Quality Assurance Analyst - Highly Skilled

Orlando, FL

Post Date: 07/26/2017 Job ID: 24307 Industry: Other Area(s)

JOB DESCRIPTION

Strategy and Planning
  • Develop and establish quality assurance measures and testing standards for new applications, products, and/or enhancements to existing applications throughout their development/product lifecycle.
  • Prepare and deliver reports, recommendations, or alternatives that address existing and potential trouble areas in IT systems and projects across the organization.
  • Create and execute test plans and scripts that will determine optimal application performance according to specifications.
  • Verify and revise quality assurance standards as needed.
  • Ensure that testing activities allow applications to meet business requirements and systems goals, fulfill end-user requirements, and identify existing or potential issues.
  • Collaborate with software/systems personnel in application testing, such as system, unit, regression, load, and acceptance testing methods.
  • Make recommendations for improvement of applications to programmers and software developers or engineers.
  • Communicate test progress, test results, and other relevant information to project stakeholders and management.
  • Test any new software to ensure integration into company systems meets functional requirements, system compliance, and technical specifications.
  • Analyze formal test results in order to discover and report any defects, bugs, errors, configuration issues, and interoperability flaws.
  • Assist in the development of change control processes, practices, and guidelines for new and existing technologies.
  • Participate in developing, distributing, and coordinating in-depth end-user reviews for modified and new systems or applications.
  • Cultivate and disseminate knowledge of quality assurance best practices.

 

Position Requirements 
  • Strong knowledge of system testing best practices and methodologies.
  • Extensive experience with core software applications, including Microsoft web, client/server, eCommerce and Mobile applications.
  • Direct hands-on experience with ad hoc query programs. Microsoft SQL Server, automated testing tools, and reporting software.
  • Proven data analysis, data verification, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Good project management skills and/or substantial exposure to project-based work structures.
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent listening, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Plan test schedules in accordance with project scope or delivery dates; develop test plans, test procedures and test scenarios.
  • Perform system, functional, interface, integration and regression testing.
  • Apply analytical and problem solving skills to validate IT and business processes through careful testing.
  • Collaborate with developers, business analysts and other QA analysts in application testing and defect management.
  • Manage, execute and track test activities including scripts, results and quality decisions.
  • Report test results, document software defects using a bug tracking system and communicate defects to software developers.
  • Develop and communicate test metrics to project management, business analyst and customers.
  • Flexibility in work schedule to work occasional evenings and/or weekends to meet deadlines

 

Position Qualifications:
  • Must have 3+ years of experience in Quality Assurance
  • Must have an in-depth understanding of the SQA life-cycle from functional requirements gathering to the design and execution of automated and manual system level tests.
  • Must have a solid understanding of the role of QA in the software development process and have proven successes.
  • Must be detail oriented and have excellent problem solving skills
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have the ability to work in a rapidly changing environment
  • Must have experience working successfully in a collaborative, team– oriented environment
  • Must have previous experience using test management and tracking tools.
  • Must have an understanding of relational databases and data structures.
  • Must have proficient knowledge in the Microsoft Office suite.
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