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Software Test Engineer III/IV

Job Summary:

NanoString Technologies is seeking an energetic and highly motivated senior/lead Software Test Engineer to join our Software Engineering team.  The Software Test Engineer is responsible for planning and executing software integration testing and system verification testing of embedded software products on Microsoft Windows in accordance with NanoString’s ISO 13485 quality system procedures.  You will coordinate and review the work of other SW Test Engineers, review requirements, and participate in test design and test execution for a fully-automated digital gene sequencing platform with embedded touchscreen, local web, and cloud interface.  A successful candidate will have a proven ability to independently prioritize and manage multiple tasks and projects with competing priorities and deadlines. The Software Test Engineer 4 role requires increased autonomy, project management, and personnel supervision.  

Essential Duties:

  • Responsible for test planning and design.
  • Review and update requirements for testability, traceability, and completeness.
  • Participate in risk analysis.
  • Estimate team effort on testing tasks.
  • Develop and execute test plans and protocols.
  • Review test protocols developed by other team members.
  • Coordinate testing activities among team members, including both manual and automated testing.
  • Write test reports.
  • Document traceability to ensure that the system software meets all requirements.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
  • 7+ years of experience in a software test role which includes testing software on a Microsoft Windows platform.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, design, and execute software tests.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate the work of others.
  • Very good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of QSR Design Control (FDA 21 CFR Part 820) and/or IEC 62304 highly desired.
  • System test experience for class II or III medical device highly desired.
  • Experience with next generation sequencing software highly desired.
  • Experience developing test automation a plus.


  • See benefits at NanoString
  • NanoString is an EOE
  • NanoString participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is a web-based system that allows an employer to determine an employee's eligibility to work in the US using information reported on an employee's Form I-9. The E-Verify system confirms eligibility with both the Social Security Administration (SSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). For more information, please go to the USCIS E-Verify website.



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