Software Test Engineer, Laboratory

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Our location in Irving, TX , currently has an opportunity for Software Test Engineer


Primary function is to test software for an automated laboratory track system. Participates in a team-oriented environment to ensure requirements and design for user interface and embedded system control applications are thoroughly tested.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the Quality System.
  • Responsibilities include activities throughout the entire Software Development Life Cycle.
  • Primary areas of responsibility include Software Integration and Verification of an automated track system in a Research & Development laboratory and simulated environment.
  • Develop test plans, strategies and use cases for features, requirements, or issues based on practices and procedures.
  • Develop manual protocols and acceptance criteria for features, requirements or issues according to practices and procedures.
  • Run protocols for software features, requirements or issues according to practices and procedures.
  • Perform test case and test case run analysis to determine adequacy of testing, including coverage, boundary and regression analysis.
  • Assess build readiness based on informal data gathering.
  • Review Software Requirements and provide input to ensure they are testable.
  • Provide support for fault isolation, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis activities during system integration and testing for systems in development and on-Market.
  • Able to apply the latest software design and development tools and techniques as required.
  • Understand FDA Regulations and Quality System documents and apply them to the Software Development Life Cycle.

  • This is an individual contributor position.
  • Activities will be under the guidance of a software testing supervisor or manager.
  • Activities will be focused on developing broad system knowledge and an expertise in more than one functional area.
  • Accountable for meeting deliverable commitments including schedule and quality requirements.
  • Must have skills to plan and schedule own work activities; coordinate activities with others software test engineers.



B.S. in Computer Science or similar engineering discipline including Software Engineering or Biomedical Engineering is required. In lieu of college education/degree, on the job experience in Software Testing or Medical Device Testing or Life Sciences of > 6-10 years is acceptable.

3-5 years' experience covering the entire software lifecycle (requirements definition through verification) in a team environment.

3-5 years' experience in a laboratory environment. Requires experience with Microsoft Windows applications. Experience with automated testing and simulator tools preferred.


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  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history ofbeing actively involved in local communities

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