Senior SQA Engineer VFA
This Senior Software Quality Assurance Engineer will initially be relied upon as the significant QA engineer assigned to a small project team, but may later have opportunities a very hands-on QA leader of 1 to 2 person testing teams, for assigned projects within VFA?s line of hosted software product solutions, deployed within a Software-as-a-Service model.
The Senior SQA Engineer is expected to collaborate within a cross-discipline project team setting of software developers, product managers, and manual and automation-focused SQA engineers to create and execute quality testing schedules and plans. This hire will also routinely interface with our other SQA projects teams and test automation staff to strengthen and supplement our internal testing infrastructure, via improvements to processes, procedures and technology.
Employs a sound risk management approach to determine an optimum, well structured and comprehensive test strategy for assigned projects.
Delivers and tracks progress to testing schedules, within aggressive ?time-to-market? driven project environments, sometimes across parallel projects.
Details and executes test cases; tracks test results.
Regularly summarizes testing status and areas of risk, and when possible proposes and executes upon mitigation strategies.
Interfaces with automation engineers to identify and prioritize areas for significant efficiency and confidence gains through test automation. Pitches in on automated test development efforts where possible.
Analyzes, tracks, and reports on application issues and maintains documentation on project issues and defect metrics.
Collaborates within SQA team and across product development on process improvement initiatives.
5+ years of overall software quality assurance and/or product development experience, with exposure to the full product development cycle ? from requirements through post-release. Experience or exposure to Agile is a significant plus.
Significant experience testing multi-tiered, web-based products. Experience testing mobile applications is a strong plus.
Solid test planning skills, with a strong appreciation for the need to provide well documented test strategies, procedures and results.
Experience utilizing functional and/or load testing tools. QuickTest Professional and/or TestComplete are pluses.
Experience testing database applications. Comfortable building and performing database queries. Oracle experience is a plus.
Excellent troubleshooting ability.
Strong team player with a ?can do? attitude. Routinely demonstrates flexibility and is a very capable multi-tasker. Possesses solid organizational and time management skills.
Experience mentoring and training more junior engineers on both technical and SQA process topics.
Experience driving and participating in software development / testing process improvement initiatives.
BS in Computer Science or equivalent.
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