Software Engineer

February 24, 2023
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Job Description

Batch : 2022 & Earlier

General Summary:

Develops, creates, and modifies general computer applications software or specialized utility programs. Designs test plans, scenarios, scripts, or procedures. Documents software defects, using a bug tracking system, and report defects to software developers. Identifies, analyzes, and documents problems with program function, output, online screen, or content. Develops testing programs that address areas such as software scenarios, error or bug retests, or usability. Participates in product design reviews to provide input on functional requirements, product designs, schedules, or potential problems. 

Minimum Qualifications:• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field.
• 1+ years of experience with Programming Language such as C, C++, Java, Python, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

•     Master’s degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, or related field.  
•     1+ years of experience with Software Test or System Test, developing and automating test plans, and tools (e.g., Source Code Control Systems, Continuous Integration Tools, and Bug Tracking Tools).  

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

•     Determines which work tasks are most important for self, avoids distractions, and completes work in a timely manner.
•     Conducts log analyses to identify where an issue has occurred.
•     Implements a basic testing plan by attempting to cause a failure within a determined area of code.
•     Seeks out learning opportunities to increase own knowledge and skill.
•     Collaborates with others inside project team to accomplish project objectives.
•     Actively seeks answers for new challenges.
•     Gathers, integrates, and interprets information from a variety of sources in order to troubleshoot issues.
•     Escalates technical issues to more senior colleagues.
•     Adapts to minor changes and setbacks in order to manage pressure and meet deadlines.
•     Communicates with project lead via email and direct conversation to provide status and information about impending obstacles.
•     Makes decisions as it pertains to simple coding associated with assigned test development code.
•     Identifies and fixes simple bugs within own code.
•     Drafts preliminary testing information to assist others in developing comprehensive testing plan.

Level of Responsibility:

•     Working under close supervision.
•     Taking responsibility for own work and making decisions with limited impact; Impact of decisions is readily apparent; errors made typically only impact timeline (i.e., require additional time to correct).
•     Using verbal and written communication skills to convey basic, routine factual information about day-to-day activities to others who are fully knowledgeable in the subject area.
•     Completing most tasks with multiple steps which can be performed in various orders; some planning and prioritization must occur to complete the tasks effectively; mistakes may result in some rework.
•     Exercising some creativity to troubleshoot technical problems or deal with novel circumstances.
•     Using deductive problem solving to solve moderately complex problems; most problems have defined processes of diagnosis/detection; some limited data analysis may be required. 

The responsibilities of this role do not include:
•     Financial accountability (e.g., does not involve budgeting responsibility).
•     Influence over key organizational decisions.
•     Role in strategic planning.