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Quality Assurance Test Engineer

Defines, develops, maintains, and executes test scripts for IT projects and/or maintenance items in an Agile environment.  Strives to ensure that user stories and/or system requirements are satisfied for internal and external application users with a more technical testing focus.  Ensures project/sprint testing is complete and testing risks are identified prior to implementation.  Manages defects from identification to closure through the Agile Software Development Life Cycle.

 

Job Description 

  • Integrated Scrum team member that is responsible for upholding and ensuring quality assurance standards; contributes and participates in all Scrum activities and ceremonies.
  • Reviews requirements/user stories and specifications and provides input during requirements and user story walkthroughs; participates in providing sprint estimates
  • Defines, develops and maintains test cases, nUnit scripts, and/or automated scripts utilizing or Selenium; Robust focus on white-box testing
  • Independently executes test plans and test scripts based on planned project schedules and in accordance with QA methodology.
  • Develops and executes Unit tests, SQL queries, ability to validate API and interfaces
  • Proactively escalates issues to the Scrum Master and alerts the project/Scrum team on potential impact to test schedule.
  • Records and tracks defects uncovered during the execution of tests scripts.  Drives defect towards resolution; proposes and designs retest cases, scripts and data.  Contributes to the defect management: defect status, root cause, daily triage meeting.
  • Provides timely and accurate status defect information and appropriate metrics to facilitate QA reporting.  Reports individual status: dashboard information, open issues, risk analysis.
  • Participates in Production Support Testing as needed.
  • Provides consistent and uninterrupted testing service to the organization and minimizes risk of systems down time.
  • Adheres to established standards and methodologies.  Utilizes tools and methodologies to improve individual effectiveness and to increase efficiencies in the QA and Scrum processes.
  • Develops and sustains appropriate relationship with peers and other project team members

 

Requirements

  • Strong leadership capabilities, good judgment and the ability to work effectively with a diverse workforce.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and planning ability.  Detailed oriented. Observational.
  • Ability to multi-task to accomplish workload efficiently. Excellent time management.
  • Good work ethic and general business acumen.
  • Proficient on Microsoft Office suite.
  • Experience with system development lifecycle.  Extensive knowledge of test engineering methodologies. 
  • Working knowledge of testing concepts, verification and validation techniques, defect management, quantitative methods, risk management and measurement programs.
  • Understanding of relational database principles, client/server infrastructure, and n-tier architecture concepts.
  • Working knowledge of defect tracking, quality principles and testing tools.
  • Knowledge of Sybase, Oracle, Web and Middle tier testing.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Minimum of 5 - 8 years’ experience in Quality Assurance.
  • 1+ years’ experience in leading test projects.  Training on project management or equivalent knowledge.

Soft Skills

  • Understanding and applying guidelines for ethical decision making:
  • Acts in the best interest of the organization
  • Demonstrates integrity in all situations
  • Hold self and others to Company’s values
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