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Staff Software Test Engineer

Vicarious Surgical

Vicarious Surgical

Quality Assurance
Waltham, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024

Vicarious Surgical is hiring a Staff Software Test Engineer to join its growing Software Test Team. Working closely with the Integration and Automation team, this critical team member will play a crucial role in driving test development efforts for the software that controls our novel surgical robot, for which we are in aggressive product development mode.

As a Staff Test Engineer on this team, you will develop and execute manual and automated test procedures for our surgical robot system. You will work in a diverse team of software engineers in an agile development environment reviewing requirements, user stories and developing and executing acceptance tests for those requirements and documenting results.

Vicarious Surgical is a next generation robotics company developing a disruptive technology with the goal of increasing the efficiency of surgical procedure, improving patient outcomes and reducing healthcare costs.


  • Developing test scenarios, test protocols and test scripts.
  • Executing manual and automated software test procedures to verify requirements.
  • Identifying the tests for Manual and Automated testing and plan the overall test and regression suite.
  • Participate in requirements review for testability.
  • Implement continuous testing during Sprint and regression testing (if manual) at appropriate milestones during development.
  • Report defects, tracking re-verification and closing.
  • Plan and Perform formal software V & V testing during the V & V phase.
  • Support early testing and assist scrum teams in determining key findings and collaborate to enhance the overall system’s design.
  • Develop verification and validation of test tools where required and in advance of formal DV schedules.
  • Support technical reviews and participate in system design reviews.
  • Participate and own the development of testing infrastructure for Manual as well Automated Tests.

About You

  • Bachelors or equivalent in any scientific or technical field.
  • 8 + years of experience in software testing of complex electromechanical device in the medical device industry.
  • Strong command over IEC62304 and excellent familiarity with TIR45.
  • Keen attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to mentor newer or junior team members.
  • Positive can-do demeanor and inculcates the same with other team members.
  • Ability to work very well with geographically distributed teams and can work with teams from a very diverse background.
  • Has worked in an Agile/Scrum environment.

Nice to Have

  • Previous experience with C/C++/Python.
  • Prior experience testing robotic software systems within the medical/surgical robotics space.
  • Experience with test management tools like Jama or similar.
  • Previous verification or validation experience in medical device projects from early development through commercialization.

Together, we share a love for learning and we are passionate teachers. As a company, we set ambitious goals and individually, we share in that ambition. At the office, we enjoy each other’s company during monthly social, catered lunches and company celebrations.

Please note that at Vicarious Surgical, we follow COVID-19 safety protocol, which may include compliance with vaccination, testing and masking requirements.