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Charles River Laboratories Senior Test Engineer in Charleston, South Carolina

Senior Test Engineer

Req ID #: 83551


USMattawan, MI, US, 49071Wayne, PA, US, 19087Spencerville, OH, US, 45887Senneville, Quebec, CA, H9X 3R3Wilmington, MA, US, 01887Charleston, SC, US, 29407Laval, Quebec, CA, H7V 4B3Ashland, OH, US, 44805Raleigh, NC, US, 27610

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

Responsible for implementing Testing Strategy at Agile squad level and contributing to its relentless continuous improvement. They will be an experienced Testing practitioner and quality assurance champion, working as part of an integrated multi-functional Agile team. They understand the imperative of an “automate first” approach to Testing within a Digital world and are committed to this principle. They are passionate about technology, excited about the impact of emerging innovations and relish working in a constantly evolving environment. This position can be remote or at our Wilmington site.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Implement platform/product Testing Strategy for Agile sprints, and drive it’s improvement through constant learning• Actively contribute to the platform Testing Chapter, supporting colleagues through collaboration, innovation and sharing best practice• As an integral part of the Agile squad, collaborate to continuously improve value delivered, capability and practice, whilst ensuring quality is built into the process• Develop and implement appropriate value adding Test Automation solutions, embedding continuous testing capability into the delivery pipeline• Build an understanding of business priorities, product vision and value drivers• Collaborate closely with SME’s, Designers and Software Engineers to design and execute risk-based, targeted and regression testing coverage• Employ a creative mindset to perform exploratory testing, covering edge cases and deviating from the ‘happy path’ • Expose software failures and unexpected behavioral deviations, share detailed defect information with team and help Product Owner to prioritize • Stay up to date with Testing best practices, industry innovations and trends• Adhere to pertinent regulatory requirements, company policies, practices and procedures (e.g., SOX, SOP, GLP, GMP, etc.)

Job Qualifications

Essential• Minimum of Five (5) years in a Test Engineering role (or equivalent e.g. Software Engineer)• At least Two (2) years’ hands-on using test automation tools within an agile environment• A solid understanding of testing principles and their application within a digital change environment• Agile Testing experience with knowledge of frameworks/methodologies and use of ALM tools (e.g. Azure DevOps, Jira)• Familiar with DevOps concepts and practices• Ability to write/execute automated test scripts• Understanding of RESTful APIs and proficient in writing tests for them• Working knowledge of HTML, CSS, XML, JSON and the HTTP protocol

Desirable:• OutSystems Test or Software Engineering experience • Continuous Automated Testing within a DevOps environment • Experience Testing LIMS systems• Hands on MuleSoft Testing experience• Coding proficiency in one or more object oriented, or scripting languages (e.g. C#, Java, Python, Ruby, Bash, PowerShell, etc.)• Developing and executing Performance Testing (Load, Soak, Stress, Volume etc.)

Other: • Has a growth mindset, is adaptable and embraces change • Wants to unleash inner self-starter and work in an environment that fosters entrepreneurial minds • Believes in culture of radical candor, transparency and trust • Open to learning new ideas outside scope or knowledge skillset• High Emotional Intelligence (EQ)• Strong communication skills with ability to communicate complex technical concepts and align organization on decisions • Sound problem-solving skills with the ability to quickly process complex information and present it clearly and simply • Utilizes team collaboration to create innovative solutions efficiently

About Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of 85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

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