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Quality Assurance (QA) Tester lll in Princeton, NJ - HCL America/ NRG Energy.
Ref No.: 18-51013
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
Position Type:Contract
Experience Level: 7 Years
Start Date: 07/19/2018
 
Job: Quality Assurance (QA) Tester
Location: Princeton, NJ
Duration: Contract
Client: HCL America
 
Summary
Oversees the overall quality of application software programs through testing, release management, and monitoring. Must possess excellent communication skills as you will interact directly with our customers to determine requirements and deliver quality software which exceeds their expectations.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities
• Actively participate in grooming sessions to turn requirements into acceptance criteria and build well defined test cases.
• Make sure every defect found by a customer has a corresponding test to ensure against regression
• Follow the Team's Scrum / XP / TDD development techniques.
• Be able to work independently.
• Collaborate with team members to identify and prioritize/reprioritize work when necessary.
• Anticipate and adjust for problems and roadblocks while eliminating roadblocks within control.

Role Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Experienced in testing software all the way from unit testing to system testing to integration testing. A strong desire to build well-tested software, preferably through test automation.
• Experience with Relational Databases, preferably PostgreSQL, MySQL, or MS SQL Server.
• Familiar with using JIRA in a Scrum process.

Additional desired skills
• Understands Python Development and the Django Framework and/or Ruby Development
• Familiarity with Selenium browser automation software
• Experience with version control software, preferably git
• Experience with build and release management
• Experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), in particular EC2, EBS, S3, and SQS

Education & Experience
Bachelor's degree in computer science, software engineering or relevant business discipline from an accredited four-year college or university or equivalent work experience is preferred.
A minimum of 5-8 years professional quality assurance or development experience is required.

Working Conditions & Requirements
• Team work environment in cube or open work area.
• Duties are performed during standard business hours and overtime based on project requirements.
• Must be willing to work longer hours as necessary, especially during critical issue resolution.
• Will need to attend meetings and respond to application problems for short durations at other corporate sites when necessary.