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Lead QA Engineer - (OFR0122)

Location Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States Wilmington, Delaware, United States Job ID R-122987 Date posted 02/11/2021

Lead QA Engineer – Gaithersburg, MD/ Wilmington, DE

At AstraZeneca, we put patients first and strive to meet their unmet needs worldwide. Working here means being entrepreneurial, thinking big and working together to make the impossible a reality. If you are swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.

About the role

Reporting to the Head of Digital Patient Solutions, the QA leader is responsible for providing technical leadership across a portfolio of products. As a leader, you will help shape the future of our oncology and biopharma SaMD products.

This is a hands-on and strategic role which works closely with product, design, engineering and regulatory to design, build and launch patient centric digital experiences. The successful candidate will manage QA iterations that support meet the FDA requirements and ensure our products meet and exceed business expectations.


  • Be part of the Digital Patient Solutions leadership team and influence our path forward
  • Lead and mentor a team of QA engineers on SaMD QA best practices
  • Collaborate with leaders from product and regulatory units to define product requirements and roadmap
  • Design and develop test plans across multiple product lines
  • Automate, automate, automate…
  • Ensure timely delivery of product and feature with high degree of quality

Minimum qualifications:

  • 10+ years of hands-on experience testing software components
  • In-depth knowledge best-practice QA methodologies from Unit testing through behavioral to security and scalability
  • In-depth knowledge of multiple testing frameworks: frontend, backend, mobile and AI

Preferred qualifications:

  • Intimate understanding of the SaMD product development process and adhering to FDA regulations
  • Strong experience ensuring quality across a product portfolio
  • 5+ years in a managerial role coupled with strong people skills that contribute to an open and collaborative environment
  • Experience building and managing teams.
  • Experience in debug, troubleshooting, and failure analysis investigation.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Math, Computer Science, Information Science, or equivalent degree is preferred but not required. We will hire self-taught engineers, designers and leaders without a formal education given you have evidence of rich history of software engineering and/or product delivery.
  • High School Diploma

Why AstraZeneca?

At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.

So, what’s next?

  • Are you already imagining yourself joining our team? Good, because we can’t wait to hear from you.
  • Are you ready to bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the table? Brilliant! We have one seat available and we hope it’s yours.

Where can I find out more?

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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