Senior Validation Engineer - Somersworth, NH

Hubbell Incorporated

Location: Somersworth, New Hampshire

Job Type: Not Specified


Corporate Overview

Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.

Division Overview

Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries.

At HPS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers.

Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology.

Brand Overview

Aclara, a division of Hubbell, is a global leader in state of the art utility systems for water, gas and electricity.

Position Overview

The Sr. Validation Engineer is responsible for the design, development, and maintenance of test cases, plans, documents and programs for hardware and software products including large scale data communication systems. Responsible for coordinating all aspects of Technical Regulations and Standards (TRS), product safety and ensuring compliance to applicable regulatory and internal requirements. The Senior Validation Engineer will lead projects and teams from concept to resolution; will be a mentor; will be assigned projects of high complexity with critical deliverables.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, and maintain test cases, plans, procedures and scripts for integration, verification, validation, functional, stress, and scalability testing, for NPI and field issue resolution, with minimal guidance from manager
  • Drives projects to established commitments while ensuring full compliance to process and procedures.
  • Strong time management skills, Ability to multitask in a multi-priority environment. Can cope with ambiguity and is able to parse information, analyze relevant facts, and make the right decisions quickly
  • Champion for Quality and Standards compliance
  • Coordinate with project team during planning, execution and reporting
  • Effectively interpret and communicate test plans, results and metrics
  • Participate in cross functional teams during new product development and issue resolution
  • Quality process implementation and disciplined use of document control systems, automated testing and bug tracking software
  • Root Cause Analysis of defects
  • Research methods, technology, regulations
  • Design, automation and implementation of custom testing applications and processes
  • Work with product marketing, design, and customer support to resolve issues
  • Will polish and develop skills as required to meet the needs of the business and to foster personal growth
  • Other duties as assigned

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to take full charge for technical, schedule and results of assignments with significant business impact.
  • Must be able to leverage knowledge, experience, and initiative to successfully complete assignments outside the routine.
  • Will have rotating responsibility as designated Subject Matter Expert for one or more lab areas.

Skills and Experience


  • Minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/ Computer Science, or equivalent discipline
  • At least 10 years of test development experience
  • Highly self-motivated, results oriented, and customer focused
  • Expert level experience in test automation methods and tools
  • Ability to lead and motivate teams
  • Intermediate level experience writing application software in tools such as .NET, C/C++, C# Java, Python or VB
  • Advanced experience in Quality management systems such as ISO
  • Five plus years’ experience testing products based on embedded microprocessors
  • Some experience with an SQL environment, preferably MSSQL Server
  • Advanced Excel skills with data manipulation
  • Intermediate knowledge working with Microsoft Office and other related software utilizing a Windows platform


  • AMI / AMR/ meters systems experience
  • Experience with industry regulatory standards, ISO, ANSI, Measurement Canada, UL, etc.
  • Experience testing network communication devices
  • Electromagnetic Interference, Radio Frequency
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Six Sigma, Design Of Experiments, statistical analysis


Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Science

Posting Address

Aclara Meters
130 Main St, Somersworth NH
30 New Hampshire Ave, Pease Tradeport, Portsmouth, NH


Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

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