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Software Engineer in Test, LS
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Apollo Group, Inc. | Seattle, WA
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Job Description

Apollo Group, Inc. was founded in 1973 in response to a gradual shift in higher education demographics from a student population dominated by youth to one in which approximately half the students are adults and over 80 percent of whom work full-time. Apollo's founder, John Sperling, believed -- and events proved him right -- that lifelong employment with a single employer would be replaced by lifelong learning and employment with a variety of employers. Lifelong learning requires an institution dedicated solely to the education of working adults.

Today, Apollo Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, Apollo Global, College for Financial Planning, and Institute for Professional Development, has established itself as a leading provider of higher education programs for working adults by focusing on servicing the needs of the working adult. Apollo Group is the largest education service provider in North America and has the world's largest educational social network. Apollo is building state of art learning platforms in creating a virtual and highly engaging learning experience. The learning platforms which are built as a cloud based (Education-as-a-Service) bring a more scientific and social approach to the learning experience. We are changing the way people learn and interact via advanced, scalable learning solutions.

Subsidiary Statement
Apollo Group, Inc., is a leading provider of higher education. We have a global network of subsidiaries that include University of Phoenix, Apollo Global, Carnegie Learning, College for Financial Planning, Apollo Education, Institute for Professional Development, and Western International University. In 1973, Dr. John Sperling founded Apollo Group to reach out to working adults and offer them lifelong learning through an institution dedicated to their education. Today, our subsidiaries provide programs that are up-to-date and relevant to our students and to an evolving world.

Primary Accountabilities
Develops and implements testing techniques, plans, and scripts to sufficiently test the functionality and load capacity of existing and new applications by working with information technology personnel and business end users and utilizing appropriate quality assurance tools and techniques.

Modifies and maintains both manual and automated test scripts, as required, to accommodate new software releases of target applications.

Assists in the development of guidelines and standards for all existing and future applications, databases, and systems.

Performs activities, which include but are not limited to, obtaining requirements for and performing capacity testing, obtaining and analyzing systems performance data, and evaluating targeted application user interfaces.

Prepares activity and progress reports for software quality assurance activities and provides status reports to quality assurance management personnel as required or apparent.

Maintains and increases professional and technical knowledge by attending workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.

Performs other duties as assigned or apparent.

Knowledge Skills & Abilities
Master's degree in computer science or a related field required.

Must have sufficient educational background and/or experience to perform entry-level software quality assurance analyst activities. Two years of SQL and Quick Test Professional (PQT) and/or LoadRunner programming or experience in a related field is preferred.

A general understanding and knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures within the quality assurance field is required.

Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively interact with internal and external customers and department staff.

Must have the ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks simultaneously.

Must possess a high level of maturity and have an affinity for accuracy and thoroughness.

Basic Qualifications

EEO Statement
Apollo Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes diversity

About Apollo Group, Inc.

Apollo Group, Inc. (Apollo Group)is a private education provider. The Company offers educational programs and services at the high school, undergraduate and graduate levels online and on-campus through its wholly owned subsidiaries, The University of Phoenix, Inc. (University of Phoenix), Institute for Professional Development (IPD), The College for Financial Planning Institutes Corporation (CFP), Western International University, Inc. (Western International University), and Insight Schools, Inc. (Insight Schools), and through its 80.1% owned subsidiary, Apollo Global, Inc. (Apollo Global). The Company has also established a Canadian institution, Meritus University (Meritus), which began operations in September 2008. In July 2009, Apollo Global completed the acquisition of BPP Holdings plc.