Manual QA Tester - Richmond, VA - Contract in Richmond, VA at Vaco

Date Posted: 3/25/2020

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Looking for an exciting career opportunity in Quality Assurance? Instead of being another faceless resume, let Vaco advocate for you! Right now, our client is looking to fill a Lead Manual QA Analyst position. With Vaco, you will have an advantage over your competition! Our recruiters have direct relationships with hiring managers, so they can connect your work experience to the open job-promoting your strengths to the manager while preparing you for that specific interview.

Our recruiters will provide you with great insight about trends in the market - keeping you up to date on compensation expectations, company culture and growth opportunities. If you're an experienced QA Analyst, and you want to partner with the best, apply today!

As a QA Analyst, you will execute quality assurance activities to ensure that system functional standards and requirements are met. You will also be responsible for identifying opportunities to improve development and QA processes.

Our direct client has an immediate opening for a Senior Software Testing Engineer to support a High Performance Computing (HPC) data analytics platform and its users. Responsibilities include test planning, performing and reporting on test results upon which management can make informed quality decisions about an application under test. The Software Testing Engineer will work closely with HPC technical support staff, data analytics developers, users, and subject matter experts to document detailed test plans, test scripts and write automated tests to verify requirements. Some level of coordination will be required to track all activities related to following the business process as well as providing verbal and written updates to management and other stakeholders. The team follows a "Scrumban" methodology requiring the Software Testing Engineer to have hands-on experience with Agile processes and practices. The individual should have experience working with remote, matrixed teams.
  • Drives quality efforts primarily by maintaining defects record as a critical component in collaborative efforts to resolve defects issues
  • Broad knowledge of testing principles, concepts and techniques, hands-on experience with defect tracking software
  • Extensive experience developing and executing test cases
  • Experience implementing test automation techniques to automate test scripts
  • Experience with Jira, TFS or similar issue tracking software
  • Strong script writing skills (Linux preferred)
  • Experience testing COTS and Open Source analytics software applications preferred
  • Familiarity with R or Python coding preferred
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Broad knowledge and experience using and administering various testing tools in current environments and platforms that include but are not limited to Quality Center, Quick Test Pro, WinRunner, and/or Loadrunner
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills sufficient to effectively convey moderately complex
  • Information and concepts to customers and peers of varying technical ability, manages working relationships with customer stakeholders
  • Broad knowledge of process improvement activities
  • Proficient at evaluating and recommending testing tools and techniques
  • Self-starter with fundamental coaching and mentoring skills
  • Position requires continuous visual concentration and manual dexterity to operate PC

  • Requires prolonged sitting and minimal standing/walking
  • Minor lifting and carrying, not likely to exceed ten pounds
  • May require extended work hours and/or schedule flexibility as unexpected situations and/or workflow dictate
  • Occasional domestic travel including overnight stays may be necessary
  • 5 to 9+ years of relevant work experience
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience