Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 1/1/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

This is a key position for an electrical technician possessing a combination of electrical hardware, software skills, and systems level verification testing experience. The successful candidate will configure test setups, and perform test protocols to characterize and verify embedded systems and low power mixed signal modules, circuits, and circuit boards. The candidate should be capable of documenting testing into formal reports. 

Job Description

The Senior Software Test Engineer will be a part of the Software Engineering organization, supporting the software verification process by creating and executing automation and manual test protocols. They will have a critical role in feature-based manual test strategy definition and design. The role also involves supporting development software releases by performing adhoc testing, logging defects, and providing recommendations on build readiness.

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Work with software developers and other testers to ensure quality processes are integrated throughout an iterative and fast-paced development environment
  • Write, dry run, approve, and execute software verification test protocols, both for manual and automated test cases
  • Create test designs for software features and functions
  • Maintain traceability of requirements to protocols.
  • Perform integration and acceptance testing through adhoc, smoke and regression testing for new software builds during formal verification
  • Review and provide feedback on testability of software requirements
  • Isolate, characterize and log new software defects
  • Test and close resolved software defects per process

Qualifications and Experience

  • 5+ years' experience in software testing preferred
  • BS in an Engineering or Medical field, or equivalent years of work experience
  • Experience testing software for medical devices or in a regulated industry (e.g. FDA, Aerospace, Defense) strongly preferred
  • UI Testing experienced is required. Experience with Embedded SW automation and TestComplete is a plus.
  • Comfortable with software test management software tool like HP Quality Center, Requirements Management software(e.g. DOORS), and Defect Tracking software (e.g. JIRA)
  • Experience with Scrum/Agile software development methodologies desired
  • Experience testing on both Windows and Linux platforms is a plus

Other Skills

  • Technical leader and exemplar of testing best practices for Automation and manual testing methodologies
  • Able to create logical, well-structured and optimized test designs
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Creativity in test design and finding bugs
  • Passionate about product quality
  • Highly detail oriented and accurate
  • Ability to work well in a collaborative team environment
  • Logical approach to problem solving and troubleshooting of complex systems

Significant Work Activities and Conditions

  • Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday) 
  • Must be available to work nights and weekends, due to Social Distancing requirements, but still 40 hrs/week. 100% onsite.

Volt is an equal opportunity employer.