Advisory Software QA Engineer

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States of America

Cardiac Management Solutions

The Cardiac Management Solutions division of ZOLL Medical Corporation develops products to protect and manage cardiac patients, including the LifeVest® wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD), the ZOLL cardiac monitor, and associated technologies.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. At ZOLL, your work will help to ensure cardiac patients get the life-saving therapy they need. To date, the LifeVest WCD has been worn by hundreds of thousands of patients and saved thousands of lives.

ZOLL has been Pittsburgh’s Manufacturer of the Year, one of Western PA’s Healthiest Employers, and even one of Pittsburgh’s Coolest Offices. But it’s our unique opportunity to impact people’s lives that makes ZOLL the ideal place to build your career.

Job purpose

This position will be responsible for the development, execution and maintenance of software test plans, test cases and test reporting. This individual must possess experience with software testing in all phases of the software development lifecycle. The candidate must have in-depth knowledge of industry accepted software quality assurance standards and methodologies. This position will be responsible for leading and directing software testing activities for medium to large projects, and must demonstrate increased technical competence and personal productivity including the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Ability to lead the testing activities for projects and provide status on those activities
  • Testing of software running on safety critical medical devices and associated applications
  • Designs and reviews test plans and test cases
  • Execute and maintain test plans and test cases to verify the design meets the specified requirements
  • Identify and communicate risk throughout the software development lifecycle and works cross-functionally to mitigate risk
  • Identify and point out ambiguities in requirements
  • Generate detailed defect reports for failed tests
  • Assist Development teams with the troubleshooting of defects
  • Facilitates cross-functional defect, test plan and test case reviews
  • Provide estimates on the test effort for work items
  • Participate in program, design and document reviews
  • Mentor and train new and less experienced staff members
  • Researches and develops a solid understanding of the proposed requirements and engineering specifications for the product features being implemented
  • Adheres to department software release schedules
  • Complies with regulatory guidelines and maintain associated documentation
  • Ensures and documents traceability from requirements to tests

•     Monitor test automation results for assigned application

  • Development and maintenance of automated test scripts
  • Works closely with automation test engineers to define automated test processes and tools to support device verification/validation testing
  • Recommend new solutions, processes and tools to improve testing capabilities and efficiency
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; stay current on SQA best practices; participating in professional societies
  • Performs other duties as assigned by Management


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Educations and/or Experience:
    • BS or MS degree or equivalent industry experience in a related Engineering, Computer Science, or other STEM discipline
    • Typically 10+ years of relevant experience
    • Proven track record performing the above Duties and Responsibilities
    • Experience writing SQL queries
    • Experience with scripting languages such as Bash, Python or PowerShell
    • Experience working with Linux OS file system
    • Experience testing web services using tools such as Postman, SoapUI, Swagger
    • Experience testing medical devices and familiar relevant software quality regulations and standards

  • Language Skills:  Ability to read and interpret documents of advanced technical complexity.  Ability to write reports and research findings of a technical nature.  Ability to speak and present effectively one-on-one as well as in small and large groups of professionals including customers, clients and collaborators, both inside and outside the organization. 
  • Mathematical Skills:  Basic mathematical skills required, including the understanding and ability to apply basic statistical and arithmetic principles, work with tabular data, and create and interpret graphs. 
  • Reasoning Ability:  Advanced reasoning skills required.  Must have the ability to solve complex problems and weigh possible solutions to determine rank options to deliver optimal outcomes.  Ability to assess problems involving several variables in changing situations. 
  • Computer Skills:  To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite. 

Working conditions

This position is generally performed in a typical office environment that is usually quiet.  Employee is expected to work collaboratively with team members, as well as able to work independently with limited supervision.  Work will require significant computer and telephone work.

Physical requirements

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.  

Supervisory responsibility


AAP/EEO Statement

ZOLL is committed to fostering an inclusive workplace, where unique identities, backgrounds, cultures, perspectives and experiences are respected and valued.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Disability and Veteran