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Senior QA Analyst - Santa Monica, CA

Join our outstanding software development team as a Quality Assurance Analyst for our world-class enterprise software.  You will work within a team and will interact daily with product managers and software engineers.  We are looking for someone with recent software QA experience and proven ability to meet deadlines and perform in a fast paced professional QA environment.
 
You will need to have strong analytical and organizational skills and the strictest attention to details.  You will need excellent writing skills and the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with all levels of the organization.  Experience in a startup environment is preferred.

Responsibilities

  • Participate in defining data sets, test cases and test planning
  • Executing functional tests under QA Leads's guidance
  • Identify and document software defects, functional and application user interface inconsistencies
  • Interact closely with Development and QA teams on a regular basis
  • Report status updates to senior staff
  • Identify opportunities, make recommendations, and implement system performance/optimization and enhancements
  • Work independently with minimal supervision and provide leadership and mentoring to associate QA Analysts
  • Communicate technical issues or project details to Team Lead and Manager and Technical teams

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, related field, or equivalent degree and experience
  • 5 years of experience with web-based application testing on Microsoft platform
  • Proven experience writing test cases and documenting application defects
  • Experience with database systems with an ability to create SQL queries
  • Understanding of the SDLC and Change Management processes
  • Communication skills: ability to communicate technical issues or project details with technical  team members and report to management
  • Experience with Excel is a must
  • Strong analytical and written skills
  • Experience testing client/server applications (functional, grey box, black box)
  • SQL testing experience
  • Proven QA track record in a high volume environment

Other Desired Skills

  • Experience testing web-based software applications.
  • Familiar with MS .NET architecture
  • Load and stress testing experience
  • Experience with Mercury or other automation testing tools
  • Programming skills in C#.Net