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QA Engineer
Chicago, IL

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Job Description

Software Quality Assurance Analyst

Position Purpose

The Software Quality Assurance Analyst drives customer confidence by assuring the quality of software products by engineering QA efficiencies in practice, through process, and with effective tools/techniques.

Essential Position Functions

Principal Accountability | Quality Assurance

Works with senior QA members to communicate unacceptable risks to quality.

Adheres to standard operating procedures to ensure consistency in the way we test software.

Contributes to agile planning by establishing tasks and forecasts for work to be performed.

Asks the right questions at the right time to reduce the introduction of quality risk.

Principal Accountability | Quality Control

Writes and executes test cases that probe system limits in terms of function and performance.

Identifies/resolves software inconsistencies, ambiguities and defects during implementation.

Hold and facilitate test plan/case reviews with cross-functional team members.

Considers dependencies in test case design and execution.

Supports and is accountable for timely releases and adherence to release activities.

Principal Accountability | Test Case Development

Develop, document, execute and maintain functional test cases and other test artifacts like the test data, data validation, harness scripts and automated scripts.

Identifies testable statements contained in requirements and specifications documents and design and implement manual and automated test cases.

Produces high quality test cases to accept stories.

Backend database testing in Microsoft SQL environment including validating stored procs, jobs and triggers.

Execute and evaluate manual or automated test cases and report test results.

Apply strong analytical, problem solving, judgment and skill to balance delivery content, quality and timing.

Principal Accountability | Team Member

Active member of a product team that solves complex challenges and builds working software.

Works hand-in-hand with Product Owner to break down user stories into small functional slices.

Maintains an attitude of commitment through outward display of willingness.

Practices positive interactions - leans on encouragement in place of judgment.

Impresses responsibility on others by displaying ownership in tasks.

Acts in the interest of the overall team.

Actively works on broadening or adding a skill.

Asks for help

Position Requirements

Bachelors' Degree in Computer Science or equivalent years of experience

1 to 3 years in an agile QA role with experience:

o Writing acceptance criteria/tests

o Identifying, tracking, resolving defects

o Design and execution of test cases

o Managing environments in MS .Net

o Expertise in database testing in Microsoft SQL Server environments including designing and manipulating test data, validating stored procs, jobs, triggers and replication.

Proven track record (1 to 2 years ) working in a fast-paced, time-sensitive project that requires:

o Clear and timely communication of key information deemed critical to project success

o Managing software risk

o Balancing priorities

o Being highly motivated

o Going above and beyond the requirement of the role

o Articulating technical information to a non-technical audience

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or Vietnam era or other protected veteran.

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