Infrastructure Testing Analyst
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Duration: Long Term Contract
Purpose of Job: This senior QA position reports directly to the Leadership in Information Technology & Services. This position is focused on infrastructure/hardware testing. This individual will 1) participate as an individual contributor on the Hardware & Automation team responsible for testing out server, desktop, and database patches, as well as server installations, upgrades, end-user devices, and networking changes, 2) evaluate, recommend, and implement hardware test tools and strategies, 3) provide support to the other QA disciplines as needed: the Functional & Regression Testing Team and the Performance Testing team, 4) mentor others on the team as needed, and 5) support the continuing growth and maturation of the QA team.
Job Functions/Responsibilities (List in order of importance):
% of time
Develop and execute test plans and test cases for hardware related system testing to include, but not limited to, server, desktop, and database patches as well as server installations, upgrades, end-user devices, and networking changes.
Communicate and interact with other groups, QA and Business Unit team members to gather information and proactively resolve issues.
Assist the other areas in QA with manual functional and regression testing, performance testing, automated testing, and security testing as needed.
Assist in the set up and maintenance of a physical and virtual test lab.
Provide detailed reporting to the QA Team Lead for Hardware Testing with regards to the status of test case execution and defect tracking.
Assist the QA Team Lead for Hardware Testing with evaluating, recommending, and implementing new test strategies.
Mentor others on the team.
Typical Minimum Experience: ( THIS IS KEY ) - Hardware / Infrastructure Testing
Describe: Solid experience in hardware testing with an emphasis on testing out server, desktop, and database patches.
Typical Minimum Knowledge and Skills
Hardware testing (patches, upgrades, new installs, and configuration changes)
Testing Methodologies and test plan / test case development
Broad system experience (Intel, Microsoft, Oracle, Networking, Virtualization, etc)
Verbal and Written communication skills
Time management, planning and organizing skills
HP Quality Center/ALM
Ability to build working relationships with peers and matrix team members
Ability to work with a sense of urgency
Ability to adapt easily to change