Senior Quality Assurance Analyst

The Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst is responsible for testing business applications and back-end functionality by performing system tests, regression tests, and smoke tests prior to release. The senior QA analyst helps define best practices and procedures for all quality assurance testing and is responsible for leading and mentoring other testers. The incumbent understands the role automation plays in software testing and is able to apply it effectively.
Essential Functions:
+ Analyzes project requirements and develops test plans, test cases, test scripts, and other testing documentation.
+ Executes test cases.
+ Helps develop test Level of Effort (LOE) and schedule.
+ Identifies functionality that can most benefit from test automation and helps implement its automation.
+ Determines correct level of regression testing based on planned changes.
+ Assesses, analyzes, and helps mitigate application and data related issues.
+ Works with project team to maximize quality of deliveries before they are submitted to Quality Control (QC).
+ Contributes towards initiatives that improve the consistency and quality of our products.
+ Ensures testing processes to minimize production errors.
+ Mentors junior testing staff.
+ Performs other duties as assigned.
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
+ Standard office environment in Charles Town, WV.
Required Skills
+ Experience in creating and executing complex test strategies, test plans, and test cases.
+ Ability to write clear and concise defect reports.
+ Knowledge of relational databases and methods for efficiently retrieving data from them.
+ Ability to collaborate well with other team members in aggressive work environment.
+ Ability to autonomously multitask across projects.
+ Adaptable to the rapidly changing requirements of a growing organization.
Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of American Public University System to afford equal opportunity to all qualified persons. We treat all qualified individuals equally as to their recruitment, hiring, assignments, advancements, compensation, and all other terms and conditions of employment. American Public University System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, or sensory disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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