Software Tester (Job ID: 1368) Richmond VA

Published: March 7, 2018
Job Type


Software Tester

We are searching for a highly motivated individual for an immediate opening as a Field Test Engineer!  We in need of someone looking to join a multi-company team and enjoys challenging tasks.  The ideal candidate will be able to thrive in varying environments and responsible for the executing field testing.  In Addition, we are seeking someone who has a high attention to detail and proficient in identifying discrepancies.


This position is responsible for planning and execution of testing and commissioning activities for new and upgraded control systems.  Define and plan test cases, and provide procedures and scripts defining the steps to verify operations of software developed by other vendors.  You will interact frequently with multiple departments company, including senior management personnel.  Other duties include test execution in the laboratory and in the field, evaluation of test results and development of test reports, and extensive coordination with the operations and technical personnel.

Position Requirement:

  • Participate in the test planning process for laboratory and field tests
  • Participate in the execution of laboratory and field tests
  • Develop test reports and defect reports based on test results
  •  Handle multiple priorities and be able to adapt to dynamic changes from both internal and external customers
  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of audience effectively and with a high level of professionalism

Position Duties:

  • Analyze client’s current systems and methods of operation
  • Achieve proficiency in the design & operation; then create plans and test approaches for field testing. This will include selecting specific test cases for field testing, grouping test cases into test runs, and identifying specific sections to perform each test run
  • You will also need to determine system conditions necessary to perform the testing
  • Assist in development of logistics and safety plans for field test conduct, including identification of resources and Special Instructions required to conduct and Coordinate test resources from multiple operating and technology departments, including personnel, train equipment, and systems
  • Participate in laboratory and field test readiness reviews
  • Coordinate and participate in tests, as applicable.
  •  Provide weekly and daily job briefings to all test participants
  • Maintain records of test execution, test results, and defects identified
  • Perform analysis of test results
  • Develop test reports and provide briefings to management

Required Experience:

  • Experience in system documentation and application of structured systems engineering processes, including test planning and test execution and documentation
  • Experience in working with customers on requirements, testing, and system documentation, with demonstrated skills in customer interface
  • Intermediate software (e.g. Excel, Word, Outlook, Visio etc.)
  • Strong written and verbal English skills, with ability to generate complex technical documents and to brief railroad personnel, including senior management
  • Experience presenting technical plans or speaking on technical topics to both technical and non-technical team members
  • Ability to work on problems of diverse scope and multiple technologies
  • Ability to work independently or with cross functional teams as required
  • Attention to Detail

Desired Experience:

  • Experience in working with Complex Systems
  • BS in Engineering or Computer Science preferred
  • 2+ years of testing experience

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