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Software QA Engineer

Cambridge, MA · Computer/Software
About Vizgen:
Vizgen is a rapidly growing company developing the next generation of spatially resolved genomic profiling tools that enable researchers to gain new insight into the biological systems that underlie human health and disease. The company's groundbreaking MERFISH spatial transcriptomics technology images RNA molecules with high accuracy and unrivaled detection efficiency at subcellular resolution. MERFISH provides transformative insight into a wide range of tissue-scale basic research and translational medicine in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious disease, developmental biology, and regenerative medicine. For more information, go to www.vizgen.com

Reporting to the Manager of Software Development, this Quality Assurance (QA) engineer will develop and execute planned, exploratory, and automated tests to ensure product quality. The primary responsibilities of this QA engineer will include designing and implementing tests, debugging, proposing corrective actions, reviewing system requirements, and tracking quality assurance metrics. This QA engineer role will play an important part in our company’s product development process. The ideal candidate will be responsible for writing test cases to exhaustively assess new functionality and for building on a comprehensive test suite to regression test regularly. Ultimately, this QA Engineer will be tasked with monitoring all stages of software development to identify and resolve unintended software behavior, ensuring exceptional quality standards.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Review requirements, specifications, and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback
  • Create detailed, comprehensive, and well-structured test plans and test cases
  • Estimate, prioritize, plan and coordinate testing activities
  • Identify, record, document thoroughly, and track bugs
  • Perform thorough regression testing when bugs are resolved
  • Produce clear reports at a cadence to communicate the overall quality of the software
  • Track quality assurance metrics
  • Stay up to date with new testing tools, test strategies, and automated testing solutions
Requirements and Qualifications:
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Proven work experience in software quality assurance
  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes
  • Experience in writing clear, concise, and comprehensive test plans and test cases
  • Experience w/ testing both Web-based (cloud) & desktop applications
  • Experience working in an Agile development process
  • Experience with performance and/or security testing is a plus
  • Familiarity with git and CI/CD frameworks
  • Experience in a product development company
Vizgen affords equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, age, military status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or gender unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification.
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