QA Engineer

QA Engineer

Location: Portland OR, 97224

Duration: Direct Hire


We are currently recruiting for a Systems Quality Assurance Engineer to develop, find, investigate, report and track defects in our cutting edge Network Management Systems.


This black box test position reports to the Quality Assurance Manager and is responsible for designing and executing tests to evaluate the functionality, robustness and performance of our systems. The successful candidate must have demonstrable test design experience across the full scope (hardware, firmware, software) of multiple complex projects. The candidate will be accountable for designing, implementing and executing tests against our client designed systems.



  • Faithfully represent customer needs and expectations for entire system throughout the full development lifecycle
  • Use experience with networking concepts to anticipate and document errors introduced by design assumptions
  • Verify the fitness of developed  systems using manual black box test strategies
  • Develop test strategies and cases to maximize coverage and  evaluate new technology
  • Design and execute test cases to support concurrent research and development projects
  • Identify customer use cases and setup workflow based test scenarios
  • Enter and manage clear, detailed defect reports
  • Define test procedures
  • Create and manage system performance and integration test cases
  • Mentor Quality Assurance staff on networking concepts and system verification procedures
  • Contribute to project scheduling and planning activities
  • Manage test lab equipment
  • Position requires ability to lift and carry 35 pounds of test equipment at least 40 feet.
  • Performance requires physical attendance



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, research or laboratory science fields
  • Multiple project self-directed test design experience with complex multi-disciplinary technologies
  • Demonstrable experience troubleshooting complex multi-tier, multi-vendor systems
  • Demonstrable experience  designing functional, negative, performance and integration tests for software and hardware systems
  • Experience working closely with System Engineering and Development teams to identify areas of risk and prioritize test tasks
  • Experience identifying errors and faulty assumptions in early design phases
  • Proven track recording of finding defects in complex systems
  • Proven ability to communicate and interact with customers and team members of all experience levels
  • Comprehensive understanding and wide application of technical principals, theories and concepts in the fields of network management, system validation and verification
  • Familiarity and comfort performing in light agile system development methodologies
  • Basic Familiarity with .Net test issues
  • Ability to describe and use common validation and verification topics including: Use case identification, experimental design, test plan design, task scheduling and risk management
  • Comfort configuring common network appliances including router, switches, access points, fire walls, modems and security appliances
  • Ability to read, modify and create Cisco iOS device configuration files
  • Familiarity with Windows Domain and Active Directory administration
  • Ability to articulate and use core networking concepts including: network protocols, FTP, packet sniffing, certificate management, PKI, IPv4 Subnetting and Radius Authentication
  • Ability to set up and maintain a complex TCP/IP network
  • Familiarity with VMware and VSphere
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail is a must
  • Must be able to self-organize workloads and manage all deadlines

Why Kelly®?

With Kelly, you’ll have direct connections to leading IT organizations in the best companies around the globe—offering you the chance to work on some of today’s most intriguing, innovative and high- visibility projects. In a field where change is the only constant, our connections and opportunities will help you take your career exactly where you want to go. We work with 95 of the Fortune 100™ companies, and more than 3,000 IT hiring managers turn to us each year to access the best talent: people like you.

Last year we found 8,000 opportunities for IT professionals. Let us help advance your career today.

About Kelly Services®

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Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females, Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.

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