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Software Quality Engineer

Carlsbad, CA 92008

Posted: 09/11/2018 Employment Type: Contract Category: Engineers-All Other Job Number: 78042

The Software Quality Engineer is responsible for assisting in the development and testing of software programs for customer products and internal support, testing/troubleshooting reported issues, and debugging software programs. The Software Quality Engineer works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist both external customers and internal personnel with software issues and support requests.
  • Debug and characterize reported issues, providing detailed configuration and descriptions for passing and failing tests. 
  • Read/debug C++/C# and provide detailed code traces to software developers.
  • Collaborate well with users, stakeholders, and engineers in an agile environment.
  • Actively embrace continuous improvement of self and of the team. Provide constructive feedback to peers to improve the team and processes.
  • Maintain logs of software issues, execute tests on various hardware platforms, and document results.
  • Assist with the configuration management of software builds and technical documentation.
  • Develop tools to aid in the software support process and the development process.
  • Working on assignments that are complex in nature where considerable judgment and initiative are required in resolving problems and making recommendations. 
  • Other duties may be assigned as required.

Education and Experience Requirements:
  • 5+ years of experience\training\education. 
  • Software programming.
  • Software quality or systems analysis.
  • Test methodologies.
  • Test automation tools or scripting skills desired.

Preferred Skills and Abilities:
  • Experience with C++ and/or C#.
  • Experience writing scripts or software with Python, Delphi or C#.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively at any level.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service.
  • Excellent problem-solving ability.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to work independently/ self-starter.
  • Ability and discipline to follow organizational and team working agreements.
  • Basic understanding of scripting technologies such as Office macros, PowerShell, Windows Scripting Host
  • Experience using TestComplete, Microsoft Test, or other test automation software preferred.
  • Experience working with automation equipment (robotics and electro-mechanical devices) preferred
  • Basic troubleshooting knowledge of electronics and mechanical theory preferred

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:
  • Office environment.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
  • The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear, occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms; requires close vision ability. 
  • Noise level is usually moderate.
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