Test Analyst
Costco Wholesale - Issaquah, WA

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Costco Wholesale is a multi-billion dollar global retailer with warehouse club operations in eight countries. We are the recognized leader in our field, dedicated to quality in every area of our business and respected for our outstanding business ethics. Despite our large size and explosive international expansion, we continue to provide a family atmosphere in which our employees thrive and succeed. We are proud to have been named by Washington CEO Magazine as one of the TOP THREE companies to work for in the entire state of Washington!

Description of position

The QA Analyst is responsible for adhering to standardized QA policies, processes and documentation standards, overseeing and/or participating in all aspects of project testing, overseeing IS QA test environments, providing technical guidance to less senior QA team members, and ensuring schedule adherence for assigned projects.

Tasks and responsibilities
  • Participate in requirements & use case reviews
  • Provide accurate estimates for QA resources and testing schedules
  • Responsible for creating and gaining project approval on project test plans
  • Responsible for creating and/or overseeing the creation and approval of project test cases
  • Responsible for overseeing or generating all QA-related documentation
  • Ensuring adherence to standardized QA policies, processes and documentation standards
  • Execution of test cases and adherence to test schedule
  • Coordinate onshore and offshore testing
  • Responsible for helping to mentor and develop other members of the IS QA team
  • Responsible for being familiar with source code, version management, and code deployment standards and for utilizing this knowledge to ensure that QA processes and procedures for test environments are followed and that the integrity of the various environments is not compromised.
  • Weekly QA status reports
Required skills, abilities, and certifications
  • Minimum 4 years software quality assurance experience
  • Minimum 4 years experience testing in one or more of the following environments: IBM I-series, Windows Server, UNIX, AIX, SAP, Websphere Commerce, n-tier client/server, and RDBMS environments
  • Minimum 3 years hands-on experience using HP, Mercury, IBM, or other industry standard SQA tools
  • Strong knowledge of a typical SDLC and SQA methodology
  • Excellent troubleshooting, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Excellent testing resource planning and test scheduling skills
  • Ability to produce effective software test plans and test cases
  • Solid understanding of build tools and software configuration management standards
Recommended skills, abilities, and certifications
  • 2 years SQA experience working within an iterative development framework
  • 2 years experience leading offshore testing a plus
  • 2-plus years as a test lead preferred
  • 2 years project management experience to include scheduling via M.S. project
  • 2 years C# and/or JavaScript experience
  • 3 years experience with MS SQL Server or DB2 and the ability to write basic SQL queries
  • Experience with multiple Costco business areas/systems
  • 2 years experience creating test automation scripts with C3 and/or JavaScript
  • Degree in computer science or related technical field preferred
To Apply: Email your current resume to IT_JOBS@costco.com . If hired, you will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the United States.

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