18 days ago
QA Engineer, Baltimore, MD Our client is seeking a Sr.
QA Engineer for a contract-to-hire opportunity in Baltimore, MD.
Job Description Within the Quality Assurance function, the Senior QA Tester will define and continuously improve procedures for quality assurance and create, execute, and maintain test cases to ensure quality control standards are achieved.
This person will work as a member of a Scrum team to deliver the functionality as defined by the Product Owner.
The ideal candidate should have experience applying their knowledge of programming, testing tools and frameworks in order to improve the quality and efficiency of an Agile-practicing team.
Responsibilities Own all aspects of a program from a QA perspective including but not limited to manual testing, functional testing, database testing, load testing, regression testing and performance testing.
Responsible for designing, developing and maintaining test cases and strategies to meet release deliverables, project testing requirements and other quality assurance considerations.
In collaboration with others define and continuously improve the QA processes and standards for the team Seek to improve the tools and methods for testing, to increase throughput and improve documentation and communication of testing Develop and maintain repeatable and scalable automation test suites generate manual test scenarios and test cases in a format that can be automated.
Work closely with developers to understand how product changes affect maintenance of test cases and the QA testing environments.
Participate in review sessions of business requirements.
Collaborate with other team members and contribute to design discussions.
Work closely with the development staff to ensure that issuesdefects are dealt with in a timely manner.
Develop and maintain any functional and regression tests to ensure code is functioning as designed.
Apply test methodology and product knowledge in the design of tests and testing strategies.
Generate test data, including creation of test files and insertion of data into database.
Create reusable SQL to reload test data.
Troubleshoot defects and manage defect tracking and resolution processes so that a consistent, documented process is used and followed.
Maintain well-organized records of test results.
Scope testing efforts and represent QA in team meetings act as an escalation for any QA issues on projects.
Communicate test progress, test results, and other relevant information to project stakeholders and management.
Lead testing efforts without having a front end user interface for the application including but not limited to Business Rules, Calculations, Data Integrity, Data Validation, Integration, and Connectivity.
Work directly with databases to verify data using SQL queries.
Manage and maintain QA and UAT environments, including controlling builds into the environment.
Requirements Strong written and verbal communications skills.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Excellent time management skills.
Strong knowledge of system, integration, performance, and user acceptance testing best practices and methodologies.
Ability to test individual components, or perform end-to-end system test.
Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
Organized and detail-oriented able to effectively perform multipleconcurrent tasks within deadlines in a dynamic environment.
Ability to translate requirements andor designs into test cases.
Ability to troubleshoot issues and narrow down possible causes before assigning to developers.
Significant experience testing across browser web applications.
Understanding of and experience with automated testing tools.
Should have worked in small teams following agile methodologies.
Experience in writing automated scripts from scratch in UFT.
Previous experience managing bug defect solutions and driving the creation of test plans.
Bachelorrsquos Degree (B.A.) from a four year university preferably in Computer.
Science, Information Systems, Engineering or equivalent experience is required.
7+ years of testing experience required.
3+ years of creatingmaintaining test automation frameworks preferred.
3+ years of experience writing and reading SQL queries.
2+ years leading other QA testers.
Familiarity with multiple web browsers (versions should include current and two versions prior to the current version), including IE, Firefox, Chrome and Safari a plus.
HTML and XML experience.
Experience testing web services ndash SOAP and REST.
Experience working with remote teams is preferred.
Exposure to software releasebuild processSDLC required.
ScrumAgile experience required.
Experience testing web and reporting applications.
Please Note Only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.
No calls, inquiries, or Third Party Vendors please.
We are an equal opportunity employer (Unable to sponsor H1B Visas). Since 1988, The ACI Group, a Baltimore-based IT staffing firm, has been committed to hiring the industryrsquos leading professionals, and presenting exciting career opportunities.
We have access to varied types of contract, permanent and contract-to-perm positions and offer a choice of employment options including a full benefits package.
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