We're looking for a Lead Software Test Engineer to work closely with our programming and quality assurance teams to lead end to end testing for our large-scale data intensive systems. You will join a cross functional team dedicated to building biomedical data commons in support of data-driven cancer research.Our work lies at the intersection of cutting edge research and production systems, both in terms of the bioinformatics and the computer science principles being utilized. The data commons we are building are some of the world's largest collections of biomedical data for scientific research and discovery.The Lead Software Test Engineer leads the team by providing technical authority and oversight for complex problems and works hands-on at a high technical level in manual and automated activities.Oversees work in Linux-based systems in Python and some C/C++, Go and various web programming. Coding includes the full stack including systems orchestration, API development, algorithms and data structures, and user interfaces.
Responsible for the project Software Quality Assurance Plan and overall testing strategy
Create and implement QA Test Plans and SOPs
Lead and contribute to efforts for test functionalities prior to each release on each tier (QA, Stage and Production)
Prototype and lead implementation of automated testing tools, contributing to decisions on project and infrastructure needs
Responsible for leading testing activities required for the product to be compliant with technical specifications and policy requirements.
Identify necessary individuals and collaborative teams to successfully complete the Test Phase
Responsible for the development of test case documents according to the Master Test Plan/Test Strategy
Oversee triage of defects and assist in defect investigation and escalation
Walk through the test results with the team and communicate status and reports to project leadership and stakeholders
Perform other duties as assigned.
Detailed knowledge of software verification and validation processes and procedures
Excellent debugging and trouble shooting skills
Understanding of software development lifecycle
Ability to prioritize and manage workload tomeet critical project milestones and deadlines required.
Attention to detail required.
Ability and willingness to acquire new programming languages, statistical and computational methods, and background in research area required.
Ability to work in a collaborative team environment required.
This at-will position is wholly or partially funded by contractual grant funding which is renewed under provisions set by the grantor of the contract.Employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these grant funds and satisfactory job performance.
Education, Experience, and Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in computer science, mathematics, statistics, engineering, or a related field required
Master's degree in computer science, mathematics, statistics, engineering, or a related field preferred.
CTAL-TM (Certified Tester Advanced Level - Test Manager) certification preferred.
Minimum of four (4) years of professional QA experience in testing activities for all phases of the testing lifecycle required.
Minimum of two (2) years of professional supervisory experience required.
Experience designing and evaluating tests required.
Experience with unit testing, test case development, automated regression testing required.
Experience using applications such as Python, C/C++, Java or Go required.
Experience with Selenium required.
Unix/Linux experience required.
Version control experience required
High performance/ cloud computing experience preferred.
Unix/Linux programming or system administration experience preferred.
Continuous integration experience preferred.
UX/UI experience preferred.
Git version control experience preferred.
Experience managing a project funded by a federal contract preferred.
Experience with the JIRA issue and project tracking tool preferred.
Experience in an Agile Scrum environment preferred.
Familiarity with genomics preferred.
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