Position : QA
Location: Bellevue ,WA (This position is also in Walnut Creek, CA and Alpharetta, GA locations)
Duration: 12+ months
-Participate in the Requirements review with the Business and core project team to ensure understanding of business needs and high-level functional changes required.
-Interpret and analyze detailed design documents outlining gaps and/or issues, assuring coverage of business requirements.
-Review the Design / Architecture of the application with Development, and IT Security teams.
-Develop test plans for small to medium projects for system and integration testing.
-Hold QA Test Plan and Test Case Reviews and compile feedback to improve the quality of deliverables.
-Pull and/or build necessary test data to support efforts, coordinating with internal and external IT/Business partners
-Test and support Change Controls during production Implementation and troubleshoot any issues that come up during the production Implementation.
-Support medium to large complex Test projects under minimal direction of senior staff and management.
-Manage test reporting, defect resolution, results analysis and metrics
-Evaluates options for meeting user needs, and ensures that system requirements are identified, prioritized and incorporated in an effective and efficient manner.
-Participate in the promotion of best practices within the organization in collaboration with other analysts and other IT personnel.
-Minimum 2 years of experience testing web-based, and client-server software.
-Strong hands on experience with HP/Mercury tool suite (Quality Center, QuickTestPro) is highly desired.
-Hands on experience with other commercial or open source test tools/frameworks is a plus.
-Development/coding experience with java/j2ee and VB scripting technology is a plus.
-Experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies is a plus.
-Proficiency in ATG eCommerce Framework and Endeca is a plus.
-Strong knowledge of test methodology, tools, standards and procedures.
-Strong knowledge of SDLC and testing levels/types/ phases
-Experience testing verifying XML is a must
-Experience creating XML request/response documents from specifications is a plus
-Experience testing at the API level is a must
-Strong understanding of relational databases a must
-Understanding of Object Oriented approaches
-Oracle/Weblogic experience preferred
-Strong SQL skills are a must
-Basic UNIX skills are highly desired
-Excellent technical/analytical skills and/or strong programming and design skills.
-Excellent interpersonal skills.
-Strong organizational and problem solving abilities.
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
-Strong understanding of software development life cycle
-Basic project management skills
-Telecommunications experience highly desired
-Certifications - Testing (ISTQB, QAI, ASQ), HP/Mercury or other commercial tool-based a plus