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Sr. Software Test Engineer

Company: Oxford Global Resources
Location: San Jose
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

Local Candidates Only.Candidates will have to work on my company's w2. Cannot subcontract for this opening.Title: Sr. Software Test Engineer (with ideally some Medical Software Testing experience exposure would be nice)Location: Mostly remote, but candidate needs to live local to San Jose, CA area - just in case of emergency, if they need to come onsite to reboot the main computer, test on the actual instrument, etc.Length: 12 months + extension or conversion to full-timeBackground RequiredProcess: 2 round interview - first round phone screen with hiring manager and his team lead for 60 minutes (30 minutes each), second round will be virtual meeting (Skype, Teams, Zoom, etc.) with hiring manager and 4-5 other team members (leads, engineers, etc.) Second round should be about 2.5 to 3 hours, 30 minutes with each party.Urgency is borne of another contractor leaving the team prematurely.Scope:Client is seeking a Senior Software Test Engineer who has worked on testing Medical Software application before. They need someone who will be responsible for execution of software test strategies/techniques, schedules, plans, designs, procedures, and automated scripts or code for testing complex medical software systems within project boundaries established by management. This is not for a new product release - client has a legacy product from 20 years ago that has been through many iterations of testing and release, so they have a robust in-house testing procedure already in place. This legacy product has two "flavors" consolidated into one platform - one called IVD (FDA regulated, used in medical/diagnostic settings, hospitals, labs, etc) and the other called RUO (purely for Scientific research, not for use on actual patients, no FDA approval). When client develops this product, they test both flavors in parallel, the only differences are in the packaging stage. This legacy product is a pure desktop application, and it is still in a good space and highly useful for the client - they test and release new versions every year or so. Hospitals and doctors cannot spend the time to validate the product, so annually the client performs this. The product will reach regression stage in 2-3 weeks, and once they do the final regression, this version is going to be released. Candidate will install the application, open the application, and then execute all of the manual testing. Must be able to read and interpret C# code (all test procedures are written in C#).Duties:Candidate will perform and complete pure Manual/Blackbox testing of complex software systems that support their medical instruments - will perform all functional, acceptance, regression, and performance tests (all of these tests are written in black box files) using Agile methodology. - will perform all functional, acceptance, regression, and performance tests (all of these tests are written in black box files) using Agile methodology. Candidate will participate in SCRUM team meetings to form high-level testing scenarios and send it out to the different team members, developers, product owners, and stakeholders. Will modify those high-level scenarios and then will help develop different kinds of testing in the future, all with the mindset of decreasing response time on the front-end and improving and enhancing performance. Must be a self-starter, able to communicate with cross-functional team members. There's also an offsite team in Ireland and should be able to communicate with them as needed.Skills:

  • Proficient Experience in Blackbox/manual/functional/regression/acceptance/performance testing for complex products, ideally in Medical device industry.
  • Determines scope of work and establishes project test schedules. Responsible for ensuring team adheres to project test schedules.
  • Responsible for establishing and documenting software project test strategies and techniques in a Test Plan. Responsible for translating requirements for complex software systems into traceable test suite documentation including: Test Designs, Test Procedures, Automated Test Scripts or code.
  • Responsible for executing Test Procedures, automated test scripts and code, exploratory testing both on the instrument and in a simulated environment, submitting clear and concise defect reports, regressing defect corrections, and entering requests for change to improve the usability of the product.
  • Participates in code inspections, technical reviews, and design reviews.
  • Work with application developers to assess the application's potential cyber security risks and develop test plans accordingly.
  • Works proactively with staff from Systems Verification and Validation to determine the best strategy for project test coverage.
  • Presents project test data at project review meetings, and presents product acceptance determination. Communicates project test status, progress, problems and changes to program as well as functional management. Recommends options to resolve testing issues. Participates in defect reviews.
  • Typically requires a BS degree in a related discipline (PhD is equivalent to MS plus two years of directly related technical experience; MS is equivalent to BS plus one year of directly related technical experience) and six years of direct technical experience in software quality engineering, or equivalent combination of related education and experience
  • Demonstration of value creation for the business through effective implementation of software testing methodologies, process improvements, productivity improvements, and applied software testing practices.
  • Good understanding of how to test software applications for cyber security risks.
  • Ability to function in a team setting.
  • Effective project planning and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform detail-oriented work with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, problem solving, analytical and quantitative skills, etcPreferred
    • Prior experience performing Software Test on Medical Software Applications HUGE PLUS
    • Prior Medical Instruments Testing Experience is a huge Plus
    • Prior Medical Device/instrument or Research scientist background who understands the complexities and layers of medical instruments is a huge plus
    • Experience with the Agile\Scrum process
    • Experience working on software for Flow Cytometers or other related medical devices. - provided by Dice

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