Software Test Engineer at 3M (San Antonio, TX)

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Job Description:

Software Test Engineer

Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World

Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it's equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 96,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

"At 3M, thanks to our culture where people feel like they belong, can grow and are appreciated, we are more than the sum of our parts. Our different perspectives and experiences help us solve some of the world's toughest challenges together." - Zoe Dickson, executive vice president and chief Human Resources officer at 3M

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.

The Impact You'll Make in this Role
As a Software Test Engineer, you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:
  • Developing software verification & validation test project plans including regression planning and testing of software during the development process
  • Effectively manage test project schedules by communicating project workload, executing these planned activities, and coordinating with the larger project team.
  • Planning and executing team meetings including but not limited to Test Approach, Test Readiness, and Pre-Release Review. Participates in project team meetings.
  • Working closely with Design Lead, Software Lead, Design Control Lead, and project managers to ensure compliance to 3M software development procedures and software standards. Contributes to system level hazard analysis and software risk assessments. Coordinates project software test workflow prioritization forecasts their resource requirements and communicates changes. Generates test guidelines for testing software during development, designs and builds tools/ fixtures for embedded software during the development phase.
  • Developing and implementing automated test procedures to streamline testing processes. Places a strong emphasis on continuous improvement and cost-effective innovation through new and improved technologies and innovative processes.
  • Coordinating test activities with the project team. Generates software test documentation compliant to Acelity procedures.

Your Skills and Expertise
To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M requires (at a minimum) the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or higher (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
  • Two (2) years of software testing experience in a private, public, government or military environment

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Engineering (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
  • Five (5) years of experience testing software in electromechanical devices within a private, public, government or military environment
  • Experience in design validation & verification within the medical device industry
  • Experience performing risk assessments on software programs
  • Project Management experience

Location: San Antonio, TX

Travel: May include up to 5% domestic travel

Relocation Assistance: May be authorized

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).

Supporting Your Well-being

3M offers many programs to help you live your best life - both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope.

Resources for You

For more details on what happens before, during and after the interview process, check out the Insights for Candidates page at

Learn more about 3M's creative solutions to the world's problems at or on Twitter @3M.

Responsibilities of this position include that corporate policies, procedures and security standards are complied with while performing assigned duties.

Our approach to flexibility is called Work Your Way, which puts employees first and drives well-being in ways that enable 3M's business and performance goals. You have flexibility in where and when work gets done. It all depends on where and when you can do your best work.

Pay & Benefits Overview:

3M is an equal opportunity employer. 3M will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status.

Please note: your application may not be considered if you do not provide your education and work history, either by: 1) uploading a resume, or 2) entering the information into the application fields directly.

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More Information on 3M
3M operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Maplewood, MN and Cottage Grove, MN. 3M was founded in 1902. It has 64670 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 6 open jobs at 3M, click here.
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