Quality Analyst Kansas City, MO

GENERAL DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIES

The Quality Assurance Analyst II performs the quality testing of new feature and system development to support applications across several cross functional teams. They work with the project manager to understand and document the business requirements and context of the systems which they support. They develop use cases, test cases and test plans to validate system features in a pre-production environment as part of the application lifecycle. They assist with taking products to market through post release verification. They also work closely with the QA Engineers to develop test plans for automation. 

  • Perform functional, feature testing on a variety of web and cloud based applications 
  • Work with Project Managers and Architects to create test cases from user stories 
  • Develop and execute test plans to validate the development of new features 
  • Conduct risk assessment on changes to determine regression tests plans as projects progress  
  • Execute post-production release checks to validate system functionality 
  • Assist with code promotion of verified features to staging and UAT environments 
  • Assist with the definition and design of automated test solutions together with the Quality Engineers and Software Engineers

PLACEMENT CRITERIA

  • Strong experience (2-4 years) testing business system software applications 
  • Good knowledge of quality assurance and testing methodologies 
  • Ability to develop Test Suites, Test Plans and Test Cases 
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook 
  • Experience with Microsoft Test Manager and Team Foundation Server 
  • Experience collaborating with Project Teams, including Project Managers, Business Analysts and Software Engineers 
  • Detail oriented  
  • Ability to think critically and analyze problems 
  • Highly organized with an ability to multi-task by prioritizing and managing time effectively 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong collaboration skills, works well with ambiguity, works well across roles and groups  
  • Ability and willingness to take the initiative to facilitate teamwork and serve the client needs first

VALOREM EXPECTATIONS

These are the traits that we hold in the same regard for all employees, also viewed as performance indicators.  Each employee should uphold these attributes as a part of their employment with Valorem.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • All employees are expected to exhibit exemplary customer service skills, to all people, regardless of level inside or outside of the company 
  • Written and verbal communication skills should be professional, concise and effective

Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Build alliances to solve problems and achieve objectives by sharing knowledge and information
  • Work cooperatively and respectively with co-workers
  • Strong collaboration skills, works well with ambiguity, works well across roles and groups
  • Openly and actively participates in the direction of our Company
  • Exercise confidentiality concerning the affairs of the business

Personal Ownership and Responsibility 

  • “Own” your work – take initiative, be proactive, anticipate and complete projects in a comprehensive manner while still remembering the details
  • Be here to enhance and promote Valorem  
  • Exhibit a willingness to learn, willingness to problem solve and willingness to step in to help others 
  • Creativity, capacity and a conviction to innovate and deliver best-in-class solutions

Customer Focus

  • Always put the clients’ needs first, thinking proactively from their vantage point, not your own
  • Follow through with all client expectations and accountabilities Time Management and Productivity
  • Meet your timelines and goals 
  • When you say you are going to do something, it is your responsibility to perform within the timeframe

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

While performing the duties of this position the employee is regularly required to sit and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and drive or ride in a motor vehicle.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 lbs.  Must have the ability to travel, sometimes with short notice.

 

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