Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Location: Durham, NC
Date Posted: 10-05-2016
Job role: Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Location: Durham, NC
Duration: 6 months+
This QA testing position is working within the newest and most visible enterprise software application space within and the Contract Research Organization (CRO) industry. In this key testing role, you will be a significant contributor towards the testing of clinical data systems and related reporting and analytics products. These products form a major technical foundation block in overall strategy to deliver insight to its customers, and your contributions will be directly visible to the senior management team. We are looking for an experienced tester of databases, business intelligence solutions, and software applications coded in .Net and JAVA. You will work with an integrated team of architects, designers, business analysts, data analysts and developers creating data solutions. If you’re ready for a challenge in a complex and rewarding data oriented application QA and testing function this is the job for you. 

• Authors test cases for larger computer systems within the scope of a broader defined testing strategy and is typically involved in test strategy development for projects and systems. 
• Authors test cases for larger computer systems and complex multi-system integrations and works with other members of the project team to gain necessary input and execute appropriate revisions to ensure accurate and complete software testing activities. 
• Ensures creation of test data to support test case execution and supports creation and maintenance of libraries of reusable test data sets. 
• Executes test cases and logs/retests issues found. 
• Performs internal peer reviews of test cases from other Analysts prior to and following execution as required to ensure issues/errors with the test scripts are identified and resolved. 
• Leverages automated testing tools for test planning and management, test case authoring, test case execution and issue/defect tracking. 
• Performs review of deliverables produced by other members of the IT department throughout the Systems Development Life Cycle, for completeness and detail ensuring the specifications are of a high quality and can be used to write test scripts. May participate in technical meetings with Business Analysts and Developers. 
• Possess a detailed understanding of the requirements elicitation, analysis, and specification process including user requirement specifications and functional specifications for larger, complex applications. 
• Reviews requirements specifications for testability and verifying/ensuring traceability of testing to requirements and vice versa. 
• Typically involved in the project-planning phase of a computer system and be required to provide work estimates. 
• Reports status, progress and concerns in a proactive, consistent and accurate manner to senior team members and to the IT Project Manager directly or via the Testing Lead. May serve as testing lead for a project. 
• Performs other duties as required. 

• Possess fine-tuned analytical skills and be very detail oriented. 
• Ability to deconstruct problems/systems into smaller components; organize components as part of larger system. 
• Demonstrate and articulate the application of logical, analytical thought to a testing issue 
• Excellent oral/written interpersonal skills; user focused; work well with team members. 
• Increasing competence in test management/automated testing tools; Solid working knowledge of test management and functional testing tools strongly preferred. 
• Very strong knowledge/skills around test case creation and test execution; ability to create and execute test cases as part of broader testing strategy. Test case creation and execution would be for discreet portions or multiple portions of larger sized systems that are complex and may interface with other products. 
• Ability to author and execute test cases as well as to assist in authoring test plans and strategies and coordinate testing and testing assignments. Requires minimal technical instructions and guidance with complex tasks. 
• Ability to articulate a testing strategy and create test cases based on functional operation (OQ) or how users will use the product (PQ). 
• Solid understanding of the requirements elicitation, analysis, and specification process. Ability to perform primary testing role in review of requirements specifications for testability, in design review and in testing strategy reviews. May lead testing strategy review sessions. 
• Solid understanding of relational database theory, multi-tiered application architecture and related testing strategies. 

Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field and 3 years application software testing or computer systems validation experience, or other comparable work experience; or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 

• Knowledge of clinical and trial management data used for clinical drug development. 
• Experience with the clinical drug development industry, procedures, and regulatory standards. 
• Knowledge of HL7, EHR/EMR standards, CDISC ODM, SDTM, CDASH or ADAM standards a plus. 
• Familiarity with Quality Center ALM and testing automation. 
• Prior experience working with waterfall/agile methodologies a plus 
• Prior experience with Data Warehousing tools/applications a strong plus including but not limited to Informatica ETL Platform, Informatica MDM platform (Siperian), Informatica Data Services, Oracle Database, SQL Server, SSIS etc. 
• Spotfire or OBIEE experience preferred 
• .NET / JAVA testing experience a plus
Phone: 248-415-4549
Fax: 248-603-2599


At least a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related field or an equivalent in education is required for this position.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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