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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Software Development
Manual QA Tester
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State of Oregon | Portland, OR
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Job Description

Position summaryThe Software QA Engineer works within Northwest Evaluation Association's Product Engineering (PE) Department to ensure the productivity, reliability and accuracy of the systems and data used within the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) computerized testing and reporting applications. This position reviews requirements and specifications, creates test plans and designs detailed test specifications that effectively evaluate MAP's very complex system of applications, interfaces and databases.PE projects operate under tight and critical deadlines. The Software QA Engineer must be able to develop and execute test plans to ensure products meet requirements, design specifications, and quality standards.ResponsibilitiesCommunicate plans, status, and issues to lead QA engineers and managersCreate test plans and coordinate their reviewCreate, document and execute test cases to provide coverage of project requirementsPerform smoke tests, regression, functional, and automated testsProvide reports on the progress of test development and test execution, including requirements coverage and defect metricsWork with Systems Engineering and DBAs to ensure that test environments are available and appropriately configured and populated with test dataAnalyze the results of testing and submit defect reportsReview system and operational documentationEffectively integrate the quality assurance engineering and analysis functions on all projectsCreate and maintain documentation for quality assurance proceduresAssess the quality of application development projectsTest new programs, tools and techniques for acceptability, usability, and performance as documented; make recommendations as necessaryEvaluate processes and coordinate with others to provide recommendations for standards, guidelines and proceduresReview the quality of unit testing, functional testing, system integration testing and user testingPerform other duties as assigned to ensure the success of the team and the organization Skills and abilitiesDemonstrated ability to follow through with all tasks, promises, and commitmentsAbility to take the point of view of the student, proctor and partnerAbility to provide estimates of testing effort based on requirements and solution informationAbility to test multi-tier, web-based applicationsAbility to perform SQL queries (data testing directly against the database) on various database servers (especially MS SQL Server and PostgreSQL)Knowledge common coding languages used for test automation such as Java, Python, C#, C++, HTML, etc is a plusAbility to test on a variety of operating systems, including Windows, Linux, and Mac OSXTechnical aptitude to develop skills using available tools and software for the purpose of testingExcellent verbal and written communication skillsHigh level of initiative and self-motivationDemonstrated ability to work effectively with a wide range of individualsAbility to organize time effectively, determine priorities, and move work forwardAbility to assess the effectiveness of processes and procedures and recommend improvementsWillingness to ask for helpEducation and experienceMinimum B.S. degree in computer science or a related field; or equivalent work experience and/or education in lieu of a degreeMinimum one year quality assurance experience including testing multi-tier, web-based applicationsJoin TEKsystems and get your career on the fast track. As one of North America's premiere IT staffing, IT talent management and IT services companies, we provide solutions that work. We actively seek talented IT professionals with all levels of information technology skills and expertise in order to support critical engagements at client sites worldwide. Because of our industry-specific focus, knowledge and