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QA Engineer Hardware

Company: Digital Control Incorporated
Location: Kent
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Digital Control Incorporated (DCI) is the world's leading supplier of underground locating and steering products for the horizontal directional drilling (HDD) industry. Since the introduction of this revolutionary technology 30 years ago, Digital Control has been at the forefront of trenchless technologies that enable the efficient---installation---of underground utilities such as fiber optic, telecom, gas, and water lines world-wide. DCI's products are valued for their durable design, ease of use and uncompromising commitment to customer service.

We are looking for a QA Tester to join our team and work on testing strategy and execution. You will enjoy solving testing challenges while promoting a culture of quality throughout the organization. The ideal candidate has a background in a technical field, strong QA and UAT experience, and has experience working in small to midsize businesses. You are methodical, a self-starter, and passionate about quality which is key to the growth and success of a product.


Test Planning and Strategy

  • Contribute to the development and execution of test plans and test cases for multiple products.
  • Execute test across various testing phases such as functional, stress, destructive, and performance.
  • Perform subsequent data reduction and reviews of executed tests.
    • Participate in design and specification reviews and use this information to design test plans.
    • Contribute to the execution of test plans and test cases for multiple products.
    • Promote QA productivity through automation, tools, and other best practices.
    • Verify and document bugs and testing fixes. Test Execution and Bug Resolution

      • Configure, operate, and maintain tactical information systems. This includes development, test and laboratory representations of fielded systems, as well as the fielded systems themselves.
      • Be responsible for sustaining the lab systems (hardware and software) under test between test events.
      • Investigate and resolve operational problems in conjunction with other engineering and technical personnel.
      • Support field incident condition replication and resolution related to the system under test; generate user documentation for solution implementation or work around.
      • Support the security accreditation efforts for the assigned system.
      • Partner and collaborate with Engineers, Project and Product Managers, to develop a strong understanding of the testing objectives and priorities.
      • Participate in the Agile development process and track and report out sprint progress. Test Support and Collaboration

        • Aid in the diagnosis and resolution of test anomalies to include system /network analysis and reconfiguration.
        • Communicate ideas to improve efficiency and/or repeatability.


          If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with every requirement, we encourage you to still apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or another role at DCI.

          • High School diploma and some college or technical training
          • 3+ years of related experience
          • Experience with manual and integrated HW/SW testing
          • Basic computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
          • Strong problem solving, analytical and interpersonal skills.
          • Strong ability to communicate and collaborate across all levels of the organization.
          • Possess strong organization skills with an ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
          • Flexibility to balance and switch focus across multiple project priorities.
          • Ability to carry 30 pounds.
          • Required to lift 5-10 pounds repetitively.
          • Willing to work outside on pavement or uneven terrain on a regular basis for testing needs.
          • Experience with JIRA, Jenkins, TestRail, and/or SW Coding is a plus.
            • Experience in writing and performing software test plans/procedures.


              • Unparalleled health benefits (PPO plan with no deductibles, no co-pays, DCI covers 99% of costs)
              • Quarterly bonuses: we all share in the success of the company.
              • Professional development
              • 401k match (3% match from DCI regardless of participation, 5% maximum match, 100% vested immediately)
              • 22 days PTO
              • Dog-friendly work environment
              • Parental leave
              • Company covers 100% of payroll taxes for state family medical leave.
              • 11 annual paid holidays plus 1 floating holiday
              • Winter break (we are closed the last week of each year)
              • Free convenient parking and commuter benefits
              • Located in a quiet business park near walking trail.
              • See more benefits information here. Compensation:

                • DCI is proud to offer comprehensive compensation packages including competitive base pay and discretionary quarterly profit-sharing bonuses to all part-time and full-time team members. Base pay is reviewed at a minimum on an annual basis.
                • Pay range: $77,800 - $88,200 per year. Factors considered for pay include the level of skill, experience, training, external market factors, and internal value.
                • Profit sharing bonus: Over the last 3 years, quarterly bonuses ranged between 12% and 27%. Future bonuses could be higher or lower depending on company profits. Why DCI?

                  Work hard, play often... DCI employees are innovative and creative. Our open (forest-like) work environment creates free flowing conversations across all functions. We have gaming days; Lego challenges and ping pong matches to build on our creativity when one hits a roadblock. If that is not enough, our employees bring their four-legged companions (dogs) to work and can take them for a walk around the Green River trail.

                  DCI takes pride in caring a lot about our employees. We believe that employees should not be burdened with benefits expenses, so we provide lucrative health care plans unmatched in most other companies. We also like to eat at DCI and find any excuse to celebrate the most random holidays (Pi Day, Chocolate Ice Cream Day, etc.) We have monthly catered lunches, a fully stocked snack area,---sporting tickets, wellness competitions, and most importantly a team of people who will tell you that DCI is the best place they've ever worked. This is evident by our long service team and low turnover.

                  Hybrid Work Schedule:

                  The position requires schedule flexibility to meet deadlines and the ability to positively motivate others to achieve aggressive goals. It may also require some travel (less than 25%) including to international locations. This position has a primary work location at the Kent, WA location.

                  We Celebrate Inclusion:

                  DCI is an equal opportunity employer. Employment at DCI is based solely on a person's merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. DCI does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or related condition (including breastfeeding), or any other basis protected by law.

                  It is DCI's policy to comply with all applicable national, state and local laws pertaining to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity. The Company's EEO policy includes the full & complete support of the Company and all levels of leadership. Because it's just the right thing to do. We hope you think so, too.

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