Software Quality Assurance Engineer* (Pasedana, CA)
Pasadena , California
January 10, 2017
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Job Description:

3M is seeking a Software Quality Assurance Engineer for the Traffic Safety and Security Division Plant located in Pasadena, CA.

Job Summary:
The person hired for the position of Software Quality Assurance Engineer will design, automate and execute software tests as well as develop quality assurance programs for complex biometric software systems on various platforms; perform network/application troubleshooting and system configuration; work with multiple database platforms, multiple operating systems and mobile devices.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  • Lead the creation of test plans to support customer requirements and communicate test scope to project managers and other stakeholders
  • Develop test cases that verify: user workflows, functional testing, regression testing, negative testing, defect fixes, and usability
  • Collaborate with technical teams to create test environments
  • Prepare test data for boundary test cases
  • Perform load test to simulate peak hours
  • Implement test automation tools (e.g. HP UFT, Selenium, Jenkins etc.)
  • Use various software testing programs to record results; (Quality Center, Jira, and Confluence)
  • Participate in product design reviews to provide input on functional requirements, product design specifications and release schedules
  • Conduct testing using various: hardware (including mobile devices), operating systems, browsers and older versions of existing applications
  • Document software defects, using a bug tracking system, and report defects to software developers using HP QC, Redmine, etc.
  • Design test reports, risk identification and defect analysis to communicate with project managers and stakeholders
  • Work with cross functional teams to facilitate communication and adaptability in SCRUM and Waterfall environments

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of two (2) years of combined experience in software engineering, testing, implementation and/or support

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science; Computer Engineering; Computer Software Engineering, Computer and Information Sciences or other discipline from an accredited institution
  • Experience in software testing and quality assurance with a distinguished track record in complex software systems on various platforms
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment
  • Strong network/application troubleshooting and systems engineering background with Windows
  • Experience with multiple database platforms, including Oracle, and strong SQL knowledge desired
  • Experience in leading complex biometric projects from test planning to production launch
  • Experience in planning, designing, and performing functional, system level, and factory acceptance tests for biometric systems
  • Experience in programming with languages: C/C++, Java, Perl or VBScript
  • Knowledge of performance and security testing
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills
  • Effective facilitation, communication and teaching skills
  • Ability to understand and apply analytical and statistics tools
  • Results oriented with strong process and execution skills

Location: Pasadena, CA
Travel: May include up to 10% domestic/international
Relocation: Is not authorized

Responsibilities of this position may include direct and/or indirect physical or logical access to information, systems, technologies subjected to the regulations/compliance with U.S. Export Control Laws.

U.S. Export Control laws and U.S. Government Department of Defense contracts and sub-contracts impose certain restrictions on companies and their ability to share export-controlled and other technology and services with certain "non-U.S. persons" (persons who are not U.S. citizens or nationals, lawful permanent residents of the U.S., refugees, "Temporary Residents" (granted Amnesty or Special Agricultural Worker provisions), or persons granted asylum (but excluding persons in nonimmigrant status such as H-1B, L-1, F-1, etc.) or non-U.S. citizens.

To comply with these laws, and in conjunction with the review of candidates for those positions within 3M that may present access to export controlled technical data, 3M must assess employees' U.S. person status, as well as citizenship(s).

The questions asked in this application are intended to assess this and will be used for evaluation purposes only. Failure to provide the necessary information in this regard will result in our inability to consider you further for this particular position. The decision whether or not to file or pursue an export license application is at 3M Company's sole election.

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without a sponsorship for employment visa status (e.e. H1B status).

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