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Senior Software Quality Engineer

  • Sector: Engineering
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  • Job Ref: 20800

Our client a major multinational here in Galway are looking to hire a Senior Software Quality Engineer.

The Role:

As the Senior Software Quality Engineer, you will provide expertise and conduct an evaluation of software systems validation activities including requirements, design, development, integration, test, verification, and implementation. Establishes methods for monitoring the compliance of software system processes, standards, and procedures. You will coaches less experienced colleagues and executes on projects along with other members of the team.

This role includes IT/clinical/Manufacturing/Quality software and computerized system validation and maintenance. It requires expertise in software validation as it applies to both Waterfall and an Agile environment.


  • Develops, modifies, applies, and maintains standards for Software Quality methods, processes, and procedures which meet Boston Scientific and external regulatory requirements.  

  • Acts as an effective team member providing independent review and guidance on deliverables used to develop, implement and maintain IT/clinical/manufacturing/quality software. 

  • Acts as a subject matter expert on software validation to guide/ coach/ train project teams on effective and efficient implementation of BSC software validation processes. 

  • Demonstrate mastery of the software validation processes at BSC (examples include GSM, Spreadsheet Validation). 

  • Must possess a fundamental understanding of quality philosophies, principles, methods, tools, standards, and regulatory requirements. 

  • Works with the management to understand priorities and plans/provides input to resource and time allocation accordingly. 

  • Plays a key role in providing full guidance and direction on the acceptability of Software Quality and Validation deliverables. Demonstrate the ability to lead, acknowledge, develop, communicate & implement a validation strategy to ensure compliance. 

  • Guides implementation of enterprise systems solutions through planning, system integration, and verification and validation activities. 

  • Proactive involvement in continuous improvement activities while ensuring that Boston Scientifics’ software systems are defensible for regulatory requirements. 

  • Contributes to the development, review and/or approval of SOPs and supporting Work Instructions. 

  • Demonstrated expertise to effectively communicate within all levels of the organization around concepts of Software verification and validation activities 

  • Communicates the value of the Software Quality process at Boston Scientific and champions departmental or cross-functional software validation initiatives.  Ensures buy-in from project team members to the disciplines, decisions and practices of the Software Validation. 

  • Provides structured Quality Assurance activities and metrics to promote efficient and cost-effective operations. 


  • Bachelor’s level degree in Science/Engineering/Software discipline 

  • 6 years of related experience, including 3+ years’ experience in Software Quality Assurance and validation 

  • Working knowledge of regional and international quality system requirements including 21 CFR 820, ISO 13485, CFR Part 11 for Medical Devices 

  • Must have good understanding of quality system requirements and how each quality system element connects 

  • Some experience in working with ‘Agile’ software development and validation methodologies 

  • Some experience/knowledge of work management and testing tools (such as JIRA, Xray, qTest) 

  • Experience working with a diverse population of internal and external customers 

  • Comfortable speaking and presenting to leadership 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 

  • Creative and innovative thinking skills 

  • Experience managing projects and project deliverables to completion 

  • Comfortable working independently and as part of a cross-functional team 

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work without ambiguity 

For more information or a confidential discussion about this role please contact Michelle McInerney


091 706 717