Evaluates and tests new software applications according to business and functional requirements
Acts as a lead in the creation, preparation, and conduct of quality reviews and the development and execution of test plans and test scripts.
Applies test methodology, engineering and product knowledge in the design of tests and testing strategies for the analysis and certification of products.
Functions as a subject matter expert in the testing discipline where experience, skills and knowledge are wide-ranging and include an in-depth understanding of software testing techniques, practices, policies and procedures.
Coaches others on a variety of testing approaches and techniques, typically providing functional, black-box and user acceptance testing expertise.
Utilizes in-depth understanding of the business flow, interconnections of business processes, common system usage patterns or system behaviors and compliance requirements to exercise system under test.
Influences software and/or systems development decisions by reviewing work and providing recommendations for design or testing approach.
Define and execute test plans.
Communicate effectively to ensure that all business requirements are being assessed and addressed to ensure development projects meet or exceed performance targets.
Participate in all activities accordingly to ensure on-time deliverables are met including day-to-day planning and coordination with Testers and Developers.
Develops new approaches to solve problems identified during quality assurance activities.
Working with product designers and developers at all stages to promote quality
Producing test plans and ensuring they are followed
Assigning work to junior QA/QC Engineers
Producing and prioritizing bug reports
Reproducing bug reports from the field and writing clear steps to reproduce.
Verifying the load, scalability, and performance requirements have been met.
Working with developers to perform root-cause analysis and preliminary problem diagnosis.
Strong Knowledge of ISO and QMS (Quality Management System) or CMMi.
Must have at least 50% marks in BCS / MCS from some reputed foreign or HEC-recognized institution
Must have at least 6years (MCS) or 8 years (BCS) hands-on post-qualification experience in quality control / quality assurance
Must have high proficiency in SQL, PL-SQL, AJAX, XHTML, DHTML, XML, UML, MS Visio
Must have profound knowledge of Software Quality Assurance and Software Testing principles and standards
Must have good communication skills
Ability to organize and lead testing efforts.
Ability to write a test approach/strategy.
Ability to conduct test risk analysis.
Understanding of SQL Queries, Views, and Stored Procedures.
Experience with basic testing types including: Component (Black Box), Security, Usability, Web Services, Mainframe, Database, and Desktop/Client.
Excellent communication skills required to document and report on defects and other software issues
Strong problem-solving ability
Programming knowledge of Java, an asset
Experience with web-based database applications preferred
Experience with VMware preferred
Experience with automation tools would be a plus
Experience with MySQL, SQL Server, or Oracle ideal.
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