Software Test Engineer, Bioinformatics (Contract)

Guardant Health, Inc. Redwood City , CA 94063

Posted 3 months ago

Guardant Health is a leading precision oncology company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of its proprietary blood tests, vast data sets and advanced analytics. The Guardant Health Oncology Platform is designed to leverage our capabilities in technology, clinical development, regulatory and reimbursement to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes and lower healthcare costs.

In pursuit of our goal to manage cancer across all stages of the disease, Guardant Health has launched two liquid biopsy-based tests, Guardant360 and GuardantOMNI, for advanced stage cancer patients, and is developing programs for recurrence and early detection, called Project LUNAR. Since its launch in 2014, Guardant360 has been used by more than 5,000 oncologists, over 40 biopharmaceutical companies and all 27 of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network centers.

About the Role:

This position is for a Software Test Engineer in the Bioinformatics team who will focus on verifying and validating tools and software used to process patient samples and analyze their genomic profiles, helping to find the right treatment options for cancer patients based on a simple blood draw.

Are you interested to be part of world class bioinformatics software test team to help improve our processes and quality of our software as early in the product development as possible? Do you like to solve complex software testing problems and work with subject matter experts?

You'll need to have excellent communication and cross-group collaboration skills, be able to make forward progress despite ambiguous circumstances, be a self-starter, a quick learner of new technologies and have experience in software testing.

You will be a critical part of the bioinformatics team and will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact working with a team to lay the foundation for quality automation across multiple products in a fast-paced environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in requirements and design review meetings to create comprehensive V&V deliverables leading to successful implementation and timely project completion.

  • Works with development teams to understand and review the technical design to devise effective test strategy and is flexible enough to source out this information even without formal requirements

  • Ensure the requirements and specifications of the system can be verified and validated, by reviewing use cases, regulatory requirements, risk mitigations.

  • Use advanced knowledge of software systems and software testing in identifying, evaluating, and resolving highly complex test problems.

  • Responsible for handling highly complex test environment / data problems and issues.

  • Writes and executes thorough test plans/test protocols, test cases, test scripts and log/follow-up on defects.

  • Design, create, enhance, and maintain detailed automation test cases and conduct hands-on testing, including integration testing.

  • Perform a thorough review of test plans/test protocols, test cases, test scripts, and test scenarios.

  • Works with other functional groups, and stakeholders.

  • Assist with defining and implementing software quality improvement initiatives

Qualifications:

  • Must have 2+ Experience with scripting languages such as Python, Shell, Batch, Bash and Linux commands

  • Must have 2+ Experience writing test automation scripts using testing tools like Robot Framework.

  • Must have Experience with Agile tools such as JIRA and test management tools like JAMA or similar

  • Must Have Thorough understanding of SQA process and has 2+ years of experience writing test protocols, test cases, test scenarios.

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

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

  • Software testing for complex Medical device systems preferred.

  • Experience working with relational databases preferred.

  • Experience working with Dockers preferred.

Education:

Bachelors or Master's in computer science, bioinformatics or related science field

Desired:

  • Knowledge and experience with Next Generation Sequencing Data.

  • Experience working with Bioinformatics/ data-analysis software.

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All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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