Software Quality Assurance Analyst


Malden, MA

Industry: Technology


5 - 7 years

Posted 7 days ago

  by    Cynet Sytems

We are looking for Software Quality Assurance Analyst for our client in Malden, MA

Job Title: Software Quality Assurance Analyst

Job Location: Malden, MA

Job Type: Contract 12 Months

"US citizens and those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor H1b candidates at this time."

Job Description:

  • The software quality assurance analyst will be responsible for all aspects of functional and performance testing for a web based software development project for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.  
  • Manual and automated testing will be performed on the software to be developed. 
  • The successful candidate will work with project team staff to define, develop, execute and automate test plans and test cases.  
  • The successful candidate will be self-motivated, goal oriented and able to work with a small development team under tight timeframes.  
  • The software quality assurance analyst must be comfortable sharing knowledge and generally working to enrich the team's capabilities.

Specific Duties will include:

  • Creating and documenting test plans, test scenarios, test cases and test scripts.
  • Executing test cases and documenting test results.
  • Developing test cases from use cases as well interviewing power users.
  • Developing and running test automation scripts in a web services development environment.
  • Testing the application using sound engineering practices and employing solid Source Code Management practices.
  • Software black box and white box testing, load testing, and integrated systems testing.
  • Daily usage of the following tools: IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC), Microsoft Project Server and SharePoint, JAWS, as well as the IBM Rational Performance Tester and Functional Tester.
  • Testing of database content and multiple interfaces, include SOA and Web Services.
  • May be required to be available for stand by duty and, if necessary, overtime hours to resolve critical system problems and/or perform production system maintenance as well as to respond to emergencies.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience as a software quality assurance specialist.
  • Experience testing databases and creating SQL queries.
  • Experience with Agile methodology.
  • Testing experience in different web browsers on various operating systems.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills and a strong testing aptitude. 
  • Be able to re-produce reported potential system bugs by end users and create defect items for confirmed bugs in RTC.
  • At least 1 year of experience with web services APIs and complex data structures.
  • Experience in validating data in enterprise data warehouses.
  • Strong knowledge of software quality assurance practices and project life cycle experience in a structured development methodology.
  • Excellent communication & documentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in testing and evaluating vendor-supplied software.
  • Experience dealing with performance bottlenecks and experience with performance analysis.
  • Ability to write complex SQL queries and development experience would be a plus.
  • At least 1 year of experience with COTS testing tools such as Silk, RFT, QTP, Selenium or Loadrunner.
  • Experience related to educational standards, curriculum frameworks and teaching applications would be a plus.
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree with a major in software engineering, computer science, or a related field.
  • Proven track record working on large-scale projects with diverse stakeholders and with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to adjust to changing situations to address emergencies, program changes, or production requirements.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and use discretion in handling confidential information.