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QA ANALYST - Product Validation Software QA
Ref No.: 18-02252
Location: Palo Alto, California
Job Title: Product Validation Software QA
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Duration: 12 Months


Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Works on assigned schedules and communicate plan, progress, and issues in a timely manner.
  • Uses established software engineering concepts, principles and processes to achieve committed results, and actively contribute to ongoing improvements.
  • Assure product quality with thorough test coverage justified by well-defined tools/metrics.
  • Install, configure and maintain the test environment on various systems (Windows and UNIX).
  • Design test spec and test strategy, develop, execute, and maintain manual/automated test procedures for assigned features.
  • Analyze the test failure, narrow down area of problem, report, track, and manage detect resolution to the closure.
  • Work with development, data science and data engineering teams to build test suites
  • Research new emerging tools and enhance existing test systems.
  • Review software specifications & design and develop test plans/strategies for various software
  • Work closely with operations group, system and DB administrators to coordinate needed resources and facilitate requests made by the QA team.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of working experience of application/component QA
  • Proven technical achievement as an individual contributor
  • Must have experience in QA testing/methodology
  • Strong knowledge of Client landscapes with varying databases and operating systems
  • Strong problem solving and trouble shooting skills.
  • Strong project planning and management.
  • Ability to learn quickly while applying knowledge effectively, and act on own initiative proactively
  • Be self-motivated, methodical and detail-oriented, well organized and team-oriented.
  • Willingness to work with remote team in different time zone.
  • Willingness to grow into additional skills

Preferred Qualifications
  • Cloud computing, Hadoop and big data knowledge is a plus.
  • Test Automation experience is a plus.
  • Technical knowledge in testing methodologies, design and implementation is a plus.
  • Experience working in a distributed computing environment (databases, distributed processing, clustering technologies) is a plus.
  • Data Integration (ETL) knowledge or Data Warehousing concept is a plus