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Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

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Ektello Bloomington , MN 55437

Posted 2 months ago

Ektello is looking for a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Bloomington, MN with one of the leading educational software companies in the United States.

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Location: Bloomington, MN

Contract: 6 Month Initial Contract

Pay Rate: $45-$55 per Hour


As a Software Quality Engineer (SQE) you will be responsible for tasks ranging from requirements planning, to Software testing as well as reporting to ensure that design specifications requirements of the developed and client-provided software products are met and that the quality is within total quality management limits and standards. In this role you will also be responsible for reviewing requirements and designs and to create, edit, and clarify test plans & cases within software project teams.

Our Agile teams are highly motivated product development teams that produce global software products. Our work touches various areas of a complex global IT system and high quality is extremely important to ensure ongoing business success.

The SQE is specifically responsible for planning, reviewing, testing and validation of a suite of applications across several product areas. The Associate SQE is also responsible for the development and maintenance of an automated test suite.

Our work environment is collaborative, flexible and results-driven. Since the business provides a mission-critical service to a demanding set of clients, high-quality performance is required to meet customer expectations.

If you have the mental fortitude to comprehend and add value as part of the team working in a complex environment, we want to hear from you.

The SQA Engineer will:

Perform root cause analysis on discrepancies or defects by reviewing the development code, determine and/or categorize the root cause issues and make recommendations on or present options for how to handle the issue or discrepancy.
Interact with developers and end users to develop and execute test strategies for testing of highly complex, high volume web testing initiatives. Participate in requirements and design review meetings, actively representing SQE.
Design and write tests and test scripts utilizing complex SQL program data comparisons while designing complex business test cases for validation of reporting and end-user data access.
Create, edit and update test plans and test cases ensuring complete test coverage, full test documentation for all code to be tested, and appropriate use of test methodology. Create trace matrices and/or flow graphs to support test plan and test cases.
Build, deploy and maintain test automation software ensuring complete automated test coverage utilizing Gauge, Javascript, Selenium, Java and Team City software.
Validate test data and results by developing appropriate SQL queries and application utilities.
Test software releases against requirements or stories utilizing appropriate testing techniques.
Document, escalate and follow up on defects per standard processes utilizing ClearQuest, VersionOne as appropriate.
Install and Configure needed system test equipment to meet test environment needs to execute system tests.
Perform SQE tasks as part of an Agile development team by communicating frequently and clearly with team members on product issues, and testing to products with high quality.
Develop, write and execute test plans and scripts for identifying and tracking defects and fixes in product development, software application development, information systems, and operations systems.
Project leadership experience in areas of forecasting effort, resource needs, scheduling effort and resources, reporting status and adjusting schedules and forecasts required
Experience with n-tier Java enterprise systems preferred
Experience in software development (as a programmer) is a plus
Experience with requirement and design meetings and reviews
Experience with Windows PC (98, Win2K, XP) required
Working experience with MS Office applications
Knowledgeable of software testing, SQA methodologies, SQA processes and software lifecycle
Strong written and verbal communication skills required
Effective team working and team leading skills
Active attitude and execution ability to initiate and implement process and technology improvements required
Ability to perform as a project point person to internal/external clients
Strong working knowledge of MS Office applications
Knowledgeable of Windows PC required
Working knowledge of relational databases and ability to create and update database queries required
Client server environments or network administration skills preferred
Knowledge of scripting language or object-oriented programming language a plus
Required Education & Experience

Bachelor s Degree in Computer Science and/or equivalent education and experience
6 or more years of experience in software quality assurance testing
Proficient with SQL, HTML, XML and client server/ complex systems
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Automation experience (ie: Twist, Selenium, Gauge) and some Java development experience highly preferred
Clearquest Defect Tracking System experience
Experience with n-tier Java enterprise systems
Project experience in areas of forecasting effort, resource needs, scheduling effort and resources, reporting status and adjusting schedules and forecasts is preferred
Experience with requirement and design meetings and reviews
Security and vulnerability testing experience
Education Preferred:

Bachelor' s degree in Computer Science, MIS, or equivalent technology experience.
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