SW QA Engineer

Varian Medical Systems, Inc. Palo Alto, CA
Job Description

Varian is looking for experienced, highly motivated individuals who can perform software verification to ensure our radiation oncology products maintain the highest quality, safety, and efficacy. As a Software Quality Engineer, you will utilize technical skills for developing, maintaining and executing test cases for verifying the functional requirements of our treatment delivery systems products. You will be part of the development team that works efficiently and effectively in a cross-functional environment.

Job Responsibilities

As part of the test team, plan and execute the various testing activities against company's products to demonstrate that they meet the quality standards

* Performs software testing through the use of systematic tests to develop, apply, and maintain quality standards for treatment delivery products.

* Develops, modifies, and executes software test plans.

* Helps manage and drive test schedule and related activities.

* Analyzes, develops and maintains test cases for effective test cases.

* Performs hands-on installation and configuration of HW and SW components for the verification and validation test environment.

* Executes test cases in an efficient and timely manner.

* Identifies and clearly documents encountered software defects.

* Works closely with other testers and developers to coordinate test efforts and to resolve issues.

* Maintains documentation of test results to assist in debugging and modification of software.

* Analyzes test results to ensure existing functionality and recommends corrective action.

* Consults with development engineers in resolution of problems.

* Ensures quality system integration into the overall functions of scientific computation, data acquisition, and processing.

* Analyses and reviews product specifications (e.g. product requirements specifications, system, functional and design specifications) to ensure product quality, safety, reliability, and testability.

* Perform product testing independently in test lab as well as test cell environment.

* Travels to off-site test locations (Varian company offices or hospitals, located domestically or internationally) occasionally and performs product testing.

Job Requirements

Minimum Required Skills and Job Requirements

* Education and Experience: Bachelors degree in Computer Science (or a related technical field) and 5+ years of related working experience or Masters Degree in Computer Science (or a related technical field) with 3+ years of related working experience.

* Professional work experience in testing of software. Experience of Medical device testing in software-hardware integration is highly desired

* Strong knowledge of software testing methodology and industry-standard testing and bug tracking tools.

* Good written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills.

* Ability to work on assigned tasks under tight time constraints.

* Ability to complete tasks with minimal supervision.

* Solid understanding of software development life cycle.

* Can travel to off-site test locations (domestic and international) and perform product testing.

* Experience in a clinical radiation oncology environment and working knowledge of Varian products (Treatment Planning, information systems, treatment delivery systems) are highly desired.

* Experience in the development of software test automation is desired.