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Software Verification Tester (Microbiologist)

Location: Saint Louis, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Software Development

A family-owned company, bioMérieux has grown to become a world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics. For almost 60 years and across the world, we have imagined and developed innovative diagnostics solutions to improve public health. Today, our teams are spread across 44 countries and serve 160 countries with the support of a large distribution network. This includes our SLC site, formerly known as BioFire Diagnostics.

Software Verification Tester

It is not every day that you can say the software you helped develop will save hundreds or thousands of lives per year, but at bioMérieux, we put innovation to work in life-saving diagnostic devices deployed across the world.

With engineering centers in St. Louis, France, and Italy, our Systems Development team collaborates globally to build products that ensure patient health and consumer safety.

From antibiotic susceptibility testing to organism identification with mass spectrometry, bioMérieux offers challenging opportunities in a science-based domain with a public health focus. If you’re passionate about solving real-world problems, you’ll find a home in our team of expert software developers, engineers, and microbiologists.

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Description:

This is a Software Testing position that is well suited by someone with a microbiology and/or clinical background.  As a member of a collaborative, cross-functional software-development team, the Software Verification Tester will design and execute manual and automated software-verification tests, detect and analyze defect data, and generate/maintain documentation of all test efforts in order to drive VITEK 2 application updates that help hospitals determine the correct antibiotics to treat millions of infected patients each year.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop software-verification test cases for both manual and automated tests and document the results
  • Review design-input documentation for potential impact to existing breakpoint and VITEK bioART rules
  • Develop and execute equivalency tests to verify ID/AST analyses perform as intended
  • Work with business analysts, software developers, software testers, and other microbiologists to analyze feature requirements and user stories to develop effective specifications and tests
  • Be part of a highly collaborative, cross-functional team using cutting-edge Agile methodologies
  • Support verification of selected anomaly fixes, including assisting with validation-testing activities and field-related support as needed
  • Assist with development and summary of key testing metrics
  • Assist Test Leader with task estimation and planning of work as needed
  • Train on assigned procedures relevant to daily work
  • Focus on continuous improvement of test processes and software quality
  • Stay informed on industry trends in software testing

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology or related scientific discipline (e.g. Biology, Biomedical Engineering, etc.) or similar disciplines, and/or equivalent professional experience
  • 1+ years of professional experience in software testing, verification, or validation
  • Experience in the use and operation of the bioMérieux VITEK 2 suite of lab instruments (VITEK 2 Compact, VITEK 2 XL) in a clinical environment
  • Strong teamwork skills

 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an ISO/FDA regulated environment as a member of a product-development organization (medical-device or biotech industry) preferred
  • Experience with ATDD (Acceptance Test Driven Development) and/or BDD (Behavior Driven Development) methodologies

 

BioMérieux Inc. and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioMérieux’s or its affiliates’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

 

 

 

BioMérieux Inc. and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Please be advised that the receipt of satisfactory responses to reference requests and the provision of satisfactory proof of an applicant’s identity and legal authorization to work in the United States are required of all new hires. Any misrepresentation, falsification, or material omission may result in the failure to receive an offer, the retraction of an offer, or if already hired, dismissal. If you are a qualified individual with a disability, you may request a reasonable accommodation in BioMérieux’s or its affiliates’ application process by contacting us via telephone at (385) 770-1132, by email at [email protected], or by dialing 711 for access to Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS).

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