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Quality Analyst
Ref No.: 18-28394
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Job Title: Quality Analyst
Duration: Long Term Contract
Location: Saint Paul, MN


Project Requirements 
Work must comply with: The Statewide enterprise architecture; The State’s Enterprise Security Policy and Standards; Statewide project management methodology; Applicable industry and agency standards; Ability to work independently, with little or no supervision; and Drive to resolution in situations with high ambiguity and confusion.
The Quality Assurance Analysts will report to the vendor's resource manager, who will receive work direction from the State's QA Supervisor.
Client does not anticipate that the Quality Assurance Analysts will need access to not-public data on individuals or protected health information, and therefore does not anticipate that the vendor will need to enter a business associate or data sharing agreement with Client.

Sample Tasks
  • Work with the appropriate resources to define and write Functional and Technical Testable Requirements (Waterfall) and/or User Stories and Acceptance Criteria (Agile).
  • Have complete understanding of all functional and technical Requirements and/or Acceptance Criteria. 
  • Approve Requirements if asked to perform QA project lead duties.
  • Have complete understanding of Design document to ensure the design complements the Requirements.  Approve Design document if asked to perform QA project lead duties.
  • Work with the QA Supervisor and/or QA Lead to create the Level of Effort (LOE) estimate for all testing activities within the project.
  • Work with the QA Supervisor and/or QA Lead to create the Test Strategy.
  • Work with the QA Supervisor and/or QA Lead to create the Test Plan.
  • Work with Business Analyst, Developers, and DBA’s in defining detailed and reusable Functional, System Integration, and Regression test cases and completing Requirements Traceability Matrix.
  • Write detailed and reusable Functional, System Integration, and Regression Test Cases.
  • Assist the Performance Engineer in determining business flows to be scripted and utilized in Performance/Load testing.
  • Assist the Automation Engineer in determining test cases to be scripted and utilized in smoke / regression testing.
  • Accurately document all defects in the defect tracking tool in a timely manner.
  • Escalate all challenges to the appropriate resource(s) in a timely manner.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and written.
  • Attend and participate in the Defect Triage and Review meetings.
  • Assist in managing the overall scope of the testing effort.
  • Complete required QA documentation in an accurate and timely manner.  Provide edits to QA documentation as necessary if the project’s Requirements change, if scope changes, if testing schedule changes, etc.
  • Receive appropriate approval and sign-off for all testing documentation.
  • Provide QA leadership to assigned project, when requested.
  • Provide support to the UAT team, if requested.
  • Provide, in timely manner, status of assigned project when requested.
  • Execute manual and automation Test Cases for various test types (smoke, functional, regression, etc.).
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Execute all Test Cases according to the Test Plan, or explain why risk-based / priority testing is executed
Minimum Qualifications
  • Seven (7) years’ experience as a Quality Assurance Analyst
    • A B.S. or B.A. Degree (4 year) substitutes for four years of experience, or an Associate’s Degree (2 year) substitutes for two years of experience.
  • Five (5) engagements/projects lasting a minimum of three (3) months each in a Quality Assurance Analyst role.
Desired Skills
  • Computer Science or Information Technology degree
  • Experience planning and executing end to end testing of integrated systems including validation of the integration layer.
  • Experience writing and executing basic SQL query commands
  • Experience utilizing RTC as a defect reporting tool
  • Experience with IBM Cúram solution for healthcare reform and/or downstream integrated systems that consume or use the Curam data.