Software Verification & Validation Engineer

Job Title – Software Test Engineer
 
Job Location – Norwood MA
 
Length – Contract (6 Months+)
 
Description:

 Performs software verification and validation activities as part of the overall software engineering process for medical diagnostics instruments. 
 
The primary responsibilities of the software test engineer are to:
* Design, develop, and execute software tests to verify that design implementation meets documented requirements
* Plan and implement configuration of physical setup of equipment
* Create/track software defect records in the defect tracking database and verify closure of defects
* Report passed and failed requirements to the test team lead, the project team, and the department manager
* Communicate task status and software quality to the test team lead and manager
* Interact with other personnel on a project
* Manage own priorities effectively
* Multitask effectively on and across projects, when required
* Communicate effectively one on one as well as in groups at both high and low concept levels
* Ability to travel to domestic and international locations.

Knowledge and Skills
 Must have knowledge of how software verification / validation activities integrated within a software development process.
 
 The senior software test engineer required skills include:
 * Performing black-box, performance, stress and load testing, as required by the project
 * Designing and developing software tests from software requirements and specification documentation
 * Providing documented evidence of test execution
 * Participating in risk management activities (project, technical, and hazard)
 * Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
 * Ability to comprehend software specification documents
 * Ability to peer-review software requirements and specification documents.
 * Ability to create tests for complex software modules from software requirements and specification documents
 * Ability to define, estimate and track progress of tasks, and communicate project status
 * Ability to create Requirements Trace documentation
 * Ability to perform reviews of manual and, possibly, automated tests
 * Ability to determine resource utilization
 * Ability to work effectively both alone and as part of a team
 * Possesses strong writing, presentation, and general communication skills
 * Network monitoring and configuration
 * Communication protocols, such as LIS 3, HL7, POCT1A
 
 Knowledge and skill of any of the following items is a plus:
 * FDA Design Control regulations, and associated standards and guidances
 * Microsoft Team Foundation Server scripting
 * Automated testing tools
 * Experience with testing medical devices
 * Experience on an Agile/Scrum team
 * ASTQB Certification (or the equivalent)
 * Database fundamentals
 * Computer system performance monitoring
 * Various programming languages, such as C#, C ++, C or Visual Basic
 * Chemistry
 * Calculated Parameters for reported analytes
 * Statistical Data Analysis
 * Project management experience
 * Strong organizational and administrative skills
 
 Experience
 * BS/MS in Computer Science or Engineering, or 5-8 years of successful experience in a related field and the successful demonstration of Key Responsibilities, Knowledge and skills as presented above. 
 * An appropriate advanced degree may be substituted for experience, where applicable.
 
Best,
Kushal Shah
APN Software Service INC
kushal@apninc.com
609-357-9180 (Direct)

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