Manager, Software Test Engineering


Mid-level industry position


At STERIS, we help our Customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science product and service solutions around the globe.


Position Summary

Manage a team of software test engineers verifying embedded software of medical devices and associated software applications.  Provide training and coaching to advance team’s competencies in unit, integration, functional, regression testing across product platforms to direct reports.  Coordinate with project managers to determine and  schedule activities to meet project goals. Utilize performance and quality metrics to refine software test processes and employ appropriate tools. 



Trains and develops test engineers in developing test designs, test procedures, and test plans to efficiently and appropriately verify software controlled sterilizers and other medical devices.

Ensure team designs, implements, debugs, and executes software tests according to corporate policies and business operating procedures on new and sustaining engineering projects.

Participates in test reviews to identify issues and provide recommendations.

Mentors to propagate good test design principles and practices.

Assigns tasks to test engineers and assesses their deliverables against expectations

Explores new test technologies and tools.

Creates department work instructions for test plans, procedures, tracing, and reports

Drives development of test automation framework.

Identifies and procures tools and technologies as appropriate for test designs and execution.

Oversees validation of software test tools.

Defines and tracks appropriate metrics to assess test progress and software quality.


Required Experience

Requires 8+ years of progressive engineering experience in the development and verification of software and firmware systems

Bachelor in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or Software Engineering.   (A degree in another Engineering discipline may be acceptable with proven software education and/or training and demonstrated software experience.)

Experience working in medical device industry or other regulated industry is highly desirable which require formalized software development processes and software risk management.


Skills and business competencies

Demonstrated leader and/or technical expert within a software development organization.

Exceptional team player with leadership responsibilities.

Capable of solving complex engineering problems through accurate interpretation of requirements and test results.

Strong communication and problem solving skills.

Experience in developing and executing unit, integration,and functional software tests.

Proficient in scripting languages such as Python and Perl.

Practical experience in C/C++ object-oriented analysis and programming, and multi-threaded/multi-tasking programming is required.   

Understanding of development for a resource-constrained target environment with specific performance requirements is desired.

Experience in development using multiple operating systems, which may include real-time operating systems (RTOS) such as RTXC, ThreadX, and QNX as well as traditional operating systems such as Linux, Windows (standard or embedded), Windows CE (Embedded Compact) is required.

Experience using software integrated development environments (IDEs) and tools including compiling/building, debugging, configuration management (version control), defect management, continuous integration, and code analysis tools is preferred.

Experience in the development and verification of embedded systems consisting of microcontrollers or PLCs is required.

Understanding of usability / human factors and developing and verifying language localization solutions is desired.

Experience with ALM and test tools is preferred.  Examples include IBM Rational tools, PTC Integrity, HP QA Center, LDRA, C Unit, and Labview.

Knowledge of Internet ot Things (IoT) and associated solutions, e.g. remote monitoring solutions, is desired.

Experience performing software requirement analysis is required.   

Knowledge of software development standards such as the IEEE series, IEC-62304, etc. is desired.

Travel up to 10% (including international).


STERIS is a $2B+, publicly traded (NYSE: STE) organization with approximately 12,000 associates worldwide and operates in more than 100 countries.

If you need assistance completing the application process, please call 1 (440) 392.7047. This contact information is for accommodation inquiries only and cannot be used to check application status.

STERIS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity and the use of affirmative action programs to ensure that persons are recruited, hired, trained, transferred and promoted in all job groups regardless of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, and any other category protected by federal, state or local law.  We are not only committed to this policy by our status as a federal government contractor, but also we are strongly bound by the principle of equal employment opportunity.

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Mid-level industry position


Mentor , United States