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Senior Staff Software Test Engineer



Quality Assurance
Foster City, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

We’re a well-funded start-up. You’ll get a chance to wear many hats, be a part of a growing team, and have the potential for exciting financial and career growth.

Here’s what sets us apart. We’ve set our sights on some of the biggest challenges facing biology today. We’re amassing a world class team of engineers, scientists, team builders and problem solvers to tackle these challenges heads-on. We’re passionate about developing the next generation technologies that will unravel the complexities of biology.

This is a unique opportunity to build, be part of an exciting start-up and be surrounded by good humans who are super capable, humble and down-to- earth.

The Senior Staff Software Test Engineer will help develop, test, and validate software systems for operating cutting-edge life science instrumentation. In this role you will work as part of the software development team to test new features, identify defects, and document test results.

Essential Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Design, develop, and execute test cases ensuring that the instrument software meets provided requirements and acceptance criteria.
  • Maintain and execute test protocols against subsystem specifications to confirm intended design requirements.
  • Deploy software on instruments and perform testing on release candidate builds.
  • Conduct feature, ad hoc, and exploratory testing during the software development life cycle along with bug verification.
  • Adhere to the software testing best practices, QA guidelines, and internal processes.
  • Provide peer review of technical and verification documents.
  • Ability to work in front of a computer screen and/or perform typing for approximately 90% of a typical working day.
  • Ability to travel up to 5% of working time away from work location, may include overnight/weekend travel at times.

Role Requirements:

  • Typically requires a minimum of 12 years of experience in technology, software development, and testing with a Bachelor’s degree; or 8 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 5 years experience.
  • Hands-on experience testing software for complex electro-mechanical systems, such as instruments or medical devices.
  • Proficient in Agile software development environment. Knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle, QA methodologies.
  • Familiarity with issues tracking and documentation tools (Jira, Confluence or similar).
  • Experience writing test cases using test case management tools.
  • Strong communication and analytical skills, problem solving skills, learning attitude and demonstrated ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the Essential Duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with behavior-driven software testing.
  • Familiarity with GitHub, Actions, Jenkins, or other DevOps applications.
  • Experience with cloud technologies.
  • Software V&V experience for releases and product launches

The estimated base salary range for this position is $131,000 - $200,000/year. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

What you can expect from us:

You’ll feel the energy when you walk in our door – we work hard, we have fun and we have ambitious plans to grow. Cellanome offers a comprehensive employment package that includes a competitive salary, generous stock options, great individual, and family health plans, a 401(k) and flexibility to balance work and life.

We embrace and celebrate the diversity of our employees. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or parental status, disability, veteran status, or other class protected by applicable law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.