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Title:  Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer - Birmingham AL

Req ID:  12906
Category:  Information Technology
City:  Birmingham
State:  AL
Postal Code:  35222

At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.

Position Summary

The Sr Software Quality Assurance Analyst is responsible for the overall quality of software throughout the IMS business.  The individual defines policies and procedures governing the testing of software systems including: writing and maintaining test cases, executing and automating testing, and documenting test results.  The Sr Software QA Engineer works closely with business process owners and users to ensure software systems are tested and validated where appropriate. The individual will also perform duties across many areas of the Software Development Lifecycle from requirements gathering to software testing with a focus on ensuring quality practices throughout.   The engineer must be familiar with a variety of technologies including enterprise software products, web applications, desktop applications, mobile applications, database systems, and business intelligence tools.


Process Management 50%

  • Develop software quality standards within the software development lifecycle
  • Ensures implementation of new policies and processes
  • Direct ongoing adherence to set policies and processes
  • Leads IT managers to ensure compliance to regulatory controls including but not limited to SOX & ISO QS 13485
  • Provides QA metrics to accurately reflect project status
  • Reviews and evaluates software products and systems to ensure adherence to STERIS-IMS quality standards.
  • Develops and recommends best practices on performing QA within the software development process.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement of testing processes to enhance software quality assurance.

Test Planning – 25%

  • Review and develop project documentation and translate requirements into test strategies, test plans and test cases.
  • Develops test plans, test scripts, test system, test automation, traceability matrix tools to perform QA on various applications.
  • Develops software validation plans for software within scope of regulatory requirements.
  • Performs risk assessments on software systems.
  • Develops and implements automated testing solutions when appropriate.
  • Work closely with the IT Director, IT Managers, Project Managers, and Business Process Owners to improve the software quality.  
  • Aids in the IT general controls processes related to auditing, monitoring, approvals and validation.


Test Execution – 25%

  • Execute and oversee the execution of test plans to perform various types of testing including: unit, functional, performance, and integration.
  • Document test results and issues using a issue tracking system.
  • Works with other Systems Analyst and Business users to facilitate User Acceptance Testing and Business Process Owner approval of systems and system changes.
  • Complete Software Validation documentation to support regulatory requirements.
  • Using testing documentation tools to document test results and steps to reproduce.
  • Works with software developers to support defect resolution.
  • Lead Quality Assurance cycles to ensure applications satisfy end user requirements using a standard process methodology.
  • Actively participates in reviews of requirements and specifications, to develop, document and implement repeatable test plans.

Education Degree

Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems

Required Experience

  • Bachelors degree required
  • 10 or more years of relevant industry experience
  • Expert in software testing and/or system development lifecycles
  • Expert with software business requirements and system design documentation methods
  • Extensive experience with a multi-person team approach to projects
  • Extensive experience in different SDLCs including Agile and Waterfall.
  • Advanced knowledge of relational database concepts and capability of writing SQL for purpose of analysis, testing, and troubleshooting
  • Ability to understand technical business requirements and design solutions.
  • Experience with Technical and Functional System Designs.
  • Expert with QA, QA tools, test planning, building test cases, and test plan execution.
  • Experience with training and implementation of software applications.
  • Advanced experience in developing technical documentation.
  • Experience with multiple tools used to document testing.
  • Strong professional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in listening and questioning.
  • Ability to work with little supervision and within changing priorities.
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize, and complete work in a timely manner.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio.



STERIS is a $2B+, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

Req ID:  12906
Category:  Information Technology
City:  Birmingham
State:  AL
Postal Code:  35222

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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