Quality Analyst – open to remote

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Columbus, Ohio client has a contract-to-hire opportunity for a Quality Analyst who will be involved in all phases of software development, from requirements definition to production releases. The client leverages Agile and Lean techniques, such as acceptance test-driven development, continuous integration, and story-based iterative development. 


Location: remote, hybrid, or onsite – open to any


  • Biggest area of focus is significant understanding of writing and querying SQL. In addition to being a cooperative, collaborative and hardworking QA
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience 
  • Enthusiastic self-starter capable of quickly taking ownership of features, applications, and systems 
  • Detail-oriented with excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong technical skills, such as the ability to read and write SQL and XML
  • Ability to independently plan, prioritize and perform software testing for complex systems within general guidelines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to multi-task and drive results with a sense of urgency to meet aggressive project timelines
  • Experience with ATDD in an Agile/Lean development environment desired
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of creating and executing test scripts in TM4J 
  • 3 + years of experience in energy industry is a plus
  • 2+ years of hands on experience executing automation scripts in Cucumber is a plus
  • 3+ years of in-depth knowledge of Quality Assurance Processes and best practices 
  • 2+ years of hands on knowledge of SQL Query and backend testing 



  • You will be embedded in a cross-functional team of analysts, developers, product managers, and testing staff, collectively striving to quickly deliver high-quality, high-value software.  This contrasts to most other environments where the culture encourages “throwing the code over the wall” for Quality to test. 
  • You will work in an environment that encourages individual initiative, leadership at all levels, and team-based continuous improvement void of hierarchy and bureaucracy.  
  • Create test scenarios, test cases, and test scripts mapped to business requirements, workflow, and system design documents to ensure proper coverage 
  • Perform test execution on complex systems, requiring deep understanding of both business objectives and technical architecture 
  • Report and track defects until resolution 
  • Responsible for understanding the application architecture and develop best method of performing end to end testing 
  • Perform backend testing using SQL query 
  • Assist application developers and technical support staff in defect root cause analysis and resolutions 
  • Maintain the regression test bed to meet changing requirements 
  • Escalate testing bottle necks that may impact project timeline 
  • Participate in the off-hour production releases as needed 
  • Contribute to the development of QA process and procedures 
  • Work closely with product management, business analysts, and developers to understand features and create a robust, comprehensive test strategy to verify functionality













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