Principal Software Engineer in Test

United States of America, California, Santa Clara

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Roche Diagnostics has created a new business - Diagnostics Information Solutions (DIS) - that is charged with building a modern software stack that will change the way patients are cared for. Our challenge is to bring together complex diagnostic and treatment data to intelligently process and present this data to healthcare professionals which allow for improved patient care. If you want to be a part of revolutionizing the healthcare industry, join us to put your software touch on it!

We are looking for candidates with a deep understanding of modern SaaS products. You'll get to be part of building a SaaS business from the ground up with the ability to influence the product and architecture and lots of opportunities for growth. Plus get to work side by side with a team of world-class doctors and researchers who want to impact global healthcare delivery.

The Position:

The Principal Software Engineer in Test ensures that our releases are of the highest quality by automating quality processes for our software stack as much as feasible. We are looking for talented individuals to apply extensive knowledge of software test fundamentals, quality, and software design of complex enterprise-scale applications.  The person is the quality engineering lead to lead a team of software engineers in test to test our SaaS based application.


Your values align with ours:

  • Customer Empathy, Respect/Earn Trust, Extreme Ownership, Bias for action, Entrepreneurship, Open sharing of information, Data driven, Effectiveness, Resiliency, Grit, Radical Candor, Curiosity, Optimism, Disagree yet commit, Collaboration


  • Manage work allocation, mentor and guide test engineers

  • Automation development: Write functional and non functional automation tests and the supporting, reusable infrastructure to streamline and drive high test coverage.

  • Work with Product and UX to understand and collaborate on defining product deliverables. Write a test plan for release, and test cases from requirements.

  • Write maintainable, reliable, reusable, secure, performant code.

  • Lead and participate in design and code reviews.

  • Create test strategy, test plans and lead their execution

  • Work with our DevOps toolset and extend the automation testing aspects as needed (building dashboards, scripting).

  • Occasional manual tests when automation is not feasible yet.

  • Drive test-related activities early in a sprint and maximize working in parallel with developers.

  • Hone our good software development practices and testing fundamentals, including integration testing against APIs, client libraries, and UI.

  • Maintain a culture that values technical excellence together with support and compassion for individuals.

  • Work with distributed teams and diverse cultures


  • BS in engineering, computer science or related discipline 

  • 8+ years of experience including experience in quality and/or automated testingtest (or equivalent)

  • Experience in leading and mentoring automation engineering team and experience working in agile/scrum environment.

  • Have successfully automated an enterprise-scale web application in the cloud

  • Software development experience in either Java or C++/C#

  • Hands-on experience with multiple test tools - Selenium, JUnit, JMeter etc

  • Experience with healthcare data and workflows (e.g. HL7, FHIR)

  • Experience with QMS for FDA-regulated products

  • Know your way around git and CI/CD tools

  • Quick learner with ability to understand complex data models and workflows

  • Deep AWS experience

  • Test Driven Development

Nice to Have:

  • Masters degree in engineering, computer science (preferred)

  • Full-stack engineer