Quality Engineer Job Description: Top Duties and Qualifications

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Quality Engineer job title

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  • Quality Engineer
  • Senior Quality Engineer
  • Prototype Quality Engineer
  • Quality Engineer (Part-Time)
  • QA Engineer
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Example 1

Senior Quality Engineer, Mobile About Us Founded in [phone number], Comfy | Enlighted is a Siemens-owned business on a mission to connect employees to the people, places, and things they need to do their best work. Our SaaS platform combines building intelligence, space analytics, and a consumer-grade mobile app technology to improve the workplace experience for Fortune 500 companies around the globe. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, our fast-growing team balances the dynamic energy of a small company with the backing of a global powerhouse. About the Role The Sr. Mobile Quality Engineer will work within an agile, cross-functional scrum team to deliver high-quality software. This includes collaboration on requirements/design, writing test cases, manual testing of new features as needed, and writing and maintaining automated regression tests for UI and API components. Key Responsibilities Write and execute and automated tests for web, mobile and APIs. Write and execute manual tests as needed. Maintain existing automation test cases and automation frameworks built using Selenium 3 Web driver, RestAssured, Java, TestNG, Maven, and BrowserStack. Write API automated tests utilizing Java and RestAssured framework. Work cross-functionally with product, design, and engineering as part of the Agile team. Daily triage of failed automation tests and report issues in bug tracking system as appropriate. Assist in identifying and implementing ongoing quality improvement processes. Work closely with a globally distributed team of SDETs, quality engineers and developers on the design and specification of features. Be a voice of automation-focused QA culture. Triage production issues when needed. Ascertain release readiness and improve the release process. Your Skills and Experience: You are passionate about mobile and have extensive knowledge about mobile platforms, especially iOS and Android. Minimum 4+ years of experience conducting feature, regression, and exploratory testing of hybrid, native mobile applications on iOS, Android; and browser-based applications. 3+ years of exp writing automation tests utilizing Selenium WebDriver 3, Java, TestNG, Maven and BrowserStack. Exp with backend testing and testing APIs, preferably REST. Experience with continuous delivery and continuous testing preferred. Knowledge of the Apple or Android family of mobile devices. Familiarity with Xcode and Android SDK. Exp using various tools to gather crash logs, console output and network traffic logs. Knowledge of HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, and Python Exp with CI tools such as Jenkins and GitLab. Experience working with AWS managed services. Experience with Jira and test management tools such as Test Rail or Zephyr. Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process. Strong communication skills and ability to follow instructions. Passion to learn new technologies and keep updated with growing trends and industry practices. Bonus: Experience building Quality Gate ( CI/CD ) and instrumenting tools such as SonarCube is preferred Utilized Appium Server & Xcode 9.3 for iOS Automation, Android Studio & UiAutomatorViewer for Android Automation is a plus Our Benefits Market-leading software application centered on improving the workplace experience, Comfy: ) Take-what-you-need vacation policy Competitive salaries Generous medical, dental and vision insurance Matching 401k policy Independent start-up culture with the backing of a global corporate powerhouse Our Promise to You We believe your work is an extension of yourself. At Comfy, we hire many sorts of selves and that’s what makes us exceptional. We value diversity of thought, always asking tough questions, committing to solutions—and we do that best when we have and nurture every point of view. We value you, and we want to hear you, learn from you, and move forward together. #LI-TMHSI Organization: Smart Infrastructure Company: Building Robotics Inc. Experience Level: Experienced Professional Job Type: Full-time Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Siemens is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, order of protection status, protected veteran or military status, or an unfavorable discharge from military service, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law. EEO is the Law Applicants and employees are protected under Federal law from discrimination. To learn more, Click here. Pay Transparency Provision Siemens follows Executive Order [phone number], including the Pay Transparency Provision. To learn more, Click here. California Privacy Notice California residents have the right to receive additional notices about their personal information. To learn more, click here.

Example 2

This is where you save and sustain lives At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You'll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients. Baxter's products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare. Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work. Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives—where your purpose accelerates our mission. As a Quality Engineer- I you will be responsible for the coordination and execution of the validation program to ensure the facility and all equipment, processes and systems are in a validated state of control, by maintaining Validation Master Plans, creating/compiling and/or reviewing validation packages, providing technical expertise and information resources to other departments and ensuring compliance to Regulatory and Corporate requirements. You will ensure that validation protocols are written, executed, and documented in accordance with Corporate Quality Policies, Health Canada, and ISO requirements by utilizing the Trackwise system for Change Control Management practices. The top two priorities for all Baxter Alliston employees are Safety and Quality: Safety: Support our goal to achieve a “Zero Harm Environment”, by ensuring the safety of yourself and your co-workers. Quality: Ensure the quality of our products to ensure patient safety and achieve our mission of “Saving and Sustaining Lives”. As part of the plant’s Enterprise Management System (EMS), all employees must embrace a culture of Continuous Improvement. Create validation packages for systems, processes, cleaning procedures, analytical methods and equipment to demonstrate a validated state of control Write protocols, manage the execution of validation testing plans by liaising with other departments to coordinate validation activities, compile and analyze data, perform statistical analysis and prepare validation packages Coordinate validation and IQ/OQ/PQ activities with Production, Quality Control Laboratories and outside contractors providing leadership, training and guidance Monitor and support the execution of the protocols through training, facilitating and problem solving activities Provide guidance and assistance on validation formats, requirements and procedures as a team member on various validation projects Support validation training for team members and provide resource information as a technical expert Review completed validation packages for compliance with validation requirements Manage the validation status of the facility and ensure change control by maintaining the facility Master Plan as a current document, and tracking all validation efforts via schedules & status logs Prepare or assist in the preparation of Validation Maintenance packages Manage the cleaning validation program and update the Cleaning Validation Risk Assessment document, adding new products and equipment as required Participate as the Validation SME during Regulatory and Corporate compliance inspections Support the Baxter Quality System Improvement Plan (QSIP) by ensuring that quarterly Quality Quotient assessments are completed and opportunities are identified and action plans created. Education and Experience: University Degree, Bachelor of Science (Chemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacy, Engineering) 2+ years experience in a GMP regulated environment (preferably in the Biotech, Pharmaceutical, CPG or food industry Knowledge of GMP, ISO and Regulatory standards Excellent written & oral communication skills required for writing commissioning & validation test plans, and final reports Strong understanding of Health Canada GMP and Medical Device Regulations. Thorough knowledge of applicable procedures, specifications, regulations and standards. Strong process and project management capabilities. Strong written and oral communication skills, negotiation skills, ability to work with all levels of the organization. Ability to build strong relationships with internal and external customers. Strong ability to balance multiple priorities. Role model personal accountability for results and integrity and relentless focus on rapid and disciplined action. Strong analytical and problem solving skills and critical thinking abilities. Intermediate to Advanced proficiency in Word, Excel, Powerpoint #IND-CA #LI-RW1 Reasonable Accommodations Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information. [phone number]

Example 3

Overview: Through its people and brands, CNH Industrial delivers power, technology and innovation to farmers, builders and drivers all around the world. Each of its brands, including Case IH, New Holland Agriculture, Case and New Holland Construction, FPT Industrial, Capital, and Aftermarket Solutions, is a major international force in its specific sector. We are actively seeking a Quality Engineer to join our team in Saskatoon. Reporting to the Quality Manager, you will develop and implement quality assurance programs and procedures to assure conformance of manufactured components and finished products to establish specifications and quality standards. : include: Develops and implements programs to establish and maintain quality standards of existing products and services, as well as developing programs to focus employees on quality improvement. Conducts nondestructive examination (NDE) and quality control (QC) inspections on products, materials, components, parts, etc., at various stages of the production process to ensure compliance with established quality and reliability standards Captures and analyzes statistical data from processes to either confirm compliance with established standards or identify deviations from standards. Develops, assures and maintains the quality of products and processes, including standard procedures [website] ISO [phone number]:[phone number], ISO [phone number]family of standards), quality audits/review, Taguchi methods, process reengineering, etc.) Develops policies, procedures and methods to evaluate and improve the quality of products, materials, components and/or operations. Identify and report problems which occur in the manufacture of the product, including investigating quality problems, determining source of problem and taking necessary steps to assure corrective action. Analyze field failure reports and returned parts to determine source of error and initiate appropriate corrective action to preclude recurrence. Review Engineering releases for tolerances as related to the manufacture and inspection of the product, including reviewing blueprints and working with Engineering personnel on revising designs to simplify manufacturing and /or inspection. Keeping quality assurance Manager and inspectors informed of engineering changes. Assist Quality Assurance Manager with the development and procurement of inspection tooling. Develop, implement, and maintain quality assurance programs which assure or improve existing product quality. Provide quality assurance support and input to production, manufacturing engineering, suppliers and product engineering programs. Qualifications: The qualified candidate will have: BS Degree in Engineering is required; emphasis in Mechanical or Agricultural Engineering a plus The ideal candidate will have: 3+ years of Quality Engineering experience, or Ag. machinery engineering experience, with a knowledge of Quality/lean manufacturing tools related to a working understanding of the prep, weld, paint and assembly processes. Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the position, which are light physical effort in handling tools and making inspection set-ups. Equivalent to occasionally exerting average effort, some limited heavy effort Proficient in the use of computer applications such as Microsoft Office A working knowledge of manufacturing practices and procedures and inspection methods Strong organizational skills, extremely self-motivated, and able to work well in a team setting Good communication skills, both verbal and written. EEO: CNH Industrial is an equal opportunity employer. This company considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Applicants can learn more about their rights by viewing the federal &;EEO is the Law&; poster and its supplement here. CNH Industrial participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the [website] You can view additional information here. If you need reasonable accommodation with the application process, please call 1-[phone number] option 1 and then option 5, or contact us at Read about our company’s commitment to pay transparency by clicking this link: pay transparency notice.

Quality Engineer job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Quality Engineer job summary

Our security system development company is in immediate need of a Quality Engineer for our software development department. We’re committed to providing our customers with the highest quality security applications and software, both for businesses and individual consumers. Consequently, we’re looking for a dedicated and security-minded professional who likes to provide practical solutions. Our QA department focuses on testing, calibrating, troubleshooting and debugging all software products regardless of their platform. As the QA engineer, you will take control over the department and become accountable for its accuracy. This position is open immediately and offers a highly competitive salary.

Quality Engineer responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

  • Assist with the development of QA software for our testing facility
  • Oversee the production of all software products created by our design and programming team
  • Monitor and review quarterly data based on suppliers’ reports
  • Review and process all purchase orders in accordance with company policy
  • Provide quarterly inspection data and quality assurance reports to senior management
  • Institute development protocols for validation plans
  • Participate in all QA meetings
  • Provide software engineers and developers with necessary analysis tools

Quality Engineer qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Software Engineering or related field
  • 1+ years’ experience in security software industry a plus
  • Excellent computer literacy
  • Understanding of QA process for software development, debugging and release
  • Ability to objectively review and qualify objective data
  • Proven track record of project management success
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