• Software Quality Assurance Analyst

    Job Location
    United States-IL-Chicago
    Work Status
    Full-Time
    Department
    Quality Assurance
    FLSA Status
    Exempt
    Requisition ID
    2017-1761
  • Start a Rewarding Career with Alliant

    Why Alliant?

     

    We’re not a typical financial institution – we’re better. We’re an innovative, fun-loving, highly-engaged group of professionals that are committed to our company and the communities we do business in. We love to recognize and celebrate each other.

     

    Over 90% of our employees say we are a great workplace that is focused on our mission, vision and the future of banking.

     

    What will your day look like?

     

    You will be responsible for assisting with the development and execution of the overall Software Quality Assurance strategy for Alliant Credit Union’s web and mobile applications. Working in an Agile software development environment, the SQAA will provide Quality Assurance (QA) expertise, drive execution and adoption of the testing strategy, assist in identifying testing tools, disseminate the testing approach to implementation teams for all OLB, NMA, EBP, CLOS and Mobile products, and be responsible for ensuring product quality. This is a hands-on job that requires analytical thinking, technical aptitude, an ability to work closely with business and development teams and QA expertise throughout the entire product development life cycle, ensuring the success of the QA team's manual and automated testing efforts. The SQAA will collaborate regularly with QA team members and third party test resources.

     

    Responsibilities

    Do you see yourself doing this?

    • Creating and maintaining test automation scripts from regression tests
    • Improve build quality and consistency though use of CI tools.
    • Utilize templates, tools, metrics and best practices to verify that products meet business and user requirements
    • Work closely with the engineers and product managers to write test plans, estimates, and schedules, to support projects and product releases in accordance with the overall Quality Assurance Strategy
    • Execute functional and user acceptance test cycles
    • Set up Test lab with hardware/software configurations needed
    • Provide documentation to management and project teams to determine release readiness of products or product features
    • Facilitate project problem solving and troubleshooting of quality issues
    • Champion effective defect management best practices
    • Assist in the development of the long term strategy for QA testing, automation testing, load testing and QA best practices
    • Assist in the development of project schedules, accommodate issues, scope or timeline changes and revise work estimates to develop high quality software products
    • Collect and report quality assurance standards/metrics to inform the leadership team of improvement areas and strategies in the overall product development life cycle
    • Assist in the evaluation and/or implementation of tools needed for test automation
    • Act as liaison between Business users and the Project Development Team
    • Mentor Business users on proper procedures for Information Systems related projects, including requirements definition and testing

    Qualifications

    What makes you a great fit?

    You’ll be a great fit if in addition to the Completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and/or 3+ years of software quality assurance project experience, and you have:

     

    • Experience using TFS or equivalent software for test case development and testing management required
    • 2+ years working in an SCRUM/agile software development environment is preferred
    • 2+ years’ experience working within the ITIL Development framework including incident, service, problem, and change management processes and procedures is preferred
    • An established background in agile software development methodology (SCRUM/agile)
    • Excellent project management skills
    • Great communication skills
    • Motivation to achieve results in a fast paced environment while delivering on defined schedules and adapting to a dynamic environment
    • A proven track record of successfully delivering quality software products and have a strong sense of quality ownership
    • Experience in executing automated test scripts built for testing API/Mobile/Web applications utilizing tools like Postman.
    • Experience working in a Financial Institution preferred

     

    When you’re happy, we’re happy!

    As a thank you for joining our team, you’ll benefit from:

    • Competitive medical, dental, and free vision benefits
    • Competitive compensation plan
    • Contributions towards gym memberships
    • Generous PTO and banking holidays off

    Still not convinced?

    We’re on the list of 100 Best Medium Companies to work for, check it out here. For more details you can also visit our Glassdoor and LinkedIn profiles.

     

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