QA Analyst-Direct Hire-St. Petersburg, FL ($70k) in Seminole, FL at Vaco

Date Posted: 3/26/2020

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Job Description

This is a direct hire role for a client in St. Petersburg, FL!

This position performs Quality Assurance testing of new or modified applications/systems according to Business Requirements. The successful candidate will assure a high level of quality in business systems through execution of test cases, verification of test results and the resolution of problems found. Candidate will participate in the development, analysis and continuous improvement of QA processes and procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Conducts daily test activities to meet sprint/team goals
  • Participates in all scrum ceremonies (daily scrum, refinement, planning etc)
  • Assist development teams with the development and documentation of user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Collaborate closely with the development team to create effective strategies, understand user stories and ensure a high-quality deliverable
  • Planning and prioritization of assigned work
  • Creation, maintenance and execution of test cases (manual)
  • Execution, maintenance and monitoring of test automation scripts
  • Creation and tracking of defects found during test execution
  • Support of the UAT testing activity
  • Providing knowledge transfer/guidance to new or less experienced team members
  • Continuous learning to become an effective cross-functional member of the development team

Competencies/Skills Required
  • Learns and applies fundamentals of quality processes and practices
  • Excellent working knowledge of agile scrum methodologies and best practices
  • Observes established testing and quality assurance standards
  • Performs all testing activities in a thorough and professional manner
  • Utilizes established test planning, test process management and defect management tools
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Experience working with SQL and databases
  • Experience testing web-based applications
  • Strong team player, willing to assist others
  • Ability to solve complex problems in a team environment
  • Goal oriented and flexible to work as required to meet required deadlines


Additional Competencies/Skills (nice to have)
  • Insurance software knowledge and/or process understanding
  • Knowledge of Azure Devops (from a Work Management Perspective)
  • Knowledge of Testing in Azure Devops
  • ISTQB Foundation (and Agile modules)

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree and at least two years' experience in a systems quality environment, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Excellent analytical ability, judgment, consultative and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with clients, IT management and staff.

We recognize people as our most valuable asset. Our competitive salary and benefit package include:
  • Company sponsored Health, Dental and Ancillary Benefits available first day of service.
  • Prescription Drug coverage.
  • Flexible Spending Account and Health Reimbursement Account for Health and Dental expenses.
  • Company Paid Life Insurance.
  • 401(k) Plan with Safe Harbor Match.
  • Generous Paid Time Off.
  • Paid Company Holidays