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Senior QA Analyst

  • Location: Secaucus, New Jersey, 07094
  • Salary: 57.42
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 26 days ago

Position:  Senior QA Analyst

Location:  Secaucus, NJ, 07094

Term: 6 months

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Test Planning and Preparation.
  • Plan and manage testing activities
  • Coordinate with the various teams to ensure all testing tasks are identified and tracked appropriately.
  • Prepare the test approach / plan document for each formal test cycle.
  • Prepare the kick-off deck material and present it at the formal kick off session.
  • Requirements management.
  • Help with maintaining and updating the business requirements in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), our primary testing tool.
  • Identify appropriate technical requirements and maintain them in ALM.
  • Ensure appropriate and adequate coverage of all requirements.
  • Test Case Management.
  • Liaise with all teams and identify appropriate test cases and required test data.
  • Assist in managing the test cases available in Global’s main repository within ALM.
  • Help in building greater awareness of the content of the main repository of test cases.
  • Encourage Area teams to leverage existing test cases and enhance them, where appropriate, to reflect conditions for LSTRs and local applications.
  • Coordinate the design of any additional test cases that are required.
  • Work with the teams to identify the test cases to requirements mapping and have it updated in ALM.
  • Test Data Management.
  • Assess how best the data can be provisioned (e.g. leveraging converted data; creating data).
  • Coordinate the preparation of test data sheets that will be used during test execution.
  • Test Execution.
  • Track and drive the readiness assessment process for upcoming testing activities.
  • Prepare and update the entrance criteria checklist to ascertain whether the formal testing can commence.
  • Assist in managing the execution of test cases.
  • Coordinate the creation of a test execution schedule for all test cases included in scope.
  • Identify and communicate any barriers to smooth test execution.
  • Defect Resolution.
  • Assist in the defect triage process by working closely with the defect manager(s) to:

§ Actively participate in the defect calls and ensure that the relevant regional and country team members attend the call to provide necessary inputs.

§ Follow-up with team members and ensure that defects are retested.

  • Retest the fixes of defects logged.
  • Attend defect triage calls and representing those defects assigned to the team.
  • Prepare analysis and assisting with research.
  • Monitoring and Reporting.
  • Coordinate the creation and distribution of the daily test dashboards.
  • Ensure the real time dashboards are created and updated for the current testing activities.
  • Update the test estimation based on additional details received after preparing the initial estimates.
  • Track the progress in successfully validating the identified requirements.
  • Lead weekly checkpoint meetings to closely track the progress of test execution and defect resolution.
  • Determine appropriate corrective actions and follow up on them as needed.
  • Test Closure
  • Maintain and update the exit criteria checklist and ensure the fulfillment as well as the formal exit.
  • Prepare and distribute the exit criteria report.
  • Prepare and distribute the final test completion report.
  • Drive the lessons learned session for the relevant test cycles.
  • Test Management and Support.
  • Providing adequate supervision, leadership and guidance to junior team members.
  • Following up on assigned tasks to assess whether adequate progress has been made and or what corrective actions be needed.
  • Providing adequate supervision, leadership and guidance to junior team members.
  • Metrics Reporting.
  • Contributing to the creation of reports, metrics and dashboards for the team.
  • Preparing ad hoc and standard reports.
  • Preparing regular status reports on offshore activities.
  • Collaboration.
  • Taking handoff from onshore team and driving additional progress and or completion of tasks.
  • Passing handoff to the onshore team and providing comprehensive briefing on actions taken till date.
  • Performing necessary follow-ups and support with other teams (especially those in non-USA time zones).
  • Liaising with other offshore teams (IBM, GTT, Environments, Test Automation, etc) to ensure and or follow-up on various activities.

Is this a good fit? (Requirements):

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience.
  • 4-6 years of Information Technology (IT) experience, including dedicated testing.
  • Ability to write and execute test plans and scripts.
  • Excellent knowledge of various testing practices, including unit/string testing, system/functional testing, integration testing, performance/stress testing, user acceptance testing, and automated tools.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, teamwork, organizational, and project management skills.
  • One or more certificates to supplement formal education. 
  • Proficiency in approximately 20 QA-oriented disciplines or skill sets.

If this sounds like the perfect fit, apply today!