Senior Automation QA Analyst

Position: Senior Automation QA Analyst
Location: Columbia. MD
Duration: 1 Year +

Job Summary:
This individual works in a team environment and will be responsible for planning and conducting a wide range of quality control tasks, including analyzing requirements, test planning and strategy, developing and executing tests, evaluating results and reporting, and promoting organizational and product integrity.
·         Review documentation to understand testing requirements, test environments and objectives.
·         Use standardized testing methods, tools and procedures to ensure testing is efficient, effective and comprehensive.
·         Adhere to a unified team process.
·         Translate requirements into detailed test plans and test cases.
·         Develop test automation approach applying most modern test automation techniques.
·         Design and create test scripts to address areas such as database impacts, software scenarios, regression testing, negative testing, error or bug retests, or usability in preparation for release.
·         Ensure proper version control and configuration management of all test objects developed and test environments used.
·         Execute manual/automated test cases/scripts.
·         Perform tests in terms of functionality, reliability, stress, and compatibility.
·         Create and maintain an automated build verification (smoke) test Document, troubleshoot, track and resolve requests and issues on a timely basis.
·         Ensure web applications are cross-browser/cross-platform compatible and respond accordingly to compatible devices and tablets.
·         Work with users to support User Acceptance Testing, Training, and more.
·         Advise Test Manager/Project Manager regarding overall quality of project and state of work.
·         Raise outstanding issues through established project management channels, as per project plan.
Required Skills: 
·         5-7 years of experience working as a QA Tester.
·         3 to 5 years of experience developing automated test systems for both .NET web and windows applications.
·         Self-motivating with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
·         Ability to work with and mentor other team members.
·         Ability to write automated test scripts from scratch in line with approved software requirements.
·         Ability to create scripts and test application beyond record and playback. Specifically developing functions, adding control flow logic, loops etc. Strong analytical skills with attention to detail.
·         Positive attitude and driven.
·         Ability to read and understand workflow diagrams.
·         Ability to think abstract "outside the box "
·         Passionate about product success.
·         Ability to handle overlapping assignments.
·         Ability to manage and oversee team member efforts.
·         Ability to understand and promote process improvements as needed supported by team.
·         Define QC scope and objectives
Preferred Technology Skills/Experience:
·         Experience working with Microsoft Team Foundation Server (preferred).
·         Experience and understanding of agile development life cycle.
·         Bachelor's degree in computer science or information technology related field (preferred).

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