Sr. SQA Architect (Automation)

Job Description

Epocal Inc., a Siemens Healthineers Company, is a leading biochip technology manufacturer of clinical diagnostic products. The products comprise a range of acute-care tests, run on the world's first handheld patient-side blood analyzer. This system is now a well-established tool of the medical profession available worldwide. Epocal-Siemens is committed to delivering high-quality products and services that patients and providers can rely on for consistently accurate and actionable information. We deploy unique innovative technologies that not only transform diagnostic products, but also expand into new platforms and solutions with proven health and economic outcomes.

Under the supervision of the Sr. Manager SQA; the Sr. SQA (Automation) Architect is responsible for the planning and leading the implementation of test automation framework. This position includes performing DevOPs activities supporting Epocal-Siemens Medical devices. These activities include Test Automation Framework design, development, and maintenance, developing Test Automation strategy, and implementation. It may include Test Automation into a continuous integration server (Jenkins, TeamCity).

Sr. SQA (Automation) Architect will work with developers in the planning and development of emulators, and utility scripts\applications.

  • Host Software (Android PDA)
  • epoc Data Manager Software (eDM) (Web-based application with SQL database)
  • epoc Data Manager Lite Software (eDM Lite) (Desktop application with SQLite database)
  • Supporting development and maintenance activities within the software group.

Required Skills

  • Collaborate well in a team environment and develop good relationships with peers
  • Proven experience developing, implementing, and maintaining test automation framework/environments
  • Proven experience in the areas of website and web application usability testing
  • Proven Test Automation experience working with Appium, Selenium and/or Profilence
  • Database knowledge and experience with SQL and/or SQLite
  • Hands-on experience with automated testing tools
  • Knowledge of mobile tech (Android), web and API level testing
  • Expert knowledge of Python
  • Knowledge of web technology (REST, XML, JSON, etc.)
  • Experience in writing clear, concise, and comprehensive test plans and test cases
  • Experience with software testing methods (validation, verification, white box, black box, integration, etc…)
  • Experience with detecting, reporting, and tracking software defects
  • Excellent analytical, debugging, problem-solving and root-cause analysis skills
  • Proven work experience in software development
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development environment

Desirable Skills

  • Can work independently and as part of a team
  • Highly self-motivated, goal orientated and self-directed
  • Passion for testing at all levels (user acceptance, failure mode, edge cases, deep dive)
  • Strong desire for quality and attention to detail
  • Strong knowledge of Software QA methodologies, tools, and processes
  • Experience using Java and/or other languages for test automation
  • Experience working with Virtual Machines (VMs)

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, Develop and maintain Automation Frameworks and Libraries
  • Document procedures and requirements for Automation tools and processes
  • Performs test execution for various projects (internal and external tools)
  • Creates libraries and test cases/scripts based on product requirements and medical industry regulatory demands
  • Executes test plans and test cases/scripts
  • Documents anomalies and maintains database for tracking defects and historical analysis
  • Verifies and document defect fixes
  • Maintains test equipment and test environments

Note: Duties are not limited to those listed above. Additional duties may be assigned as required.

Key Contacts

  • Supports members of Software Quality Assurance team
  • Regular interaction with members of Software Development team
  • Supports company-wide Quality Assurance initiatives especially related to software

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors’ degree and/or an equivalent combination of education and technical experience acceptable to Epocal
  • 7+ years of working experience in software testing
  • 7+ years of solid working experience in automation using Python
  • Medical environment experience is preferred. 
  • Detailed knowledge/experience with testing approaches and methodologies
  • Knowledge of the Test Management software would be helpful (TestRail, RedMine, Jenkins, etc…)
  • Experience with tools integration
  • Excellent knowledge of Operating Systems, computer peripherals, including excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Strong knowledge of servers, security, and communication protocols (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth), routers.
  • Good understanding of embedded and multi-platform application environments (PDA/Mobiles, PC, potentially others)

Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: EPOCAL INC.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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