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Software Development
Software Quality Assurance Specialist
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Job Description

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The Software Quality Assurance Specialist will be responsible for creating an end-to-end test plan of applications, executing the plan and managing all activities in the plan to ensure that all the objectives are met and that the solution works as expected. The solution tested in terms of functionality, performance, reliability, stability and compatibility with other legacy and/or external systems. In addition, ensure testing is well defined, planned and executed for software applications by establishing that every phase and feature of the software solution is tested and that any potential issue is identified and fixed before the product goes live.

Writes and verifies test cases for quality assuring software applications from written functional analyses.

Coordinates the quality assurance of complex software applications. Defines functions to be tested, develops quality plans, creates a quality assurance hardware/software environment for new development and unit testing, creates an area for integration testing and creates a formal test/regression test area.

Ensures quality of administrative software applications using a quality assurance method written for the university. Establishes software quality standards for life cycle, documentation, development methods, testing and maintenance and development of quantitative measurements and techniques for measuring software quality.

Reviews and interprets system design and specifications to include in defining a matrix of functions for writing test cases.

Develops test data for use exclusively with functional test cases.

Plans and schedules when specifications must be written for which functions, test case drafts are due and test environment must be ready on platforms before testing can begin. Coordinates with the software project manager, architect, analyst and programmers to define testing schedules. Plans and schedules staff to run which test cases.

Analyzes software anomalies identified during formal testing procedures and communicates possible source of errors to the programmers.

Creates detailed reports of testing outcome on a regular basis. Projects end results based on written functional specifications to test against.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

About University of Southern California

Established in 1880 and located in the heart of Los Angeles, the University of Southern California (USC) is one of the world's leading private research universities, with a central College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and 17 professional schools on two campuses. The Health Sciences campus, to the northeast of downtown Los Angeles, is home to the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the School of Pharmacy, three major teaching hospitals and programs in Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, and Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy.