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Software Verification Engineer

Job Requisition #: NMD2563
Date Posted: 05/03/2010
Category: Software
Location: Dallas – TX – USA

About Us
St. Jude Medical develops medical technology and services that focus on putting more control into the hands of those who treat cardiac, neurological and chronic pain patients worldwide. The company is dedicated to advancing the practice of medicine by reducing risk wherever possible and contributing to successful outcomes for every patient. St. Jude Medical is headquartered in St. Paul, Minn. and has four major focus areas that include: cardiac rhythm management, atrial fibrillation, cardiovascular and neuromodulation. We currently have the following position available in our Neuromodulation Division.

Job Overview
Major Ongoing Responsibilities:

  • Achieves adequate test coverage of product and software requirements; maintains software test cases in the verification database and design test cases for reusability
  • Works effectively with software analysts, developers, and other verification engineers to deliver quality software products within project deadlines
  • Reviews and inspects software verification deliverables for adequacy and soundness of technical judgment
  • Develops and documents software verification plans, protocols, and reports
  • Participates in test automation efforts; implements test components and scripts
  • Participates in the resolution of customer issues that are escalated to R&D
  • Contributes to quality and process improvement initiatives; leverages and practices software verification industry best practices, follows corporate and department processes and policies and implements processes, tools, and support systems used within the Verification group
  • Participates in the issuance of patents for inventions
  • Independently determines and develops approach to solutions; work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment, overall adequacy and accuracy.

Education and Training:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in computer sciences, computer engineering, electrical engineering, mathematics, or related field
  • Minimum 3 years experience in software verification preferably in the medical device industry
  • Expertise in software verification methodologies including system, integration, regression, agile, and exploratory methods
  • Experience in testing GUI applications; familiarity with human factors and product usability verification
  • Experience in testing embedded systems
  • Experience in test automation and the development of test harnesses and frameworks
  • Experience with HP Quality Center, Business Process Testing (BPT) and Quick Test Pro (QTP) Experience in leading software test teams is beneficial
  • Understanding of fundamental electronics principles is recommended
  • Past experience as a software developer or analyst is beneficial
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

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