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Auburn University’s Office of Information Technology seeks candidates for a Sr. QA Analyst position to oversee quality activities for projects and enhancements, from inception to promotion to production. This position leads and/or assists teams with testing and defect management efforts.
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Leads QA initiatives for designated projects (both standard and agile). Facilitates QA conversations with customers and across the entire project team. Guides a project through various quality milestones and ensures standards and best practices are followed. Provides release management guidance to projects.
Leads/assists teams with the development and maintenance of QA artifacts, such as requirements, test cases/scenarios, test executions, defect management and metrics reporting. Ensures quality deliverables and milestones are being met.
Provides initial technical consulting for potential automation or load testing initiatives.Develops both functional and API automation and load/performance testing scripts in support of project activities, as well as the building of a holistic regression testing library. Works closely with the QA Manager to develop both the test automation and load testing framework and strategies.
Works with the QA manager to develop new and/or maintain existing quality management processes, standards, and guidelines. Communicates these principles throughout the Auburn University campus (both technical and non-technical users).
Leads the analysis and recommendation of various quality tools, to include vendor discussions, proofs of concepts (POCs), and presentations. Maintains the suite of quality tools to include test management, functional automation, performance and load testing, and mobile testing solutions.
Serves as a mentor to QA Analysts and acts as the first point of contact for questions or escalations regarding quality standards/practices or quality checks for projects. Provides mentorship and training with tools and best practices to various teams.
Steps in for the QA Manager and represents the QA office during various quality initiatives, such as cross-campus discussions, project strategies or OIT leadership consultations.
Assist with various tasks required for the technical change manager role.
Works closely with the QA Manager regarding the development of the QA roadmap(short and long-term), as well as the overall quality strategy.
Minimum Education and Experience
Education Level Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
Field of Study
Degree in a technology or business-focused program.
Years of Experience 7
Area of Experience
Experience in software quality analysis and risk management, software testing and defect management, test automation and performance testing.
Experience with requirements management, as well as testing principles (unit, functional, regression, systems integration, end to end (E2E) and user acceptance testing (UAT)) are essential.
Experience with qTest, HP-ALM, or similar test management tool. Experience with Jira or similar agile PM tools. Must have the ability to create moderately complex SQL queries.
Must have the ability to communicate to both IT leadership and other key stakeholders (such as distributed IT and administrative leadership). Experience leading QA activities during large software and technical projects.