Chemistry Quality Assurance Specialist – hybrid

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Our client in Irvine, CA has a hybrid contract opening for a Chemistry Quality Assurance Specialist who will be responsible for manual testing of client content and software features, with a heavy emphasis on Chemistry-based content and student input tools.
**This position is subject to a hybrid working model and will require you to be in the office as needed.**

Chemistry Quality Assurance Specialist Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree in Chemistry required. MS/MA degree in Chemistry preferred. Strong GPA required.
  • Demonstrated competence in General Chemistry, GOB, and Organic Chemistry required.
  • Chemistry teaching, tutoring, or TA experience preferred.
  • Ability to show exceptional attention to detail, and be able to interact well with others
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are essential, as well as follow-up and follow through skills to ensure issues are resolved in a timely manner
  • Ability to follow instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job
  • Ability to adapt to changes in priorities and new situations as it comes
  • Excellent interpersonal and time-management skills
  • Ability to work independently, and in a team is imperative
    Demonstrate knowledge of standards of excellence for products and services within own area
  • Demonstrate understanding of how own role contributes to the team; seek clarity in assigned responsibilities when necessary
  • Communicate clearly and concisely with others
  • Recognize routine customer issues while understanding relevant project implications
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the skills, tools and requirements needed to support projects within the domain; seek opportunities to build domain knowledge
  • Analyze information in order to help identify the root causes of problems occurring at the project level
  • Collect and summarize raw data to determine risk probability
  • Demonstrate experience working in agile development environment

Job Description:
As a Chemistry Quality Assurance Specialist, you will be responsible for finding and reporting bugs and glitches. You must have a keen eye for detail, excellent communication skills, and a passion for quality. You will be evaluating test cases with respect to requirements and will be responsible for the execution of smoke, regression and functional tests.
Critical Functions:

  • Perform quality assurance of chemistry answer input tools, including verifying that they match the design specification, and that any foreseeable student input, including erroneous input, produces a constructive response (i.e. answer processing).
  • Validate test results against expected results for all products.
  • Create formal test cases for all products (Chemistry and Math). Work alongside the automation team to generate pertinent test cases.
  • Test legacy and new test cases with the use of formal test cases or scripts. Execute smoke, regression and functional tests
  • Interpret test cases and compare them to established specifications
  • Be able to go beyond the specification and anticipate problem areas in the product design and document test cases results and compare to expected results
  • Attend all agile ceremonies and contribute to sizing and grooming of tickets for Chemistry, Math, and Platform projects.


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