Ref No.: 18-02569
Location: Norwalk, Connecticut
Position Type:Contract to Hire
QA Analyst
Our QA Analysts are responsible for monitoring and testing the quality, consistency and reliability of windows and web-based applications. Analytics QA Analysts are responsible for testing our client's flagship suite of portfolio products, such as Portfolio Analysis.
The Analytics QA group is currently looking for a candidate to provide hands on testing for our Analytics Infrastructure products as well as act as a liaison to facilitate testing by remote teams. The Analytics Infrastructure team develops applications and utilities, which facilitate tasks for portfolio managers, traders, risk analysts and performance analysts. This position involves regular prioritization, communication and collaboration with Product Development, Software Engineering and Analysts in global locations. This role offers a unique high-level overview of the development of various portfolio products. This insight gives the individual the opportunity to contribute towards meaningful department impact.
Responsibilities of QA Analyst:
• Act as a liaison between PD, Engineering and QA to manage product areas, clarify questions, review requirements and communicate with remote teams to plan and prioritize testing
• Learn all components of Analytic infrastructure: database structures, integration utilities and tools used across various Analytic applications
• Develop, maintain and execute test plans for various Applications
• Monitor, manage, and report bugs within the applications using customized bug tracking tools and industry standard tools such as JIRA, Trello
• Work proactively with software and product developers to resolve issues in a timely manner.
• Work with the automation team to identify and automate testing
• Ensure consistency of applications with other applications and products
• Communicate with stakeholders to prioritize projects that align with the business needs of the company
• Work closely and proactively with the software and product development teams to determine the best way to increase the quality of the product
• Document QA workflows and processes
Job Requirements of QA Analyst
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
• 4+ years of QA experience
• Experience working with remote teams
• Understanding of SDLC
• Ability to design, plan, build and execute test processes based on loosely defined business requirements
• Ability to easily adapt to changing priorities and effectively alter goals
• Have a natural curiosity for solving problems
• Strong interpersonal, communication and documentation skills
• Very strong organizational skills
Highly Desired:
• Experience with Web Application testing
• Basic knowledge of financial terms and concepts
• Experience with database testing