Software Test Engineer

  • Spartan Bioscience
  • Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Jan 15, 2018
Full time Biotech Engineering Entry Level Software

Job Description

Spartan Bioscience is a leading biotech / biotechnology company in Ottawa, Ontario with a point-of-care medical device platform for DNA diagnostics. Spartan is seeking an energetic and meticulous Software Test Engineer to join Spartan’s team of seasoned engineers and help us bring the power of DNA testing to everyone.

Do you want to work on something that really matters? Spartan is bringing rapid, portable DNA testing to the world. Our sample-to-result technology enables unprecedented portability and convenience in applications such as infectious disease, pharmacogenetics, and food and water safety testing. Rapid DNA results improve lives. We need your help to make this world a reality.


  • Reading specifications and producing detailed testing plans
  • Designing, writing, maintaining automated validation tests
  • Interfacing with the support/application team for reproducing defects found in the field
  • Reporting and documentation of test plans, test results, and test coverage
  • Working with the software team to come up with tests for features under development, as well as ways to reproduce or narrow down faults

Qualifications (be very specific in your application):

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1+ years related experience
  • Linux, Python, Git
  • Amazing interpersonal skills
  • Able to work well independently and within a small team


  • Experience with test tools
  • Experience with Medical Devices
  • Experience with manufacturing testing

Top 10 reasons to work at Spartan Bioscience: 

  1. We work because we believe in what we do. No one punches the clock. 
  2. Supportive team. We're here for each other. No lone wolves. 
  3. Comfortable dress code. Jeans and T-shirt if you're not meeting customers. 
  4. Balance work and play. You're allowed to have a life. 
  5. We get things done. No excuses. No red tape. 
  6. Speak your mind. Anyone may challenge the CEO. 
  7. Waste not, want not. We make the most out of what we have. 
  8. Meaningful mission. Faster DNA results improve lives. 
  9. Help make history. Bring the power of DNA testing to everyone. 
  10. There is such a thing as a free lunch after all. Company lunch every Friday.