QA Specialist Extend Health
Extend Health, Inc. is a business segment of Towers Watson & Co. and operates the largest private Medicare exchange in the country. Founded in 2004, the Extend Health Medicare Exchange and the company?s licensed and certified benefit advisors have helped hundreds of thousands of Medicare-eligible retirees and their dependents identify and evaluate private Medicare plans that best meet their needs and budgets based on their individual medical and pharmaceutical needs. Extend Health has also helped Fortune 500 companies, unions, and municipalities realize significant savings for healthcare coverage for Medicare-eligible retirees when compared to employer group plan.
Work effectively and manage a team (teams consist of 3-6 full time employees, and may be supplemented with part time help for additional manpower or specialized skills.)
Hands on management.
Complete all work diligently, with a commitment to quality and in a timely fashion.
Examine internal code/markup of software systems to discover defects in logic or performance.
Discover and implement methods of automating tests for software products to replace manual tests or perform tests which cannot be done manually.
Report problems and accurately assess the potential risk of software defects.
Analyze software products for defects for long durations and repeatedly test similar functions with subsequent iterations of the product under test.
Complete additional tasks as assigned by the direct manager or other management personnel.
Other duties as assigned
Familiarity with PowerShell, MVC Framework, MSBuild, Java Script, load testing and performance testing.
3+ years managing a team in a fast paced company.
Setting up and maintaining virtual test environments.
Experience with identifying potential vulnerabilities for web, database, and IT infrastructure.
Experience with test management and defect tracking tools.
Experience with test automation frameworks (White, WatiN, MSTest, or similar frameworks).
Ability to script automated tests as opposed to only using a record playback functionality.
Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic and team oriented environment.
Proactive and resourceful in investigating issues and finding the appropriate resolution(s).
Experience in implementing and executing test plans.
Detail-oriented with solid organization skills.
Firm understanding of object-oriented programming and capable of learning new development languages and paradigms without supervision.
Proficient knowledge of C#, XAML, ASP.NET, WPF, WCF, WF, .NET 3.5, ASP.NET, LINQ, NUnit, HTML, SQL, XML.
Experience using Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, SQL Server Management Studio, Microsoft Team Explorer, or similar development and collaboration software from different vendors.
Ability to write detailed reports on findings and articulate them in a manner that is professional and easy to understand.
Self-directed learner, able to adapt quickly to new software systems.
Capable of multi-tasking and switching focus between multiple tasks and systems.
Capable of handling stressful work situations when releases are delayed.
Ability to work autonomously during self-directed testing efforts.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents associated with software products such as requirements, business rules, design diagrams, or sample information.
Able to present him/herself effectively, professionally and courteously (even in stressful situations) through face-to-face interactions and through oral and written communications.
Strong interpersonal and time management skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Adept with electronic communication.
College degree in computer science or related field.
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