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Sr. QA Tester
Ref No.: 17-00587
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 08/08/2017
Title: Sr. QA Tester
Type: Contract
Length: 6+ Month
Location: Marlborough MA
Interview Process: Phone Screen & Face to Face or Skype
   
Our client is looking for a highly motivated Senior Software QA Analyst to help our manual QA testing efforts for our Compliance applications. The successful candidate will perform many of the short- and long-term tasks essential in extending our QA tools and techniques to efficiently certify our application. Strong QA expertise, demonstrated project and team leadership skills, acute attention to detail and a willingness to become a domain expert in Compliance applications are critical for this role.

This role will report to the Manager of QMC the central IT QA department.

Responsibilities   
·         Create detailed test plans, test cases for the specified application.
·         Create data as needed for manual testing
·         Create, update/modify SQL queries of Oracle DBs
·         Create performance and load testing tests
·         Communicate clearly with Development, Product Management, and Business Analyst in the day to day aspects of the project
·         Perform detailed analysis of application to understand business workflow
·         Research and communicate product software defects to team members
·         Provide timely status and planning updates

Qualifications   
·         Minimum 5-7 years of software QA experience
·         Domain knowledge of operations processes for a financial services firm
·         Solid understanding of quality assurance and software development methodologies
·         Expertise with all aspects of testing, including functional, structural, regression, load and performance testing
·         Experience working on high-volume transaction applications
·         Strong knowledge of Linux, Oracle database and SQL
·         Strong motivation and ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment supporting a business-critical application
·         Knowledge of the Agile development and project management processes
·         Knowledge of the Compliance operations desirable
·         Expertise with QA tools such as QC, JIRA, QTP and Load runner
·         Demonstrated skills in backend, mid-level, integration, deployment, or large-scale application testing
·         Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
·         Strong verbal and written communication skills
           
Special Knowledge/Skills   
·         Excellent interpersonal, conflict resolution and problem solving skills
·         Self-motivated, able to work independently, and perform multiple tasks under minimal supervision
·         Confidence to participate and contribute within a fast-paced, technically aggressive, highly skilled and collegial development team

Keys to the Position
·         7+ years of QA experience – Primarily responsible for manual testing
·         Strong SQL skills – 7+ years – ability to write queries, use SQL daily to navigate thru the database (they will be doing much more than just writing select statements with SQL - please screen this out prior to submitting)
·         Oracle experience is a must - at least 3 years of experience working with the database
·         Financial services experience is a must – (should have a general understanding of the different security types)  Experience with Compliance and or Trading would be a big +
·         Experience with direct agile testing experience is a must as well (1+ years)
·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Please send your resume to GSaparnis@MarchonPartners.com.