• Project Software Quality Automation Engineer

    Job Location US-MA-Boston
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    ERT seeks a Project Software Quality Automation Engineer who will have responsibility for planning, development, and implementation of automated testing solutions to benefit project specific software development efforts.  Solutions shall be based on assessment of software function and performance requirements, definition of design specifications, development of major routines and utility programs, resolution of software compatibility and interface problems and analysis of the system's architecture.


    ERT is a global data and technology company that minimizes uncertainty and risk in clinical trials so that customers can move ahead with confidence. With nearly 50 years of clinical and therapeutic experience, ERT balances knowledge of what works with a vision for what’s next, so we can adapt without compromising standards.

    Powered by the company’s EXPERT® technology platform, ERT’s solutions enhance trial oversight, enable site optimization, increase patient engagement and measure the efficacy of new clinical treatments while ensuring patient safety. Since 2014, more than half of all FDA drug approvals came from ERT-supported studies. Pharma companies, biotechs and CROs have relied on ERT solutions in 10,000+ studies spanning more than three million patients to date. By identifying trial risks before they become problems, ERT enables customers to bring clinical treatments to patients quickly — and with confidence.



    In this role, you will:

    1. Serve as a test designer and contributor in a project quality team.  
    2. Review Project Requirement documents and Functional Specifications, define test strategy, and scope test effort as part of regular planning cycle.
    3. Write detailed test plans for assigned features to include manual and automated tests
    4. Define test strategy for reusable project based components.
    5. Help set the direction, process, and general test methodology for parallel development of the software and automated test suite.
    6. Assist other members of the team with technical problems in test environments and script development
    7. Work with client services and engineering teams to resolve issues arising in the test process
    8. Develop and maintain automated scripts and libraries for testing PHT project development efforts.
    9. Develop and maintain innovative, repeatable QA test plans based on functional requirements, use cases, user interface designs, system design documents and domain knowledge
    10. Work with QA team members, software developers and system and database administrators to trouble-shoot test failures in the various test environments. This may include trouble-shooting database issues using SQL queries, reviewing web server and application server logs, etc.
    11. Some degree of creativity and latitude is required.
    12. Provide Technical Leadership.

    The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description represent the major responsibilities of the position.  ERT reserves the right to amend or change these duties. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned, as required.  This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.


    Our ideal candidate will offer:



    • BS, BA or equivalent in an Information Technology or related field required.

    Required Experience

    • 5-15+ years of software quality assurance and/or equivalent experience.
    • Strong familiarity with scripting languages such as Python or Ruby. Python preferred.
    • Experience using automated testing frameworks such as Robot Framework, Cucumber, or Watir
    • Experience building automated test suites with Selenium Webdriver implementations.
    • Experience with mobile frameworks such as Appium or Selendroid a big plus.
    • Familiarity with SQL and relational databases.

    Highly Desirable Skills and Experience: 

    • Experience testing handheld devices with hardware and software components.
    • Experience testing web-based software applications.
    • Experience testing software for clinical trials or the pharmaceutical industry.
    • Software testing experience in a regulated environment (ISO 9001, FDA 21 CFR Part 11).
    • Working knowledge of software tools such as a Visual SourceSafe, GIT, JIRA and Rational ClearQuest.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, and Outlook.
    • Experience in a QA organization that delivers custom solutions to customers.


    We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 




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