Manager, Software Engineering: Python, Frontend and Backend API Testing

Manager, Software Engineering: Python, Frontend and Backend API Testing

12 Jul 2021
California, Redwoodcity, 94061 Redwoodcity USA

Manager, Software Engineering: Python, Frontend and Backend API Testing

Job Description

Position Summary

You will be part of the bioinformatics/software team working on state of the art Screening product for early cancer detection.

You will lead, define, design and develop of effective automation system for testing a complex and extensive software system at a component, integration and end-to-end system level based on system and software requirements. Work in multideciplenary environment with engineers, scentists, bioinformatitians and project management partners to drive excellent quality software aligned with release schedules

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Analyze software use cases, requirements, identify test strategy for building end-to-end test automation, and improvement of existing testing framework.
  2. Responsible for developing test automation for frontend UI, backend APIs on a micro-services based software architecture system. Lead a team of software negineers in test (locals and remore), design, create, enhance, and maintain detailed component test cases as well as integration testing.
  3. Provide quality documentation that summarizes testing results and testing coverage.
  4. Analyze test cases coverage, prioritize automation/manual testing benefit against added software quality value. Provide technical guidance, propose solutions, coaching and review test strategies, designs and test cases.
  5. Plan test campaigns for verification activitiys.
  6. Conduct/participate in software risk analysis, identify software mitigation for risk reduction.
  7. Creates extensible frameworks for stubbing, mocking, system tear-up/tear-down to support repeatable, chain-able tests
  8. Establishes a set of functional and non-functionable tests that can run in a CI/CD environment. Define and implement automated UAT testing framework.
  9. Collaborates with product owners, software architects, software developers and DevOps on best practices, process changes and standards as part of continuous process improvement
  10. Participate/manage scrum team work. Plan testing activities and allocate teamwork work. Oversee bug tracking, conduct bug scrubs and dispatch work based on project goals. Provide planning, strategies and manage team work to meet project milestones.
  11. Attune to industry standards, best practices to implement software quality improvement initiatives.



B.S or higher degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Bioinformatics, or a related study or equivalent project experience.

  • 8+ years of hands-on testing experience, including data-driven , full application testing , web-based applications frontend and backend API testing.
  • 8+ years hands-on knowledge of programming and scripting languages such as Python in a linux environment.
  • 3+ years managing a small team of testing activities.
  • Experience and hands-on knowledge in running full stack software verification activities on a complext multi services software architecture. Previous experience with regulated software SDLC is preferred.
  • Ability to understand system architecture, use cases, software requirements, designs, implementation and develop test approach and test cases to deliver high-quality results.
  • Familiarity with agile methodology. Ability to lead a team of Software Engineers in Test, plan and articulate tasks. Manage workload, defect tracking and multi-software release testing plan. Ability to work proactively, independently and as part of a team on multiple tasks and projects. Quickly learn new technologies.
  • Experience in using tools like JIRA, JAMA, GIT, Jenkins, npm, Cypress, Postman, etc. Hands-on knowledge of RDBMS (SQL or Oracle) and running software via the Linux command line.
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and people skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Additional Information

Employee may be required to lift routine office supplies and use office equipment. Majority of the work is performed in a desk/office environment; however, there may be exposure to high noise levels, fumes, and biohazard material in the laboratory environment. Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

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