Junior QA Analyst in Washington, DC

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Royall & Company   •  

Washington, DC 20001

Industry: Business Services


Less than 5 years

Posted 55 days ago

The Role in Brief:

Quality Assurance Analyst

Do you have an analytical mindset, the ability to pick up new skills quickly, and a strong sense of ownership? Well then, we want you. As a critical member of the application development team, you'll be primarily responsible for testing and validation of new and modified applications, user-interfaces, and databases created via various technological solutions, to ensure site functionality, accuracy, stability, and performance. Applying strong technical, testing, and communication skills, the QA Analyst will collaborate with other QA team members, developers and business partners while providing testing support throughout the entire development life cycle, in order to deliver high quality products to our employees and members.

Our current opportunity is based in Washington, DC or Richmond, VA.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Actively Participate in requirements, design, estimation and test approach discussions
  • Partner with software development and business teams throughout full life cycle development to drive usability and efficiencies
  • Work with the QA and development teams to create test data sets which fully exercise data validation and end-to-end system functionality
  • Validate code changes written in various technologies
  • Verify system usability through comprehensive interface, workflow, and use-case test execution
  • Identify and log defects for any test failures and narrow down the root cause of the problem for efficient investigation by the development team
  • Lead User Acceptance Testing sessions
  • Perform production site, data, and release validations which may occur after business hours or on weekends
  • Maintain regression test plans and perform regression testing prior to deployments
  • Assist with QA process improvement initiatives and cross-team/company activities
  • Assist in the management of operational requests and troubleshoot issues, working with diverse user groups

Basic Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, related field, OR equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years of professional work experience
  • 2+ years of professional QA experience
  • 2+ years experience testing and/or administering Salesforce.com
  • Experience working in an iterative development environment or environment with heavy interaction with developers and business partners
  • Demonstrated knowledge of test methodologies, e.g. regression, functional, integration, performance, etc.
  • Attention to detail, problem-solving, and trouble-shooting skills
  • Ability to consistently meet tight deadlines and work under pressure
  • Ability to work in a rapidly changing and interrupt-driven environment either in a team or autonomously
  • Demonstrable analytical reasoning or quantitative analysis
  • Experience troubleshooting and finding multiple solutions to a complex problem
  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication at all levels in the organization to both technical and non-technical people

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Experience with Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery techniques
  • Experience with analytic tools (Excel, SQL, etc.)
  • Experience testing complex algorithms or aggregations
  • Ability to work on numerous projects at one time
  • Ability to synthesize and interpret technical data
  • Experience constructing comprehensive test plan documentation from business requirement/technical solution design analysis.
  • Salesforce.com Certified Administrator or higher
  • Experience eliciting and understanding requests from non-technical end users

Valid Through: 2019-10-14