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2449 Quality Assurance Engineer

Location: Portland OR

Description:
Are you are a talented Quality Assurance Engineer who wants to influence products with your innate problem-solving ability? Our client works with creating hardware and software solutions for the government. They are looking for Quality Assurance Engineers to develop, find, investigate, report and track defects in their cutting edge Network Management Systems. Come join a team of passionate Quality Engineers that believe in attention to detail, customer focus and a passion for technology and problem solving. If this sounds like you, please send your resume to careers@itmotives.com. We value and encourage diversity in the workplace and women, minorities, and veterans are highly encouraged to apply. Thank you.

Job Type: FTE

Additional Information:
Our client designs, manufactures and integrates hardware and software systems that enables rapid deployment of enterprise-class communications anywhere in the world. Intuitive and wizardbased, IQ-Core Software simplifies setup and enables management of these complex deployed networks by users with limited training. Our systems are used in mission critical environments including military and disaster recovery. These systems demand the highest possible levels of quality.

We have an immediate opening for a Systems Quality Assurance Engineer. This black box test position reports to the Quality Assurance Manager and is responsible for designing and executing tests to evaluate the functionality, robustness and performance of our systems. The successful candidate must have demonstrable test design experience across the full scope (hardware, firmware, software) of multiple complex projects. The candidate will be accountable for designing, implementing and executing tests against company designed systems.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
*Faithfully represent customer needs and expectations for entire system throughout the full development lifecycle
*Use experience with networking concepts to anticipate and document errors introduced by design assumptions
*Verify the fitness of developed systems using manual black box test strategies
*Develop test strategies and cases to maximize coverage and evaluate new technology *Design and execute test cases to support concurrent research and development projects *Identify customer use cases and setup workflow based test scenarios
*Enter and manage clear, detailed defect reports
*Define test procedures
*Create and manage system performance and integration test cases
*Mentor Quality Assurance staff on networking concepts and system verification procedures *Contribute to project scheduling and planning activities
*Manage test lab equipment
*Performance requires physical attendance

QUALIFICATIONS:
*Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, research or laboratory science fields *Multiple project self-directed test design experience with complex multi-disciplinary technologies
*Demonstrable experience troubleshooting complex multi-tier, multi-vendor systems *Demonstrable experience designing functional, negative, performance and integration tests for software and hardware systems
*Experience working closely with System Engineering and Development teams to identify areas of risk and prioritize test tasks
*Experience identifying errors and faulty assumptions in early design phases
*Proven track recording of finding defects in complex systems
*Proven ability to communicate and interact with customers and team members of all experience levels
*Comprehensive understanding and wide application of technical principals, theories and concepts in the fields of network management, system validation and verification
*Familiarity and comfort performing in light agile system development methodologies
*Basic Familiarity with .Net test issues
*Ability to describe and use common validation and verification topics including: Use case identification, experimental design, test plan design, task scheduling and risk management *Comfort configuring common network appliances including router, switches, access points, fire walls, modems and security appliances
*Familiarity with Windows Domain and Active Directory administration
*Ability to articulate and use core networking concepts including: network protocols, FTP, packet sniffing, certificate management, PKI, IPv4 Subnetting and Radius Authentication *Ability to set up and maintain a complex TCP/IP network
*Familiarity with VMware and VSphere
*Strong written and verbal communication skills
*Accuracy and attention to detail is a must
*Must be able to self-organize workloads and manage all deadlines