Senior Quality Assurance Engineer
Hobsons - Cincinnati, OH

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Hobsons helps educators, administrators, students, and families maximize success through every stage of the learning lifecycle. Hobsons’ personalized learning, academic planning, post-secondary enrollment, and student support solutions serve millions of students across more than 7,500 schools, colleges, and universities worldwide.

Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

Hobsons is seeking a talented and energetic Senior Quality Assurance Engineer to join our growing team. Hobsons is a technology-driven company with heavy emphasis on the web technologies (Java, PHP, JavaScript, Open-source platforms). We search for driven, top-talent professionals who are passionate about their work and interested in having their individual contribution make a direct impact. Hobsons engineers also have the freedom to explore new and innovative product ideas. Hobsons empowers its employees to be the best that they can be.

We are currently hiring a Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in our Cincinnati, Ohio office.

Job Summary
The Senior Quality Assurance Engineer develops and executes manual and automated tests, and ensures implementation of test strategies and best practices. Works closely with project teams to make sure deliverables meet company’s highest standard.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities
Design, develop, and execute manual and automated test cases using test plans and functional specifications
Work with the project team to ensure proper test coverage and overall system reliability, performance, and quality
Participate in all phases of the test cycle, including Integration/System Testing, Exploratory Testing, Functional Testing, Regression Testing, and User Acceptance Testing
Perform both new functionality and regression tests and identify, analyze and report issues
Participate in software requirement, specification and design reviews; provide feedback and suggestions to ensure testability and comprehensiveness of defined scope
Provide progress reports for all assigned projects and ensures timely and accurate reporting
Coordinate the testing effort with cross geographic location teams
Work in QA Process planning and documentation
Develop detailed understanding of how and why internal and external clients use the application
Help ensure overall product quality
Effectively collaborate and communicate with others
Become an expert on product features and functionality

Minimum Qualifications
An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of an acceptable qualification for this position is:

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or related field
5 years’ experience of manual testing and documenting test cases
2 – 3 years’ experience in creating automated test scripts and using automated testing tool/s
1 year leadership experience
Experience in all phases of Software Development Life Cycle
Previous experience in working at Higher Education market is a plus

Ability to document identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of original appointment as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of : software testing; test planning and execution; automated testing, issue tracking, testing techniques and operating systems; multi-tier web based architectures; coding; quality assurance; 508 compliance; testing projects using .NET, ASP, PHP, Java, SQL and Oracle; Agile Methodology.

Ability to : establish strategies for accomplishing goals; set and communicate goals; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, vendors, clients, and other job contacts; maintain confidentiality of confidential and sensitive information; work independently demonstrating initiative; adapt to and embrace change in a rapidly changing environment; establish work priorities and manage multiple projects; exercise good judgment in administration of responsibilities; exhibit flexibility in work schedule and job tasks; exhibit strong analytic skills; set and execute goals

Skill in : verbal and written communications; operation of standard office equipment; operation of personal computer; testing webservices and window services; using ADA tools such as: JAWS, WAVE and Compliance Sheriff; using automation test tools such as; Selenium, Open Source Tools, HP QTP, etc.

Hobsons offers a competitive salary along with an excellent benefits package including:

  • Health Insurance
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Dental Plan
  • 401K Plan
  • Section 125/Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Generous Holiday and Vacation Schedule
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