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QA Analyst (Contract)
Dallas, TX

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Job Description

Please note that this role will be located in our Richardson, TX office

Works as part of the development team to release products that have been quality approved, are usable, and meet or exceed customer expectations. Is responsible for supporting the Quality Assurance Lead by providing and promoting quality standards, methods and practices; this includes providing input to quality planning, test case and test script creation and management, providing input for evaluations of scalable quality processes and procedures relating to the development of Web-based solutions. Will also assist in the management of test teams and the execution of testing activities.

Primary responsibilities include:

SQA Methodologies, Practices and Processes

* Works with QA Lead in project scoping and estimating project work by providing assessment of efforts needed to successfully execute a quality process
* Works with QA Lead to establish and develop strategy, approach and planning on account projects; executes the strategy
* Participates in requirements and use case reviews, code walk-throughs and internal design reviews to assure artifacts and deliverables meet requirements and are within defined scope
* Reviews requirements for clarity and testability; assure consistency with defined scope
* Maintains integrity of test repository

Risk Identification, Assessment and Mitigation

* Meets regularly with QA Lead to identify and assess project risks and identify mitigation strategies; executes the strategies
* Completes thorough analysis of relevant project artifacts for clarity and testability; assure consistency with defined scope
* Prioritizes testing activities and based on risk analysis
* Maintains defect tracking tool and generate defect status reports
* Assist QA Lead and Quality Assurance Manager in defining improvement processes and procedures
* Collaborates with other project team leads to develop and implement project risk mitigation strategies
* Reviews defect reports for completeness; identifies and communicates possible trends and patterns

Oral and Written Communication

* Creates and maintains test plans and test scripts
* Regularly attends and participates in account, project, and practice team meetings
* Helps educate organization about QA standards, best practices and emerging trends

Leadership & Team Management

* Coordinates activities of testers according to test plans
* Manages all phases of project test cycles, including configuration, functionality, UI, ad hoc and regression testing
* Leads, mentors, coaches and trains QC Testers

Client Relationship Management

* Attends and participate in client project kick off meetings
* Collaborates successfully with client QA Team, as necessary
* Communicates test results to client team, as necessary

Skill & Abilities Requirements:

* BA/BS or advanced degree a plus
* 2+ years Web-based quality assurance experience; test management and evaluation
* Proven ability to adhere to QA methodologies, standards and software testing practices in development and implementation to ensure compliance with business requirements
* Demonstrated leadership ability, including strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
* Understanding of Web technology
* Statistical analysis and auditing experience a plus
* Marketing, Advertising, or Sales experience a plus
* Proofreading skills a plus

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law

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