QA Tester

Position: Qa Tester
Location: Portland, OR, 97204
Contract : 12 Months
Working : W2 (candidates only)

We are looking for a QA tester with strong manual testing experience to test GIS applications.
This person would be working on one of the scrum teams
Roles & Responsibilities
Work diligently to learn as much as possible about the business units you are supporting, enabling you to support the goals, future direction of the business.
Provide functional analysis of key testing criteria and document the testing environment and create the required testing scripts.
QA activity is aimed at new applications or software changes received from vendors as well as internal programming teams.
Work with users to identify software problems and coordinate actions required to ensure timely resolution.
Understand test goals and dependencies to ensure risks are effectively tested.
Perform testing across multiple products and interfaces.
Ensure that QA process is documented and communicated and adequate to ensure agreed quality levels for the application.
Detailed understanding of Arc GIS suite and ability to work with GIS tools for Editing, mapping and analyzing data.
Performs QA functions to ensure data accuracy
Manage data and conduct QA/QC to ensure that the data is accurate and a reliable.
Participate effectively in Agile Scrum meetings (Daily Standup, Backlog Grooming, Planning and Retrospective)
Create and manage trusting relationships between line of business and IT through effective communication, encouraging the business units to take advantage of IT to support their needs.
Advocate for Testing best practices

Minimum Qualifications
Required Skills:

Typically a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering Management, Business or equivalent work experience in related discipline.
6 – 8 years of relevant experience in a software development or delivery organization
Good analytical and problem solving skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work effectively in a fast moving IT team environment.
Strong knowledge of Quality Assurance and testing methodologies.
Experience with HP ALM (Quality Center) or JAMA
Ability to multi-task under tight deadlines and report status
Through understanding of Scrum and Agile principles, values, and practices will be an added advantage
Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications
Familiar with ENDUR, OATI, PCI tools

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