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Sr. Testing Analyst / Sr Test Designer / Sr Tester
Ref No.: 18-50281
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Position Type:Full Time/Contract
Start Date: 07/18/2018
 Position: Sr. Testing Analyst / Sr Test Designer / Sr Tester Location: Charlotte,NC Duration: Full Time Experience Required Individuals working in the (Sr) Test Analyst / Test Designer / Tester role must be very hands-on to perform a full cycle of testing functions including test estimation, test case creation, test plan creation, test execution& defect management. This role would also be competent to create test assets to ensure that QA team provides the value in creating a great work product. This role requires an individual who will demonstrate urgency, leverage experience in unique ways in evaluating a work product for improvements & test such applications. As such, the role would demonstrate ownership over quality and strive to deliver, collaborate with stakeholders & partners to enhance the QA experience. General Responsibilities: Responsible for functional testing cycles including maintenance & upkeep of regression suite(s) and automated test suite(s). Also responsible for day to day test execution, defect management, resolution (& re-tests) & status reporting, leveraging Client ALM & Version One to create overall value for the project / product being released. This role, apart from the individual responsibilities below, will work in collaboration with other test analysts, project manager(s) / scrum master(s), release manager(s), product manager(s), development team member(s), infrastructure team member(s) as well as business analyst(s) and sponsor(s) & be responsible for superior quality of test cases through highest coverage, proficient execution, detailed status report & meticulous follow ups to drive appropriate defect resolution. 1. Evaluate testing effort 2. Plan test cycles 3. Identify target test items 4. Define appropriate tests required 5. Manage traceability 6. Define appropriate test data required 7. Gather & manage test data according to the need & aligning to our financial client's test data management policies 8. Execute test cases & perform required test cycles 9. Evaluate the test results& ensure all issues are accurately logged, tracked and resolved 10. Manage defects appropriately 11. Participate in defect triage discussions 12. Evaluate outcomes of test cycles 13. Build and maintain regression test suites for both manual and automated testing for all the applications supported 14. Participate in UAT support by reviewing business test cases, assisting with UAT test data preparation, defect triage & re-tests in UAT cycles 15. Execute smoke tests post release(s) / code drops 16. Assist in project stabilization (post production) phase by actively identifying baseline defects & retesting AAP Specific Responsibilities 1. Assist in ratifying test strategies, test data strategies (creation, retention, utilization & refresh) 2. Create (& collaborate with others to create) test data 3. Author test scenarios, test cases 4. Execute test cases 5. Provided detailed daily status to test lead 6. Provide intelligence to the team to improve the quality & coverage of test scenarios 7. Leverage personal experience to author test scenarios, test cases for applications, platform, automation testing 8. Provide intelligence & guidance for performance testing Must have: 1. Ability to work independently to define, manage, and complete activities related to test management. 2. Ability to work effectively within a team. 3. Ability to follow standard practices to resolve routine problems. 4. Knowledge of the software testing discipline and its integration with software development life cycle. 5. Ability to track and develop metrics for testing. 6. Experience implementing testing processes/methodology in large, complex, diversified, global organizations. 7. Experience with assorted types of major system development and deployment projects, especially using COTS solutions. 8. Experience with Client ALM / Quality Center 9. Ability to acquire knowledge of the customer's business in assigned area and industry. 10. Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills. 11. Strong written and oral communication skills. 12. Strong analytical skills. 13. Proven problem solving ability. 14. Ability to interpret requirement documents and able to update test documents accordingly. AAP specific must haves: 1. About 8+ years of testing experience, preferably in BFSI domain 2. Hands on experience with data testing methodologies, tools & practice 3. Experience in testing & quality assurance of data, data conversion, Big data analytics, ETL, BI Report testing, Hadoop stack 4. Hands on experience on Python and R 5. Hands on experience in SOA testing 6. Experience in environments & tools: Java, PL/SQL, Hadoop stacks, Client ALM (test management), Version One (requirements), UFT (automation) 7. Experience in using automated test cases 8. Agile testing experience (2 – 4 years of agile testing experience) Capabilities: 1. Perform and adhere to Test Plan 2. Perform & adhere to Test Schedules 3. Author and execute test cases, record results and report progress 4. Re-use existing testing documentation for new projects/releases 5. Create and maintain traceability documentation 6. Identify data needs and prepare test data to use during execution 7. Execute test cases and perform defect testing, capture results with supporting documentation 8. Effectively record defects that are easily communicated and understood 9. Interact with SMEs and Developers to address questions and issues 10. Perform smoke test to ensure test readiness of the environment 11. Execute assignments according to the schedule and escalate if deviation are foreseen or occur 12. Identify and escalate issues or changes to test needs as they arise 13. Identify and recommend process improvements as necessary Edge / Good to have: 1. Valid Scrum certification 2. Valid ISTQB certification 3. Experience with service virtualization or data management tool (IBM Optim) 4. Big data on Cloudera testing or similar big data product testing 5. Experience in master data management product (IBM Infosphere MDM) Education and Experience: BS Degree or equivalent. Technical or Development background is helpful.