Quality Assurance Analyst

agile, sql, t-sql, manual testing, ms .net
Contract W2
Depends on Experience
Travel not required

Job Description

Title: Quality Assurance Analyst

Location: Chicago, IL

Engagement: Contract


The QA Engineer drives customer confidence by assuring the quality of software products by engineering QA efficiencies in practice, through process, and with effective tools/techniques.



  • Contributes to agile planning by establishing tasks and forecasts for work to be performed.
  • Asks the right questions at the right time to reduce the introduction of quality risk.
  • Works with QA members to communicate unacceptable risks to quality and provide technical direction
  • Write and execute test cases that probe system limits in terms of function and performance.
  • Identify/resolve software inconsistencies, ambiguities and defects during implementation.
  • Hold and facilitate test plan/case reviews with cross-functional team members.
  • Adhere to standard operating procedures to ensure consistency in the way software is tested.
  • Considers dependencies in test case design and execution.
  • Support and facilitate timely releases and adherence to release activities.
  • Develop, document, execute and maintain functional test cases and other test artifacts like the test data, data validation, harness scripts and automated scripts.
  • Identify testable statements contained in requirements and specifications documents and design and implement manual and automated test cases.
  • Produce high quality test cases to accept stories.
  • Backend database testing in Microsoft SQL environment including validating stored procs, jobs and triggers.
  • Execute and evaluate manual or automated test cases and report test results.
  • Apply strong analytical, problem solving, judgment and skill to balance delivery content, quality and timing.
  • Actively participate as a member of a product team that solves complex challenges and builds working software.
  • Work hand-in-hand with Product Owner to break down user stories into small functional slices.
  • Maintain an attitude of commitment through outward display of willingness.
  • Practice positive interactions - leans on encouragement in place of judgment.


Required Skills:

  • 2-4 years in an agile Quality Assurance Analyst role
  • Solid understanding of and demonstrated experience in Agile methodologies
  • Experience writing acceptance criteria/tests
  • Ability to identify, track, and resolve defects
  • Experience with designing and execution of test cases
  • Manage environments in MS .Net
  • Expertise in database testing in Microsoft SQL Server environments including designing and manipulating test data, validating stored procs, jobs, triggers and replication.
  • Proven track record of working in a fast-paced, time-sensitive project setting
  • Ability to maintain clear and timely communication of key information deemed critical to project success
  • Manage software risk
  • Ability to balance priorities
  • Be highly motivated
  • Go above and beyond the requirement of the role
  • Articulate technical information to a non-technical audience
  • Use straightforward assertive communication, in a structured way, when influencing others and contributing toward a positive work environment
  • Bachelors’ Degree in Computer Science or equivalent years of experience


Posted By

Erin Hamling

205 W Wacker, Ste 2000 Chicago, IL, 60606

Dice Id : RTL128257
Position Id : E-6956
Originally Posted : 9 months ago
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