Job Title:  Advanced Software Test Engineer

Req ID:  43221
Job Category:  Engineering

Mentor, OH, US, 44060


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

Join STERIS as an Advanced Software Test Engineer within the Infection Prevention Technology business. You will design, develop, and execute software verification tests for medical devices; analyze software requirements and design specifications for testability; develop functional, integration, interface, and unit tests for software applications and firmware using knowledge of test methods, equipment, and platforms; lead test automation efforts and maintain test platform; work with the manager to develop guidelines, procedures, and work instructions for verification activities.  You will collaborate with project teams to schedule and coordinate verification activities. You will also lead a small team of Sofware Test Engineers and Test Technicians and train and coach in best practices.

*This position is located onsite in Mentor, OH with eligibility for a hybrid work schedule. 


•   Designs, implements, debugs, and executes software tests according to corporate policies and business operating procedures on new and sustaining engineering projects.
•    Works independently with minimal supervision on routine activities.  Collaborates on unusual/complex issues and approval on plans and larger-scale designs.
•    Participates in test reviews to identify issues and provide recommendations.
•    Investigates new test technologies and tools.
•    Creates software test process documentation to include verification plans, designs, and protocols.
•    Performs integration and software system testing and capacity / performance testing of applications.
•    Documents defects capturing steps to reproduce and information for debugging.
•    Reviews test plans and designs with development engineers.
•    Develops test automation plans including requirements, architecture, and technologies.
•    Identifies and procures tools and technologies as appropriate for test designs and execution.
•    Implements and maintains test automation framework.
•    Oversees validation of software test tools.
•    Creates automated test procedures using appropriate scripting and tools to support project’s needs.
•    Identifies metrics to assess test progress and software quality.


•    Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering.   (A degree in another Engineering discipline may be acceptable with proven software education and/or training and demonstrated software experience.)
•    Requires 7+ years of progressive engineering experience in the validation and verification of embedded software and firmware systems. Experience leading a team of test engineers and project leadership highly preferred.
•    Experience working in medical device industry or other regulated industry is highly desirable which require formalized software test processes and software risk management.
•    Capable of solving complex engineering problems through accurate interpretation of requirements and test results.
•    Strong communication and problem solving skills.
•    Experience in developing and executing unit, integration, and functional software tests.
•    Proficient in scripting languages such as Python and Perl preferred.
•    Experience in verification and validation using multiple operating systems, which may include real-time operating systems (RTOS) such as RTXC, ThreadX, and QNX as well as traditional operating systems such as Linux, Windows (standard or embedded), Windows CE (Embedded Compact) is required.
•    Experience using software integrated development environments (IDEs) and tools including compiling/building, debugging, configuration management (version control), defect management, continuous integration, and code analysis tools is preferred.
•   Understanding of usability / human factors and developing and verifying language localization solutions is desired.
•    Experience with ALM and test tools is preferred.  Examples include IBM Rational tools, PTC Integrity, HP QA Center, JIRA and JAMA.
•    Knowledge of Internet of Things (IoT) and associated solutions, e.g. remote monitoring solutions, is desired.

What STERIS Offers

The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. STERIS couldn’t be where it is today without our incredible people. That’s why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with STERIS is our ultimate goal. We do this by providing competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, paid-time off, holidays, matching 401(k), annual merit, and incentive plans.  Join us and help write our next chapter.




STERIS is a leading global provider of products and services that support patient care with an emphasis on infection prevention.  WE HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD by providing innovative healthcare, life sciences and dental products and services. STERIS is a $5 billion, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 17,000 associates and Customers 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.

The full affirmative action program, absent the data metrics required by § 60-741.44(k), shall be available to all employees and applicants for employment for inspection upon request. The program may be obtained at your location’s HR Office during normal business hours.

Req ID:  43221
Job Category:  Engineering

Mentor, OH, US, 44060

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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