Software / QA Tester

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We have an immediate contract-to-hire need for a Software / QA Tester who will be responsible for preparing detailed test plans and testing methodologies based on documented requirements and interviews with Project Management, business partners, and development teams. Coordinates testing activities across the teams for new product development, implementations, and defect validation.

 

**Hybrid position – candidate needs to be able to come into the office when needed

Software / QA Tester Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in IS, IT, CS or equivalent experience
  • Years of Experience: 5 – 7 in software quality assurance, with some lead role experience
  • Experience creating and maintaining dashboards or other documentation for communicating system readiness and availability
  • Experience diagnosing, reporting, tracking, and resolving environment issues
  • Experience using Quality Assurance software, such as Jira, X-Ray, or equivalent.
  • Experience with creating mock data and manipulating data, and executing database queries to validate data and metrics via scripts and programming.
  • Experience working with vendors through test lifecycle and to ensure SLA compliance
  • Ability to build and execute test plans and estimate testing effort for cross functional projects
  • Ability to understand business processes and integration of those processes into the systems to ensure capability of environments to support testing
  • Knowledge of automated testing and release management tools
  • Detailed organizational and coordination skills
  • Proven problem solving, training, and analytical skills
  • Strong teamwork, facilitation, negotiation and problem-solving skills required.
  • Ability to clearly communicate to business users, IT development groups, and external vendors

 

Software / QA Tester Responsibilities:

  • Partners cross functionally in the design, development, testing and implementation phases of assigned projects.
  • Attends Business Requirement Document review sessions and provides feedback on functional specifications.
  • Communicate the status of testing initiatives to the stakeholder groups and leads triage meetings.
  • Contribute to release documentation to certify the test results and the quality of the testing activities.
  • Creates and executes detailed test scripts.
  • Tracks and communicates application errors in a clear and concise manner.
  • Provide guidance on our processes, tools, and test suites.
  • Partner with team members to continuously improve testing capabilities and make the results of the testing more useful and transparent.
  • Continually improve the testing infrastructure, tools, and processes.
  • Provides support and mentorship on complex projects that includes integration across multiple applications or environments.
  • Represent the Quality Assurance Team across the organization and evangelize the benefits of an efficient and sound testing methodology.
  • Estimates testing effort based on requirements and test script counts
  • Analyzes results, draws conclusions from test results and make recommendations for resolution.
  • Ensures no defective products are moved into production.
  • Ensures we stay SOX compliant from a systems testing perspective.
  • Other essential functions may occur as directed by your supervisor

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the retail industry a plus
  • Delivery experience on projects using a defined Software Development Lifecycle and
  • Project Management methodologies. Experience in Agile software development preferred.
  • Experience with testing and troubleshooting web and mobile applications (iOS and Android)
  • Experience with testing of Order Management system (OMS) store systems(Point of Sale) and Payment Systems

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