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Senior Software Quality Engineer (SQE)
Ref No.: 17-23667
Location: San Jose, California
Job Description • Determines scope of work for complex tasks 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. • 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. • Initiates interaction with other departments to maintain open information channels and to facilitate transfer of technology. Demonstrates knowledge of Manufacturing, Service, Quality/Regulatory, Training requirements and actively participates in multifunctional product development teams and develops expertise recognized by other technical groups in BDB. • Develops knowledge of BDB products through training and use. Contributes to the advancement of process capability for software quality engineering. Leads brainstorming sessions for software quality engineering process improvements, identifies specific improvement options, and presents to management. Writes/revises Desk Procedures, with appropriate reviews and approvals. Recommends innovations and improved methods, and tools. Recommends and participates in functional training to advance the capabilities of the group. • Continues pursuit of software quality engineering knowledge through seminars, webinars, technical publications, and contact with members of profession at technical meetings. • Provides technical guidance and instruction to less senior technical staff. • Performs other related duties and assignments as required. • Keeps abreast of the basic requirements for compliance in own area of work and complies with those requirements. Participates as required in training on regulatory issues affecting own area of work. Brings regulatory compliance questions/issues to the attention of management. • Promotes a safe work environment. May provide recommendations on maintaining the safety of the work environment. Participates in Environmental Health and Safety programs. Addresses corrective actions whenever a hazard is identified. Notifies supervisor of all observed hazardous conditions or unsafe work practices.