Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Portland at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 12/23/2020

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Job Description

Pacific Star Communications, a Curtiss-Wright company, designs, manufactures, and integrates hardware and software systems that enable rapid deployment of enterprise-class communications anywhere in the world. Intuitive and wizard-based, 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 - that demand the highest possible levels of quality.

Pacific Star Communications, a Curtiss-Wright company, is looking for class-leading Software Quality Assurance (QA) Engineers to join us at our Portland, Oregon facility. You will develop the tests needed to find, investigate, report, and track defects in our cutting-edge Network Management Systems.

You will report to the Software QA Manager and ultimately be responsible for designing, documenting, implementing, 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 and must show their ability to collaborate with their QA and Developer teammates.

Come join a team of highly skilled Software QA Engineers and represent our customers with high attention to detail, strong customer focus, and a desire to solve complex technical challenges. 

Your Challenge:

  • Faithfully represent customer needs and expectations for the entire system throughout the full development lifecycle
  • Use experience with networking concepts to anticipate and document errors introduced by design assumptions
  • Develop automated tests for both regression and new functionality
  • Provide data and support for the reporting of key metrics
  • Engage with Engineering Team and Product Owners to evaluate and verify the quality of user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Verify the fitness of PacStar developed systems using manual black-box test strategies
  • Develop test strategies and test cases to maximize coverage and evaluate new technology, features, and/or functionality
  • 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
  • Troubleshoot and debug problems in the environment, within the equipment, and in new functionality
  • Contribute to project scheduling and planning activities
  • Manage test lab equipment

Your Expertise:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, research or laboratory science fields
  • Multiple projects 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
  • Ability to read, modify and create Cisco iOS device configuration files
  • 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

This position may require exposure to information which is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request. #LI-RT1

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