Sr. Software Test Manager

Job Description

Manages and leads software test engineers to ensure that Siemens Lab Diagnostic Analyzer/Instrument software products and tools meet established standards of quality, including reliability, usability and performance. Typical products include chemistry and immunoassay analyzers. The primary responsibilities of the Software Test Manager are to:


·         Manage a software test department by implementing the mission, goals and testing processes established for the test organization.

·         When assigned as Test Team Lead, be responsible for overall success of a project’s software verification.

·         Supervise Software Test Team Leads and Test Engineers.

·         Organize and lead risk identification and risk analysis sessions and use the results of such sessions for test estimation, planning, monitoring and control.

·         Evaluate staff training and development needs, and implement agreed training plans.

·         Build a test team of professionals with appropriate skills, attitudes and motivation.

·         Identify skills and resource gaps in the test team, and participate in sourcing adequate resources.

·         Manage resources, including identifying resource needs and developing justifications.

·         Monitor and report on personnel and department performance targets.

·         Conduct performance reviews.

·         Oversee and review Software Verification Plans and Reports.

·         Participate in budget forecasting, and control budget expenditures.

·         Propose business cases for test department tools and activities, which outline the costs and benefits expected.

·         Aid in the development of test strategies, designs, and protocols.

·         Establish schedules.

·         Participate in and lead test department improvement initiatives.

·         Troubleshoot and resolve complex problems.

·         Travel to domestic and international locations, when required.

·         Communicate effectively one on one as well as in groups at both high and low concept levels.

·         Interact effectively with organizational management and staff.


Knowledge and Skills

Must have knowledge of software verification activities integrated within a software engineering process.


Required skills include:

·         Good knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle such as Agile, Kanban, Waterfall

·         Advanced knowledge of Software Testing theories and practices

·         Knowledge of Test optimization techniques such as OATS/Pairwise

·         Leadership

·         Project management experience

·         Strong organizational and administrative skills

·         Proficiency in written and spoken English

·         Risk management (project, technical, and safety)

·         Troubleshooting software issues

·         Ability to define, estimate and track progress of tasks and communicate project status

·         Strong writing, presentation, and general communication skills


Knowledge and skill of any of the following items is a plus:

·         FDA Design Control regulations, and associated standards and guidances

·         Microsoft Team Foundation Server

·         Automated testing tools (e.g. TestComplete)

·         Experience with medical diagnostic devices / analyzers

·         ASTQB Certification (or the equivalent)

·         Database fundamentals

·         Communication protocols

·         Network monitoring

·         Computer system performance monitoring

·         Troubleshooting hardware (ME/EE) issues

·         Various programming languages, such as C#, C ++, C or Visual Basic

·         Communication protocols, such as LIS 3, HL7

·         Chemistry

·          Immunoassay

·         Calculated Parameters for reported analytes

·         Statistical Data Analysis



·         BS/MS in Computer Science or Engineering, or 5-7 years of successful experience in a related field and the successful demonstration of Key Responsibilities, Knowledge and skills as presented above. 

·         An appropriate advanced degree may be substituted for experience, where applicable.

Job ID: 181650

Organization: Siemens Healthineers

Company: Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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