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Software Quality Assurance Engineer IV

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The Jackson Laboratory

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Software Quality Assurance Engineer IV

The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) ERP IT team is looking for an experienced software quality analyst that can lead the way in automation framework and testing. As a quality leader, this role will require working across IT with Business System Analysts, Application Architects, stakeholders in Operations and Finance, and a host of others on cross-functional and often cross-departmental teams to determine the right testing levels and needs in automation. This individual will then be responsible for developing the testing framework in alignment with the product and industry best practices in mind. Finally, this role is responsible for maintaining automation, manual testing as required, and mentorship of other IT professionals in the testing discipline.

This role will directly support Mouse Operations and Finance business units. This will be an onsite position in Bar Harbor, ME.

Key Responsibilities

Setting testing and automation standards along with best practices for testing practices in the team

Estimating/sizing work at various phases of the project lifecycle

Breaking down efforts into tasks and driving execution to completion, either by completing individually or overseeing others.

Hands on automation development experience, X and .NET preferred

Participating in daily/weekly design meetings and interacting with others to work towards a common solution.

Presenting to peers, team or IT community on technologies ideas, or other projects.

Participate in peer reviews of software/configuration/testing

Mentors developers on the ERP team in software testing practices, appropriate use of automation technologies, proper practices for test suite maintenance, and testing leadership



Bachelor’s degree in Business, Computer Sciences or related field (an equivalent combination of related education, training, and experience may be considered)

5 years’ experience as a test professional, business analyst, and/or developer

Expert understanding of Scrum preferred

Must maintain a HIGH level of ownership and see assignments through to completion based on agreed upon deadlines.

Must be prepared to learn new business processes or application nuances very quickly.

Escalates issues to their leadership in a timely and appropriate manner.

Organizes own workload and works closely with leadership to ensure own workload is clearly defined and coordinated to meet deliverable timelines.

Maintains a working knowledge of JAX’s applications and system integration and is able to understand changes in order to anticipate cross-system or cross-process impacts.


Previous Experience with MS Dynamics AX/Dynamics 365 preferred

Experience with MS SQL Server database

Experience with other ERPs, especially Lawson, is a plus

Advanced experience and demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and Visio.

Knowledge of current principles, practices and techniques of systems analysis.

Knowledge of technical developments and trends in software quality and automation

Knowledge of technical and business writing.

Ability to diagnose application problems quickly and work with others towards effective solutions for them.

Ability to prepare documentation, charts, and graphs pertinent to work assignments.

Ability to express ideas clearly, concisely in understandable form, both orally and in writing.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the business community, vendors, customers, and coworkers.

About Us:

The Jackson Laboratory, (JAX, is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 1,800 employees whose mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. JAX’s research facility in Bar Harbor, Maine is a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center and a world-renowned expert in mammalian genetics. JAX also has facilities in Sacramento, California, and The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut.

JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging and heart disease.

The Jackson Laboratory's 43-acre scenic campus is nestled between the Gulf of Maine and the mountains of Acadia National Park. Some of the best hiking and biking in the world (over 50 square miles of mountains, lakes, views and dramatic coastline) is accessible from our campus. We are one mile from downtown Bar Harbor, which offers a vibrant downtown district with a plethora of restaurants, shops, museums and galleries.

Our Values:

INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is right

PEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all

ONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science

EXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class results

INNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutions

STEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us

What do we have to offer?

JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off and tuition reimbursement. JAX offers an MBA program, a fitness center with an award winning wellness program, and a fully operational primary care facility available to employees and their families.

Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX’s mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.

The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

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