The key responsibilities for this include the following: Develops, writes and executes test scripts designed to test application functionality and database requirements. Creates test plans for releases and projects. Build an automation testing framework for eventual implementation into a continual integration environment. Documents test results and assists in the management of the defect list in bug tracking application. Triages and manages bugs. Escalates necessary items to management and identifies management of potential risks. Leads the bug review meeting and is responsible for assigning bugs to the appropriate releases and verifying bugs get fixed properly. Work with business analysts, developers, and project managers to plan new projects and assess enhancement requests. Provides project manager time estimates for QA tasks. Participates in project review sessions for new functional areas to become a business expert and understand the appropriate testing that is required. Understands the database architecture and database design and ensures that all levels of testing have been performed. Analyzes and researches data requests and learns the database structures to become the subject matter expert. Other activities include but are not limited to the following: Contributes to the analysis and improvement of the software quality assurance life cycle and the development process, with specific focus on improving the software QA processes. Works with the help desk to ensure release notes are distributed to application users. This person reports to the Client Services Manager in the Administrative Technology Services Group. The required education and skills for this position are the following: BA/BS in a technical discipline, preferably computer science, or equivalent work experience Minimum 5+ years of experience as quality assurance analyst with technical projects. Minimum 3+ years of experience with automated testing tools (e.g. LoadRunner, Quick Test Pro or Selenium) Full systems development life cycle experience. Hands-on relational database experience (preferably Oracle). Experience with Entity Relationship Diagrams, writing SQL queries and creating unit tests or similar to support testing of large distributed data-driven applications. Experience writing test plans and working with bug tracking applications such as (Ladybug or Jira). Excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills. Ability to manage multiple priorities effectively. Must be a team player and capable of handling multiple tasks independently. Proven record of managing tasks to meet the limits of time, scope and budget. In addition to the required skills, the deal candidate will have these highly desirable skills: Experience working with JUnit tests or similar process, is a plus. Knowledge of Higher Education Institutions a plus. Knowledge of the following a plus: Object Oriented technology, Java, CVS, rules testing, Apache or Tomcat (applications using servlets). QA Certifications (e.g. HST, TSTQB, ASTQB)
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