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QA Engineer - Boston, MA



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Christopher Stile

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JN -062020-14054

Job Description

Major Responsibilities
Assists Quality Assurance Lead with execution of quality assurance activities including but not limited to:
  • Updating quality planning, process and execution materials and maintaining quality assets on collaboration server
  • Assuring process for updating, approving and versioning of program-controlled documentation is followed
  • Monitoring Software Development Lifecycle processes and identifying SDLC workflow areas for improvement
  • Facilitating process improvement sessions and following up on action items
  • Producing weekly status reports and program metrics at the project and steering committee meeting level
  • Assisting with Lessons Learned input and creation of summary materials
  • Performing quality audits to ensure that the program processes and associated work products adhere to the Software Development Life Cycle 
  • Reviewing program workplan for progress updates, dependencies and risk avoidance
  • Monitoring of SDLC tool set usage to assure workflows are followed correctly and consistently and that   traceability relationships are properly maintained
  • Auditing configuration management processes to assure adherence to configuration management process and procedures
  • Attending code reviews to assure proper use of checklists, adherence to standards and design specifications
  • Supporting continuous improvement and integration of quality assurance best practices
  • Fostering best practice adoption, creates appropriate tool set user guides
  • Attending / facilitating reviews such as progress checkpoints, milestone reviews, and production readiness assessments
  • Producing quality assurance progress reports and detailed summaries
  • Participating in collaborative sessions such as defect triage and daily stand ups
Experience Required
  • Quality Management experience associated with planning, presentation materials and tracking corrective actions to resolution
  • Experience creating Quality Assurance job aids such as checklists, templates, workflows evaluation criteria, meeting minutes, action items etc.
  • Experience reviewing and mentoring creation of work products associated with project management, business analysis, configuration management, development and testing  to ensure assets are created with high degree of quality
  • Data Analysis skills needed to create custom reports (SQL, Pivot Tables, Formulas, VLOOKUP, Macros, VBA, Charts & Dashboards)
  • Reporting skills including charts, tables, diagrams, and trend analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate virtual meeting space and/or conference calls with screen sharing
Experience Desired
  • Computer Science degree
  • Rational SDLC tool set certification or super user
  • Broad knowledge of quality assurance practices and techniques
  • Expertise with the following tools or tool types:
    • Rational Team Concert, Quality Manager and Requirements Composer
    • Microsoft Tools
      • MS Project
      • Power Point
      • Excel 
      • Visio         or workflow/ use case modeling tools
    • Data query tools
    • Tableau

Skills Needed:
  • Excellent interpersonal skills necessary to interact effectively with architects, developers, testers, business analysts and project managers.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate virtual meeting space and/or conference calls with screen sharing
  • Flexibility to meet timelines generally associated with program deadlines (including off hours)
  • Attention to detail and   organizational skills needed to maintain, archive and retrieve quality assets efficiently
  • Highly analytical, needs to independently analyze data and be confident with findings / trend analysis

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