Software Quality Assurance Manager in Vista, California at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 3/7/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: PAT000479

About Us

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps.  Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 9 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Visit  for more information.

Leica Biosystems Imaging, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of our pre-employment drug screening and background/criminal check. 

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Reporting to the Sr. Director of Software Development the SQA manager will manage multiple software quality engineers with primary focus on image management software scrum teams and V&V. They will oversee verification and validation activity across multiple projects. They will provide project and test guidance to the SQA team members and serve as line manager for SQA test engineers within Vista software teams. The person will apply their knowledge of Agile and Scrum practices to drive quality and efficiency in the SDLC for products in the LBS software portfolio. A key part of the role will be effective communication with other stakeholders locally and other LBS sites. The incumbent will guide the V&V Teams to satisfy delivery objectives and priorities associated with on-going product maintenance and new product development. A key part of the role will be effective communication with other stakeholders.

Major Responsibilities

  • Line management of SQA engineers, including developing team members and team coordination.

  • Communicate progress and issues to senior management.

  • Ensure QMS processes are adhered to throughout the product development cycle.

  • Review Requirements and Design documents for assigned Projects.

  • Lead SQA team in approaches and improvements to drive quality throughout the SDLC.

  • Advocate the use of DBS tools such as Daily Management, Problem Solving, Standard Work, PRTI and others as appropriate to the needs of the business.

  • Develop and maintain a strong working knowledge of all LBS products.

  • Ensure QSM processes are adhered to throughout the product development cycle.

Job Requirements


Required Skills/Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Software Test and/or Development including the application of test processes throughout the SDLC.

  • Proven experience in leading a team with demonstrated ability to manage team through influence and leadership skills.

  • Experience in Agile development processes and methodologies.

  • Experience with ALM/test case management software such as Quality Center or SpiraTeam.

  • Experience with test bed management software such as VMWARE, Acronis, or Ghost

Desired Skills/Experience

  • Experience in the Medical Device/IVD field with exposure to design control regulations.

  • Experience with test management/ALM tools (i.e. Quality Center).

  • Experience in white or grey box testing.

  • Experience working in globally distributed test teams.

  • Experience in use of test automation tools e.g. Selenium, Test Complete.


  • Four year degree in relevant field or equivalent work experience.


  • English


  • Occasional travel may be needed for leadership and coordination across R&D sites – less than 10%


  • Proven communication skills with development and operations/support teams (written/oral).

  • Must be proficient at driving progress using metrics and reporting.

  • Must be highly motivated and have strong technical and analytical skills.

  • Must be self-sufficient and able to work independently yet also handle direction well.

Key Relationships

  • Internal

    • Software Development

    • Quality Systems / Regulatory

    • Product Management

    • Senior Management

    • Customer Support

Physical Demands & Working Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


(This includes office environment to a warehouse with cement floors, to an outdoor environment.   Include any unusual conditions, such as hazards, loud noise, and extreme temperatures)


Physical demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for extended periods of time. 

  • The employee might occasionally need to bend down to plug in computer peripherals, such as monitors, keyboards, and mice. 

Work environment:  While performing the duties of this job, most work is in an office environment setting.  Lighting and temperature are adequate.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

  • May be requested to work overtime and weekends for special program events

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.