Job Summary :
The Test Analyst works in a global test team responsible for the delivery of tested systems into production, interpreting business and technical requirements and executing functional testing activities across the organization.
The Testing Services practitioner role also includes experience in building and executing comprehensive suites of automation test plans and test cases, reporting defects and follow up, maintaining the automation framework, continued evaluation of test cases for inclusion in regression, automation for newly integrated features, and development of toolsets to augment QA and Development Testing.
The Test Analyst works closely with Software Developers and other engineers in scrum teams to deliver the highest quality products in a timely and cost-
effective manner. The person is also responsible for maintaining effective and consistent communication within the team, with peers, the leadership team (onshore / offshore) and the peers in other IT groups.
Essential Functions of the Job :
This can also include writing specialized testing tools to our software platform.
Identify required improvements in the test and development processes; make contributions to automation tools that address specific needs.
Analytical / Decision Making Responsibilities :
Work with Development, Test and Product Management to design and implement test and validation strategies
Conduct tests and undertake analysis of results to ensure that software meets or exceeds specified standards and / or client and technical requirements.
Develop and maintain strong working relationships with other IT Services functions and customers to expedite delivery of IT solutions.
Work closely with off-shore third party vendors to deliver projects to time, cost and quality requirements.
Knowledge and Skills Requirements :
Experience building highly automated environments using virtual and cloud resources is strongly desired.
Knowledge of Azure Automation account for Linux Ansible Phyton and / or Windows PowerShell is a plus.
Preferably Selenium with Java and / or HP UFT with VB background - Knowledge at scripting / coding level
Experience and knowledge of HP-QC / ALM, TFS, JIRA, or any relevant defect management tool.
Proven ability to translate functional requirements and use cases into working test plans and test cases.
Experience with software testing and automated test techniques with a strong focus on quality thorough the entire software development cycle.
Good knowledge of database concepts , experience in writing SQL Scripts
Understanding of software design principles, patterns, algorithms, data structures and multi-threading concepts.
Ability to work across Windows, Linux is a plus.
Performance Testing experience is a plus using tools like JMeter, Load runner etc.
Self starter, Flexibility to adjust to multiple demands, shifting priorities, ambiguity and rapid change.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Basic understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle and Quality Assurance and Agile Lifecycle.
Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
Ability to understand and integrate with cultural differences and engage with virtual cross-cultural, cross-border teams.
Working experience in agile methodology.
Direct supervision provided by an QA Test Lead ; frequency on a weekly or as needed basis
Other Requirements :
National and international travel may be required
Job Requirements : Education :
Work experience in a professional services industry, preferred
Certification Requirements :
Certified Software Test Automation Specialist (CSTAS) or any other professional certificate that supplements formal education