Software Quality Engineer III

Employer
Cepheid
Location
Bay Area
Posted
Apr 17, 2018
Ref
CEP000546
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Description

JOB SUMMARY:

Participate in the verification and validation of Cepheid's software applications. Primarily responsible for the quality of Cepheid’s product software shipped to customers.  Secondary responsibilities may include verification and validation activities for non-product software used in manufacture of medical devices or quality systems or verification and validation activities for system software used throughout the company.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform duties as an individual contributor and/or team member with 100% hands-on work.
  • Participate in requirements development, risk analysis, configuration and change control, and Go/No-Go decisions.
  • Plan, schedule, write, and execute software test documentation. 
  • Record, report, and track defects to accurately depict the status of the software projects.
  • Work closely with Software Engineering staff toward the reporting and resolution of design issues and/or software defects. 

Qualifications

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (MINIMAL COMPETENCIES)

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent work experience in Computer Science or related field or equivalent experience
  • A minimum of 4 to 6 years of software testing experience
  • Must have completed several major projects with multiple release cycles and have working knowledge of software development lifecycle in FDA/ISO or other regulated field
  • Must have experience with: Windows environments, Excel macros and/or complex spreadsheets, and SQL or other RDBMS systems
  • Have experience in all aspects of software testing: developing test plans, traceability matrixes, test cases, test protocols, test data, etc. 
  • Be knowledgeable in QSR and Part 11 regulations
  • Possess excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills, must be self-motivated, willing to learn new concepts, technologies and products quickly
  • Have strong interpersonal, writing and communication skills, as well as dedication to quality software and customer satisfaction

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with other applications such as defect tracking, web-based applications, requirements management

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Ability to work in an office and lab environment

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for this job.