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Senior Software Tester/QA Analyst

Location: Mechanicsville
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

  • Requirements analysis and review.
  • Execute test plans to ensure that all objectives are met.
  • Write and update (manual) test scripts.
  • Securing and maintaining repeatable test data.
  • Attend daily meetings with team members to discuss progress.
  • Assist with application design and acceptance criteria solicitation as necessary.
  • Coordinate application deployments with development teams.
  • Test applications and verify functionality in accordance with published requirements, test cases, procedures, and user stories.
  • Facilitate test review sessions as needed to execute integrated and system testing activities.
  • Creates and owns the development and maintenance of the test strategy/plan on projects of all sizes and complexities with minimal guidance.
  • Understands the individual components of the system and how they interact with one another.
  • Self-starter that is able to anticipate the next steps in the design and development of the test strategy.
  • Understanding the boundaries of the system and validating the impact of various processes on the system produces desired results.
  • Communicate and document test results to involved parties and work with stakeholders to ensure applications are being developed as expected.
  • Escalates issues and risks to project leadership in accordance with best practices.
  • Work closely with developers and business analysts to ensure product requirements are met.
  • Ensure quality assurance procedures meet ABC/ITSD established development and testing standards.
  • Ensure tasks identified in the master test and quality assurance plans are executed in accordance with defined standards.
  • Maintain project documentation.
  • Provides detailed communication that is both respectful and transparent with management and peers.
  • Exhibits openness to others' views.
  • Works independently and with others while managing multiple assignments.
  • Maintains study program to enhance QA skills and knowledge of new technologies.
  • Strong time management skills.

    When Functioning as a lead QA Analyst on a project:

    • Ensures that the test strategy/plan is executed based on the design and within agreed-upon timeframes.
    • Identifies and allocates tasks to the QA team on the project.
    • Establishes standards and norms for the QA team on the project.
    • Defines and ensures the quality, completeness, and timeliness of all deliverables generated by the quality assurance team on the project.
    • Ensures professional interactions of the QA team with key stakeholders.
    • Manages the testing portion of the requirements traceability matrix.
    • Assists analysts on the team in completing tasks and resolving testing-related issues.
    • Partners with Project Manager to remove impediments to analysis team activities.
    • Resolves conflicts between members of the analysis team and any other resource(s) or stakeholder(s) on the project.
    • Facilitates and participates in peer reviews.
    • Represents the QA team in project meetings.
    • Reports on the status of analysis team activities to the project manager/coordinator and QA supervisor on a weekly basis.
    • Required Education, Experience, Licensure, and Certification.
    • Bachelor's Degree from a college or university with coursework in information systems or computer.
    • science; from a community college or equivalent with coursework in information systems or computer.
    • programming; or with acceptable work experience in information systems.
    • Certification in Quality.
    • Assurance Software Testing (CTFL, etc), is preferred.

      Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies

      • Extensive knowledge of software testing and maintaining documented quality assurance processes.
      • Knowledge of industry web and client-server testing best practices and quality assurance methodologies.
      • Knowledge of the Rational Unified Process, Software Engineering Institutes (SEI) Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI), and ISO standards.
      • Strong knowledge of SQL database systems and techniques.
      • Knowledge of fundamental quality assurance concepts, practices, and procedures of a particular field of specialization.
      • Experience with Jira and Zephyr.
      • Experience with Microsoft Office.
      • Variety of testing experiences such as integration, smoke, interface, regression, performance, and functional testing.

Keywords: CYNET SYSTEMS, Richmond , Senior Software Tester/QA Analyst, IT / Software / Systems , Mechanicsville, Virginia

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