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Company: ACRO STAFF
Contact Name: DAVE
Website: http://www.acrostaff.com

Job Details: Quality Assurance Specialist Date: Sep 17 2019

Job Reference: 2547
Job Category: IT Jobs [ View All IT Jobs Jobs ]
Company Type Recruiter
Employment type: Full Time
Degree: Bachelors
Experience: 3 years
Location: Columbia, Ohio, 17512
Job Skills: Quality Assurance Specialist
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Direct End Client: State of Ohio
Job Title: Quality Assurance Specialist
Duration: 12 Months
Start Date: ASAP
Location: Columbus, OH
Position Type: Contract
Interview Type: Telephonic followed by In Person

•Experience testing I.T. products and applications (Required 7 Years)
•Experience in automation using QTP, MS Visual Studio Coded UI, Selenium, Gherkin etc. (Required 5 Years)
•Experience in development /scripting skills in C#, VB (Required 5 Years)
•Experience in end to end test automation (Required 5 Years)
•Demonstrated experience in converting existing manual test cases to automation scripts (Required 5 Years)
•Recent experience within the last three years in end to end automation using MS Visual Studio Coded UI, TFS and MTM (Required 3 Years)
•Experience conducting test case reviews to ensure scenarios accurately capture business functionality (Required 5 Years)
•Experience working on process improvements to increase the efficiency of QA and development (Required 5 Years)
•Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (Required 7 Years)
•Certifications in Software testing field (Highly desired 5 Years)
•Programming background (Highly desired 4 Years)
•Certifications in Microsoft tools and technologies (Highly desired 4 Years)
•CRUD testing experience (Highly desired 4 Years)
•Test coverage and estimations experience (Highly desired 4 Years)
•Strong communication/ leadership skills.
•Strong influence, collaboration and negotiation experience.
•Ability to collaborate with supporting resources across business and/or functional lines.
•Have excellent oral and written skills/possess strong meeting and work session facilitation skills.
•Have the ability to work independently and as part of a team, the ability to manage time and resources to meet assigned deadlines.
•Have strong understanding of prioritization stemming from the elicitation of system and/or user requirements.
•Have excellent organizational skills, proven analytical, planning, problem solving, and decision-making skills.
•Must be knowledgeable in the English language/speak clearly and understandably using the English language.


Consultant has to help IT pilot and implement the software quality assurance review process for the ATPS Blue project. Will help development teams test software quality for production deployment.

This position will function as a highly skilled Quality Assurance Specialist with specific responsibilities that include:
•Proactively engage in the end-to-end software testing cycle as it pertains to the ATPS Rewrite project.
•Work closely with and follow direction from QA Lead.
•Contribute to the establishment of and meet quality goals and objectives for the ATPS Blue project.
•Contribute to all aspects of quality assurance for the ATPS Blue project including establishing relevant metrics, applying industry best practices, and developing new tools and processes to ensure quality goals are met.
•With input from QA Lead and team, develop and execute test cases, scripts, plans and procedures (manual and automated).
•Work with the Client’s project team to test updates, patches, and repairs to the ATPS Blue application software components in the development, test, and QA environments. Develop software changes for promotion to production following best practice and standards as defined by the client.
•Take corrective action, subject to the Client’s Management approval, to resolve all issues and problems encountered with testing to ensure the applications perform as required.
•Design, execute and maintain automated test scripts.

Quality Assurance Specialist (QAS) is responsible for the design, pilot, and implementation of the software quality assurance review processes. The QAS Specialist will work with Application Teams during pre and post assessment periods. The QAS Specialist reports to the Quality Assurance Team Lead. For each phase end review the Quality Assurance Specialist is responsible to plan, schedule, execute, and document findings of the review. Quality Assurance Specialists must have a detailed understanding of processes which support the software development lifecycle. The Quality Assurance Lead is responsible for communicating with the State regarding the progress of the quality approach and a summary of the metrics, as well as managing the Quality Assurance Specialists.


•Review project’s required work products to ensure compliance with approved tailored procedures and standards.
•Review and check project’s software development activities and the associated internal tasks required as employed by the project and specified in the project plan.
•Compare actual project procedures to the specified standards, procedures, and, if required, specific 3rd party contractual requirements.
•Perform detailed reviews of interim and final tasks as appropriate.
•Ensure process improvement opportunities are reviewed by appropriate contact to identify training needs of the organization.
•Perform or manage the required software quality phase end reviews of work product and process for each software project and produce the required software quality reports, as specified in the project\'s software quality plan.
•Develop, and manage short and long-term plans and schedules for organization wide software quality needs.
•Balance workload with team’s capacity by managing the team’s activities according to schedule and budgets.
•Coordinate and procure the required skills and techniques required.
•Obtain feedback from project teams regarding the overall effectiveness of processes and procedures – Forward to appropriate stakeholders and process owners.
•Provide feedback to project teams regarding process/procedure improvement opportunities and other potential areas for improvement discovered during software quality activities.
•Report all software quality-revealed non-compliance.
•Provide regular reports on the results of compliance reviews to the project team, project team leaders and management. Report on progress on action item resolution and possible risk areas.
•Anticipate and resolve issues dealing with software quality.
•Develop options and recommendations to assist teams in resolving issues.
•Ensure action items are addressed and closed based on agreed dates and activities.
•Ensure that defined processes are followed.
•Communicate related improvement measures to the project team.
•Obtain feedback from project teams regarding the overall effectiveness of software quality processes followed. Review with team and develop continuous improvement action plans. Report status to executive team.
•Communicate and work with customers and other personnel as necessary.
•Communicate clearly the team goals, organizational philosophies, and policies and procedures to the team.
•Communicate to team members the relationship between their work assignments and the team and project objectives.
•Lead efforts in developing and facilitating implementation of team goals and metrics.
•7 years software development, testing and project management
•4 year college degree or equivalent technical study.

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