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Job Title:  Senior Software Engineer

Req ID:  18088
Job Category:  Engineering
Country/Region:  US
State:  OH
City:  Mentor
Zip:  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

Some people may think working independently in a collaborative environment is a bit of an oxymoron. But it can be a reality for you if you join our VHP (Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide) team as a Senior Software Engineer who designs, develops, and executes software verification tests for medical devices following STERIS work instructions.  In this role, you will analyze software requirements and design specifications for testabilityand create test scripts for automated verification tests. Other job duties include developing functional, integration, interface, and unit tests for software applications and firmware using knowledge of test methods, equipment, and platforms. As a senior member of the team, you will also be a resource to others and serve as a first line consultant to newer team members needing direction. 

  • 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.
  • Mentors more junior engineers to propagate good test design principles and practices.
  • Investigates new test technologies and tools.
  • Creates software test process documentation to include verification plans, designs, and protocols.
  • Performs unit, integration, and 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.
  • Implements test automation initiatives.
  • Identifies and procures tools and technologies as appropriate for test designs and execution.
  • Implements and maintains test automation framework.
  • Validates software test tools according to corporate procedures.
  • Creates automated test procedures using appropriate scripting and tools to support project’s needs.
  • Collects data to generate metrics to assess test progress and software quality.
Education Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering
Required Experience
  • Requires 4+ years of progressive engineering experience in the development and verification of software and firmware systems 
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Software Engineering.   (Other Engineering discipline degrees may be acceptable with proven software education and/or training and demonstrated software experience.)
  • Experience working in medical device or other regulated industry or experience requiring formalized software development processes and software risk management.


  • Demonstrated competence within a software development organization.
  • Collaborator with ability to work independently. 
  • Ability to solve engineering tasks 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.
  • Practical experience in C/C++ object-oriented analysis and programming, and multi-threaded/multi-tasking programming is desired.
  • Experience in development using multiple operating systems, Windows CE, Allen-Bradley PLC, Siemens PLC, B&R PLC, Mitsubishi PLC is preferred.
  • Experience using defect management and test management tools is preferred.
  • Experience in the development and verification of embedded systems consisting of microcontrollers or PLCs is preferred.
  • Understanding of usability / human factors and developing and verifying language localization solutions is desired.
  • Experience with ALM and test tools is highly desirable.  Experience performing software requirement analysis is required.   
  • Travel up to 10% (including international).


STERIS is a $3B, 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.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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