Technical Tools Manager

Supervisor: Head of Certification and Testing Programs
Position location: Virtual


The Alliance Technical Tools Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day activities associated with the development, management and maintenance of the Alliance’s technical tool set which includes member facing tools (i.e., test harnesses, certification tools, etc.), and other member-related technical support activities.   

Job Duties

Technical Toolset Management (primary role)

  • Manage the gathering of requirements for new tools
  • Manage the drafting, deployment, and response collection for Request for Proposals (RFP) for externally developed tools.
  • Perform the development, documentation, training and support for internally developed tools.
  • Oversee the ongoing maintenance of existing Alliance technical tools.
  • Manage the vendor relationship (support, ongoing maintenance) for externally sourced tools. 
  • Assist in the IT infrastructure management for the Alliance (data backup/recovery for technical documents (technical and test specifications and other technical documents))
  • Establish and manage Beta programs for Alliance tools in development.

Test Harness Development and Maintenance (primary role)

  • Develop architecture and code to help expand existing Alliance test harness tools
  • Provide technical plans and architecture outlines for new feature requests for test harnesses and tools
  • Lead a development team of programmers within the Alliance Work Groups working on the development of the new test harnesses and tools
  • Manage all maintenance and bugs fixes as needed. 

Team Leadership (primary role)

  • Provide day-to-day direction and technical support to Alliance staff junior programmers
  • Lead the development team of programmers within the Alliance Work Groups working on the development of the new test harnesses and tools

Assessment of Authorized Test Laboratories (ATLs) (primary role)

  • Maintain and develop working relationships with the ATLs.
  • Support the ATL validation process from the perspective of official test harness use and assessment of knowledge
  • Support the maintenance & licensing of Alliance test harnesses

Technical Events (backup role)

  • Manage test event activities and recording of activity to meet Alliance requirements
  • Leverage Alliance events as source for tools feedback and early deployment
  • Assist in pre and post-test event activities related to the test harnesses and tools being used at the event
  • Provide technical support to the Certification and Testing Team of the Alliance

Member / Non-Member Communications (backup role)

  • Provide technical support to members relating to official Alliance test harnesses
  • Provide technical support to members relating to Alliance processes and to non-members regarding the Alliance test harnesses

Certification Tools (backup role)

  • Maintain and enhance web-based tools.
  • Assist in the management and support of Alliance certification test tools (including:  licensing, bug reporting, revision management, etc.)

Additional Responsibilities

  • Special Project Support, as requested.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Demonstrated knowledge of wireless communication principles
    • Knowledge/e
    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or Information Technology
    • Specific coding experience with commonly used test harness programming languages
      • Python
      • C++
      • C#
      • Java
    • Demonstrated knowledge of wireless communication principles
      • Knowledge/experience with Matter, IEEE 802.15.4 based protocols and/or Zigbee
      • Knowledge/experience with Internet Protocol (IP) v4 and v6
    • Demonstrated experience of developing test tools and harnesses


  • Experience of leading a small team of programmers
  • Experience with web-based applications
  • Strong communications skills and customer facing experience
  • Self-starter and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience working/collaborating across a geographically diverse team

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