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Software Test QA Eng in Pasadena, CA at NEC America

Date Posted: 11/12/2018

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Job Description

Job Title:

Software Test/QA Engineer

Job Code:


Organization Name:

Advanced Recognition Systems

Reporting Relationship:

Summary -

The position is responsible for Quality Assurance of a broad range of biometric products and solutions. The engineer will be creating testing cases, performing functional application testing &performance testing manually & automatically, generating testing reports, and developing detailed technical documents.  The QA Engineer reports to the QA Manager and works alongside development leads, QA staff, and software developers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities -

Primarily responsible for the quality of released biometric products and solutions.

80% Biometric Product & Solution Testing:

 - Performs comprehensive testing of biometric products & solutions using various knowledge and skills in scripts, SQL, Operating System, Networking, etc.

 - Validates converted data, processes and procedures

 - Performs stress testing and performace Testing

 - Automatically and manually performs various QA test cases including but not limited to funtional testing, regression testing, verification, and end-to-end tests.

- Creates testing reports.

- Interacts with developers to resolve issues

- Validates defects reported from customers

- Reports and tracks defects through resolution

20% Other duties related to the overall effectiveness of the Product Development organization, such as creating diagrams, workflows, etc.

Prerequisites -


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


Some software test experience is preferred but not required.

The ability to create, maintain and implement test plans highly preffered

Certifications, Licenses, etc:

None Required


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:

Microsoft Office Skills required

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

Experience with Java or .Net applications a plus.


Work Environment and Physical Demands -

General Work Environment:

Office Setting


Low noise level.


Regularly required to site, occasional standing.  Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25lbs.


Prolonged periods of computer work on an LCD monitor required.


Moderate stress level.


Up to 25%.


Supervisory Responsibility, if any:

This position has no 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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