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Santa Clara, CA
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Principal SW Quality Engineer
About the Job
GENERAL SUMMARY Responsible for participating in the execution of procedures for ensuring the quality and serviceability of new features and releases of software. Authors and executes test cases, using defined methodologies for manual and/or automated tests. Responsible for tests, methods, and procedures to ensure continuous improvement to software quality assurance and serviceability standards. Isolates, reproduces and tracks bugs and verifies fixes. Analyzes test results to ensure existing functionality and recommends corrective action. Documents test results and manages and maintains defect and test case databases to assist in the continuous improvement and modification of software. Performs the assessment and planning of test efforts required for new functions/features under development. Influences design changes to improve quality and features testability. Consults with quality and development engineers in resolution of complex problems. May develop new programs and subprograms, as well as enhancements, modifications, and corrections to existing testing methodologies and processes. May be responsible for management of project teams, developing or executing project plans, budgets, and schedules. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Develops solutions to complex problems, which require frequent use of ingenuity and creativity. Exercises considerable latitude in determining technical objectives, without appreciable direction. Offers proposed changes/suggestions to processes and products, exerts significant latitude in determining objectives of an assignment. Collaborates well with other engineers and other engineering groups, voluntarily shares information. May be accountable for overall product and/or serve as a customer advocate, may represent organization as principal customer contact. Significant contributor to organizational goals and objectives. Interacts cross functionally on matter that require coordination acrss organization lines. Sphere of influence likely to extend outside of the organization. High level of proficiency in all necessary processes, applications, and tools. Demonstrated knowledge of project management, able to identify business impact of proposed projects and designs. Demonstrated skill with development of new theories and methods related to testing. Full understanding of overall business and competitive environment, including mission and strategic direction of the organization. Ability to lead people, projects, and operations. Fosters teamwork and collaboration across work groups and with other organizations. Strong written and verbal communication skills, solid interpersonal skills, able to mentor junior engineers and provide technical guidance SKILLS Negotiation skills. Ability to influence others to achieve results. Presentation skills. Possesses strong product/technology/industry knowledge. Communication skills. Problem solving skills. Proficiency in hardware, software and/or operating systems environments.