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Software Quality Assurance Tester (Contract)


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  • Company: Vantage Point Recruiting
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Employer's Job Description

Working as a team supporting a variety of enterprise system changes and software implementations. 

Contract/temporary role 5+ months. Remote until it's safe to return. Then on-site in Maine.

Required and desired skills of the resource

  • Strong test planning and execution skills
  • Strong root-cause analysis skills, leading to concise definition of solution
  • Highly proficient in writing test cases to include entry and exit criteria
  • Highly organized and problem-solver
  • Skilled in identifying, planning, and working via clear priority-setting
  • Independently and effectively manages time using common-sense priority setting
  • Creative problem solver in using various technologies
  • Strong verbal, listening, and written skills
  • Proficient in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio
  • Preferred - Knowledge of government structure
  • Preferred - Experience working with state’s unemployment program and processes

Key Responsibilities:

  • Determines time estimates and schedule for own work and resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Identifies and tracks issues, risks and action items.
  • Reviews and understands the Test Team work plan.
  • Anticipates, identifies, tracks, and resolves issues and risks affecting own work and work of the Test and/or Application Teams.
  • Develop contingency plans as necessary.
  • Researches problems before approaching the Team Lead or Test Team Lead for assistance.
  • Assists or guide Testers as needed.
  • Develops understanding of system business requirements supported by the Test team
  • Assists Application Teams to plan and execute component and assembly tests.
  • Participates in assembly or product test execution as required.
  • Assists in managing and directing Test Team processes.
  • Defines product test plans and criteria for acceptance.
  • Develops understanding of system business requirements supported by the Test team
  • Develops, updates, and maintains testing standards and procedures.
  • Resolves testing process questions / issues.
  • Assists in the planning, creation, and control of the test environments.
  • Coordinates and executes assembly or product tests with the Test Team, Application Team and the Project Manager.
  • Assists Team Lead or Test Team Lead in monitoring estimated-time-to-complete (ETC) and actuals for assigned tasks.
  • Works with Test Team members to enhance their testing skills and build technical and business knowledge.
  • Updates and tests release installation procedures.
  • Aware of new developments in industry and processes and ability to apply to work as appropriate.
  • Defines and utilizes entry / exit criteria for testing.
  • Schedules the design of structured walk-throughs or inspections; resolve issues.
  • Works with users to ensure that solutions meet business requirements.
  • Anticipates and resolves issues specific to the team.