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Manager/Associate Director - Software Test Engineering

Location: Salt Lake City, UT, United States
Position Type: Unfixed Term
Job Function: Software Development

Description

A world leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics for over 55 years, bioMérieux provides diagnostic solutions which determine the source of disease and contamination to improve patient health and ensure consumer safety.

In North America we have more than 5,000 team members across 11 sites or subsidiaries, including Salt Lake City-based BioFire Diagnostics and one subsidiary in Montreal, Canada.

We are a fast growing and profitable biotech company with a great opportunity for a Manager of Software Test Engineering (or Associate Director of Software Test Engineering - depending on experience) who will play an integral role in creating software for cutting-edge life-saving medical devices.  You will be joining a growing test engineering team that values collaboration, clean code, continuous improvement and a healthy work life balance.

This position will lead a team of Software Test Engineers embedded within project teams to develop test automation solutions, write and execute tests, and maintain the quality of our software.  The candidate would encourage and mentor team members in their current role, help define and follow best practices, and help build a strong and productive team.  Once employed, they will be embedded in a collaborative environment at a company that greatly values test engineering contributions. The candidate would be responsible for:

  • Prioritizing projects and team responsibilities to meet company objectives
  • Reviewing project documentation for good technical writing, completeness, and adherence to company guidelines
  • Facilitating the efficient expansion of test coverage including automated test solutions
  • Finding creative solutions to reduce test maintenance and eliminate systemic issues impeding productivity
  • Working with other teams to collaborate on the future vision of test engineering
  • Training and mentoring members of the Test Engineering team

The candidate should possess good management/leadership qualities, prior experience in software development teams, and an approachable nature that encourages communication and cooperation. They should utilize this good communication and the ability to work across teams to allow buy-in on new ideas and promote a vision for the future.

Qualifications 
We are looking for highly motivated individuals with the following:

  • A minimum of a B.S. in an engineering or computer related discipline: Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, Mathematics, Engineering, Bioinformatics, etc. Candidates with backgrounds in life and physical science possessing a strong programming ability are also encouraged to apply
  • 4+ years of industry experience in test engineering, software development, IT, IS or related fields
  • Knowledge of test engineering practices used throughout the industry
  • Strong communication, technical writing and presentation skills
  • Desire to work with people and promote a team-building atmosphere

In addition to these requirements, the candidate would ideally have the following:

  • 2+ years of management experience
  • Experience with C#/.NET (or another object oriented language)
  • Experience testing web-based and Windows applications
  • Experience in software utilized within the medical diagnostic field
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