• Software Quality Engineer

    Job Location UK-Nottingham
    Full Time - Regular
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Are you a software Test Engineer looking for a career move?


    We are currently recruiting 2 x Software Quality Engineers for our dedicated Test function here at ERT in Nottingham


    The purpose of the Software Quality Engineer is to facilitate the validation of initial release software, reports, translations and change control. 


    Working in multidisciplinary Squads, the Software Quality Engineer roles will analyse product design specifications, produce test plans and case documentation liaising closely with both the Study Design Authority and initial release developer teams.


    The Software Quality Engineer will manage the overall test effort for assigned projects.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


    1. Create the Test Plan and Test Summary and Requirements to Test Script Traceability documents.
    2. Assign and coordinate testing tasks and monitor their efficiency and quality. This also includes follow-up on defects in the defect tracking system to help triage priority and disposition.
    3. Collaborate with software and data delivery engineers to understand the changes in new software versions and identify the appropriate set of functional and regression tests needed to verify that new features function as designed and do not cause any undesirable behavior.
    4. Provide software quality feedback to the project team, including the project manager, engineers and QA Manager.
    5. Recommend quality improvements or changes to development processes, procedures, and systems and software products to correct known or potential deficiencies.
    6. Provide accurate and timely input into the time reporting system, and manage applicable tasks in the project management system.
    7. Attend project meetings and manage SQE effort for multiple assigned projects running simultaneously.
    8. Participate in requirements and design specification reviews.
    9. Conduct integration, functional and stress tests for database, web-based and handheld applications and hardware.
    1. Follow all testing practices and procedures to meet regulatory compliance standards and Good Clinical Practices.

    Other Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. On an as needed basis, write test cases and execute test cases.
    2. Participate in projects related to company-wide Continuous Improvement Program as assigned by the manager.
    3. Participate in cross-training activities, e.g. translations, formatting, package building/testing, etc.
    4. Create and/or run reports on the project management system and defect tracking system as requested.
    5. Mentor co-workers on areas of your expertise.


    Qualifications and Skills Needed:

    1. BS, BA or equivalent in an Information Technology or related field required.
    2. Experince of software testing preferred. Strong skills in creating test plans, performing testing and maintaining detailed documentation.
    3. Ability to carefully examine requirements and specifications to anticipate quality issues and provide timely feedback when specifications are incomplete or inaccurate.
    4. Experience finding, reproducing, logging and verifying software defects.
    5. Ability to work in a fast-paced and constantly changing environment, and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
    6. Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
    7. Must be able to communicate and work with an offshore team when necessary
    8. Must be detail oriented, organized, able to learn new tasks quickly and exhibit a positive attitude.
    9. Excellent oral and written communication skills.




    1. Experience testing handheld devices with hardware and software components.
    2. Experience testing web-based software applications.
    3. Experience testing software for clinical trials or the pharmaceutical industry.
    4. Software testing experience in a regulated environment (ISO 9001, FDA 21 CFR Part 11).
    5. Working knowledge of software tools such as a Visual SourceSafe, GIT, JIRA and Rational ClearQuest.
    6. Experience with Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, and Outlook.
    7. Experience with applications that use a relational database back-end such as Microsoft SQL.


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