Software Tester, Temporary

Pearson Iowa City , IA 52246

Posted 2 months ago

Software tester, temporary

Description

At Pearson, we're committed to a world that's always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it's one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology and each other to surpass these boundaries we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world's innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Temporary, Software Tester:

Job details: 6 month temporary assignment

Start date: Early-mid January

Work location: Iowa City Pearson Campus.

Additional details: Hourly paid, non- benefits eligible. Sponsorship is not available for this temporary position.

Purpose of role:This role is critical for on-time customer delivery of accurate scoring of various assessments and the associated reports delivered to all customer levels from individual scores and performance levels for parental review to state-level detail and summarized data.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Understand assessment program requirements and functional specifications for platform and application delivery of accurate data per customer requirements

  • Validate program deliverables including progression and regression coverage

  • Conduct test case reviews with peers and members of the delivery team

  • Perform verification activities including execution and evaluation of automation tools

  • Document, communicate, defects

  • Employ appropriate tact and diplomacy needed for maintaining a cooperative relationship with both internal and external customers, and have an ability to communicate with both technical and non-technical people

  • Accountable for on-time completion of assigned tasks

  • Demonstrate ability to quickly gain and share expertise on the applications being tested

  • Work with minimal or no supervision on multiple concurrent projects

  • Ensure all deliverables meet or exceed quality standards

  • Ensures professional communication (verbal and written) at all times whether it's related to participation in project meetings, problem reporting, status of assigned projects, resolving issues with the business units, developers, or effectively coordinating testing efforts with other areas

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience in software quality and/or software development position preferred.

  • Strong problem solving and leadership skills required

  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills required

  • Must be able to multitask, be flexible and detail oriented, and work in a changing environment

  • PC skills, including experience with Microsoft Project, Excel, Word, etc., required

  • SAS, qTest, Jira experience preferred

  • MySQL, Mongo, Windows, LINUX, and/or mainframe experience preferred

  • Ability to learn new products quickly, meet deadlines, and contribute creatively throughout the entire development process required

  • Basic understanding of database structure and design preferred

  • Ability to work extended hours may be required to support existing application and to meet delivery dates for new or revised applications

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-IA-Iowa City

Work Locations: US-IA-Iowa City-2510 North Dodge 2510 North Dodge Street Iowa City 52245

Job: Technology

Organization: Assessments School

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Dec 20, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Temporary

Req ID: 1816622

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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