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QA Analyst
Minneapolis, Minnesota  |  Remote, Hybrid, Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on November 27, 2022
Job Id #60504 Posted November 11, 2022

The Quality Assurance Analyst is responsible for developing and executing formal test plans to ensure the timely delivery of high quality and frequently complex technology projects. The Quality Assurance Analyst works as part of a larger project team with both the business partners and technology teams to ensure that test plans include both functional and non-functional requirements. The Quality Assurance Analyst will document all test results and where defects are discovered they will assist in their resolution with the technology teams and business partners.

Responsibilities:
  • Effectively manage and execute the testing process to validate that all functional and non-functional requirements are met. Maintain records of all test results using the designated tool set. Provide consistent and timely test execution status reporting to the project team and business partners. Review system and functional documentation as part of the testing process and make suggestions for changes or improvements where required. Actively participate in project phase end review sessions.
  • Manage and actively participate in the test defect resolution process; including producing comprehensive defect descriptions, identify the cause, scope, risks and impact of a problem and facilitating defect reviews. Provide feedback to technology teams and business partners on design and usability improvements. Validate all product fixes and escalate issues that may affect the schedule, budget or quality of the product or testing process. Verify compliance of test processes on all projects.
  • Translate business partner needs into functionally sound test plans. Analyze and understand industry testing and compliance requirements in addition to specific business partner requests and needs. Participate in business requirements discussions, design sessions and functional specification reviews with the technology teams and business partners. Ensure that test plans adequately test the functionality, interfaces, performance, and data integrity of the project.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of current quality assurance principles, testing tools, processes, quality control methodologies and other technology advances. Assist in developing, improving and documenting the Ameriprise testing procedures. Ensure that the appropriate testing methodologies are applied on all assigned projects.
  • Demonstrate an expert knowledge level of and be a vocal champion for the use of quality assurance principles, advanced testing tools, processes, quality control methodologies and other technology advances. Develop, continually improve and document the Ameriprise testing standards and procedures. Ensure that the appropriate testing methodologies are applied on all assigned projects. Incorporate industry standard quality assurance testing standards and tools into the Ameriprise testing processes.
Requirements:
  • 3-7+ years of relevant experience
  • Solid understanding of Capability Maturity Model integrated (CMMi) methods and other Project, Program and Portfolio Management methodology tools and techniques -Skilled knowledge in testing concepts, tools and methodologies working in a highly regulated environment / industry 
  • Familiarity with the Solution Delivery Life Cycle (SDLC) concepts
  • Demonstration of expert knowledge in quality assurance principles, advanced testing tools, processes, quality control methodologies and other technology advances
Oversight:
  • Works with general supervision and follows established procedures
  • Mostly works with little supervision or oversight
Skills & Abilities:
Quantitative & Analytical Skills:
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to quickly shift through concepts and drill
  • down into actionable steps 
  • Objective decision-making ability, strong analytical skills
Software & Technology:
  • Demonstrated experience using version control systems and automated testing tools and using scripting languages
  • Demonstrated use of advanced automated testing tools
  • Advanced user experience understanding within the assigned technology
Communication:
  • Ability to write test reports
  • Ability to analyze test reports across the project team
Leadership/Facilitation: 
  • Ability to work in project teams
  • Provide testing expertise to junior members
Education:
  • BS in Computer Science, Engineering or relevant degree
Certification:
  • CSTA, CSTE, CTM

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact hr@horizontal.com.

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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