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Danaher Corporation Senior Manager - Business Application Testing in Sunnyvale, California

NOTE: This position can be based remotely from anywhere in the United States

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. With our GeneXpert® System, we’ve taken the most sophisticated molecular technology and packaged it into an automated, easy-to-use format that has quickly become the platform of choice worldwide. From the largest laboratories to small physician offices, our game-changing solution delivers critical answers when clinicians and patients need them most. Through strong molecular biology capabilities and ongoing product innovation, we are focused on developing tests for healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical infectious disease, virology, and oncology applications. Come join our vision for a better way and help make life better for us all! For more details, visit us at www.cepheid.com or follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).


The Senior Manager – Business Application Testing role leads the IT applications testing function and ensures Cepheid IT use the best testing methodologies and tools to increase the quality of our application deployments while optimizing the effort needed.

Essential job responsibilities:

  • Establish a robust application testing methodology to increase Cepheid IT’s testing maturity and the quality of our application deployments

  • Work with IT partners to embed the testing methodology into Cepheid’s SDLC process

  • Promote the use of test automation for regression testing and also as early as possible in the development process

  • Run the suite of testing tools used by Cepheid IT (e.g Tricentis Tosca) and identify and implement new tools to support other testing process (e.g. electronic management of manual testing and computer system validation)

  • Plan and lead the test effort on some large projects, including estimating the effort required

  • Advise project managers on the most efficient testing approaches to use for their respective projects and help them plan resource requirements.

  • Lead a team of insourced/outsourced testers or test engineers that complement the application development teams by providing test automation support and performing some testing activities

  • Lead external providers to deliver on committed SLAs for testing activities

  • Evaluate, select and supervise new vendors (applications or consulting) when needed to support testing requirements not covered by existing partners or solutions

  • Regularly communicate testing status and application quality (defects) within IT and to project partners and sponsors

Minimum requirements:

Education and Experience (in years):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Business, or related field or the equivalent in work experience.

  • 10+ years of experience with the testing of enterprise applications, including SAP and other packaged applications as well as SaaS and bespoke applications on multiple technologies

  • 5+ years in a Testing Lead role, running an insourced/outsourced team of test engineers and testers

Knowledge and skills:

  • Experience developing testing approaches for business applications ( SAP and Salesforce) that include both manual and automated testing

  • Experience working in an FDA-regulated company and familiarity with Computer Systems Validation requirements, testing processes and artefacts

  • Sound knowledge of software testing concepts, principles, techniques and methodologies

  • Experience implementing and leading electronic test management solutions, to support both automated testing and manual testing as well as defect management

  • Deep knowledge of test automation solutions, with good knowledge of Tricentis Tosca

  • Experience with test data management methodologies across multiple integrated systems

  • Experience using testing metrics for decision-making and process improvement

  • Understanding of major business processes in a global manufacturing company (Order Management, Supply Chain, Finance, Manufacturing, Quality)

  • Strong relationship building skills, within IT and the business user community

  • Good ability to influence others and to work effectively in a multi-functional and cross-regional matrixed environment.

  • Ability to identify, clarify and resolve testing project issues and risks as needed.

  • Strong leadership skills, with the ability to set clear goals for the team, motivate, support and guide them and get the best performance out of them

  • Good analytical problem solving and fact-finding skills

  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills

  • A passion for quality, testing and continuous improvement

Preferred requirements:

  • Software testing certification

  • Advanced knowledge of SAP ERP and Salesforce

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.

Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf.


Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 202-419-7762 or e-mail applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.


When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at 202.419.7762 or applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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