Software Engineer in Test (Remote)

Santiago, CHL

Blackmere Consulting is looking to fill a position on behalf of our client — a business where innovators and doers gather in order to drive significant progress in population genomics. They have come together to work at the intersection of clinical care, research, and genomics. This could be the perfect place for you if you want to make a meaningful impact and join a team that prides itself on driving innovation through fostering a work environment that emphasizes empowering one other to continually learn and grow.

Our client's end-to-end population genomics platform enables health systems, life sciences companies, and payers to advance genomic research and accelerate the integration of genomic data into routine clinical care. They support all aspects of population genomics from recruitment to translational research and help our partners use genomics to improve health outcomes, increase patient engagement, and lower costs. Some of the world's leading health systems use their population genomics platform to power the world’s largest and fastest-growing population genomics initiatives.

For the COVID-19 public health crisis, our client has built one of the nation’s largest COVID diagnostic labs and has been on the leading edge of national viral surveillance efforts tracking B.1.1.7 and other viral strains. 

This is a role that will have an immediate effect on communities around the world. In this position, you will be working with COVID and flu surveillance, supporting COVID testing, and processing thousands of tests every day. The information you glean will benefit national data and government action. You will also help develop and regulate the infrastructure for this process.

We Need Someone Who Values:

  • Curiosity — they are all passionate about the possibilities enabled by having access to your own genome
  • Responsibility — they have an obligation to people and their partners to operate with highly credible research guided by well-respected advisors, with clear and effective communication about their products
  • Agility — flexibility and a desire to be nimble, smart, and effective are important to their culture
  • Follow-through — they’re building a diverse team with amazing track records of achievement in multidisciplinary environments

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work alongside software engineers in an agile environment.
  • Participate in requirements and design review meetings to create comprehensive test strategies/plans.
  • Design, create, enhance, and maintain detailed test cases and conduct testing.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure timely and robust execution of testing as part of a regular release schedule.
  • Report, track and escalate anomalies discovered during testing and ensure closure on issues.
  • Assist in creating, maintaining, and running quality improvement initiatives and automated testing frameworks.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3+ years experience with a focus on software testing
  • Working knowledge of at least one programming language (e.g., Golang, Python, Typescript, Java)
  • Excellent organizational, problem solving, and analytical skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with continuous integration platforms (e.g., CodePipeline, CircleCI).
  • Experience with agile methodologies and automation-first engineering practices
  • Experience with automated testing frameworks (e.g., xUnit, Cucumber, Gingko, Selenium, JMeter)
  • Experience testing cloud-native, microservice-based software architectures
  • Experience testing serverless (e.g., AWS Lambda) and asynchronous (e.g., AWS SQS) software architectures

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in medical, biopharmaceutical, or device industries.
  • Familiarity with regulatory and compliance frameworks including 21 CFR Part 11, 21 CFR 820, Medical Device Data Software (MDDS), GAMP 5, and HIPAA.


  • Competitive compensation, including meaningful equity
  • 401(k) 
  • Health insurance, including medical, dental, and vision
  • 12 weeks of Maternity or Paternity leave
  • 4 weeks of paid Pregnancy Disability
  • Flexible PTO

This is a remote position. Please reach out to us directly for further details. We understand talent comes in all sorts of different configurations. If you're wondering whether you're qualified or not, contact us directly so we can discuss the relationship between work purpose and prior experience.

Blackmere is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.