Rain Bird Corporation

Rain Bird Corporation


Sr. Test Engineer

Join in our growth and help us accelerate our new product innovation; delivering exciting new offerings. The Senior Test Engineer will be responsible for gaining deep understanding of existing and new products’ features in an effort to lead in the development, maintenance and improvement of test plans, test procedures, and automated test source code. Work with an experienced and capable technical team conceiving, creating, and testing the next generation of irrigation devices and connected systems. If you have wide test engineering experience and work with much enthusiasm, this Senior Test Engineer opportunity may be for you!

Position Responsibilities:

Work with cross organizational teams to gather product’s feature specifications; becoming subject
matter expert on product’s operations, features, and use cases.

  • Validate that products meet or exceed specifications by identifying and creating a mix of manual and automation test coverage plans and associated procedures
  • Prepare, document, maintain, and track test results via standardized reporting of all test coverage
    plans and procedures
  • Perform implementation of automated tests and equipment drivers, which could be written in C, C++,
    C#, Perl, Python, Java, or other appropriate and cost effective test automation scripting languages
  • Assist in identifying opportunities for more robust Design for Testability (DFT) requirements
  • Investigate, track and be resident expert on test automation tools, software stacks, and best practices
  • Participate in sustaining activities for existing products including diagnosis and resolution of defects
  • Assist in identifying and recommending test and measurement equipment purchases for test
    automation or manual testing, when needed
  • Work with vendors to design and develop test fixtures and monitor their work, when needed
  • Responsible for keeping excellent, organized project records and documentation
  • Work within existing product development and release processes; but contribute to process improvement through recommendations and experimentation


  • B.S. in Electrical, Electronic, or Computer Science Engineering, related technical degree or equivalent
    test engineering extensive experience
  • Track record of innovative and creative thinking used to create effective solutions within the test
    engineering discipline
  • Exposure to full product life cycle from concept to production release
  • Evidence of strong architecture design thinking and ability to clearly document designs
  • At least 5 years’ hands on, test engineering and/or test automation experience
  • Experience with at least one of the following: Java, Java Scripting or Swing
  • Experience with at least one of the following: Perl, Python, C, C++, C#
  • Experience with at least one of the following: XML or JSON
  • Understanding of at least one of the following: Selenium or Appium
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), works effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Proven experience in a team-oriented work environment
  • Self-starter, detail oriented, analytical, problem solver

Rain Bird is an equal opportunity employer

About Rain Bird Corporation

When you think of Rain Bird, the first thing you think of is probably our sprinklers. Our irrigation systems are used by homes, golf courses, corporate campuses, and more all around the world.But those systems don’t just run on their own. They are all managed by sophisticated controllers that are getting more advanced by the day. It won’t be long before homeowners can simply program in their location and what they’re growing, and the system will be able to figure out exactly how much to water and when. Rain Bird takes an active part in the Internet of Things and developing smarter and simpler ways for everyone to control their irrigation systems. We continually develop new ways to interconnect irrigation systems components and to connect the irrigation system to external systems and data. Our goal is to lead the industry in connectivity and control of residential, commercial, agricultural, and golf irrigation. Rain Bird Controllers And The Technology Behind Them Our latest controller, the ESP-LXIVM, won the Irrigation Association’s 2020 New Product Contest in the Landscape Irrigation category. It introduces game-changing technology as the industry’s most advanced high-capacity controller. One major feature is its Integrated Valve Module, or IVM, with Smart Valve technology, which allows for two-way communication between the controller and the valve.The ESP-LXIVM makes use of two Rain Bird technology features: FloManager™ and FloWatch™. These allow the controller to automatically create watering schedules that optimize flow and watering time based on needs and flow capabilities. They also work with Rain Bird’s Weather Stations, which smartly adjust watering based on rainfall, high or low temperatures, and more.Users can take control of their irrigation systems from anywhere with the Rain Bird app. Almost anyone who uses Rain Bird systems can make use of the Rain Bird app to manage their irrigation schedules right from their smartphones. To make things even easier for homeowners, Rain Bird systems can connect to your smart home as well, with Amazon Alexa and Google Home support.Central to all of our developments is the idea of the Intelligent Use Of Water™. We want to conserve water through tools like FloManager and Weather Stations. We also do research on the most effective ways to use water to grow healthy plants. For example, we were able to determine that larger water droplets are more wind resistant and therefore more likely to reach the intended target. The end result is more healthy plant life with less water consumed. How To Become An Engineer At Rain Bird Rain Bird is actively hiring the best engineers in the industry. We’re looking for software engineers, especially those with experience in mobile apps and AWS servers. We’re seeking embedded engineers and firmware engineers. Most importantly, we want engineers who are ready to push the boundaries of what irrigation software can do and implement next-level technology that will help promote the Intelligent Use Of Water.What is it like to work as an engineer at Rain Bird? Everyone working at Rain Bird is intelligent and highly qualified, and constantly encouraging those around them to think harder, learn more, and challenge themselves and others. Our engineers can expect to develop new ideas and run with them. We are all passionate about delivering the highest quality products. Our small, development-driven teams are backed by the security of working for an industry leader with 80 years of growth that has experience turning ideas into reality.If you’re wondering where to work as a software engineer, look no further than Rain Bird. Rain Bird has engineering jobs in Tucson, Arizona, and San Diego, California. Visit the Rain Bird Careers page to learn more about jobs at Rain Bird and current openings.