Randstad Senior Software Test Engineer in Redwood City, California

Senior Software Test Engineer

job details:

  • location:Redwood City, CA

  • salary:$45 - $55 per hour

  • date posted:Wednesday, February 13, 2019

  • job type:Contract

  • industry:Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

  • reference:670753

job description

Senior Software Test Engineer

job summary:

The Senior Software Test Engineer will be responsible for writing test procedures, test reports, executing test plans and filing bugs. The candidate must be comfortable working with complex electro-mechanical systems, deploying new software releases and running the test protocols on the systems. The candidate will work in close relationship with the software team and other stakeholders to improve the test infrastructure, data collection, data analysis and measure software product quality and performance throughout the software development lifecycle. We are looking for a candidate that can work independently but also function well within a team and with other functional groups, is detail-oriented, highly motivated and willing to take responsibility & ownership.

location: Redwood City, California

job type: Contract

salary: $45 - 55 per hour

work hours: 9am to 5pm

education: Bachelors


  • Uses advanced knowledge of applications and application testing in identifying, evaluating, and resolving highly complex test problems. Responsible for handling highly complex quality assurance and test environment problems and issues.

  • Analyzes application specific software and performs ambiguity reviews of business requirements and technical functional specification documents.

  • Works with development teams to understand and review technical design to devise effective test strategy and is flexible enough to source out this information even without formal requirements

  • Writes thorough test plans/test protocols, test cases, test scripts and test scenarios

  • Executes test protocols, test cases, test scripts and scenarios and log/follow-up on defects.

  • Perform thorough review of test plans/test protocols, test cases, test scripts and test scenarios.

  • Works with other functional groups, and stakeholders.


Bachelor's in Software (or) Electrical/Electronics Engineering, or related field plus five years of progressive experience in software test engineering.


  • Preferred to have Python scripting knowledge

  • Strong understanding of test methodologies (such as performance, load, stress, functional, regression, unit, etc.

  • Thorough understanding of SQA process; should have experience in implementing SQA process(es) previously

  • Must have experience writing test protocols, test cases, test scenarios.

  • Strong analytical/communication skills, capable of uncovering anomalies in robust software.

  • Experience with Agile tools such as Jira and Confluence.

  • Experience with JIRA or any similar bug tracking tools.

  • Experience with JAMA or any similar test management tools.

  • Software testing for complex electro-mechanical systems (Medical device preferred).

  • Preferred to have previous robotics experience

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.