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Senior Software Test QA Engineer in Pasadena, CA at NEC America

Date Posted: 11/13/2018

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Job Description

Job Title:

Software Test/QA Eng- Sr

Job Code:


Organization Name:

Advanced Recognition Systems

Reporting Relationship:

Summary -

Responsible for creating and maintaining QA software for NEC Biometric products & solutions. This position requires a highly competent, results oriented, self-directed software testing professional focused on high-performing and highly-reliable software solutions.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities -

__% Development of test plan specifications.

__% Responsible for the design, implementation, and execution of testing in accordance to test plan specifications.

__% Ensure that work meets or exceeds project performance, reliability, and quality goals.

__% Responsible for functional and performance testing as well as reporting test results.

__% Work closely with the engineering organization to ensure that products are testable and can be validated.

__% Provide guidance or solutions for maintenance issues prioritized by the customer support organization.

__% Mentor other test engineers and, where applicable, take the technical leadership role on specific projects.

__% Other duties related to the overall effectiveness of the Software Engineering organization including adherence to Engineering’s life cycle methodology, tools, and internal tracking systems.

Prerequisites -


Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or equivalent major or with equivalent working experience


Minimum five years software test experience in testing multiple software products & solutions simultaneously with Java or MS.NET applications, and five years experience working with a structured software methodology and software test experience. Experience in designing, implementing, releasing, and after-market support of commercial & governmental software projects. Experience leading and coordinating a small team. Direct experience creating quality test plans and test automation of products that have been released into commercial & governmental environments.

Certifications, Licenses, etc:


Specialized Knowledge and Skills -

Language Skills:

Must be able to clearly and effectively communicate in English via email, teleconference, and in-person meetings.

Mathematical Skills:

College level mathematics and logic are necessary.

Reasoning Skills:

Must take initiative, be able to work independently, and  produce measurable results that positively impact the quality of the software products.

Computer and/or Technical Skills:

Demonstrate proficiency in one or more programming languages

Excellent knoweldge in script programming, database, operating systems, and networking required

Experience with Java or .Net applications required


Work Environment and Physical Demands -

General Work Environment:






Up to 25%


Supervisory Responsibility, if any:

This position may have some supervisory responsibilities


Headquartered in Irving, Texas, NEC is a leading provider of innovative IT, biometrics, network, and communications products and solutions for service carriers and Fortune 1000 and SMB businesses across multiple vertical industries, including healthcare, government, education, and hospitality. NEC delivers one of the industry's broadest portfolios of technology solutions and professional services, including unified communications, wireless, voice and data, managed services, server and storage infrastructure, optical network systems, microwave radio communications, and biometric security. NEC is a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, a global technology leader with a presence in over 44 countries and more than $37.5 billion in revenue. For more information, please visit

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