Randstad Senior Software Test Automation Engineer in Redwood City, California

Senior Software Test Automation Engineer

job details:

  • location:Redwood City, CA

  • salary:$45 - $55 per hour

  • date posted:Wednesday, February 13, 2019

  • job type:Contract

  • industry:Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

  • reference:670754

job description

Senior Software Test Automation Engineer

job summary:

The senior software test automation engineer will develop test infrastructure, test fixtures and implement test scripts for the robotic system. He/she will collect and analyze data to verify, validate and measure software product quality and performance throughout the software development lifecycle. He/she will be responsible for writing test procedures, test reports, executing test plans and filing bugs. The candidate must be comfortable working with complex electro-mechanical systems, deploying new software releases and running test protocols on the systems. The candidate will work in close relationship with the software developers to integrate and improve test infrastructure in existing software solutions. We are looking for a candidate that can work independently and function well within a team, is self-motivated, detail-oriented, takes testing and automation as his/her true passion and wants bring software to an exceptional level of reliability.

location: Redwood City, California

job type: Contract

salary: $45 - 55 per hour

work hours: 9am to 5pm

education: Bachelors


  • Design and develop test automation system and test fixtures

  • Design and implement sophisticated automated tests for software and hardwarecomponents.

  • Improve test automation scripts and coverage.

  • Create test protocols and test reports

  • Implement and execute functional tests, unit tests, stress tests and performance tests.

  • Collect, analyze, track and report test results. Document and file bugs.

  • Participate in design discussions and code reviews.

  • Mentoring team on test automation


Bachelor's in Software (or) Electrical/Electronics Engineering, or related field plus five years of progressive post-graduate experience in software test engineering.


  • Deep knowledge of white/gray/black box testing methodologies with hands-on experience.

  • Strong understanding of test methodologies (such as performance, load, stress, functional, unit,

  • etc.)

  • Strong programming skills in Python and C/C++ languages

  • Understanding of object oriented design, design patterns and multithreaded applications.

  • Experience with scripting languages such as Python, Shell, Batch, Bash and Linux commands.

  • Strong analytical skills, capable of uncovering anomalies in robust software.

  • Software testing for complex electro-mechanical systems (Medical device preferred).

  • Knowledge of IEC 62304, ISO 14971, and ISO 13485.

  • Experience with automated GUI testing tools such as Squish

  • Experience with networking tools for troubleshooting issues related to data transfer and

  • performance across a network.

  • Experience with Windows and Linux operating systems

  • Experience with JIRA or any similar bug tracking tools.

  • Experience with JAMA or any similar test management tools.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

Qualified applicants in San Francisco with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

We will consider for employment all qualified Applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.