NEC Energy Solutions, Inc.

  • Senior Software Engineer - SQA

    Job Locations US-MO-Chesterfield
    Posted Date 6 days ago(11/6/2018 9:00 AM)
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    Company Overview

    About NEC Energy Solutions

    NEC Energy Solutions (NEC ES) designs, manufactures, and integrates smart energy storage solutions for the electric grid and applications with critical power needs. Its megawatt-scale energy storage and control systems provide greater stability to the grid while maximizing renewable generation. In telecom, datacenter, and other industrial applications, its high performance lithium-ion battery systems provide better value than traditional lead-acid batteries in tough, critical power applications.

    NEC ES is widely recognized as a pioneer and leader in the market for utility scale energy storage. NEC ES has extensive experience installing and commissioning commercial grid energy storage solutions with power ratings ranging from 50 kW to more than 50 MW at numerous sites around the world. Our GSS® grid energy storage platform has been deployed in commercial revenue service since 2008, with over 250 MW installed, under construction, or in late stages of development. GSS® systems are serving applications globally that include peak shaving, renewable integration (ramp management), frequency response, frequency regulation and voltage regulation.


    Position Overview


    Work directly with the SQA and Software Engineers to implement, maintain and execute a suite of tests for an embedded Linux control system.


    Primary Responsibilities

    • Create test plans
    • Author and execute automated and manual test(s)
    • Execute manual tests when needed
    • Develop testing strategy
    • Generate project test documentation
    • Generate reports for testing results
    • Interface with SQA lead, software developers and product management to refine software test requirements
    • Document and explain testing approach to technical managerial staff
    • Assist with the selection, implementation, configuration and operation of test tools and systems such as, Selenium
    • Assist software developers in establishing an automated unit testing framework for continuous integration
    • Administer Linux test systems
    • Log and track issues using bug tracking system
    • Assist with software support duties upon request



    • Python experience is required; familiarity with other scripting languages will be considered
    • Experience understanding and documenting complex systems
    • Familiarity with source code control systems (Subversion preferred)
    • Web based user interface (UI) testing (HTTP, JavaScript, PHP)
    • Experience with agile development methodologies a plus
    • Familiar with Software Development practices (Agile, SDLC, etc.)
    • Familiar with Defect Tracking systems (Jira preferred)
    • Experience testing in a Linux environment (including installing and maintaining environments)

      Desired (Not Required):
    • Experience with hardware, power or utilities applications
    • Experience with IP networking and protocols

    Key Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Attitudes

    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent
    • 3 -5 years in software testing
    • 3+ years Unix/Linux experience
    • Excellent verbal and written skills
    • Comfortable working in a fast paced, highly collaborative, dynamic work environment 

    Travel: Occasional travel may be required.

    Location: Westborough, MA or Chesterfield, MO.


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