Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Direct Hire
Portland, Oregon

We have an immediate opening for a Software Quality Assurance Engineer. This position reports to the Quality Assurance Manager and is, among other things, responsible for designing, documenting, implementing, and executing tests to evaluate the functionality, robustness, and performance of our systems. The successful candidate must have demonstrable test design experience across the full scope (hardware, firmware, software) of multiple complex projects and must show their ability to collaborate with their QA and Developer teammates.


  • Faithfully represent customer needs and expectations for entire system throughout the full development lifecycle
  • Use experience with networking concepts to anticipate and document errors introduced by design assumptions
  • Develop automated tests for both regression and new functionality
  • Provide data and support for the reporting of key metrics
  • Engage with Engineering Team and Product Owners to evaluate and verify the quality of user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Verify the fitness of developed systems using manual black box test strategies
  • Develop test strategies and test cases to maximize coverage and evaluate new technology, features, and/or functionality
  • Design and execute test cases to support concurrent research and development projects
  • Identify customer use cases and setup workflow-based test scenarios
  • Enter and manage clear, detailed defect reports
  • Troubleshoot and debug problems in the environment, within equipment, and in new functionality
  • Contribute to project scheduling and planning activities
  • Manage test lab equipment
  • Position requires ability to lift and carry 35 pounds of test equipment at least 40 feet.
  • Performance requires physical attendance
  • Other Activities as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, research or laboratory science fields
  • 5+ Years software QA engineering industry experience required
  • Multiple project self-directed test design experience with complex multi-disciplinary technologies
  • Demonstrable experience troubleshooting complex multi-tier, multi-vendor systems
  • Demonstrable experience designing functional, negative, performance and integration tests for software and hardware systems
  • Experience working closely with System Engineering and Development teams to identify areas of risk and prioritize test tasks
  •  Experience identifying errors and faulty assumptions in early design phases
  • Proven track recording of finding defects in complex systems
  • Proven ability to communicate and interact with customers and team members of all experience levels
  • Comprehensive understanding and wide application of technical principals, theories and concepts in the fields of network management, system validation and verification
  • Familiarity and comfort performing in light agile system development methodologies
  • Basic Familiarity with .Net test issues
  • Ability to describe and use common validation and verification topics including: Use case identification, experimental design, test plan design, task scheduling and risk management
  • Comfort configuring common network appliances including router, switches, access points, fire walls, modems and security appliances
  • Ability to read, modify and create Cisco iOS device configuration files
  • Familiarity with Windows Domain and Active Directory administration
  • Ability to articulate and use core networking concepts including: network protocols, FTP, packet sniffing, certificate management, PKI, IPv4 Subnetting and Radius Authentication
  • Ability to set up and maintain a complex TCP/IP network
  • Familiarity with VMware and VSphere
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail is a must
  • Must be able to self-organize workloads and manage all deadlines
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