Software Test Engineer in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 10/26/2018

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Job ID: CEP002147

About Us

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. With our GeneXpert® System, we’ve taken the most sophisticated molecular technology and packaged it into an automated, easy-to-use format that has quickly become the platform of choice worldwide. From the largest laboratories to small physician offices, our game-changing solution delivers critical answers when clinicians and patients need them most. Through strong molecular biology capabilities and ongoing product innovation, we are focused on developing tests for healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical infectious disease, virology, and oncology applications. Come join our vision for a better way and help make life better for us all! For more details, visit us at or follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).


Designs, develops, troubleshoots and debugs software programs for software enhancements and new products. Develops software tools including operating systems, compilers, routers, networks, utilities, databases and Internet-related tools. Determines hardware compatibility and/or influences hardware design. Develops software applications, user interfaces, databases and embedded software. Considers software architecture to include networked applications and interactions within a system. Imaging Engineering roles that design and develop medical diagnostic and clinical instrumentation, equipment, and procedures, using the principles of engineering and bio-behavioral sciences should be assigned to this job family. Roles with responsibility for cloud architecture should be assigned to this job family. Jobs that provide engineering technical support in this field should be assigned to this job family.
    • Overview
      As a leading molecular diagnostics company, Cepheid improves healthcare by developing, manufacturing, and marketing accurate yet easy to use molecular systems and tests. Our solutions deliver a better way for institutions of any size to access the full power of molecular diagnostics.

      We are seeking a Software Test Engineer, Global Software Development with strong technical skills to manually test the mobile application and instrument software. The person should have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
      The Software Test Engineer will have responsibility as an individual contributor in the manually testing of medical diagnostic applications including the development of automated tests for the mobile application and instrument software.

      The main objective is to design, develop, maintain and review test protocols in a small R&D group with high ambitions for innovation, growth and new development. High focus on quality and on time delivery!

      Key Activities
      • Develop and maintain test protocols on the project requirements so as to fulfill user needs.
      • Participate in manual testing of the product to verify product functions as per specifications.
      • Participate in writing automated tests for the mobile application and instrument software.
      • Work closely with the Software Development Team to plan, schedule, and improve development test processes
      • Work well in a collaborative team environment with other engineers, developers and end users with minimal supervision and ensure understanding and validation of business requirements.
      • Track, report, and determine priority of project defects.

    Job Requirements


    • Qualifications
      Education Requirement:

      - Master’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or a related field and 2+ years of experience.
      - Bachelor’s degree in software engineering, or a related field and 5+ years of experience.

      Required Skills
      - Experience in testing Java APIs \RESTful APIs
      - 2+ years of mobile application automation experience with open source automation tools, and with Java/Eclipse development and JUnit/TestNG framework. .
      - 2+ years of SQL Experience.
      - Prior experience in testing medical devices is a plus.
      - Experience in test Internet Of Things devices is a plus.
      - Java programming language experience is a plus

    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 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% 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.