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Quality Assurance Analyst

Location:Brainerd North, MN
Level:Full Time
Category: Information Technology

Description

Position Summary

Individuals in this position will create scenarios, execute tests and log defects based on user stories. They will actively participate in all Agile ceremonies and contribute to the development of a testing strategy for their projects.         

       

Job Functions, Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • An ideal Quality Assurance Analyst should be able to handle a challenging fast paced environment with a desire and passion to work at the forefront of technology, producing a quality product for their customers
  • A team player that actively participates and contributes in all Agile ceremonies
  • Experienced in manual testing techniques, methodologies, testing tools and best practices
  • Experience with databases and SQL 
  • Utilizes TFS to create scenarios, execute tests and log defects based on user stories and acceptance criteria 
  • Reviews and provides feedback on testability of user stories and acceptance criteria
  • Executes functional, cross browser, exploratory, security, regression, edge-case and integration testing as required
  • Collaborates with Quality Engineers on developing an effective Testing Strategy and shares with the scrum team
  • Shares knowledge of business processes and databases with Quality Engineers and other team members
  • Assists Quality Engineers with debugging automation scripts
  • Supports Implementations to Production
  • Supports Business Acceptance testing
  • Assists in providing estimates to PM and Stakeholders 
  • Continuously demonstrates the pursuit of knowledge of systems, architecture, products and industry by attending classes/seminars, reading articles on technical websites and listening to technical podcasts.


  

Supervision  

  • None
           

Experience, Skills, Knowledge Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or Business-related field
  • 3-5 years of business experience
  • Manual scenario writing and testing experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of databases and SQL is a plus
  • Possess strong organizational skills and has the ability to maintain expected productivity levels
  • Problem solving, analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with clear, concise technical writing style
  • Excellent listening, presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize and be responsible for the execution of project tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability and willingness to learn quickly 
  • Ability to work independently as well as in teams
  • Understands own strengths and weaknesses, has professional standards with regard to attendance, personal accountability and integrity

    

Nice to Have Skills

  • Exposure to automation scripting and debugging
  • Familiar with Agile philosophy and frameworks
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics CRM


Ascensus is a place to have a career, not just a job. As the largest US independent retirement and college savings services provider, we put our focus on people.  Our culture is guided by sound principles, is committed to high standards, operates with transparency, and welcomes diversity. When you join our team, you get to go to work every day knowing that you help over 6 million Americans save for retirement and college.

 

Ascensus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, citizenship, sex, marital or veteran status, disability or handicap, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Ascensus also takes affirmative action to employ, and advance in employment, qualified women, minorities, and covered veterans. Ascensus also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state laws

 

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What makes any career at Ascensus so rewarding?

  • Collaborative, idea-sharing environment
  • Professional development
    • In-house training
    • Tuition reimbursement
  • Generous reward programs
  • Paid time off (additional purchase plan)
  • Medical, dental & vision benefits
  • Health savings account (employer contribution up to $1,100)
  • 401(k) & 529 match programs
  • Volunteer/charitable-giving programs
  • Business casual dress
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