Co-founded in 2013 by IIT graduates - Tarun Mehta and Swapnil Jain, Ather Energy is one of the few hardware start-ups in India. Ather has designed India’s first truly intelligent electric scooters and are backed by the founders of Flipkart, Tiger Global and Hero Motocorp. Ather Energy has filed 43 patent applications along with 11 international patent applications and 122 design registrations of their products that have been designed and made in India. Ather has also installed a comprehensive public charging network, AtherGrid in Bengaluru.
At Ather, we believe in the superiority of an electric drive. With a firm belief in vertical integration in design, we have built our own chassis, suspensions, lithium-ion battery packs, battery management systems, and bodywork. In June 2018, the company launched ‘Ather 340’ and ‘Ather 450’- a higher performance flagship variant. Both these models have been designed with quick acceleration, great handling, large storage space and new-to-category features like park assist, remote diagnostics, and onboard navigation. In the last five years, Ather has not only built the scooter but an ecosystem for an electric vehicle future. With the successful launch of Ather 450 & Ather 340 and AtherGrid in Bangalore, Ather is now looking forward to expanding into Chennai & Pune in the coming months.
What will I be doing at Ather?
As Process Excellence Manager - Software Engineering you will be reporting to Director Process Excellence and will be responsible for driving process excellence activities in the Software engineering team.
What experience & skills do I need for this role?
Strong software process quality experience with demonstrated experience in SDLC and Rapid Application Development methodologies. Should have an understanding of CMMi and QMS processes in Software development.
Work with the functional teams to design and develop quality, reliability, digital security, design time, and safety standards (from Requirement Gathering to Release) and produce process/project-based quality metrics to highlight key risks and mitigation actions.
Design, review and ensure process compliance, identify and highlight process gaps. Work with the software engineering team to address gaps from best in industry standards.
Review team process documents such as Project Plans, FMEA, Design Documents, Requirement Traceability Matrix, Testing and Release plan, etc for compliance, quality, and risk items.
Work as an integral part of the Software Engineering team and add value during project reviews (planning, design, code, test, and release). Participate in RCA activities and ensure completion of Software Change Requests.
Strong presentation and negotiation skills and ability to present in front of senior leadership.
Identify, plan and implement Six Sigma projects to improve quality, reduce cost, increase productivity and improve cycle time by reducing waste, scrap, rework, etc. resulting in significant business improvement and customer satisfaction.
Identify opportunities to automate and re-engineer processes.
What should I have graduated in?
B.Tech/M.Tech degree with experience in Process Excellence/Quality Management
Certified Six Sigma Green Belt/Black Belt
Understanding of CMMi processes and Agile Development
Project management skills with the ability to drive projects in an ambiguous and changing environment.