Summary of the open position
We’re looking for a senior Verification & Validation Engineer in Bioinformatics to increase our team’s performance and add value to the Bioinformatics department in SMEDIX San Diego.
You’ll work with bioinformatics SQA engineers and members of the bioinformatics group to develop test cases that ensure the quality of bioinformatics software used in FDA regulated environments.
Your daily mission would cover:
Write automated test cases in Pytest and/or Robot framework & can onboard quickly on these test frameworks if not familiar;
Analyze Next-Generation Sequencing data;
Create test cases based on widely understood variant classes (e.g., CNVs, MSIs, InDels, Fusions, etc.) and variant annotation and interpretation;
Manage test cases and review requirements and designs in Jama;
Work to draft V&V protocols;
Execute formal V&V of protocols and generate V&V reports from formal execution;
Help fix failing automated test cases in CI/CD builds in Jenkins;
Experience participating in requirements and design review meetings to create comprehensive, automated test strategies / plans for bioinformatics software leading to successful implementation and timely project completion (nice to have);
Work with the algorithm development team to understand functional specifications, identify and design test cases for sequence analysis software including alignment, variant calling, and annotation software;
Execute complex testing, perform in-depth statistical analysis, and interpret result independently;
Report, track, and escalate anomalies discovered during testing (All testing phases) and ensure closure on issues.
Python, Linux environment
Pytest, Robot Framework
R, C++, shell, and RDBMS (SQL or Oracle)
Sequencing data, annotations, and bioinformatics: Samtools, picard, snpEff
Minimum qualifications but with a BS Degree in Bioinformatics or related field
Level in the organization – Senior Engineer
Years of relevant experience – 5 years
Fast-paced, agile work environment
Work as part of a geographically distributed team, with colleagues in EU and US, from our Head Quarter in San Diego.
Demonstrated experience in scripting, running, analyzing, and refining automation frameworks for comprehensive and full application testing, including API testing.
Demonstrated experience in verifying algorithms, workflow, or data analysis software.
Experience with test case management tools and best practices for scalability and maintainability
Experience in Continuous Integration / Delivery tools such as Jenkins and container runtime tools such as Docker
Experience in testing bioinformatics software
Experience working in a regulated environment (CLIA, CAP, NYDOH, and FDA) preferred
Excellent organization and people skills with the ability to work across functions to ensure successful integration testing
Resiliency, with strong attention to details and change management, able to persist when situations change to reach the goals