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Software Quality Analyst
Ref No.: 18-00312
Location: Amherst, Massachusetts
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 05/01/2018 to 09/30/2018
Contract Opportunity
6 Months +

Job Description:
  • The Software QA Analyst is responsible for conducting QA activities, including, analyzing applications and requirements, developing test strategies, creating test case documentation, and executing testing.
  • The successful candidate will have proven experience ensuring that complex software applications are performing as designed.
  • As a member of the QA team, the QA Analyst may work with off-site QA resources.
  • Working in teams as well as independently setting and maintaining plans and schedules is a major component of this position.
  • You will collaborate with the product manager, business analysts, ITPMs, developers, and testers within and across teams.
Experience:
  • Preferred: Working knowledge of Rally Software Experience in automated testing and data validation.
  • Experience working in a heterogeneous software development and deployment environment (including Linux and Windows experience).
  • Sound knowledge of Java and Windows technologies Strong familiarity with Web production, design, and content issues (HTML, DHTML, XML) highly desired.
  • Experience with integration projects, particularly familiarity with Web Services, SOAP, and asynchronous messaging solutions highly desired QA certification (CSTE/CSQA/CSQE).
Minimum Experience:
  • Minimum of three years of experience in software development testing processes and methodologies for Web-based applications.
  • Strong practical QA principles and practices including test strategy, planning, execution, and automation.
  • Demonstrated experience using various testing methodologies, including agile testing processes and procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience in defining test plans and strategies and executing testing processes.
  • Demonstrated good judgment in implementing methods and techniques for results and applicability.
  • Experience using quality management software to document and track testing activities.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of cross-browser compatibility issues and testing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of WCAG accessibility testing. 
  • Working knowledge of SQL/ RDBMS. 
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the system development lifecycle. 
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and organizational skills. 
  • Ability to work independently and in a team-based environment.
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure and in high-stress situations.