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Sr. QA Specialist

POSITION SUMMARY

This position interprets product requirements and employs automation, functional, performance, load, installation, and usability testing concepts. Responsibilities include writing quality standards and testing procedures for program design and product evaluation while employing formal testing practices and quality assurance standards. This position is based in our San Diego location and reports to the Director of Business Excellence.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. Information Technology Management, Information Systems, or Computer Science degree or equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Minimum of five years of QA testing and automation experience required.
  • Experience with performance/load testing
  • Experience working with tools such as Selenium, JMeter, LoadRunner, etc.
  • Experience developing automated test systems and scripts beyond record and playback.  Specifically developing functions, adding control flow logic, loops etc.
  • Experience using MS SQL to evaluate data output
  • Strong SDLC understanding and experience working in an agile environment

KEY POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES (other duties may be assigned):

Quality Assurance

  • Recommend, architect and implement appropriate automation frameworks to test multiple applications, architectures and technology
  • Build and maintain automated regression tests
  • Develop and execute test plans with the assistance of Programming staff and Business Analysts.
  • Identify test requirements from specifications, mapping test case requirements and designing test coverage plan;
  • Recommend design improvements or corrections to engineers throughout the development process.
  • Conduct software compatibility tests with programs, hardware, operating systems, or network environments;
  • Validate that deliverables meet functional and design specifications and requirements;
  • Help define and lead the effort to implement quality requirements and processes.
  • Review software documentation to ensure technical accuracy, compliance, or completeness, or to mitigate risks;
  • Define and track quality assurance metrics such as open defect counts, production defects, etc; 
  • Mentor QA engineers in automation techniques and best practices

Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Assist in software builds to ensure deployed software is properly functioning across all sites and locations;
  • Communicate with developers, business analysts and QA team members to produce testable requirements and documentation;
  • Recommend modifications to existing or suggesting new standards, methods and procedures based on QA results.
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