Software Quality Engineer

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Job Details

  • Location: Ankeny, IA, 50021
  • Date Posted: 1 week ago
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Category: Engineering
  • Req Number: RM3102035
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Agilent inspires and supports discoveries that advance the quality of life. We provide life science, diagnostic and applied market laboratories worldwide with instruments, services, consumables, applications and expertise. Agilent enables customers to gain the answers and insights they seek ---- so they can do what they do best: improve the world around us. Information about Agilent is available at


One of our missions at Agilent is to help our customers gain confidence in their quality control of DNA, RNA and proteins in industries such as Biopharma, Clinical Research and Biotech. With cutting edge automated technology for ultralow and ultrahigh sample throughputs, and a board variety of assays and kits, Agilent Systems enable accurate, efficient, and reliable quality control for multiple applications in for example next-generation sequencing (NGS) libraries, cell-free and genomic DNA as well as PCR fragment analysis.


You may now become part of our mission.


Organizational Structure:


We are 17,000 people across 30+ countries, all united by our shared passion for science. It is our unique perspectives that make us better equipped to accomplish our mission together; to deliver trusted answers and insights that advance the quality of life. The global footprint includes sales offices, logistics centers, business facilities, and manufacturing sites in three major geographies. Agilent’s worldwide capabilities enable them to deliver high-quality solutions to their valued customers in 110 countries. There are 3 Business Groups within Agilent. This job opportunity is within the Biomolecular Analysis Division (BAD) of the Diagnostics & Genomics Group (DGG).


The position:


Are you passionate about launching high-quality software?


The Software Quality Engineer will join our BAD quality and regulatory team located in Waldbronn, Germany, and Ankeny, Iowa. These sites are home to an outstanding Technology and Development Team which is passionate about research, design and development of next generation products. 


The Software that the BAD team develops controls state of the art automated instruments for quality control of DNA, RNA or proteins and enables customers to analyze their data in a compliant environment.


To be the successful candidate for this position you must be a self-motivated problem solver who takes a results-oriented approach, willing to take accountability and works well in a team environment. You will strive to ensure that high quality software solutions are designed, engineered, and manufactured in conformance with customer expectations as well as required standards and regulations.


You will be supporting the forming of a software quality structure and directly reporting to the Quality Director of the BAD Quality and Regulatory Team.


Roles and Responsibilities:


  • Overseeing the product lifecycle processes and achieving high quality outcomes
  • Supporting the definition of product requirements and developing verification and validation strategies
  • Coordinating with experts to understand the product and communicating the associated risks
  • Developing the test strategy to improve test coverage, to support the development of test infrastructure and to create robust automation test suites
  • Driving improvements to upstream processes to increase the team’s efficiency and enhance the quality of the product
  • Designing and developing automated tests and user-interface tests using various frameworks
  • Logging, verifying and closing defects in JIRA for problems identified as software defects
  • Performing analysis of test results and tracking risk levels during test execution
  • Writing, reviewing, or approving Quality Plans, Test Plans and Test Cases
  • Providing customer escalation support
  • Mentoring team members and sharing best practices
  • Providing support for internal and external auditing and compliance