Software Test Engineer

Date: Sep 8, 2023

Location: Fort Collins, CO, US, 80525

Company: Lincoln Electric


Wolf Robotics, a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric, has had over 8,400 installations, our team of automation professionals has implemented solutions for the toughest metal working projects around. We foster an environment that encourages our group of bright, talented, and skilled employees to design and develop new products. 

Req. ID: 23516 


Lincoln Electric Automation – The Company

Lincoln Electric Company, has been the industry leader for over 30 years in the robotic automation of welding, cutting, material removal, grinding, and press brake operations.  We have provided industry solutions to the fabricators of construction, agricultural, mining, off-road, energy, and transportation equipment.  Through the expertise of our personnel we develop numerous specialty products that increase productivity and maintain quality. The innovative designs and solutions we create are produced to meet or exceed our customer expectations.


Position Summary: 

This position is responsible to support the development of new industrial robotics technologies in an innovative and entrepreneurial environment. The successful candidate with be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive QA and support plan for software development activities across several products and libraries. The scope will span from automated testing to hands-on manual testing. This position will augment the development team at all stages of the software development life-cycle including requirements analysis, high-level design, low-level algorithms, deployment, and maintenance.



  • Work "hands-on" with industrial robotic systems
  • Develop and maintain industrial robotic domain knowledge
  • Collaborate effectively in a small team of software developers, domain experts, and roboticists
  • Execute independently and effectively on ill-defined problems where a specification may not exist
  • Develop an understanding of our software development processes
  • Formulate QA/test systems and processes to improve quality and velocity of software products
  • Master the use of several different exist software products
  • Work with developers to define DevOps, QA, and testing procedure/processes with emphasis on CI/CD automation
  • Implement various test levels (i.e. smoke screens, in-depth regression tests, functional hardware integration tests, etc.)
  • Develop and execute manual “hands-on” test procedures in a tight cadence with software developers
  • Develop and execute tests within simulated and real robotic environments
  • Work to reduce level of effort required in manual testing by driving test automation
  • Develop and coordinate with off-site manual testers
  • Gather internal and external user feedback (bug reports, features requests, issue replication/investigation)
  • Propose code changes, work with developers to implement bug fixes/improvements
  • Work with both ABB and Fanuc industrial robots


Core Qualifications:

  • Industrial robotics domain knowledge (ABB, Fanuc, welding, cutting, other fabrication processes) or similar experience with complex machinery in other domains
  • Experience developing and executing manual “hands on” test procedures
  • Experience with source control, collaboration, and continuous integration tools (e.g. Git, SVN, Azure DevOps, GitLab, etc.)
  • The innate desire to derive satisfaction from a job well done and to seek out challenging (and rewarding) tasks


Desirable Qualifications:

  • BS in computer science, computer / electrical / mechanical engineering or relevant experience
  • Experience with CI/CD YAML pipelines and automated testing
  • Experience with coded-UI tests (desktop and web)
  • Hands-on mechanical and electrical knowledge helpful


Behavioral Skills Required:

  • Strong interpersonal skills,
  • Team oriented
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic agenda
  • Resourceful with strong problem solving skills
  • Must be able to solve difficult customer problems


Physical Demands and Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Physical demands: Work is usually a mix of sedentary and walking.  Use of the telephone is extensive. In the office there is minimal reaching, bending and lifting in relationship to documents and stored records. When at a customer facility, there will be lifting, reaching, bending, dragging, pulling and carrying of parts and equipment.  This individual may have to walk long distances to reach the equipment within the customer’s facility.
  • Work environment: This individual may have to sit for long periods of time. The noise level is usually moderate. Traveling may be unplanned and immediate; hours may be irregular.


Wage Rate: $78,274.00 - $105,000


Lincoln Electric Automation Inc., (Wolf Robotics), a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc., has had over 8,400 installations, our team of automation professionals has implemented solutions for the toughest metal working projects around. We foster an environment that encourages our group of bright, talented, and skilled employees to design and develop new products. We are proud to offer our full time candidates a comprehensive benefit programs which include:


  • Health Insurance with HSA and FSA options
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Short and Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • 401(k) with a Company Match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Bonus

Participation in any of the benefit plans and programs made available to employees/candidates meeting eligibility requirements. Lincoln Electric Automation Inc., reserves the right to amend or terminate any benefit plan or program at any time in accordance with applicable law.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


Lincoln Electric is a $3.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 11,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 56 manufacturing locations in 19 countries, we are well positioned to continue this partnership and poised to grow with our customers. As a part of that continuing legacy, you will contribute to a new generation of innovation and experience the pride that comes with being part of the solution to the world’s challenges.  It is a great time to be part of the welding industry!


Lincoln Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.  Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of Lincoln Electric without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become property of Lincoln Electric.  Verbal or written commitments from any other member of Lincoln Electric will not be considered binding terms.  Lincoln Electric will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.


Employment Status: Salary Full-Time 
EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Fort Collins
Nearest Secondary Market: Loveland

Job Segment: Testing, Welding, Quality Assurance, Computer Science, Developer, Technology, Manufacturing