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Senior Specialist, Software Engineering (multiple openings)



Software Engineering
Rahway, NJ, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Job Description


  • Develop product vision and roadmaps that enable QE to deliver on its strategies.

  • Work with various business, technical, and vendor stakeholders – including QE leadership – to discover opportunities and coordinate with other product owners to deliver solutions using Agile methodologies.

  • Collaborate with systems engineers, software engineers, data services, architecture, test engineers, and operation engineers to enable the product strategy and continually evolve the product.

  • Manage the full product life cycle to ensure that customer/user needs are met and that financial and other targets are achieved.

  • Select, adopt, and adapt appropriate product development methods, tools, and techniques.

  • Analyze market and/or user research, feedback, expert opinion, and usage data to understand needs and opportunities.

  • Prioritize product and service requirements, develop product roadmaps, and own the product backlog.

  • Anticipate changes in customer/user needs.

  • Adapt products and create product retirement and transitioning plans.

  • Partner with other product and engineering teams in global locations to come up with project plans and mitigate risks.

  • Facilitate cross-functional work teams including external vendors to define project scope and objectives, develop preliminary project plan and design.

  • Manage and track product development work, especially when the work spans multiple scrum / delivery teams.

  • Work with system integrators, system vendors, and project team members to advise them on key architectural decisions concerning supporting technologies.

  • Identify specific metrics and mechanisms to measure benefits and plans to activate these mechanisms at the required time.

  • Monitor benefits against what was predicted in the business case. Identify specific metrics and mechanisms to measure benefits and plans to activate these mechanisms at the required time.

  • Telecommuting permitted.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field and 7 years of experience in the position offered or a related software development, testing or operations role, or a Master’s degree in the above mentioned fields and 3 years of specified experience.

  • Must have 3 years of experience with all of the following: leading distributed teams which are comprised of both internal and external resources located on and offshore; manager project in Agile (Scrum) development methodology; planning, organizing, and conducting assessment activity and determination whether appropriate quality control have been applied; working with Tricentis Tosca and LiveCompare; experience with Test management tools ALM and/or Xray; development or operations of Tricentis Tosca integration with test automation tools such as ALM and/or Xray; cloud products (AWS products/services such as API gateway, AppFlow, CloudWatch, Athena, S3, RDS, Lambda, or RedShift); GCP and Azure products and services; Jira, Confluence, or Bitbucket; and SDLC processes.

  • 10% domestic and international travel required.

Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

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Effective September 5, 2023, employees in office-based positions in the U.S. will be working a Hybrid work consisting of three total days on-site per week, generally Tuesday, Wednesday and either Monday or Thursday, although the specific days may vary by site or organization, with Friday designated as a remote-working day, unless business critical tasks require an on-site presence. This Hybrid work model does not apply to, and daily in-person attendance is required for, field-based positions; facility-based, manufacturing-based, or research-based positions where the work to be performed is located at a Company site; positions covered by a collective-bargaining agreement (unless the agreement provides for hybrid work); or any other position for which the Company has determined the job requirements cannot be reasonably met working remotely. Please note, this Hybrid work model guidance also does not apply to roles that have been designated as “remote”.

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Employee Status:



No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:


Travel Requirements:


Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Applicable


1st - Day

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Required Skills:

Data Engineering, Data Visualization, Design Applications, Software Configurations, Software Development, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Solution Architecture, System Designs, Systems Integration, Testing

Preferred Skills:

Job Posting End Date


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Job Posting End Date:08/22/2024

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Requisition ID:R290064