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Senior QA Analyst

Senior QA Analyst

Requisition ID 
2017-2324
Location 
US-NY-New York
Posted Date 
10/19/2017
Department  
Technology/IT

More information about this job

Overview

7-10 years in a Quality Assurance Role. Responsible for generating, maintaining, and executing quality test cases and test scripts focused on enhancing the performance and quality of various digital applications.  The complexity of the work will vary from simple digital advertising banners, to full stack systems with new CMS implementations as well as experiential digital installations.

 

The Senior QA Analyst will utilize, and help to improve our QA processes to ensure that all of our work is properly tested and lead our QA best practices. This person will contribute to our overall development plans as well as coordinate and perform required activities to ensure that test milestones are defined and delivered on schedule.  This includes our overall QA strategy; test plans, and test procedures necessary to validate the applications.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure the quality of all digital production by performing functional, design, copy, accesibility, cross-browser, cross-platform and regression testing.
    Work with the Technical Manager, QA Manager and Project Management to verify all customer and business requirements and to participate sprint planning and feedback for all product releases.
  • Validate and troubleshoot reported bugs and clearly communicate problems and severity to appropriate Development personnel.
  • Validate the full list of business rules and/or functional specs documentation against the application being tested.
  • Document defect/issues in JIRA, including relevant brief descriptions of the issue with detailed steps to replicate.
  • Create test plans and manage and process bug reports per project.
  • Provide estimates for small or large projects including level of testing effort and hours required.
  • Able to interpret and convert feedback from non-technical staff and customer service groups into actionable items for the Development team.
  • Attend project stand-ups and QA team check-ins to provide status updates on projects.
  • Advocate and implement sound web site and application testing processes and best practices for the team and the product being tested.
  • Maintain working relationships with people in a wide variety of functional areas.
  • Along with the DevOps team, help in the addition and continuation of automated tools into the continuous building process system.
  • Stay abreast of new browsers and technologies and maintain an overall recommended browsers list based on research.

Qualifications

 

  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and thrive in a fast-paced, multi-tasking, high stress, high productivity environment and able to manage conflicting priorities effectively.
  • Familiarity with HTML and Javascript validation/testing procedures.
  • Strong communication skills with a proven ability to interact with technical, business, editorial and customer service groups.
  • Ability to estimate, plan, and execute testing cycles. Multi-tasking skills are also required.
  • Defect trending and triage experience is a must.
  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies is necessary.
  • Exposure to multi-platforms, and cross-browser testing. Must be knowledgeable of trends for new browser versions, mobile devices and/or other digital applications.
  • Exposure to Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc) and Mobile applications (iOS and Android platforms) testing is a must.
  • Exposure to rich media within web applications (audio, video, responsive design validation).
  • Experience monitoring & manipulating network traffic (eg: Charles Proxy, Fiddler, Developer Tools, etc.)
  • Exposure to database-based applications including some basic SQL queries is a plus.
  • A strong interest in the Web and end-user applications and an investigative drive to discover the underlying causes of technical problems.
  • Attention to detail, thoroughness, tenacity, and strong organizational skills are a must.
  • Familiarity with automated QA testing tools is a plus but not required.

Necessary Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have a BA/BS degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, and at least 7-10 years of experience.
  • Experience at a Web publishing company or a Digital Agency is a strong plus.
  • Strong aptitude for learning new technologies and testing techniques.
  • Able to adapt to changes in product development as well as flexibility to work outside of normal business hours to meet testing needs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.