Ref No.: 15-00120
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Virginia State Police
5 Months approx
Richmond, VA
In Person Only

VSP - QA ANALYST

VSP - QA Analyst

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QA analyst to design test cases and test complex JAVA based system. The successful candidate will have actually been a developer at some point in their career.

Virginia State Police (VSP) has completed the requirements for replacement of one its large statewide software applications. Development and implementation activities are currently underway.

An EXPERIENCED QA Analyst is needed to design test scenarios, identify test data, create test cases, execute test cases, identify/report defects, verify defects and participate in the overall testing of the highly complex JAVA based system. The QA Analyst will develop test cases that will be spawned across multiple applications/systems . They will perform testing of web services, Web UI and batch jobs. QA Analyst will participate in validation of data migration and must have good hands on experience with SQL queries. QA analyst will also help in automation, load, performance and stress testing. The QA analyst will write both manual and automated test cases. They will monitor active issues and verify bug fixes. They will be responsible for the overall quality of the product. They will also participate in testing the integration between more than two applications / systems. They will also participate in User Acceptance Testing as needed.

This position requires a MINIMUM of 2 years QA Analyst experience on a Large Development Project and software development experience. It is expected that this resource will have the experience and knowledge to write SQL queries to support backend testing and be able to support the installation and use of automated testing tools.
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Amount
of Experience
Expertise Rating
Proficiency and experience in automated testing tools (Rational Functional Tester, Mercury (Client) QTP, or Borland Silk)
Required
4
Years
Experience with installation and support of automated testing tools (Rational Functional Tester, Mercury (Client) QTP, Borland Silk
Required
2
Years
Hands on experience with performance and load testing automated tools
Desired
3
Years
Experience with defect tracking systems (implementation, support, etc.)
Required
3
Years
Previous or Current Software development experience
Required
4
Years
Strong knowledge of software testing best practices and methodologies
Required
2
Years
Previous or Current Software development experience
Required
3
Years
Experience with test effort estimation and tracking
Required
1
Years
SQL experience
Required
4
Years
Relational database experience
Required
3
Years
PL/SQL and Oracle database experience
Highly desired
3
Years
System integration and back-end (database, etc.) testing experience
Required
3
Years
Excellent Oral and written communications
Required
Experience with test driven software development
Highly desired
3
Years
Experience and knowledge of UML/Rational Unified Process (RUP)
Highly desired
2
Years
Experience with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)
Highly desired
2
Years
XML/Schema knowledge
Required
2
Years
SOAP UI testing for Web Services experience
Required
2
Years
Hermes or IBM MQ testing experience
Required
2
Years
Web Services load testing experience
Required
2
Years
Data migration testing experience
Required
2
Years
Any emulation testing experience
Desired
Experience developer at some point in their career
Highly desired
1
Years
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Question 1
What is the largest project in terms of cost and length that the candidate has been the QA lead on?
Question 2
What automated testing tools has the candidate used - include the length of time?
Question 3
What load or performance testing tools has the candidate used?
Question 4
Is the candidate within 50 miles of Richmond? - Please Note their CURRENT City and State of residence.
Question 5
Can the candidate pass a background check that includes a fingerprint based criminal history check, driver and credit checks?
Question 6
Is the candidate available to start ASAP?
Question 7
Does the candidate agree to an In-Person Interview? (No Skype, No Exceptions)