Sr. Quality Analyst (Manual & Automated Testing)

Atlanta, GA | Contract To Hire

Post Date: 08/09/2017 Job ID: 46566 Industry: QA Analyst

Senior Quality Analyst

Summary:

Our client is a full service software development and implementation firm staffed by passionate, experienced software professionals.  Ok, that said, we are fanatical about what we do and believe happy employees make happy customers.  We are a client services organization that thrives when our clients are pleased, and we’ re always looking for individuals who care about finding the right solution and delivering that solution with the best quality so everyone walks away wanting more. 

Description:

The Senior Quality Analyst is a team member involved in multiple aspects of a customer engagement. The Senior QA will be responsible for the verification of stories and functionality in the acceptance criteria. They will push the boundaries to simulate user activity. Many Senior QA’ s have a development background allowing them to fully validate the application being tested.

Responsibilities:
  • Analyzing system specifications and user stories to design and develop test cases
  • Write manual test cases following a standardized test case template
  • Execute test cases, document defects, and create reports with Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) or HP Quality Center
  • Document and facilitate user acceptance testing
  • Collaborating with team members and clients to identify process gaps and provide the best testing solution on a project by project basis

How you’ ll get the job done:
  • Accountability for value in the work you perform and the service you provide
  • Establish credibility by the sharing of knowledge related to your personal experiences and work with the team to maintain strong communication throughout each relationship
  • Sticking to the game plan.  If something gets committed, ensuring it gets done
  • Making it your job to know the particular product being delivered and how it will provide business value
  • Something will always come up, and it’ s better to play like you’ re catching up than to play like you’ ve already won
  • Whether it’ s when you need help or when you’ re unsure of an outcome, when in doubt, call out
  • When something is standing in your way of providing a successful solution, you have the authority to stop the assembly line until it gets resolved
  • Stepping out of your comfort zone at times. 
  • Taking pride in the work you have accomplished and showing it to the customer
  • Avoiding the desire to take shortcuts at times instead maintain the consistency in how we approach solutions to ensure successful outcomes.  Avoid the temptation to think that a difficult situation will be resolved simply by the passage of time and without the hard work of addressing root causes.

Qualifications:
  • 10+ years testing software including Web, Client Server applications, SharePoint and .NET applications
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to self-organize and manage your time
  • Ability to learn business concepts quickly
  • Ability to lead and mentor others on agile development practices
  • Ability to actively participate in discussions to solve problems with project stakeholders
  • Ability to multitask across different projects
  • Ability to write and execute simple SQL queries
  • Willingness to take on additional responsibility to ensure team success and quality solutions
  • Team player that understands how your own work is important to the team' s success
  • Become a partner and trusted advisor to clients, advising on best-fit technologies and best practices
  • Project experience in writing manual test cases and executing manual test cases
  • Experience using TFS on projects
  • Experience working with Product Owners/Business Analysts to help refine/clarify business requirements to optimize success criteria
  • Experience interacting with developers to help resolve bugs/defects
  • Intensive experience in integration, functional, system, regression and UAT testing
  • Must be a critical thinker with the ability to think outside the box and build test scripts that are comprehensive (include positive tests, negative tests etc.)
  • A strong sense of ownership and a willingness to work with team members to drive out successful solutions
  • A caring attitude – care about what you do, who you do it with and how you’ re going to be successful in the end

Great to Haves!
  • Project experience testing Financial Audit and Advisory applications
  • Experience with hands-on coding/software development in a .NET environment is a plus

 
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