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QA Analyst at TALENT Software Services

QA Analyst

TALENT Software Services Seattle, WA Contractor
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Job Summary: Talent Software Services is in search of a QA Analyst for a contract position in Seattle, WA. Opportunity will be one year with a strong chance for a long-term extension.

Position Summary:
  • Coordinate OTA releases to ensure that the integrity of the live environment is protected and that the correct components are released.
  • Design release processes from build, through test and defect fixing, to the release of new or changed software in to Production with the guidance of the Release Manager.
  • Monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of the OTA Release management process across the organization and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Maintain quality checks on OTA deployments and releases and record those that directly or indirectly cause support Incidents.
  • Failure to successfully manage releases or delays to releases, can impact clients from both a revenue and reputational perspective.

Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities:
  • Coordinate releases:
    • Coordinate builds and testing of releases
    • Coordinate the scheduling and roll out of releases
    • Provide communication and information, including relevant release documentation, as required.
    • Ensure appropriate checkpoints are met and coordinate release sign off.
    • Coordinate the implementation of the release
  • Design release processes:
    • Design new release processes with the guidance of the Release Manager.
    • Work with stakeholders and clients to ensure the release process is appropriately documented, communicated and understood.
    • Understand underlying procedures and document as appropriate
  • Monitor efficiency and effectiveness:
    • Provide management information on releases to stakeholders or senior management as required.
    • Carry out regular reviews of the release processes with stakeholders.
    • Identify and recommend service improvements
  • Ensure all squads follow release management process & maintain quality checks:
    • Assist the release manager in completing regular audits of the release process
    • Analyze Incident logs caused by releases to identify occasions where process has not been followed.
    • Based on analysis of Incidents recommend improvements
    • Highlight any repeated non-conformance to relevant team leaders and the release manager where appropriate

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related discipline, or least 3 applicable years of experience.
  • Strong aptitude for learning new technologies and testing techniques
  • Able to adapt to changes in product development as well as flexibility to work outside of normal business hours to meet testing needs.
  • Experience monitoring & manipulating network traffic using development tools
  • Exposure to testing Web applications, Mobile applications (iOS and Android) and rich media within web applications (audio, video, responsive design validation), end-to-end/API testing
  • Able to estimate, plan and execute testing cycles
  • Project coordination experience

  • Prior defect trending and triage experience
  • Familiarity with Agile methodologies
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and thrive in a fast-paced, high-stress and high-productivity environment
  • Able to manage conflicting priorities effectively, including task prioritization and multitasking to manage daily workload
  • Attention to detail, thoroughness, tenacity and strong organizational skills
  • Knowledgeable about trends for new browser versions, mobile devices and/or other digital applications
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with a proven ability to interact with technical, business, editorial and customer service groups
  • underlying causes of technical problems
  • Familiarity with automated QA testing tools is a plus

If this job is a match for your background, we would be honored to receive your application! 
Providing consulting opportunities to TALENTed people since 1987, we offer a host of opportunities including contract, contract to hire and permanent placement. Let's talk!

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