Ref No.: 18-00668
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 11/01/2018 to 10/31/2019
Contract Opportunity
12 Months +

Job Description:

Q Consulting is seeking a Quality Assurance Analyst with strong experience testing in large and complex systems development projects. The Quality Assurance Analyst is needed to bring several active, high visibility projects to successful completion, to enable the technical solutions to be deployed and fully operational. The Quality Assurance Analyst will be responsible for performing all testing activities for these projects.
Role Responsibilities:
  • Work with the appropriate resources to define and write Functional and Technical Testable Requirements (Waterfall) and/or User Stories and Acceptance Criteria (Agile).
  • Have a complete understanding of all functional and technical Requirements and/or Acceptance Criteria. 
  • Approve Requirements if asked to perform QA project lead duties.
  • Have a complete understanding of Design document to ensure the design complements the Requirements.  Approve Design document if asked to perform QA project lead duties.
  • Work with the QA Supervisor and/or QA Lead to create the Level of Effort (LOE) estimate for all testing activities within the project.
  • Work with the QA Supervisor and/or QA Lead to create the Test Strategy.
  • Work with the QA Supervisor and/or QA Lead to create the Test Plan.
  • Work with Business Analyst, Developers, and DBAs in defining detailed and reusable Functional, System Integration, and Regression test cases and completing the Requirements Traceability Matrix.
  • Write detailed and reusable Functional, System Integration, and Regression Test Cases.
  • Assist the Performance Engineer in determining business flows to be scripted and utilized in Performance/Load testing.
  • Assist the Automation Engineer in determining test cases to be scripted and utilized in smoke/regression testing.
  • Accurately document all defects in the defect tracking tool in a timely manner.
  • Escalate all challenges to the appropriate resource(s) in a timely manner.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and written.
  • Attend and participate in the Defect Triage and Review meetings.
  • Assist in managing the overall scope of the testing effort.
  • Complete required QA documentation in an accurate and timely manner.  Provide edits to QA documentation as necessary if the project’s Requirements change, if scope changes, if testing schedule changes, etc.
  • Receive appropriate approval and sign-off for all testing documentation.
  • Provide QA leadership to the assigned project, when requested.
  • Provide support to the UAT team, if requested.
  • Provide, in a timely manner, the status of an assigned project when requested.
  • Execute manual and automation Test Cases for various test types (smoke, functional, regression, etc.).
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Execute all Test Cases according to the Test Plan, or explain why risk-based / priority testing is executed
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Seven (7) years’ experience as a Quality Assurance Analyst
  • A B.S. or B.A. Degree (4 year) substitutes for four years of experience, or an Associate’s Degree (2 year) substitutes for two years of experience.
  • Five (5) engagements/projects lasting a minimum of three (3) months each in a Quality Assurance Analyst role.
Desired Skills:
  • Computer Science or Information Technology degree
  • Experience planning and executing end to end testing of integrated systems including validation of the integration layer.
  • Experience writing and executing basic SQL query commands
  • Experience utilizing RTC as a defect reporting tool
  • Experience with IBM Cúram solution for healthcare reform and/or downstream integrated systems that consume or use the Cúram data.