What does a Software Quality Control Engineer do?

A quality engineer is responsible for the generation of a strategic plan to improve the business processes and increase production output. Duties include creating the company's quality standards and testing systems to reflect efficiency, reliability and performance. Quality engineers are also responsible for the creation of documentation that reports issues and errors relating to the production process with efforts placed to find a solution. Depending on the industry and organization, the typical career advancement for a quality engineer is in a managerial or executive position.

A bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field is often required for the job of a quality engineer with most companies expressing a preference for a master's degree. A successful track record working as a quality engineer is also often required by hiring managers. Other valuable skills include a high proficiency in computer technology including Microsoft Office applications and strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Develop inspection methods to analyze product quality
  • Improve product quality by making recommendations for change
  • Work together with relevant teams and departments to improve products
  • Ensure products adhere to company and industry quality standards
  • Brainstorm ideas to create solutions for identified problems
  • Formulate a strategic plan to increase productivity in the business
  • Document results and findings after inspections are carried out
  • Implement a working system to ensure conformity and accuracy in the production process
  • Master's degree in engineering preferred
  • Extensive experience in a quality assurance environment required
  • High proficiency in computer technology and systems operations
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • In-depth understanding of industry market trends and conditions
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work efficiently in a team environment
  • Basic mathematical arithmetic skills
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Software Quality Control Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$82,998 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$59K
Median: $83K
$116K
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Software Quality Control Engineer Career Path

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$80,779/yr
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Read what Software Quality Control Engineer professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
McAfeeMcAfee
Software Quality Engineer
Mar 1, 2021

“Otherwise you will end up doing same work again and again which is not good for your career.”

BDBD
Quality Engineer II
Jan 25, 2021

“Can transfer internally to another position to advance your career or diversify your portfolio if the direct boss is good and supportive.”

Ashriya InfotechAshriya Infotech
Senior Quality Engineer
Aug 18, 2021

“Good payment for your work and recognizes you if you and your work are worth of.”

Aurigo Software TechnologiesAurigo Software Technologies
Quality Engineer
Apr 20, 2020

“small teething problems while started to work from home but got habitual and everything is fixed .”

MathWorksMathWorks
Senior Quality Engineer
Oct 13, 2020

“This restriction makes anyone feel stuck in growing personally and professionally which is already slow.”

QualitestQualitest
Quality Engineer
Feb 25, 2021

“Salary increment issue (I personally faced this but this may not be with everyone)”

AmazonAmazon
Quality Engineer
Jan 29, 2021

“I would say it wasn't a great pleasure working with Amazon it was really hectic work place”

TenoviaTenovia
Senior Quality Engineer
Aug 19, 2019

“Tenovia helped me to build a very good significant career and also adds astute and eminent skills associated to my profile.”

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