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Design Quality Engineer - V&V
Ref No.: 17-03095
Location: St Petersburg, Florida
Design Quality Engineer
St Petersburg, FL
5 Month Contract to Hire

Job Description
  • The Client is seeking a Design Quality Engineer to join our team.
  • The role will be primarily located in St. Petersburg, FL and will require travel between our Woburn, MA office and possibly other customer sites/locations.
  • We are looking for a talented Software and Systems Test professional to perform verification and validation (V&V) testing on new and existing products.
  • Our ideal candidate will not only be analytical and technically adept, but also possess prior system test experience (software and hardware; including networking components) with a focus on a solutions based, efficient, and effective test approach.
  • A strong understanding of the system development life cycle and a passion for quality is essential to ensure delivery of robust and scalable detection solutions, which meet the needs of our customers.
  • The Client is a leading supplier of security and detection systems utilized at airports, ports and borders, secure government and commercial facilities, and events.
  • Work with internal customers and stakeholders to obtain an in-depth understanding of customer/product requirements.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to create functional/system/software design specifications.
  • Analyze customer and internal requirements to generate V&V Basis of Estimates (BOEs).
  • Create and maintain standard test suites for Client products, with a focus on test plan flexibility and scalability appropriate for the scope of the hardware/software change.
  • Use internal and external requirement documents to develop and execute test plans/procedures including requirement qualification methods (analysis, demonstration, inspection, and test), requirement validation traceability, functional/performance testing, regression testing, and test report generation.
  • Able to investigate/troubleshoot functional issues discovered during V&V testing to the relevant subsystem (software/hardware; including networked components).
  • Conduct cross-functional defect reviews to communicate bugs/errors and reach consensus on the appropriate resolution.
  • BS in Engineering (Electrical Engineering preferred), Computer Science, or a related field.
  • 5+ years relevant experience in a Software and/or Systems Test Engineer role.
  • Must be capable of reviewing technical documents (e.g. requirements, component data sheets, part specifications, etc.) to determine test scope.
  • Strong familiarity with the Product Realization Process and System Development Life Cycle (including Unit testing, Engineering Test & Evaluation, Regression testing, and Design Verification & Validation testing).
  • Experience using various operating systems such as Linux and Windows.
  • Experience developing/implementing test automation tools as part of the V&V test approach.
  • Experience with software debug/bug tracking tools such as Bugzilla, Change Synergy, and JIRA.
  • Proficient with MS Office; including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Secret clearance preferred or able to obtain upon employment.
  • Knowledge of ISO9001 preferred.
  • Lean Six Sigma experience/certification preferred.
  • Must be technically minded and have a natural ability to pick-up on new processes and products quickly and efficiently.
  • Effective communication skills, especially in delivering critical feedback in an efficient and professional manner.
  • Desire to hold yourself and others accountable to high quality standards.
  • Successful candidates will have demonstrated the capacity to think independently and act proactively.
  • Attention to detail is critical and the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment is required.
  • Must thrive in a fast-paced work environment with shifting priorities, limited day-to-day supervision, and possess a strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive.
  • Able to travel up to 25% of the time.