Sr. Quality Assurance Analyst in Arlington, VA at HUNTER Technical Resources

Date Posted: 2/11/2021

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Job Description

The Senior Quality Assurance Analyst is responsible for project-team testing requirements, support and direction with business systems analysis, automated test development and maintenance in both a legacy multi-value platform and an object/service oriented architecture implemented on the Java platform. 

  • Analyzes complex functional requirements, performs research on current processes, designs test strategy and documents, and interacts with the business to develop test plans and test scripts
  • Plans required test data fixtures and prioritizes test scripts to ensure the most critical components of the applications are being tested
  • Leads the development of a comprehensive test strategy and works in partnership with a cross-functional team to define and complete testing deliverables
  • Presents identified project defects, risk analysis, and potential improvements to project team participants for review
  • Reviews and validates system data and product quality to ensure system integrity and data fixtures
  • Assists in the creation and maintenance of the UI and API automated testing scripts and conducts automated testing on the most critical client-facing applications as needed
  • Reviews tests with others to ensure that the tests conform to industry standards and the company’s existing systems architecture, design techniques, and development standards
  • Develops, reviews, refines, uses and documents plans for both automated and manual functional, integration, and regression tests and assures that tests are successfully completed prior to production
  • Documents all test designs and scripts, functional, and regression tests and production releases.
  • Participates in product demonstrations and IT and QA process improvement recommendations and trains other analysts as needed
  • Mentors other department members and IT Staff members
  • Assists other teams to troubleshoot application issues in production, quality assurance, and other environments
  • At least 6 years of experience in quality assurance 
  • Must be able to write test scripts from user requirements, execute the scripts and communicate results to team participants
  • Must be able to evaluate and document business case for enterprise improvement initiatives
  • Must be able to design basic Excel spreadsheets and Word documents
  • Demonstrate extensive knowledge of quality methodology and testing practices, tools and metrics
  • Must have logical aptitude to understand interactions/workings of systems
  • Excellent teamwork and collaboration skills in working in a cross-functional team comprised of Product Analysts, QA, UAT, Development and PMO members
  • Must be able to follow a project schedule and juggle tasks and priorities to meet rapidly changing deadlines
  • Expert level SQL experience
  • Experience with Automated testing tools
  • Unix/Linux experience is a must
  • Some experience with Mainframe technologies such as Universe/HOST, AS400
  • A functional knowledge of automated testing tools, techniques and best practices preferred
  • Experience developing test strategies for networking, enterprise, or other IT infrastructure components