Software Test Engineer (Remote)

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12 months
SDL Solutions Limited
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SDL Solutions Limited is seeking an Software Test Engineer for our medical device company. As a Software Test Engineer you will be responsible for independent, third-party testing of application software produced in the software group. This includes testing applications that integrate control over physical automated systems. To ensure testing is delivered on schedule while working under the guidance of the Test Manager.

Key Job Accountabilities:

* Production and maintenance of software test plans, manual test cases, automated test scripts, test execution results and test reports
. System integration (of hardware and software components) and software testing on Windows desktop PCs, emulated platforms and real systems
. Classification (technical and business) and reporting of faults found in a release
. Following through to resolution of all faults discovered in the software
. Liaising with software designers and developers to understand the business requirements and product functionality
. Supporting the development & definition of standards and processes for software testing in projects and product developments, working within a framework informed by ISTQB® standards
. Supporting the assessment and introduction of testing techniques and tools
. Liaising with Testing Staff (Test engineers & Test Managers) across company sites in project roles as well as to ensure adoption of shared processes and best practice

Education/Qualifications/Special Training:

  • Degree in an engineering or science subject, with a good IT content
  • ISTQB® certification desirable


  • Proven industrial experience in the software development arena conducting testing within a quality-conscious environment.
  • Experience in the creation and execution of functional, system integration (end-to-end), regression and non-functional tests ( eg performance ). Exposure to and hands-on experience with a range of tools supporting automated testing, including Windows based User Interface testing, is an advantage
  • Experience in testing complex systems built using modern programming languages.
  • Experience of working in environments where regular builds, unit tests and software integration testing are the norm.
  • Experience of system fault-finding, diagnosing to subsystem level
  • Experience of using version control, change control and code quality control processes.
  • Experience of using test management or ALM tools to design, execute and maintain test cases (examples - Siemens Polarion, MS Test Manager, Azure Devops Test Plan, HP Quality Center/ALM).
  • Experience of using defect management tools to raise, monitor and retest defects found in the software.
  • Experience of general computer and peripheral configuration, and common mechanisms for computer communication and control over external components.

Key Job Skills

  • Writing and executing manual test cases
  • Basic Scripting and executing automated tests
  • Use of Windows OS platform as administrative/power user
  • Ability to grasp large and complex software application
  • Use of a Test management tool or Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint to produce and maintain reports and presentations
  • Testing of machine control systems


  • Documenting tests in Team Foundation Server/Azure Devops Server Test Plan
  • Experience with Ranorex Studio

Keywords:- Automated Testing, Regression Testing, User Acceptance Testing, Tester, Manual Tester, Software Tester, Test Analyst, Web Tester, QA Tester, Acceptance Testing, APi, Ranorex Studio, GUI, C#, .NET, Azure Devops Server

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Software Test Engineer - Remote - 12 month contract