QA Tester III in Evanston, IL at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 8/13/2019

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    Evanston, IL
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Job Description

Job #:  996749
Quality Test Engineer III

• Job Summary

This is a position in Quality Assurance responsible for developing and executing performance and automation tests. This position plans and executes effective and efficient performance and automation testing to accomplish on-time and efficient delivery of high-quality software products and/or data.

• Experience  and Education

• 3+ years of QA Test Engineering experience

• BS Engineering/Computer Science or equivalent experience required

• Key Responsibilities

• Develop and execute automated and performance testing for assigned projects to successfully and consistently enable delivery of high-quality software products and services on time, on budget, and to specification.

• Interact with Product Management, Project Management, Engineering, and Operations teams to plan testing for delivery of products and enhancements and to assure products meet product requirements and quality standards.

• Maintain flexibility to react quickly to changes in priorities or circumstances to meet the needs of the business.

• Work with QA/Testing staff, project managers, technical leads, and subject matter experts to plan and execute automated and performance tests.

• Report issues and results, researching and identifying root causes as appropriate, documenting accordingly.

• Ensure that testing addresses requirements as agreed with other stakeholders.

• Research available tools and participate in initiatives to implement those that will cost-effectively enhance testing capabilities and product quality.

• Identify opportunities to apply existing automation or other tools to meet testing needs.

• Research and identify root causes of performance issues in partnership with architects, developers, and network and system engineers.

• Maintain awareness of the state of the industry and evaluate emerging trends/developments that may benefit the organization.

• Conduct project reviews, ensuring review criteria are defined, and implement procedures for ensuring quality control of project deliverables.

• Cooperate in the enhancement of the methodologies employed for test planning and execution, defect tracking, and metric and status reporting.

• Participate in continuous improvement initiatives and implementation of best practices.

• Maintain framework for record retention in order to support internal and external IT audits.

• Work across teams to enhance quality assurance/testing and help to develop/execute performance and automation testing throughout the business as appropriate.

• Identify areas for improvement and, with leadership, peers, or others, implement initiatives improving overall capability and efficiency.

• Ensure results of root cause analyses are addressed.

• All other job duties as assigned.

• Technical Skills

• Strong understanding of QA methodologies.

• Strong knowledge of process improvement.

• Strong knowledge of the software development process.

• Advanced written and verbal communication skills.

• Strong project management skills.

• Solid QA testing skills.

• Attention to detail.

• Proven ability to develop and execute automated and performance testing.

• Basic understanding of working within budgets.

• Understanding of industry trends.

• Ability to identify and implement continuous improvement practices.

• Strong research skills (tools/root cause analysis).

• Good oral and written communication.
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