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QA Analyst
Chicago, IL

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Job Description

Join the FHLBC team!

At the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, employees come first. That's why we offer a highly competitive compensation and bonus package, and access to a comprehensive benefits program designed to meet the needs of our employees.

* Medical, dental and vision insurance
* Retirement program (401k and Pension)
* Generous PTO plan
* 10 paid holidays per year
* Work from home options
* Casual dress code

Summary Description

The QA Analyst will develop and execute manual and automated test cases for new and existing software applications. The QA Analyst will also be responsible for creating and maintaining test scripts, documenting results and reporting / tracking defects found in the applications under test. The QA Analyst works collaboratively within the IT department and business units to execute and validate testing based on system requirements and business needs. This individual applies analytical and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate, and resolve system issues. The individual will work with IT and business partners to ensure expectations are reasonably set and met.

Job Requirements and Responsibilities

* Bachelor's degree, preferably in Information Systems, Computer Science, or Business Administration, and/or 4+ years of experience as a QA Analyst in an Agile environment.
* Working knowledge of both manual and automation testing principles and best practices, as well as the Agile project methodology.
* Assist with the creation of new testing scripts and plans, both automated and manual.
* Executes testing procedures to ensure that software meets established quality standards.
* Knowledge of automation and willingness to learn and utilize automated testing frameworks.
* Comfortable in writing and executing SQL queries for data testing.
* Ability to create test cases based on user stories and business requirements.
* Understanding of various software testing methods, levels, types, and processes and where they fit in the overall SDLC.
* Identify, isolate, replicate, report and track issues to closure in an issue tracking system (Visual Studio and SpiraTest)
* Execute smoke tests and regression tests in QA, UAT, and production environments to verify code deployments and other system changes.
* Background in test automation using Java Script or Rapise is a plus.
* Knowledge of mortgage industry, terms, and processes a plus.
* Must have good written and verbal communication skills.

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