Entry Level QA Test Engineer - NJ

Execute Test protocols, Write/Review Requirements and Test Protocol, Use of Emulators/Debuggers and Electronic Test Equipment, Black-box testing, Biomedical engineering, Development testing, Medical devices, Test cases, Test execution, QA, Software requirements specification
Full Time
Travel required to 10%.

Job Description

The Opportunity:

We are currently searching for an Entry Level Test Engineer to join our team. This position will be responsible for working closely with a development team to document, analyze, create, and test systems including both software and hardware aspects for state-of-the-art medical devices. The ideal candidate is a self-starter with a passion for being part of a team developing medical technologies that improve people’s lives.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create and update project documentation such as requirements (software, hardware, and system), traceability matrices, test plans, protocols, and reports
  • Apply systems analysis techniques and procedures, including consulting with clients, to determine and create hardware, software and/or system functional requirement specifications
  • Interface with client, project lead, software, and hardware design engineers to ensure that key system level features function as expected
  • Create, execute, and document formal verification testing (software, hardware, and system) on state-of-the-art medical devices (embedded real-time systems, PC based systems, smartphone-based systems, and Web based systems)
  • Perform black box system and regression testing
  • Trace effectiveness of verification activities based on traceability matrices
  • Utilize commercial off-the-shelf software test tools to support the design and development of medical devices
  • Work with team on the development of risk analysis and FMEA documentation
  • Work with team members to understand, profile, and estimate complexity for project deliverables
  • Estimate effort and resources required for requirements and verification activities and actively work towards improving accuracy of personal estimates in comparison to actual work effort performed


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Biomedical Engineering, or similar discipline
  • 0-3 years’ experience in software and/or hardware testing
  • Experience with the software development life cycle
  • Experience with test equipment/test tool design and implementation including the appropriate levels of qualification
  • Experience debugging using emulators and electronic test equipment
  • Experience ad-hoc testing is a must
  • Experience with medical device development under quality systems
  • Experience with Source Code Management, Requirements Management, and Defect Tracking systems
  • Experience with RTOS and embedded firmware programming techniques
  • Experience providing written reports, test protocols, and engineering documentation for testing of medical devices
  • Experience with black-box and white-box testing
  • Experience with automated testing
  • Knowledge of and ability to work within safety related quality process is a plus: FDA, FAA (DO-178B), DOD, etc.
  • Experience with C++, C, Visual Basic, and assembly a plus


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to write requirement specifications and test plans and protocols are a must
  • Knowledge of ISO 13485/14971, 93/42/EEC, 90/385/EEC, EN45502, EN60601-1, EN61000
  • Good knowledge of System Engineering principles, current technologies, and product test techniques
  • Good written skills to document concise and detailed S/W and H/W defects
  • Ability to execute test protocols, log, and track defects to closure, collaborate with team to resolve
  • Good ability to analyze and resolve non-routine product, testing, and/or test equipment/tool issues using independent judgment
  • Good ability to develop unit test protocol (not mandatory)
  • High level of initiative with ability to self-manage
  • Ability to perform white box/unit testing is a big plus
  • Ability to diagnose and repair hardware issues is a big plus


Additional Qualifications:

  • Ability to interact well with clients
  • Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills
  • High level of initiative with ability to self-manage
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of software documentation and testing

Why join Sterling Medical Devices?

  • When you start at Sterling Medical Devices, you’ll get exposure to different opportunities within the organization and get to work on exciting medical device projects
  • Work with highly intelligent and driven team members who display a high degree of initiative, motivation, and flexibility
  • Receive mentoring from senior staff and training for new skillsets
  • We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, insurance coverage, PTO, paid holidays, and nice life & work balance


Sterling Medical Devices (SMD) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SMD does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.”

Local candidates only at this time, please. We do not offer relocation assistance.

No third-party candidates please.


Dice Id : 10112120
Position Id : NJ003-VV37
Originally Posted : 4 years ago
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