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Associate QA Engineer

Entry Level

PowerSchool | R&D | Folsom, CA

The Associate Quality Assurance Engineer, under the general direction of the Manager or Supervisor is responsible for working within an Agile framework and collaborating with other team members to deliver compelling, high quality solutions via integrative sprint commitments and periodic release vehicles.

Duties and Responsibilities:

•Within an Agile framework, collaborate with other team members to deliver compelling, high quality solutions via iterative sprint commitments and periodic release vehicles

•Research and internalize proposed software requirements, functional designs and technical designs

•Develop and implement test strategies and test plans that result in effective identification of software defects

•Design, create and execute effective automation tests using Selenium, including creation of necessary test data

•Communicate and present test artifacts such as test plans, test cases and test results; aid in the interpretation of test results

•Perform verification of software defect fixes to ensure they resolve the stated problem

•Follow sound problem solving methodologies to identify, troubleshoot and properly document software defects

•Perform maintenance on existing test ware and implement incremental improvements

•Identify, quantify and communicate software risks and produce comprehensive mitigation strategies

•Uphold existing quality assurance and test standards and processes and be a champion in driving further improvements

•Produce accurate estimates for the time needed to execute on assigned projects and tasks

•Other duties as assigned  

Skills & Requirements

Qualifications include:

•Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent degree required

•0-2 years prior experience

•Basic ability to program in Java, JavaScript and/or Python

•Basic problem solving, troubleshooting and analytical skills

•Basic understanding of SQL in order to manipulate and validate test data•Basic understanding of XML, HTML