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Senior Software Development Engineer in Test

Full Time | Boston | Massachusetts | United States


Software Engineer, Test operates on the Automation Architect Team to bridge gaps in automation, functional and to help augment existing automation frameworks.  This position is responsible for testing software and ensuring high quality releases. Software Engineer, Test partners closely with DevOps team to strategically include automated tests and testing infrastructure into DevOps pipeline and works with the cloud team to maintain best practices, integrating continuous automated testing and the instantiation of automation scripts. The result of this position is efficient tools and a quicker turnaround time on results impact a patient’s treatment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform gap analysis of current state of automation frameworks, functional testing process and testing infrastructure across products, utilizing a roadmap to strategize the future state of automation framework.
  • Review test strategies, plans, cases and coverage based on product requirements.
  • Write automated tests, test harnesses application and services under test.
  • Interact with Quality Assurance team and FMI technical partners to understand systems and component specifications and recommend changes to facilitate efficient and effective testing.
  • Collaborate directly with software developers, product managers, and business analysts to ensure proper development and quality of FMI applications and products.
  • Drive testability and diagnostic ability into products.
  • Participate in efforts to share FMI testing technology and expertise within the company.
  • Perform tasks to meet project deadlines and work together with team to ensure project success.
  • Help define and participate in software development processes that leverages best practice and supports continuous product delivery.
  • Participate in and conduct regular peer design and code reviews.
  • Conform to coding conventions and all aspects of the software development life cycle.
  • Participate in scrum ceremonies.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technology, mathematical or scientific discipline.
  • 5 years of experience as a Software Engineer or Software Development Engineer in Test.
  • Proficiency in at least one of the following programming languages: C++, JavaScript, or Python.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong Experience in Selenium web driver, Selenium Grid and Cucumber. 
  • Significant experience in quality assurance processes, software lifecycle, testing, planning, execution & defect tracking.
  • Hands-on experience with agile methodology.
  • Significant hands-on experience in solution design in the development of automated tests leveraging advanced Microsoft and Cloud platforms using Test-Driven Development (TDD), Behavior Driven-Development (BDD) methods. 
  • Well versed with automated testing frameworks.
  • Extensive knowledge of one or more automation libraries such as Selenium, Coded UI, or other and  of one or more .Net or Java based unit test frameworks, such as xUnit, MS Test, Junit or Test NG.
  • Proven knowledge of a standard software quality assurance methodology, components, deliverables, and how these integrate within the software development lifecycle.
  • Strong understanding of configuration management tools.
  • Knowledge of source control tool with preference for Perforce or GitLab.
  • Experienced in creating acceptance criteria for user stories and generate test automation backlog.
  • Strong experience developing high quality automation frameworks. 
  • Strong experience working with Software Development Life Cycle SCRUM, Kanban and Agile frameworks.
  • Experience with automation, web deployment and engineering environment tools such as Mocha, Jasmine, JIRA, Github, Gitlab, Jenkins. 
  • Experience in testing applications on Cloud infrastructure, including Azure and Amazon Web Services.
  • Experience working in distributed SOA environments including REST services.
  • Experience in querying complex schemas and relational databases.
  • Experience working in a within a DevOps model and continuous delivery model.
  • Experience working in Food and Drug Administration or Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments adherent environment.

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