How to write a Quality Engineer job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Quality Engineer job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimise your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialised, consider including the specialisation in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Quality Engineer job titles

    Quality Engineer
    Senior Quality Engineer
    Prototype Quality Engineer
    Quality Engineer (Part-Time)
    QA Engineer

Quality Engineer job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Quality Engineer job summary

Our security system development company is in immediate need of a Quality Engineer for our software development department. We’re committed to providing our customers with the highest quality security applications and software, both for businesses and individual consumers. Consequently, we’re looking for a dedicated and security-minded professional who likes to provide practical solutions. Our QA department focuses on testing, calibrating, troubleshooting and debugging all software products regardless of their platform. As the QA engineer, you will take control over the department and become accountable for its accuracy. This position is open immediately and offers a highly competitive salary.

Quality Engineer responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organisation and who the employee reports to.

Examples of Quality Engineer responsibilities

    Assist with the development of QA software for our testing facility
    Oversee the production of all software products created by our design and programming team
    Monitor and review quarterly data based on suppliers’ reports
    Review and process all purchase orders in accordance with company policy
    Provide quarterly inspection data and quality assurance reports to senior management
    Institute development protocols for validation plans
    Participate in all QA meetings
    Provide software engineers and developers with necessary analysis tools

Quality Engineer qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Quality Engineer skills

    Bachelor’s degree in business administration, software engineering or related field
    1+ years’ experience in security software industry a plus
    Excellent computer literacy
    Understanding of QA processes for software development, debugging and release
    Ability to objectively review and qualify objective data
    Proven track record of project management success

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