Matrix designs, manufactures, and sells innovative technological products that help keep people safe. Originally focused on the underground coal mining industry, Matrix has expanded into new industrial markets in the United States and globally.

We are currently seeking a skilled and motivated Test and Validation Engineer to join our dynamic team. As a Test Engineer, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the quality and reliability of our products through comprehensive testing and validation processes. Your expertise will contribute to the development of high-quality software and hardware solutions that meet or exceed customer expectations. This position works in a team environment at our home office in Newburgh, IN. This is not a remote position.

This position reports to the Manager of Testing and Validation.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to understand product requirements and specifications.

• Develop a comprehensive testing framework and define testing parameters based on input from the product design team.

• Implement the testing framework to monitor the process, document the results, and take steps to troubleshoot.

• Develop test environments and test cases for all mechanical and electrical systems.

• Monitor safety measures and standards through the production stages.

• Provide feedback to improve the tested products.

• Ensure products and procedures meet all industry quality standards.

• Conduct data analysis from test results, detect issues, and track root causes.

• Build automated testing systems for regular testing of our products.

• Identify test scenarios, test cases, and test data to cover all aspects of product functionality and use cases.

• Prioritize testing efforts based on risk assessment and business impact.

• Perform various types of testing, including functional, regression, performance, usability, compatibility, and security testing.

• Execute test cases and validate product features against requirements.

• Utilize automated testing tools and frameworks to increase efficiency and repeatability of tests.

• Report and track defects in a detailed manner using designated bug tracking.

• Develop and maintain automated test scripts and frameworks to streamline repetitive testing processes.

• Continuously improve and expand the test automation suite to cover new features and use cases.

• Collaborate with the development team to implement and maintain integration tests and continuous integration pipelines.

• Create and maintain clear and detailed documentation for test plans, test cases, test results, and testing processes.

• Generate testing reports to communicate testing progress, results, and issues to relevant stakeholders. Work closely with software and hardware engineers, product managers, and other team members to ensure effective communication and understanding of project requirements.

• Participate in design reviews and provide feedback from a testing perspective to identify potential issues early in the development process.

• Stay up to date with industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies related to software and hardware testing.

• Identify opportunities for process improvements and suggest enhancements to optimize testing procedures and outcomes.

• Creative and out-of-the-box thinker.

Qualifications & Competencies

• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Engineering, or a related technical field.

• 3 or more years of proven experience as a Test Engineer or similar role, preferably in the field of sensors and imaging, controls, and software development.

• Experience with high voltage and AC/DC Power 800V+.

• Familiar with Hardware, Firmware, and Software and Apps Testing.

• Proficient in LabView and National Instrument Software and Hardware, such as Data Acquisition Systems DAQ.

• Basic communication protocol experience, such as CAN, RS-232, and RS-485.

• Experience using common lab tools, such as Oscilloscopes, Spectrum Analyzer, NI LabView, NI DAQ, and Digital Multi-Meters (DMMS).

• Experience in mechanical and electrical fixturing and basic drawing.

• Strong understanding of software testing methodologies, testing types, and quality assurance principles.

• Proficiency in using testing tools and frameworks for both manual and automated testing.

• Experience with programming languages (e.g., Python, Java, C++) to develop and maintain test scripts.

• Familiarity with version control systems, continuous integration, and continuous deployment practices.

• Excellent problem-solving skills and a keen attention to detail.

• Effective communication skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams and convey testing results.

• Ability to multitask and excellent time management skills.


• First day coverage of all benefits – no waiting period

• No premium medical, dental and vision insurance

• Basic Life (2x annual base at no cost)

• Optional Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

• Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance (no cost)

• 401(k) Plan with up to an 8% company match

• FSA for Health Care and Dependent Care

• 10 Paid annual holidays plus vacation time

• Educational Reimbursement Program

• Scholarship Program

Working Conditions

• This position will be working in a climate-controlled lab setting.

Physical Requirements

The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, or crouch. The employee may need to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.