Lead / Senior QA Analyst

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 07/12/17
5 - 7 years experience
IT Consulting/Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 07/12/17

Job Description

Senior IT QA Analyst holds responsibility and may lead the analysis of specifications as well as the environment / systems into which changes are to be made to create detailed testing requirements and performs unit, performance and regression testing ensuring that quality and timeliness goals are met or exceeded.

Level Expectations:

• Possess advanced knowledge of the tools and processes required by the role
• Function well in large-scale, highly complex, cross-functional / cross-platform environment
• Share knowledge, coaches and mentors Standard level resources in area of expertise
• Actively communicate with IT QA Management, IT QA Automation, Development and BSA teams
• Work with operational/business team members, as well as company leadership and customers as necessary

Essential Functions:

• Analysis of specifications and the environment / systems affected by proposed changes to create a valid test strategy
• Perform unit, performance and regression testing, validating test results against expected results, to ensure that test and timeliness requirements are met
• Document and resolve testing issues to ensure a high quality final product is released into Production environment
• May function as Release Coordinator for scheduled releases and release updates
• Assist with the process of ensuring that all standards, and policies and procedures are periodically reviewed for technical accuracy, applicability and industry currency
• Where appropriate, develop test cases ensuring alignment with standards
• Provide testing and project updates to management as required
• Actively communicate with IT QA Management, IT QA Automation, Development and IT Leadership
• Work with operational/business team members, as well as company leadership and customers as necessary
• Develop and maintain strong expertise and knowledge of current and emerging technologies, techniques and tools
• Utilize established processes and tools like HP ALM in the creation of test plans, test cases, and complex test data along with execution, track defects, documentation and follow up on results.
• Design and create test plans, test cases, complex test data and scripts (including automated scripts) along with execution, documentation and proactively follow up on results; and/or support QA environments.
• Contribute to estimation process by providing information for project estimates.
• Create and execute automation scripts using various automation tools

Skills and Education:

• Solid understanding of QA methodology and how it fits into the Software Delivery Lifecycle.
• Proficiency in use of PL/SQL or SQL related tools
• 4-year baccalaureate degree in IT, Computer Science, or similar discipline strongly desired
• 5-7 years experience in system testing (including automation) or QA required
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Ability to adjust to changing priorities, circumstances and direction
• Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with customers and colleagues
• Ability to analyze complex relationships and configuration and communicate results in a clear, summary
• Understand the application concepts and flow in order to identify the re-usable key components for automation purposes
• Ability to quickly understand and design/update automation framework as per the application need
• Advanced hands-on experience with HP ALM, UFT and Load Runner.
• Demonstrated strong technical and analytical skills
• Detail oriented with the ability to work and guide others during time constraints to meet deadlines
• Ability to adapt in a dynamic work environment, learn quickly and solve problems

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