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Quality Assurance Tester (QA) - Automated
Ref No.: 14-01416
Location: Clemson, South Carolina
Clemson University
Clemson, SC
12 months


This position will provide Automated Testing and Quality Assurance in support of a larger technology modernization and transformation project. The team is a combination of Clemson information technology professionals and experienced consultants, and we are seeking individuals who are highly productive, very flexible, and can work effectively in an environment where ambiguity is common. Team members are expected to contribute with minimal supervision and be self-motivated. The project demands individuals who are strong collaborators, who want to make a positive contribution to the State of South Carolina, and can understand top-level goals and objectives and drive toward them.

The QA team is one part of a larger project that will use modern technologies and modern strategies, and the team cultivates "thought leadership for Medicaid eligibility systems and general health information technology.

Candidates who enjoy working on complex, change-oriented projects with motivated team members will find this position attractive.

SCOPE OF THE PROJECT:
The Medicaid Member Management project is one of the most complex technology development projects undertaken by Clemson University on behalf of the State of South Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS). This project is a multi-year effort to replace the State's Medicaid Eligibility Determination System (MEDS) with a multi-tier application environment that requires modern technologies, technical practices and substantial collaboration with a variety of stakeholders.

DAILY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:
The primary area of responsibility in this position is to test new and existing software via automated testing tools Selenium and/or Fitnesse. The position requires an experienced Quality Assurance Automation Analyst to work on federally mandated changes for Medicaid. Position will develop, create, modify, and execute test cases.

The QA Automation Analyst will analyze business requirements and use cases in order to create test plans, then create both automated test scripts as well as manual test plans to verify software development against the application requirements. Test cases will focus on the verification of both the userinterface as well as the database.

The QA Automation Analyst will help ensure the highest quality of our product before it reaches our customers. He or she will be responsible for creating and executing system test plans for application development efforts according to defined application requirements. The QA Analyst finds and tracks software defects, coordinates re-testing with the project team and documents the conditions and results of testing.

JOB DUTIES:
1. Participate in analysis and design of features and enhancements (5%)
2. Participate in an Agile SDLC (5%)
3. Establish estimates for quality assurance tasks (5%)
4. Create and execute manual test cases for the Medicaid project according to standards and best practices (25%)
5. Develop and execute automated testing scripts to efficiently test new functionality and continually retest existing functionality (30%)
6. Review, verify, and track software defects from any and all sources (10%)
7. Participate in the development, maintenance, and execution of regression testing via an automated testing tool (15%)
8. Assist in maintenance of defect-tracking system (5%)
1. DESIRED:
1. Background in healthcare
2. Programming experience in scripting language a plus
3. Knowledge of SQL
4. Knowledge and experience with enterprise workflow solutions

REQUIRED SKILLS (RANK IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE):

The primary area of responsibility in this position is to test new and existing software both functionally and via an automated testing tool; position requires an experienced Quality Assurance Analyst to work on federally mandated changes for Medicaid. Position will develop, create, modify, and execute test cases. The QA Analyst will analyze business requirements and use cases in order to create test plans, then create both automated test scripts as well as manual test plans to verify software development against the application requirements. Test cases will focus on the verification of both the user interface as well as the database.
Must have experience with automation tools Selenium and/or Fitnesse is required.
Must have experience using Jira or similar defect management tools.
Must have experience in Web services and backend testing.
Must have experience in Load and Performance Testing.
Must have experience in Integration and End-to-End testing.

The QA Analyst will help ensure the highest quality of our product before it reaches our customers. He or she will be responsible for creating and executing system test plans for application development efforts according to defined application requirements. The QA Analyst finds and tracks software defects, coordinates re-testing with the project team and documents the conditions and results of testing.
Understanding of IT development and implementation projects
Superb written and oral communications skills, including the ability to elicit requirements, document system as built, and develop business process models. Strong proficiency in English is required.
Impeccable integrity. This project will have very high visibility and will impact significant expenditures of public funds. Candidates must be confident with their abilities to make correct decisions and the courage to speak out when necessary.
Willingness and ability to effectively engage with people and organizations on a continuous basis.

PREFERRED SKILLS (RANK IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE):

Medicaid eligibility system/business operations experience.
Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) experience
Medicaid operations experience.
Public sector experience is a plus.
Experience with XML and SoupUI is a strong plus.
Knowledge of security protocols is a strong plus
Knowledge of programming Languages spedifically, Python, JAVA and WIKI is a stron plus.
Knowledge of Squirrel and Toad is a plus.
An Understanding of Web Technologies, server configuration, HTML, and testing best practices is desired.

REQUIRED EDUCATION:
A bachelor's degree in computer science or related technical field or equivalent experience in Quality Assurance.

REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS:
None required. Certification and/or training CSQA or BABOK or automated testing tool are beneficial.
Category
Name
Required
Importance
Level
Last Used
Experience
Education Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) experience No 3 Intermediate Within 6 Months
IT Administration Systems Testing Yes 1 Expert Within 2 Years 2 - 4 Years
Miscellaneous Autotester Yes 1 Expert Within 2 Years 2 - 4 Years
Miscellaneous Performance testing Yes 1 Expert Within 2 Years 2 - 4 Years
Miscellaneous Test planning Yes 1 Expert Within 2 Years 2 - 4 Years
Miscellaneous Web Testing Yes 1 Expert Within 2 Years 2 - 4 Years
Miscellaneous TOAD No 1
MMIS - Medicaid Management Informaiton System Medicaid eligibility system/business operations No 1
Packaged Applications TestDirector No 2 Advanced Within 2 Years 1 - 2 Years
Program Management Automated Testing Yes 1 Expert Within 2 Years 2 - 4 Years
Program Management Manual Testing Yes 1 Expert Within 2 Years 2 - 4 Years
Programming Languages HTML No 1
Programming Languages Java No 3 Intermediate Within 6 Months
Programming Languages Python No 3 Intermediate Within 6 Months
Programming Languages XML No 3 Intermediate Within 6 Months
Quality Assurance (QA) CREATION OF TEST SCENARIOS Yes 1 Expert Within 2 Years 2 - 4 Years
Quality Assurance (QA) FitNesse Yes 1
Quality Assurance (QA) INTEGRATION TESTING Yes 1 Expert Within 2 Years 2 - 4 Years
Quality Assurance (QA) IT testing Yes 1 Expert Within 2 Years 2 - 4 Years
Quality Assurance (QA) Selenium Yes 1 Expert Within 2 Years 2 - 4 Years
Quality Assurance (QA) Software Testing Yes 1 Expert Within 2 Years 2 - 4 Years
Quality Assurance (QA) Test Case Development Yes 1 Expert Within 2 Years 4 - 6 Years
Quality Assurance (QA) UAT - User Acceptance Testing Yes 1 Expert Within 2 Years 2 - 4 Years
Quality Assurance (QA) UNIT TESTING Yes 1 Expert Within 2 Years 2 - 4 Years
Quality Assurance (QA) SOAP-UI Test Suite No 1
Software Framwork JIRA framework Yes 1 Expert Within 2 Years 2 - 4 Years
Specialties Tester Yes 1 Expert Within 2 Years 2 - 4 Years
Additional Skills: The primary area of responsiblity in this posiiton is to test new and existing software via automated testing tools Selenium and Fitnesse.
Understanding of IT development and implementation projects
Superb written and oral communications skills, including the ability to elicit requirements, document system as built, and develop business process models. Strong proficiency in English is required.
Impeccable integrity. This project will have very high visibility and will impact significant expenditures of public funds. Candidates must be confident with their abilities to make correct decisions and the courage to speak out when necessary.
Willingness and ability to effectively engage with people and organizations on a continuous basis.