QA Analyst

QA Analyst

03 Nov 2023
Virginia, Mechanicsville, 23111 Mechanicsville USA

QA Analyst

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Direct End Client: State of Virginia

Job Title: QA Analyst

Duration: 7 Months

No. of Hours Per Week: 40 Hours Per Week

Start Date: 11/14/2022

Location: 7450 Freight Way Mechanicsville, VA 23116

Position Type: Contract

Interview Process: Web Interview

Exelare ID: SVAQA606RO

Position ID: ABC - Software Tester/QA Analyst 4 (696606)

State of Virginia – Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority

This position will be primarily responsible for software test analysis to support the VA ABC Quality Engineering Team performing manual and stress testing. This position will support testing needs for new and legacy system integration needs.

Coordinate with development teams for testing activities including:
  • Requirements gathering and reviews.
  • Develop and 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, procedures, and/or 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.
  • Understand the boundaries of the system and validate the impact of various processes on the system produce desired results.
  • Communicate and document test results to involved parties 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/or with others while managing multiple assignments.
  • Maintains study program to enhance QA skills and knowledge on 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 team in completing tasks and resolving testing related issue.s
  • 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 Skills/ Experience/ Education:
  • Team Skilled in performing quality assurance and software testing processes and creating supporting deliverables.
  • Skilled in conducting test planning, executing test cases and performing validation activities
  • Detail oriented thinker that can balance multiple testing efforts in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills with an openness to listen to all viewpoints.
  • Ability to analyze risks and properly identify steps to mitigate their impact to testing activities.
  • Self-starter works with minimum direction and supervision in achieving desired results.
  • Must be able to work in a collaborative environment or independently.
  • Lead the development of manual and automated test scripts, and perform front and back end test validation activities.
  • Variety of testing experience such as: integration, smoke, interface, regression, performance, automation and functional testing.
  • Strong knowledge of SQL database systems and writing queries.
  • Skilled in facilitating meetings and providing presentations to project teams.
  • Proficient in testing tools such as JMeter, Splunk, Browsers tack and Ranorex.
  • Experience with Jira and Zephyr.

Education Required:
  • Bachelor's Degree from a college or university with course work in information systems or computer science; from a community college or equivalent with course work in information systems or computer programming; or with acceptable work experience in information systems. Certification in Quality Assurance Software Testing (CTFL, etc), preferred.

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