Senior QA Analyst

Interactive Business Systems

Senior QA Analyst

Planet Technology is in need of a Sr Quality Assurance Analyst for a 12-month C2H opportunity in Tysons Corner VA.

The Senior QA Analyst will lead the coordination of quality initiatives between our cross functional teams in McLean, VA, and our QA Team in India. We have a ‘special forces’ mentality where every technologist is expected to have a broad and deep toolset. Because of this mindset, the idea is not to build a traditional QA practice that works with the product team, continuously ensuring quality software. The idea is to establish thought leadership around quality practices and processes, disseminate this mindset and raise the quality expectation across the organization.

What you will do:

  • Assist leadership with evolving the quality practices and processes
  • Design strategies and plans to effectively validate functionality and behavior
  • Coordinate QA testing feedback and plans between offshore India team and internal R&D team
  • Working closely with the developers, the business, and customers to ensure QA plans validate acceptance criteria
  • Plan, develop, and execute manual and automated tests suites
  • Plan, develop, and execute stress and performance tests
  • Create and maintain a well-organized, easily searchable, test case repository
  • Engage the business and customers in end user acceptance testing increasing their ownership in the end result
  • Triaging application defects and determine the root cause of any problem
  • Supporting internal and external customers in a 3rdtier capacity
  • Recommending system enhancements and improvements
  • Develop and maintain metrics to monitor quality, finding problems before they occur
  • Coaching, mentoring, and training existing and future team members

What you will need:

  • Bachelors degree in Information Systems Management, Business Management, Computer Science, or a similar field
  • Minimum 5 years of software application testing experience, with direct experience working with offshore teams
  • Experience in development and implementation of test strategies and test plans
  • Experience in testing transaction-based web applications supporting multiple browsers
  • Manual acceptance and exploratory testing
  • Automated acceptance, performance, UI, and web service testing
  • Financial background or experience is desired
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Visual Studio and TFS
  • TFS Application Lifecycle Management
  • Working knowledge of SQL Server and C# is a plus
  • Experience with projects employing continuous integration and continuous deployment
  • Strong analytical and product management skills required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with both technical and non-technical professionals at all levels of an organization
  • Product and technology savvy. Keeps knowledge up to date with developments in the industry
  • Strong interpersonal skills and team-oriented mindset
  • Must be able to handle aggressive deadlines and juggle multiple responsibilities
  • Ability to think creatively under constrained deadlines
  • Energetic, hard-working, and driven by the desire to succeed
  • Experience with AMS or Member Management software is a plus

What will set you apart:

  • Experience with Selenium
  • Working knowledge of C#

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