Software Quality Assurance Analyst

By May 10, 2018

Adaptive Solutions Group is a premier provider of information technology personnel. We provide a variety of technical professionals available for contract, contract to hire, or direct placement positions to companies in and around the Kansas City, St. Louis and Dallas Areas.


We are currently looking for a Lead Software Quality Assurance Analyst to join our team.


Job Summary:

  • Responsible for developing, establishing, and delivering Software Quality Assurance (SQA) services and measures to continually improve the overall quality of software products and solutions.
  • Provide SQA services to assure quality of new and existing products through all phases of the Software Development Lifecycle.
  • Lead the SQA strategy development and planning by setting achievable goals, and preparing recommendations and implementation plans to address areas for quality improvement.
  • Manage all quality assurance and quality control objectives for multiple projects and releases.
  • Provide direction and guidance to quality assurance team members to ensure software quality assurance activities are aligned with the business and project objectives to deliver successful results.
  • Accountable for results relative to scope, quality, time and budget.
  • Responsible for developing, establishing, and delivering Software Quality Assurance (SQA) services and measures to continually improve the overall quality of software products and solutions.
  • Services include process maturity assessments, test planning, test execution, and test management and reporting.
  • Lead SQA team members in the development and execution of test plans and scripts to ensure the applications meet business requirements, systems goals, and end- user needs.
  • Identify and track existing or potential issues with a recommended course of action and/or options.
  • Lead and facilitate meetings to provide focus and direction to ensure software quality assurance tasks and activities are on track with plans.
  • Promote cross-team communication to address and resolve issues.
  • Cultivate and share knowledge of quality assurance best practices and experiences to facilitate continuous improvement.
  • Propose and champion process and technology changes to continually improve organizational efficiency.
  • Liaise with vendors and suppliers to evaluate software quality assurance applications.
  • Mentor and lead Software Quality Assurance analysts to grow and develop the SQA competency. 
  • Consistently demonstrate leadership qualities and skills necessary to provide guidance and direction for staff.
  • Demonstrate skills to make sound recommendations and decisions based on expert knowledge and experience.
  • Lead/direct the work of one or more team members. 
  • Provide leadership on projects with a high complexity, which includes new application or environmental services and technologies.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related computer technology.
  • 7+ years’ experience in a role coordinating testing of application and environmental changes.
  • Strong knowledge of AIX Operating System, including directories and commands.
  • Strong knowledge of WAS, MQ, Connect Direct, and Secure Transport.
  • Strong knowledge with systems utilizing DB2 and Oracle databases. 
  • Strong knowledge of Shell scripting and HP Quality Test Professional automated test scripting.
  • Experience leading resolution of complex problems under stressful situations.
  • Strong knowledge of Financial Transaction Manager from IBM, either for Checks or ACH.
  • Ability to review and make recommendations on written and oral communications for other Technical Testing staff. 
  • Excellent organization, interpersonal, oral communications, customer relations and writing skills. 
  • Excellent problem resolution skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Software quality assurance certification from an industry recognized organization such as the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) or QAI Global Institute strongly preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of test management or application life cycle management tools to conduct test planning, execution, reporting and defect tracking preferred. 


Adaptive Solutions Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes medical, dental, STD/LTD, life insurance coverage, 401k, paid vacation and holidays.

Adaptive Solutions Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

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