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Sr. Software Test Engineer

Apex Systems Mentor Contractor
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Software Test Engineer 

3+ Month Contact 

Mentor, OH

If you are interested, please submit your information to Paige Cugini at Email blocked - click to apply

Position Summary: 
Design, develop, and execute software verification tests for medical devices following work instructions. Analyze software requirements and design specifications for testability. Develop functional, integration, interface, and unit tests for software applications and firmware using knowledge of test methods, equipment, and platforms. Create test scripts for automated verification tests. 

• Designs, implements, debugs, and executes software tests according to corporate policies and business operating procedures on new and sustaining engineering projects. 
• Works independently with minimal supervision on routine activities. Collaborates on unusual/complex issues and approval on plans and larger-scale designs. 
• Participates in test reviews to identify issues and provide recommendations. 
• Mentors more junior engineers to propagate good test design principles and practices. 
• Investigates new test technologies and tools. 
• Creates software test process documentation to include verification plans, designs, and protocols. 
• Performs unit, integration, and system testing and capacity / performance testing of applications. 
• Documents defects capturing steps to reproduce and information for debugging. 
• Reviews test plans and designs with development engineers. 
• Implements test automation initiatives. 
• Identifies and procures tools and technologies as appropriate for test designs and execution. 
• Implements and maintains test automation framework. 
• Validates software test tools according to corporate procedures. 
• Creates automated test procedures using appropriate scripting and tools to support project’s needs. 
• Collects data to generate metrics to assess test progress and software quality. 

• Requires 4+ years of progressive engineering experience in the development and verification of software and firmware systems 
• Bachelor in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Software Engineering. (A degree in another Engineering discipline may be acceptable with proven software education and/or training and demonstrated software experience.) 
• Experience working in medical device industry or other regulated industry is highly desirable which require formalized software development processes and software risk management. 
• Demonstrated competence within a software development organization. 
• Team player with abilty to work independently or within project teams with general guidance. 
• Ability to solve engineering tasks through accurate interpretation of requirements and test results. 
• Strong communication and problem solving skills. 
• Experience in developing and executing unit, integration,and functional software tests. 
• Competent in scripting languages such as Python and Perl. 
• Practical experience in C/C++ object-oriented analysis and programming, and multi-threaded/multi-tasking programming is desired. 
• Understanding of development for a resource-constrained target environment with specific performance requirements is desired. 
• Experience in development using multiple operating systems, which may include real-time operating systems (RTOS) such as RTXC, ThreadX, and QNX as well as traditional operating systems such as Linux, Windows (standard or embedded), Windows CE (Embedded Compact) is preferred. 
• Experience using defect management and test management tools is preferred. 
• Experience in the development and verification of embedded systems consisting of microcontrollers or PLCs is preferred. 
• Understanding of usability / human factors and developing and verifying language localization solutions is desired. 
• Experience with ALM and test tools is highly desirable. Examples include IBM Rational tools, PTC Integrity, HP QA Center, LDRA, C Unit, and Labview. 
• Experience performing software requirement analysis is required. 
• Knowledge of software development standards such as the IEEE series, IEC-62304, etc. is desired. 
• Travel up to 10% (including international).

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Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at 844-463-6178


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Apex Systems is a division of the 2nd largest IT staffing and services firm in North America. From consulting to staff augmentation, we connect top tech talent with great companies in all industries.


Apex earned Inavero’s Best of Staffing™ Client Diamond and Talent Awards for providing superior service to clients and job seekers, putting the company in the top 2 percent of all U.S. staffing agencies.


We take the time to understand a candidate’s talents and needs to ensure a good match with companies for contract, contract-to-hire, and direct hire positions. Each recruiter within Apex is focused on a specific skill area within infrastructure, applications, and project management. This focused discipline enables our local recruiters to work directly with our candidate’s and focus their talent on the right position at the right time.


We serve Fortune 500, mid-market, and emerging companies from a wide variety of industries, including communications, energy, financial services, government services, healthcare, technology, and utilities. 


Apex has branches in over 70 locations across the U.S. and Canada and more than 1,000 employees dedicated to supporting the needs of our clients and contract team members. Visit www.apexsystems.com to find a local branch or connect with an Account Manager or Recruiter.

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