TxMQ announces an exciting opportunity for your review
TxMQ Direct Client Requirement
Job Title: QA Test Engineer
Duration: 6 months and likely to extend
Number of positions: 1
References: 2 WILL be required for submittal
This is an excellent opportunity with one of the country's most highly regarded regional banks headquartered in Western New York. As one of the 20 largest commercial bank holding companies in the US with over 650 branches throughout the northeast, our client focuses on investing in state-of-the art technology to continually provide high-quality banking services.
Summary: Seasoned Quality Assurance analyst needed with manual testing skills, who exhibits an ongoing passion for releasing quality deliverables. Must be able to analyze specifications to develop test plans and scripts, keep meticulous test related documentation and deliver feedback to developers in order to improve overall delivery process. Automation runtime experience a plus, particularly with Selenium. Automation creation with Selenium a bigger plus.
Job Description: The successful candidate should be self-driven and experienced in establishing formal testing processes as part of the development lifecycle using Microsoft Test Manager, ALM and other tools. The QA Engineer will work with the development team in the creation and maintenance of manual test scripts to be used for smoke, regression, performance and other testing. Throughout the development lifecycle you will be involved in ensuring developers write and execute code to unit test software. You will help manage the QA release cycle by developing manual tests and working with other QA team members to plan and execute functional and UAT test cycles. You should be familiar with using a test management tool, such as ALM or Microsoft MTM for exploratory, manual and other tests with the ability to collect metrics and performance information. The candidate will also work with the Business Analysts to capture test requirements prior to software development. Approximately 40% of our software is developed internally using Microsoft products and is browser based. The remaining 60% is vendor software mostly in a distributed environment. Basic Function Participates and provides oversight in the development of system test strategies, plans, and designs. Acts as a test lead, responsible for various system testing activities including, but not limited to, attending project meetings, reviewing test plan documentation, assisting in the creation and execution of test cases, defect tracking, as well as scheduling and facilitating related test sessions/meetings. Utilizes existing automated testing tools in addition to manual scripts, to perform various system tests (e.g. unit, regression, exception handling, performance, etc.) within the software development lifecycle. Essential Position Responsibilities Aids management’s oversight of staff responsible for the development and creation of system test plans and test cases, ensuring adherence to the department’s standards and procedures, including all document/artifact requirements. Must possess discipline to develop test cases using industry best practices and instill those best practices within the team. Recognizes and recommends ideas to improve efficiencies, policies, and procedures in order to achieve the department’s goals to include test life cycle time improvements through automation, etc. Ensures compliance with bank standards (i.e.: PMM, SDM, SOX, etc.) throughout system testing including required documentation/artifact retention. Nature and Scope Possesses an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the test life cycle, providing the ability to work on projects outside of the normal BAU. Provides system test expertise as well as standardized test processes, documentation, etc. Creates and maintains an environment that encourages teamwork and provides opportunities for continued staff development. May be called upon to serve as a system-testing representative on committees, ad-hoc project teams, etc. Will work with limited supervision. Supervisory Responsibility Oversees obtaining and scheduling appropriate on/offshore test resources. Oversees test resource activities as pertaining to project assignments. Actively participates in the development of new/junior level staff. Support administration duties of QA tools to support projects and initiatives. Provide regular updates and metrics to overall QA Team Lead Basic Qualifications Demonstrated passion for testing and releasing high quality deliverables. Creative thinker with ability to think outside the box and contribute new ideas. Self-starter and detailed oriented in day to day work and follow ups Proactively documents test results, processes and team support documentation. Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science/related field or six to eight years of relevant experience. Experience utilizing the application/system(s) being supported preferred. Working knowledge of both project, software and test life cycles. Experience with the skills, application(s), and functions of the business line being supported is encouraged.
- Experience with application lifecycle management
- 10+ years in Quality Assurance role (Financial preferred)
- 2+ years in a test leadership role and comfortable leading business wide testing initiatives
- 6+ years experience with manual testing, including planning, configuring, execution, and analysis
- 6+ years experience creating and maintaining test related documentation and artifacts
- 4+ years experience testing web based internal and external facing products.
- 2+ years experience with SQL
- 2+ years experience with HP ALM
- SME for QA practices and procedures
- Prior experience working on an Agile team a plus
TxMQ specializes in finding the perfect career fit for our candidates. We make it our mission to understand your goals and objectives when you switch jobs, or take on a new position. As a leading technology and manufacturing staffing and services agency, we take pride in placing only the most qualified candidates into positions with our clients. It’s our job to ensure your and our clients’ satisfaction, and the only way to do that is to make certain that the position we find for you is an exact match for your needs as well as those of our clients.
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