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SENIOR QUALITY ASSURANCE ENGINEER

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Job ID: 50021687HRSTS
Date Posted: Oct 11, 2019
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS
Profession (Job Category): Engineering
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time

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Job description
Hitachi Rail STS USA is looking for an enthusiastic self-motivated Senior Quality Assurance Engineer who thrives in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate is comfortable performing a wide range of tasks from administrative to strategic. The position is based in Pittsburgh, PA.

Who We Are:

Hitachi Rail STS is an international leader with a global presence in signaling and the implementation of integrated transport systems for freight and passenger railways, as well as mass transit systems. We design, manufacture and implement signaling systems for the management and control of freight and passenger traffic on mainline railways as well as metros.

Hitachi Rail STS is not only a valuable company, but a company based on values. We believe that our five key values guide our actions and make Hitachi Rail STS a competitive, effective company: Customer Focus, Innovation and Excellence, People, Team Spirit, and Integrity.

Accountabilities
  • Determine the test objectives and test strategies for the project.
  • Author the Test Plan based upon the department standards and project needs.
  • Plan test activities within the project schedule and estimate the hours required to conduct all Test and Quality Assurance activities.
  • Identify the scope of the testing required for each release.
  • Create test plans/protocols/procedures/cases for each release. Assure all test documentation is complete prior to the start of the test cycle.
  • Execute tests according to defined test plans, procedures and cases.
  • Identify and log defects in the defect tracking tool.
  • Assist with the classification, management and resolution of all software defects.
  • Monitor test progress and provide frequent progress reports to project team during test cycle.
  • Participate in program, design and document reviews (including requirements reviews).
  • At the end of a test cycle publish metrics of test results in a timely manner. Work with project team and Functional Management to identify areas for improvement.
  • Be the voice of the customer assuring that we do what is necessary to deliver a quality product.
  • Actively facilitate the coordination and completion of the scheduled tasks with team members.
  • Allocate test resources based upon skills and capabilities. Identify skill gaps and provide guidance to junior resources.
  • Assists the Functional Manager in the establishment/modification of department processes and follows/documents all work associated with the assigned responsibilities fully and accurately.
  • Follows established Quality Assurance processes and standards for the formal delivery of work artifacts.
  • Must have a desire for achieving excellence in customer satisfaction, process and product quality and reliability.
  • Completes specific work as assigned with minimal assistance. Assignments are varied in nature and limited in scope/complexity.


Job requirements
Required Skills/ Knowledge
  • 5+ years of experience in software development or an associated discipline
  • Working knowledge and understanding of Quality Assurance practices
  • Fundamental knowledge of Linux or UNIX operating system
  • Familiarity with basic networking concepts
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to own and lead and the testing effort for complex and medium size projects
  • Microsoft Windows operating system education/experience
  • Microsoft Office, EXCEL and WORD education/experience

Desired Skills/ Knowledge
  • Knowledge and use of quality management methods and tools
  • Working experience with scripting languages like Python, Perl, BASH
  • Previous work experience and/or knowledge of rail related applications

Education:
  • Bachelor's Degree

Languages:
  • English- Native Language

Benefits:
Hitachi Rail STS employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation. We also offer a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of Training and Development opportunities.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Join us at www.ansaldo-sts.com/en/careers
It is our commitment at Hitachi Rail STS USA Inc. to create a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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