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Software Quality Assurance Engineer: Inscripta – Pleasanton, CA

Inscripta is developing the world’s first scalable platform for benchtop Digital Genome Engineering. The company’s advanced CRISPR-based platform, consisting of an instrument, reagents, and software, will offer a fully automated workflow that enables multiplexed, trackable editing of cells at an unprecedented scale. Inscripta’s goal is to empower scientists whose gene editing research is stifled by current technical and licensing limitations. By providing this unique platform and engaging in collaborative business practices, such as making its MAD7 CRISPR nuclease free for research purposes, the company enables scientists to realize a new era of biological discovery.  Due to rapid growth Inscripta has an opening for a Software Quality Assurance Engineer located in either Pleasanton, CA or Boulder, CO.

We are looking for a Software Quality Assurance Engineer to join our Information Systems & Software group. This is a full-time position, to which you would devote substantially all your professional effort.  We are looking for a candidate who can identify, document, and execute test cases for a variety of software packages.  The role requires an experienced candidate with a strong technical background, strong written and verbal communication skills, who can deliver results to both internal and external stakeholders.


  • Quality assurance testing of multiple software platforms including the customer facing Inscripta Engineering Portal (IEP), Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), and reagent tracking systems
  • Quality assurance testing and documentation of laboratory automation software to control robotics and peripheral devices in a controlled laboratory environment
  • Development of automated test scripts
  • Assist internal users with use of software as needed
  • Such other matters as may be determined by yourself and the Company

We seek an individual with a successful track record who must be comfortable with a start-up environment.  The ideal candidate will have:

  • 5+ years of work experience in testing web-based and Windows-based software applications involving a graphical user interface against complex business requirements and rules
  • Experience in developing excellent user acceptance, functional, and regression test cases
  • Experience writing software test plans and test reports
  • Experience writing comprehensive bug reports using software bug/feature request tracking systems
  • Demonstrated competency in using PC software including MS Office and email
  • Experience scripting and implementing automated test suites is a plus
  • Experience with Agile Scrum or Agile Kanban methodologies is a plus
  • Experience with relational database systems and some knowledge of SQL is a plus
  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering or Life Sciences is preferred

Inscripta offers a competitive base salary, bonus plan, benefits package and stock options to all team members. Join us and work with a great team of people developing the world’s first scalable platform for benchtop Digital Genome Engineering. At Inscripta we don’t just accept difference —we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our innovation, and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace because the more inclusive we are as a company, the better our work will be. Inscripta is headquartered in Boulder, CO with offices in Pleasanton and San Diego, CA. This role can work out of either Pleasanton, CA or Boulder, CO locations.



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