Lead QA Analyst


Santa Ana, CA

Industry: Technology


5 - 7 years

Posted 138 days ago

  by    Naga Babu

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QA Analyst


Santa Ana, CA


Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident (Green Card). 


Please find the description of the position below. 



As a Quality Assurance Lead, you're charged with providing leadership, technical guidance and mentoring to local and off-shore QA teammates for your domain. In addition to typical QA Lead activities like planning, tracking team execution, estimating/coordinating QA activities and reporting, you will be an active member of your domain's agile team and perform QA activities like analyzing stories, writing/executing test cases and documenting defects for application systems, programs, functions, services, and other related software components in response to the enterprise need for high quality. 

Lead Activities 

? Leadership and testing experience throughout the software lifecycle including managing test cases, defects, metrics, and status reporting 

? Lead, guide and monitor analysis, design, implementation and execution of test cases 

? Evaluate team QA resources and leverage their strengths to meet team goals 

? Coordinate on-shore and off-shore QA activities, which may require off-hours calls 

? Track defect status and priority to ensure re-testing occurs in a timely manner 

? Embrace change and manage shifting program priorities 

? Work with Scrum Masters to document sprint progress and results using key metrics 

? Champion and implement processes that infuse quality into the early stages of product development 

? Understand how test automation can be leveraged to improve overall quality and speed of regression testing and to reduce risk 

? Work with release management tools to understand when expected code will be delivered to a test environment 

? Assist with program planning for non-functional testing (load/performance, security, DR, etc) 

? Contribute to QA process improvement initiatives 

? Contribute to your QA team's performance reviews 

? Be a servant leader to your QA team 

? Work closely with other domain QA Leads to ensure proper integration testing is exercised 

? Understands Distributed Architecture and how to test it 

? Champion for same-sprint automation and can drive this successfully 

QA Activities 

? Collaborate with agile team in planning, estimating and committing to sprint QA activities 

? Plan and review strategies to test features and stories with team 

? Collaborate with POs and BAs to understand feature and story conditions of acceptance and gain sign-off of written test cases 

? Create, estimate and update QA tasks during the sprint 

? Coordinate with off-shore QA team members to hand-off work as needed, may require off-hours calls 

? Demo completed features and stories to POs and business 

? Clearly document system defects with repeatable steps to reproduce 

? Re-test resolved defects by re-testing the original test case and related functionality 

? Regression test previous sprint test cases to ensure new functionality isn't impacting application quality 

? Report on progress in daily scrum stand-ups, raising issues, risks and blocks quickly 

? Actively participate in sprint retrospectives to improve team, agile and QA processes 

? Ensure traceability throughout the QA process 

? Excellent SQL writing skills required 

? Strong experience with web services testing / testing APIs 

Basic Requirements 

? 5+ years of technical and quality leadership testing enterprise level software 

? 5+ years of experience developing test plans and test strategies for enterprise level software 

? Experience with Agile development methodologies 

? Ability to work in a large, matrix environment 

? Strong attention to detail and focus on root-cause analysis 

? Strong analytical, problem solving and conflict resolution skills 

? Strong interpersonal and communication skills demonstrated through past experience and results 

? Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing 

? Skilled at leading meetings and making presentations 

? A great attitude 

Other requirements 

? Experience writing SQL queries 

? Experience testing web technologies such as HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS 

? Experience testing sites built using architectural patterns such as Domain Driven Design and contract based testing 

? Experience testing WCF and REST services within a Service Oriented Architecture 

? Familiarity with Team Foundation Server and Microsoft Test Manager 

? Familiarity with the insurance industry.