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QA Analyst in Richmond, VA at Vaco

Date Posted: 10/5/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

**U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time.**

Vaco is looking for a talented QA Analyst! This QA will serve as tester on complex and multi-system initiatives. Responsible for creating an end-to-end test plan and test cases; executing the plan, cases and managing all activities in the plan to ensure that all the objectives are met and that the solution works as expected.

Position Description

Perform all tasks appropriate to role, including technical analysis, creation of manual test scripts, maintenance of test suite, system and regression testing, and providing mitigation strategy and guidance as required. Responsible for the security, quality, and coverage of developed test scripts. Applies and acquires business and product knowledge in the performance of assigned efforts. Provide direct input into the on-going improvement of standards and processes. Incorporate innovative ideas and approaches to test development and product quality.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain automation regression suite and coordinate with appropriate team if any issues.
  • Ability to identify the test scenarios to be automated and good understanding of common test automation patterns.
  • Create and execute automated tests.
  • Create and execute test scenarios based on business requirements or user stories, architectural requirements.
  • Provide testing effort estimation at project level.
  • Design Test Strategy.
  • Participate in QA/Development professional group.
  • Provide ideas to optimize the existing automation code (test coverage & efficiency).
  • Interpret and communicate automation test results.
  • Participate in peer code reviews.
  • Manage test cases, defects, test runs within test tracking tools (MTM, ALM, RQM) and generate project level reporting.
  • Prioritize and execute tasks.
  • Update and maintain product documentation.
  • Escalate issues and impediments in a timely manner
  • Maintain test metrics.

Minimum Requirements

3+ years of QA Testing or other related professional IT experience

Critical Skills

  • Quality assurance principles.
  • Branching, merging and version control.
  • Leadership abilities within a project.
  • Creating and executing manual and automated tests.
  • Working knowledge of databases (Oracle or MS SQL Server) and related SQL tools.
  • Fluent in SQL for data validation.
  • UAT coordination.
  • Object oriented programming.
  • Performance testing is a plus.
  • Mobile application testing is a plus.
  • Web APIs testing is a plus.

Additional Skills & Qualifications

  • Agile methodology
  • Software configuration management skills desired.
  • Continuous integration and deployment knowledge is a plus.
  • Communicate effectively with Business Stakeholders
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Excellent listening and feedback skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and consensus-building skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Team-oriented and collaborative working environments.
**U.S. Citizens and those authorized to work in the U.S. are encouraged to apply. We are unable to sponsor at this time.**