Software Quality Engineer - Senior

Direct Appointments
12 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client based near Birmingham requires a Senior Software Quality Engineer who will act as the primary contact of the Company for any software related Quality Assurance activities. The Senior Software QA Engineer will ensure that software development lifecycle satisfies the requirements of the relevant quality standards (including ISO 13485 and 21 CFR 820). Reporting to the Quality Manager you will review all software related documents from a QA oversight perspective, e.g. software plans for software development, verification, maintenance and management Candidates will have a background in the validation of software in a regulated industry environment. Senior Software Quality Engineer Key Responsibilities: -Review all software related documents from a QA oversight perspective, e.g. software plans for software development, verification, maintenance and management -Review and approval of software protocols and reports -Timely verification of software releases -Support the management of QA software tools, e.g. e-QMS. -Lead software qualification for QA software tools: Design and implement software verification tests and test procedures -QA Lead for development of software related QMS procedures Other Responsibilities for the Senior Software Quality Engineer: • Represent QA in design reviews and QA Lead for software design control • To provide recommendations regarding improvements to the QMS and software development lifecycle and testing practices within the company • To work with Software Development Team, Engineering, Risk Management and other functions in delivering effective solutions. • Deputise for the Quality Manager • Review/approval of software change requests • QA Closing of Quality issues • QA review of QMS documents Senior Software Quality Engineer Requirements/Qualifications: • Educated to degree level, with a related Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering/Software Engineering/Computer Science or Science discipline • Experience in working with PEMS (Programmable Electrical Medical Systems) or equivalent high-integrity embedded systems, e.g. complex devices requiring multidisciplinary development effort (mechanical engineering, software, electronics, system integration, pneumatics, fluid mechanics etc.) - advantage. • Transferable IT skills including e-QMS (e.g. electronic document management system, requirements management system) • Experience of configuring and using dynamic and static analysis tools, as well as software system test tools • Experience of working within a QMS and software lifecycle process under standards such as ISO 13485, ISO 14971, ISO 60601, IEC 62304 and 21 CFR 820 • Excellent communication, influencing and collaboration skills In return, you can expect a very £competitive salary dependent on salary, superb career opportunities and personal advancement as the company is growing exponentially and possesses a work based culture that any employer in this sector will be hard pressed to beat. Referral Fee: Due to a number of roles being required by our client - If a candidate is referred by an individual and is successfully appointed a fee of £500 will be paid to the person making the referral. Direct Appointments Limited provides permanent, fixed term and interim recruitment services to a wide range of clients in a number of sectors. We source exceptional talent and deliver a robust, value added approach to every campaign we undertake; connecting the right high performance people to the right career option. Each assignment is dealt with by a dedicated recruitment director who knows our client sectors extremely well and who will consistently deliver a shortlist, incorporating exceptional people from a diverse and multicultural talent pool from across the UK