Quality Assurance Analyst Piscataway, NJ

Quality Assurance Analyst

 Job Summary: 

The overall purpose of this position is to ensure that quality software products are delivered. The incumbent in this position is primarily responsible for certification. on supported applications. He/She is expected to ensure all inadequacies in software, processes, or standards are brought to management attention for remediation. The role typically reports to a Manager, Quality Assurance.

Essential Functions:

Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Provide guidance and direction to project team, ensuring that proper QA procedures and practices are implemented.
  • Participate in requirements review; release planning, elaboration and sprint planning to understand requirements/user stories.
  • Ensure projects presented for Quality Assurance (QA) review contains properly documented test plans and follows defined methodology.
  • Assist project manager/ScrumMaster in development of project plans/sprint plans including time/cost estimates and deliverable dates.
  • Create test scenarios/test plans for any software and hardware upgrade. Distribute test plan to programmers, project manager/ScrumMaster and business team for their feedback. Update test plan to accommodate team’s suggestions. Ensure that test plans have covered all scenarios and user requirements are met.
  • Prepare QA tasks/test cases and execute them for Quality Assurance certification of projects.
  • Provide testing reports in status meetings.
  • Participate in technical design & code review to ensure that implementation is per requirements.
  • Implement, maintain, and run automated scripts using Ruby for regression testing and LoadRunner for performance testing.
  • Handle defect management using Jira/GreenHopper product.
  • Analyze defects, advice and recommend changes as necessary.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors or advanced degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, Mathematics or Engineering is required.
  • Minimum 5 years work experience in a software quality assurance field or in a software development related field. Minimum 2-3 years of experience in automation testing tools (QTP, Ruby) is required.

Skills & Other Requirements:

  • He/she must be a technologically savvy knowledge worker who seeks out technology solutions to business challenges.
  • Knowledge of testing techniques and development processes for Web applications.
  • Knowledge of automated testing tools is must.
  • Knowledge of project lifecycle for traditional waterfall and Scrum methodology is essential.
  • Strong knowledge of Ruby Language as well as RubyGems such as bundler, cucumber, headless, nokogiri is needed.
  • Must have experience with Behavior Driven Development (BDD or TDD).
  • Experience translating user stories to cucumber scenarios/features is required. Experience with integration test automation tools with Continuous integration tools such as Jenkins, Bamboo, cruisecontrol, travis CI and webdrivers (selenium/watir-webdriver) is a plus. Jmeter experience will be helpful. Must possess proficiency in English in order to convey technical problems to non-technical personnel.
  • Must be proficient in English reading, writing and presentation skills not only for communication purposes but also to read technical documents and to create test strategies and plans.
  • Must have the ability to deal effectively with people in contentious situations. Daily interaction with development staff and other QA team members is required.

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