  • Lead of efforts on company-wide and product-specific certification efforts

  • Follow-up of production with internal and external stakeholders

Who you are

  • Bachelor/Master in Computer Science, Industrial Sciences, Engineering or similar.

  • Experience as a test engineer.

  • Thorough and detail-oriented mindset.

  • Experience in certification or experience in certification-heavy environments.

  • Strong communication skills, acquired through previous experiences.

  • Fluent – and professional – English, both written and spoken.

  • Strong analytical skills and problem-solving abilities.

  • Previous experience working on autonomous vehicles, autonomous platforms or robotics is a strong plus.

What we offer

  • Full time offer with competitive salary package.

  • International environment in a disruptive start-up with opportunities to grow.

  • Early riser or night owl? Either way, you’ll fit right in our flexible working hours system.

  • Hybrid working policy, with an office in beautiful Ghent (Belgium).

  • Collaborative, transparent, and fun-loving office culture.

  • Team events and quarterly offsite.

  • 30 days of vacation.