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Principal Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

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Date: Aug 1, 2021

Location: Lakewood, CO, US

Company: Terumo BCT, Inc.

Requisition ID:  25808  


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, our 7,000+ global associates proud to come to work each day, knowing that what we do impacts the lives of patients around the world.


We make medical devices and related products that are used to collect, separate, manufacture and process various components of blood and cells. With our innovative technologies and service offerings, we touch a patient’s life every second of every day and are committed to continuing to increase the number of patients we serve.


With some of the best and brightest minds in the industry, an unmatched global footprint, comprehensive benefits and a distinct culture, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is a great place to work, grow and be part of a team that is focused on making a difference. Consider joining our team and unlock your potential. 


Work closely with architects and team leaders to provide technical leadership with the ability to influence and inspire change in our organization. Closely collaborate with technology and product leadership to orchestrate medium to large scale development efforts as a member of a scrum team. May work on several components of a project, and or a complex component of a project within multiple cross-functional teams.



  • Designs and provides leadership for the functional group's technical development, direction and effectiveness.
  • Remain hands-on, contributing to multiple codebases, while also providing technical leadership within the scrum team(s). Works beyond routine nature of tasks. Is forward thinking; designing efficient and effective solutions through thoughtful planning.
  • In collaboration with the architecture team, drives standards on code quality, reliability, scalability, and performance.
  • Implements and maintains software automation tools based on software development technologies.
  • Advises functional group on software test automation feasibility, implementation, process improvements and maintenance plans.
  • Demonstrates expert level computer science fundamentals such as design patterns,  data structures, OOP and software design.
  • Demonstrates expert level application of Source Code Management tools.
  • Designs frameworks and implements design patterns to support performance and security testing.
  • Supports performance and security testing activities at all levels of the test pyramid.
  • Coordinates with third-party partners in developing and executing performance and security testing.
  • Collaborates across teams to enhance Continuous integration/ Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) techniques across teams.
  • Trains and coaches functional group on developing automated software tests using TDD techniques and creating build pipelines.
  • Design, develop and manage dynamic software test data creation.
  • Organizes and controls the software testing process to help deliver high quality software.
  • Creates training documentation & conducts knowledge transfer sessions for functional group.
  • Trains and coaches functional group on developing automated software tests using the established software automation framework.
  • Troubleshoots environmental set-up issues related to software test automation.
  • Collaborates effectively with peer engineers and architects to solve complex problems spanning their respective areas to deliver end-to-end quality.
  • Approve Code/Test Reviews.
  • Participates in all levels of testing as required.
  • Drives discussions for determining appropriate level at which to test the implemented functionality.
  • Demonstrates mastery of traditional white and black box software test techniques.



  • Manages and provides leadership for the functional group’s development, direction, and effectiveness, adhering to organizational policies and processes and supporting overall business and corporate objectives.
  • Collaborates with regulatory and quality peers to improve processes to support industry and Company regulatory and software quality standards.
  • Responsible for oversight of the SQA/testing activities across all teams, ensuring adherence to best practices, consistency across the organization, maintainability and reusability of tests across the organization.
  • Ensures release of software, writes verification reporting, performs reliability assessments, deferred issue reporting, requirements traceability, readiness statement and review, and process verification.
  • Manages cross-functional risk analysis reviews, FMECA updates and FMECA traceability.
  • Works closely with scum master, product owner, and functional management to train, enforce, and enhance Agile principles and practices.
  • Demonstrates required competencies and grow in the Leadership Competency Model.





Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or, equivalent of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.



Minimum 8 years experience in an SDET role.



  • Proficient in object-oriented programming and applications/embedded software development .NET C# ,C++, Python, Typescript/Angular 8+, T-SQL.
  • Proficient in unit testing using tools like Nunit, xUnit or jUnit, Catch2 for C++ unit testing, using tools like RestAssured,  Postman/Swagger for API testing and using tools like Cucumber and Selenium or Protractor for System testing.
  • Experience implementing solutions to maximize test efficiency and scalability.
  • Proficient in prescribing and implementing automated testing principles and best practices for unit, component, interface, and system level tests.
  • Ability to assimilate knowledge quickly with a strong sense of urgency and enthusiasm.
  • Demonstrated team-oriented behavior and ability to work well in collaborative relationships.
  • Encourages others to learn and adopt new technologies.
  • Pushes self and helps others achieve results.
  • Provides timely and helpful information to others across the organization.
  • Takes constructive action to navigate difficulties or obstacles.
  • Manages the risk that comes with moving forward when the outcome isn’t certain.
  • Decisively makes high-quality decisions, even when based on incomplete information or in the face of uncertainty.
  • Balances the interests of multiple stakeholders.
  • Settles differences in productive ways with minimum noise.


Target Pay Range:  $0.00 to $135,000.00  -  Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data
Target Bonus on Base:  15.0%


At Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies, we provide competitive total reward offerings that consist of compensation, benefits, recognition, along with a wealth of other well-being, work-life and recognition programs which support in unlocking the potential for you and your family. Included in our expansive list of benefits offerings are multiple group medical, dental and vision plans, a robust wellness program, life insurance and disability coverages, also a variety of voluntary programs such as group accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, pet insurance and much more. To help you save for retirement, we offer a 401(k) plan with a matching contribution and for work-life balance we have vacation and sick time programs for associates. For us, it’s about protecting the personal welfare of our associates and their families, helping to achieve personal goals and offering those extra touches for convenience, security and overall peace of mind.


  • Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is part of Terumo Group, founded in 1921 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.
  • In 2019, Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies reached $1 billion in revenue.
  • We employ nearly 7,000 associates globally, with global headquarters in Lakewood, CO, U.S., and regional headquarters in Brussels, Buenos Aires, Singapore and Tokyo.
  • We manufacture devices, disposable sets and solutions at our facilities in Belgium, India, Japan, Northern Ireland, the U.S. and Vietnam. Our global presence enables us to serve customers in more than 130 countries.
  • Our core values help set our direction, guide our actions and keep us true to our corporate mission of contributing to society through healthcare.
    • Respect – Appreciative of others
    • Integrity – Guided by our mission
    • Care – Empathetic to patients
    • Quality – Committed to excellence
    • Creativity – Striving for innovation
  • We contribute to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), raising $1.3 million USD since 2007.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.  All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, order of protection status, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, military status or an unfavorable discharge from military service.


Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies is committed to providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment. Our Colorado campus locations are tobacco-free workplaces and we maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing and detailed background verification. 

Nearest Major Market: Denver

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