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Sr. QA Analyst (Remote)- Direct hire in Pinellas Park, FL at Vaco

Date Posted: 2/4/2019

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Job Description

Vaco is looking for a Remote QA Analyst for our client.


The Senior QA role is responsible for creating, implementing, and performing testing in support of software test requirements. This includes both manual and automated testing, with a desire to rapidly grow automation test skills. This role requires a desire to mentor other QA personnel. The Senior QA develops, maintains, and enhances test inventory and infrastructure. This role will execute and report on tests conducted and manage resulting defects, regress systems under test, assist development with replicating and debugging problems, and develop new test solutions as needed.


  • Create and execute automated and manual tests in support of software test requirements.
  • Track percentage of test coverage. Identify gaps in coverage and prioritize remediation.
  • Develop and execute new tests in tandem with development efforts in sprints.
  • Plan, lead, and perform regression testing as needed for both web and desktop application release - including estimating effort, resources, and scope - then report on progress.
  • Contribute to design, process, and policies for quality analysis, testing and feedback.
  • Document defects and work with developers to manage test results and QA feedback.
  • Design regression and automated testing libraries to improve overall time to market and reuse of testing tools.


Experience and Education

  • 7+ years of overall QA experience
  • 2+ years of QA automation test construction and execution experience
  • Bachelor's degree equivalent or greater - ideally in Computer Science, MIS, or similar

Expert skills with:

  • Test Case Management
  • TestRail tool preferred. Will consider Mercurial, Test Complete, or similar
  • Test Data Management
  • Creating, standing up, tearing down, and preserving various sets of test data
  • Agile Work Request Systems: Azure DevOps (VSTS) or Jira, TFS
  • Includes creation and tracking of requirements and test acceptance criteria
  • Includes ownership and tracking of defect closure in the agile workflow
  • Manual testing
  • Data-driven testing

Competent skills with:

  • Automated testing on web-based UIs
  • using Selenium suite (e.g., WebDriver), and ideally Robot Framework, Python
  • Automated Testing of APIs, including REST and SOAP endpoints
  • Postman Pro tool preferred. Will consider SoapUI, RestAssured, or similar
  • Understands requests and responses, status codes, JSON/XML structure, payloads
  • Relational Database Querying - can create and run SQL and work in SSMS
  • Logging and searching logs for results and errors (bonus for tools like ELK stack or Loggly)
  • Familiarity with OWASP attack vectors

Some knowledge of:

  • Performance Testing tools - such as JMeter, Blazemeter, LoadRunner - including automating
  • Security Testing tools - such as Zed Attack Proxy and Kali Linux - including automating

Bonus skills (not required, but are a plus):

  • Cucumber / Gherkin for BDD testing
  • SauceLabs for cross-browser testing
  • Microsoft Test Framework for unit tests, with MoQ. Also XUnit, NUnit
  • Appium for mobile testing
  • Hewlett-Packard testing suite experience


  • A passion for quality
  • A masterful grasp of the QA craft and mentality, with various forms of testing and tools
  • A desire to grow in automation test skills and a vision for why it matters
  • Attention to thoroughness, perfection, and detail from every angle - balanced by practicality