When COVID restrictions are lifted, the resource will be expected to work onsite in St Paul, MN
Our client is looking for a Quality Assurance Analyst with strong experience testing in large and complex systems development projects. This Quality Assurance Analyst is needed to bring several active, high visibility projects to successful completion, to enable the System Modernization technical solutions to be deployed and fully operational. The software Quality Assurance Analyst will be responsible for performing all testing activities fo Systems Modernization projects such as ISDS, MMIS, and METS as determined by the State’s Project Manager. These will include several cross-agency projects with key collaborators.
For each project, the quality assurance analyst will be working with the project teams, and will be expected to create or participate in creating
A QA test strategy, QA test plan, QA test cases, and QA test closure defect documentation
A requirements traceability matrix
Other documentation as requested (i.e., meeting notes, documented processes, change requests, and status reports)
In order to meet project requirements, work must comply with
The Statewide enterprise architecture
The State’s Enterprise Security Policy and Standards Statewide project management methodology
Applicable industry and agency standards
Ability to work independently, with little or no supervision
Drive to resolution in situations with high ambiguity and confusion
Quality Assurance Analyst will report to the vendor’s resource manager, who will receive work direction from the State’s QA supervisor
Work with the appropriate resources to define and write Functional and Technical Testable Requirements (Waterfall) and/or User Stories and Acceptance Criteria (Agile).
Have complete understanding of all functional and technical Requirements and/or Acceptance Criteria.
Approve Requirements if asked to perform QA project lead duties.
Have complete understanding of Design document to ensure the design complements the Requirements. Approve Design document if asked to perform QA project lead duties.
Work with the QA Supervisor and/or QA Lead to create the Level of Effort (LOE) estimate for all testing activities within the project.
Work with the QA Supervisor and/or QA Lead to create the Test Strategy.
Work with the QA Supervisor and/or QA Lead to create the Test Plan.
Work with Business Analyst, Developers, and DBA’s in defining detailed and reusable Functional, System Integration, and Regression test cases and completing Requirements Traceability Matrix.
Write detailed and reusable Functional, System Integration, and Regression Test Cases.
Assist the Performance Engineer in determining business flows to be scripted and utilized in Performance/Load testing.
Assist the Automation Engineer in determining test cases to be scripted and utilized in smoke / regression testing.
Accurately document all defects in the defect tracking tool in a timely manner.
Escalate all challenges to the appropriate resource(s) in a timely manner.
Communicate effectively, both verbally and written.
Attend and participate in the Defect Triage and Review meetings.
Assist in managing the overall scope of the testing effort.
Complete required QA documentation in an accurate and timely manner. Provide edits to QA documentation as necessary if the project’s Requirements change, if scope changes, if testing schedule changes, etc.
Receive appropriate approval and sign-off for all testing documentation.
Provide QA leadership to assigned project, when requested.
Provide support to the UAT team, if requested.
Provide, in timely manner, status of assigned project when requested.
Execute manual and automation Test Cases for various test types (smoke, functional, regression, etc.).
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Execute all Test Cases according to the Test Plan, or explain why risk-based / priority testing is executed.
Provide knowledge transfer.
7 years’ experience as a Quality Assurance Analyst
A B.S. or B.A. Degree (4 year) substitutes for four years of experience, or an Associate’s Degree (2 year) substitutes for two years of experience.
5 engagements/projects lasting a minimum of three (3) months each in a Quality Assurance Analyst role.
2years’ experience with IBM Cúram solution for Healthcare Reform manual testing experience
Computer Science or Information Technology degree
Experience planning and executing end to end testing of integrated systems including validation of the integration layer.
Experience writing and executing basic SQL query commands
Experience utilizing RTC as a defect reporting tool
Four years’ experience with IBM Cúram solution for healthcare reform and/or downstream integrated systems that consume or use the Cúram data