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Software testing Specialist

Reference: 058909_2
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Validation Specialist II

This is an exciting opportunity to work within a fast paced, busy environment for a leading global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries.  This person will provide testing support specializing in execution, documentation and test script writing.



·         WFH opportunities (depending on the candidate) – this would still need to be discussed on a case by case basis with the hiring manager and Directors and will be dependent on their overall experience level

·         Work/Life Balance is fundamental therefore we can offer a flexible schedule

·         Longevity, it’s not just a job but a career.  We work as a team/family, average time for PMs/TPMs/Validation/Programming is more than 5 years with ICON (many people have been here 10+)

  • Career Path and Growth.  Support from the whole of ICON because we are part of the larger CRO organization, not simply a stand-alone IRT vendor.  Allows for exposure to all departments and opportunities across ICON as a whole.   

·       Global department with almost 24/7 coverage and support.  Our India team steps in to work while you’re asleep to ensure progress and delivery.   




Overview of the Role

  • Recognize, exemplify and adhere to ICON's values which center around our commitment to People, Clients and Performance.

  • As a member of staff, the employee is expected to embrace and contribute to our culture of process improvement with a focus on streamlining our processes adding value to our business and meeting client needs.

  • Travel (approximately 0%) domestic and/or international

  • *Conduct testing activities according to relevant ICON Standard operating procedures (SOP’s) and appropriate regulations.

  • *Execute formal test scripts and complete associated documentation and ensure test results are reported accurately.

  • Complete test execution for simple to moderate complexity systems.

  • *Write and execute change control test scripts and complete associated documentation and ensure test results are reported accurately.

  • *Communicate with lead/manager and/or team regarding system testing progress and issues.

  • Complete assigned tasks within timeline constraints and report any quality issues to lead or manager in a timely manner.

  • Other responsibilities may be assigned as required.

Role Requirements

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • US/LATAM/CAN:  minimum 1 year of experience in software testing.

  • EU/APAC:  Prior relevant experience in software testing.

  • Prior relevant experience in testing application in Water Fall or Agile /Scrum development process is preferred.

  • Prior relevant experience in all aspects of Software testing Life Cycle (STLC) such as Test Plan preparation, Test Script preparation, Test execution, Defect reporting and tracking is preferred.

  • Successfully manage multiple tasks and timelines.

  • Liaise professionally with team members and system users.

  • Perform assigned tasks with moderate supervision.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Bachelor’s degree, or local equivalent, in information systems, science, or related discipline or relevant experience.

  • An alternative combination of experience, education and training determined by management to be equivalent to the foregoing.

Benefits of Working in ICON


 Other than working with a great team of smart and energetic people, we also offer a very competitive benefits package that is among the best in the industry.  This varies from country to country so a dedicated recruiter will discuss this with you at interview stage.   Working at ICON is more than simply a job, it’s a career.  Our team members have been with ICON on average 5+ years and many have been with us for beyond 10 years.  We offer flexible working schedules and work from home may be an option, depending on the role, your experience and location.  We care about our people as they are the key to our success. We provide an open and friendly work environment where we empower people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long term career.  


What’s Next?


Following your application you will be contacted by one of our dedicated recruiters and if successful we will be able to provide you with more details about this opportunity.


ICON is an equal opportunity employer - M/F/D/V and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.



ICON is an equal opportunity employer - Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans and committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.



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