US-CA-SantaAna: Quality Analyst
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IT Quality Analyst, Senior
Performs and leads tests of software to ensure proper operation and freedom from defects.
? May create test data for applications.
? Documents and works to resolve all complex problems.
? Reports progress on problem resolution to management.
? Devises improvements to current procedures and develops models of possible future configurations.
? Acts as information resource about assigned areas to technical writers and other Quality Assurance Analysts.
? Performs complex work flow analysis and recommends quality improvements.
? Write, revise, and verify the quality standards and test procedures for program design and product evaluation.
? May review new or modified programs, including documentation, diagram, and flow chart, to determine if the program (a) performs according to the user request; and (b) conforms to guidelines.
? Sets up tests at the request of users to locate and correct program operating errors following the installation of programs.
? Assists the Programmers and business units in developing application test plans and verifies that applications and programs have been tested according to plan.
? May assist business unit in verifying that applications provided the agreed upon functionality
? May develop automated scripts for regression, load, and performance testing.
? Trains software program users.
Job Qualifications ? Strong proficiency with PC Windows environment.
? Working knowledge of quality assurance and acceptance testing methodologies and/or training.
? Read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations.
? Write reports, correspondence, and procedure manuals.
? Maintain the perspective of the end-user to ensure that the software will function optimally in the business process environment.
? Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
? Be anticipatory of customer needs, market conditions, and changes in the business climate.
? Understand the concepts of, and be able to apply projects, structured testing and development methodologies.
? Working knowledge and tradeoffs of different software development processes and models such as Agile, XP, Scrum, Spiral, and Waterfall.
? Implement reliable automated test scripts by providing adequate test coverage for the breadth and depth of features and functions.
? Generate suitable test data that validate the critical requirements and business rules of the application under test to expose regressive defects.
? Basic knowledge of test case design techniques such as all-pairs, equivalence partitioning, and boundary value analysis.
? Recognize that testing is a mission-critical activity throughout the software development lifecycle.
? Passionate about sharing technical expertise with teammates and make a genuine effort to improve their product knowledge.
? Collaborate closely with offshore QA Analysts and software development teams.
• BS Degree in an IT or business field or equivalent work experience
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