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Quality Assurance Analyst

Information Technology | Encino, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Quality Assurance Analyst

 

Summary

The Quality Assurance Analyst is responsible for all aspects of testing within a growing team of Quality Assurance Analysts to systematically ensure quality standards for products and applications developed internally. The ideal candidate will absolutely have strong hands-on testing experience, both manual and automated, as well as strong familiarity with QA methodologies and tools. The individual must be able to handle a number of simultaneous projects, and must demonstrate a sense of urgency and ownership with such projects.

 

Responsibilities

  • Define, author, manage, perform, and execute manual, automated and regression test plans
  • Maintain test lab environment
  • Participate in defect reviews and design meetings
  • Work closely with Product and Project Management teams to develop and maintain release plans, provide testing estimates and report testing status
  • Proactively identify issues within scope and schedule and determine appropriate solutions – then work with management to implement the solution

 

Job Experience

  • Experience writing Test Plans from a variety of documentation including Requirements and Use-case
  • Ability to identify Test Objectives and use them to design and develop manual and automated Test Cases as appropriate to validate positive and negative conditions
  • Ability to execute both manual and automated test cases
  • Able to work closely with Developers to refine tests and identify, document and assist in resolution of defects before software is released
  • Experience in Microsoft Windows environment configuring and maintaining lab machines, installing OS’s and saving and restoring disk images with specific configurations
  • Experience with large-scale, complex, data-driven, dynamic applications built using VB, C++, C#, Web/Browser based and database testing.

 

Tools Experience

  • HP Quality Center (v9 preferred)
  • Ability to create test cases and test sets, and execute tests
  • Preferred: ability to create automated QuickTest Pro tests and link them in Quality Center for execution
  • HP QuickTest Pro (v10 preferred) – Currently utilized to automate UI functionality
  • Ability to use QTP’s scripting language (not record & playback) to write modular, data driven tests using Function Libraries
  • Ability to use the tool to identify objects and their properties and work with Developers to help expose objects more completely as necessary
  • Experience with issue/defect tracking tools, and task-driven development
  • Experience with Requirements management tools
  • Experience with Agile Development Methodologies

 

Requirements

  • Prior experience working in a project oriented environment and meeting deadlines under tight time constraints.
  • A solid working knowledge of database driven, web-based enterprise applications.
  • Experience with the following a plus: OOA/D, UML, and .NET.
  • A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.
  • Master Degree in computer science or related field.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent problem solving and oral and written communication skills