Senior QA Analyst

Purpose:

As a Senior QA Analyst, you will motivate your team mates, lead by example, share your passion for quality, and test the stuffing out of our websites. By holding yourself to a higher standard you will mentor and elevate the testers around you. Your experience as a software testing professional will allow you to evaluate not only the software but the testing process as well so that you can help us make continuous improvements to our products, people and processes.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develops test plans and strategies based on quality assurance best practices and experience
  • Leads their team during releases to ensure a fast, efficient, low-impact release
  • Develops and maintains required documentation; create reports and analysis of testing progress and results
  • Mentors the team on testing and quality practices
  • Provides estimates, risk analysis and triage assessments to Project Manager to lead decision making
  • Develops a strong working knowledge of products and services
  • Works with the Business Analyst in the translation of business requirements into testing requirements
  • Communicates with all stakeholders and other QA members to ensure a smooth efficient testing approach with high visibility into status and issues
  • Identifies recurring quality issues and develops initiatives to address them; acts as a driver for these initiatives.
  • Coordinate testing resources within their project

Required Skills

  • Capable of handling the test process from planning through implementation for projects, leveraging and leading team members where necessary
  • Must be able to take problems found during QA process, analyze to determine target party for issue resolution and then facilitate investigation and solution with development and PM teams
  • Excellent English communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent reasoning, analysis and problem solving skills and the ability to document ideas clearly and concisely
  • Positive and upbeat attitude
  • Takes direction and is able to work independently

Education and Experience

  • University degree, technical diploma, ISTQB certification or relevant experience
  • Minimum of 5 years software testing experience
  • Experience in collecting and analyzing software quality metrics
  • Complete knowledge of testing methods
  • Experience in JIRA is preferred
  • Experience working in an agile environment