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Bioinformatics Quality Software Engineer

Julie B.
user 13979373
Belmont, CA
Post #: 2
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Senior Software/Scientific Quality Engineer – Full Time Position (San Francisco Bay Area) MZ103R

Work closely with developers, product management, customer service and other groups to proactively seek product information, develop test plans, derive practical use cases, author test cases.
Responsible for communicating risks, test status, results to QA, Development, Management.
Perform functional black box testing, white box and test automation.
Scientific testing of biological content through our flagship software
Develop test automation scripts with Java based automation tools (such as FitNesse, Selenium, etc)
Functional testing including using both GUI and backend tests
Involvement with Agile iterative software development process - test-driven development, continuous integration testing, rapid automation to efficiently build best industry software
Interpret requirements, specifications to develop test plans, test cases, test documentation
As an individual contributor, hands-on involvement in all areas of Quality Assurance including: processes, test plan, test case creation, bug tracking lifecycle, functional testing
Think from a customer perspective , creatively solve real user problems
Make recommendations for QA process, best practices, other implementation as per business goals
Recommend, implement enhancements to automated testing framework
Coordinate/lead efforts for cross functional testing and/or integration tasks

Strong knowledge of molecular biology and genomics
Proficiency with Java or other object-oriented programming languages, automation with WebDriver (Selenium 2), Unix and Windows operating systems, and experience with testing web-based and java-based applications
Experience in both white and black box testing and with performance/load testing web apps
Familiarity with SQL and database design, and version control software such as CVS or Subversion, and defect-tracking software /processes
Experience developing test plans, designing, implementing, executing, analyzing test cases, writing bug reports, assessing risk
Scripting experience with Perl or Python
Experience in test automation using Silk Test, Fitnesse
Strong experience with analysis of algorithms, statistical analysis skills and understanding Agile Development Methodologies
Experience with multi-tiered web technologies including web servers and application servers
Experience with or interest in working with life sciences:
Familiarity with the bioinformatics field and with computational biology tools and practices
Familiarity with viral and bacterial pathogens, host-pathogen interaction, disease response, infection and inflammation pathways
Experience working with data from Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) platforms
Familiarity with ontologies, specifically bio-ontologies.
Familiarity with general bioinformatics databases and computational biology resources
Minimum 3+ years experience in biotech or bioinformatics
Preferred 2+ years experience in molecular biology research
Preferred 3+ years experience in test automation
Minimum M.S. in Molecular Biology (biology, biochemistry, genetics) or equivalent industry experience.
Preferred B.S. /M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent industry experience.
Preferred PhD in Molecular Biology
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