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Job Title:  Senior Software Test Engineer

Req ID:  27736
Job Category:  Engineering

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447


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 Infection Prevention Technology (IPT) team is a leading-edge R&D group within STERIS, defining and executing on technology and architectural strategy that span a variety of domains within IPT, including trace and track systems, and interfacing with embedded software for management and control of interconnected medical devices. 

This position is responsible for defining, implementing, executing, and documenting software tests for the next generation of Endoscopy reprocessing software products. The activities will encompass all aspects of software engineering test activities, meeting all regulatory standards, to realize complex, innovative, high reliability systems that improve the quality of life of people around the world. 

As a Sr Software Verification Engineer, you will be working with a motivated, diverse, and knowledgeable cross functional development team to deliver world-class products. 

The Sr Software Verification Engineer is responsible for the testing of embedded firmware, C, C++, & C# medical device applications, and Enterprise software with complex SQL database and web services for use in AER medical devices. This engineer will have the join a dedicated test department building automated and semi-automated test infrastructures to increase software quality and consistency.


  • Provide technical leadership for new product development with focus on verification & validation of software products for medical software.
  • Develop Test plans, Qualification protocols, procedures, and test automation strategy.
  • Perform Software test & development in C, C++, C#, ASP.NET MVC, WPF & XAML, Entity Framework, Windows or Linux, MS SQL Server interface.
  • Work closely with Systems Engineering and Software Development engineers for creation of testable requirements, based on Voice of Customer and product strategy.
  • Execute product testing deliverables in accordance with New Product Development Phase Gate process.
  • Create and document all aspects of the software engineering processes for products, incorporating the highest quality standards in accordance with the QMS, cost effectiveness, and measurable efficiency.
  • Meet all project milestones and deliverables and provide timely and accurate status reports.
  • Provide guidance and best-practice techniques to meet all regulatory compliance requirements.

Duties - cont'd

  • Responsible for testing database design, web interface and integration into final product.
  • Provide technical support for software deployment at Beta sites and work closely with technical services groups for troubleshooting and making enhancements.
  • Lead and provide guidance in the development & testing of prototypes, verification/validation units and product specifications, including test development plans, test reports and input to risk analyses.
  • Establish and perform or oversee the execution of software test plans, assess device limitations and determine acceptance criteria.
  • Provide an effective bridge between software and hardware personnel and be responsible for the timely completion of the technical deliverables.
  • Provide support to Marketing for Voice of Customer and new product launches in US and Europe.

Education Degree

Bachelor's Degree in Engineering General or Computer Science

Required Experience

  • BS in Engineering or Computer Science and 8+ years related experience in medical device software development and/or test. Preference for MS in Electrical/Computer Engineering or Computer Science.
  • Proficient in testing for C#, .NET MVC, WPF & XAML, Entity Framework, Defect tracking systems and Source Code Control Systems.
  • Familiarity with software test automation and quality tools for C#, C, C++
  • Familiar with good documentation practices for verification (plans, protocols, reports)
  • A firm understanding of systems engineering and requirements development and traceability
  • Familiar with the concepts of Medical Software development lifecycle outlined in IEC 62304:2015
  • Expertise with Windows 10, Linux, IIS, server-side deployment.
  • Experience in software design including OOA/OOD and design pattern within the Microsoft Visual Studio Environment.
  • Experience in testing GUI applications
  • Experience building medium to large size C, C++ or C# applications/libraries
  • Understanding of modern, interactive software design processes and development practices including agile and test-driven development, preferred.


STERIS is a leading provider of products and services that meet the needs of growth areas within Healthcare: procedures, devices, vaccines and biologics.  We exist to fulfill our MISSION TO HELP OUR CUSTOMERS CREATE A HEALTHIER AND SAFER WORLD. STERIS is a $3B, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) company with approximately 16,000 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:  27736
Job Category:  Engineering

Plymouth, MN, US, 55447

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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