Software Test Engineer

  • Reference: LK45754 - 1
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Clare, Limerick
  • Category: Information Technology

Collins McNicholas currently have an exciting opportunity for a Software Test Engineer with one of their clients in the Mid-West Region. This role is a permanent position.


The following are the key requirements for the role:



  • applies working knowledge of software quality concepts within the software development lifecycle and able to perform software and system testing activities on regulated and non-regulated medical devices.
  • Knowledge of systems analysis, perform in-depth analysis of the requirement and specifications to create test cases
  • Skilled user of test tools for project area responsible, conduct peer technical review of the test cases to ensure test coverage (both Manual and Automated test
  • Make recommendations for improvement to tools, perform test case executions
  • Basic familiarity of application domain or functional areas of system, conducts complex black box, system-level, functional testing and stress/load/performance testing
  • Applies basic knowledge of end user to evaluate usability of applications, conducts complex low level white box testing
  • Applies in-depth working understanding of standards and methods to comply/enforce the standards in day to day tasking.   Develop automated test cases using automation tool
  • Executes complex test cases/scripts and interprets/analyzes results to report, communicate, and work through issues with software engineers, perform investigation and troubleshooting activities
  • Interprets product design and requirements to engineer test approach and generates test plans and test cases/scripts, participates in design and code reviews if needed
  • Takes on primary ownership for testing of certain area(s) of a system, develop in-depth knowledge of the responsible area(s)
  • Conducts complex black box, system-level, functional testing, applies comprehensive knowledge of software quality concepts within the software development lifecycle
  • Creates basic test plans for white box testing, applies in-depth working understanding of standards and methods to comply/enforce the standards in day to day tasking
  • Develops white box test harnesses and tests, collaborate on design specifications
  • Can apply working understanding of the inter-workings of a section or component of the application code under test, utilize Intermediate SQL knowledge to perform data validation tests
  • Participates in code reviews and can develop source code (minimum of one language applicable to development environment) as well as do scripting



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related fields
  • 2+ years of software testing experience
  • Knowledge of software quality engineering and testing methods at all levels (unit, integration, system, V&V, acceptance) applied within the Software Development Lifecycle
  • Experience on Requirement/Specification analysis, test case design and development, test execution (black box and white box), and defect reporting
  • Minimum one (1) year of working experience on test automation is essential.

For a confidential discussion on the above role please contact Michael O’Leary on 061-512270


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