Junior/Associate IT - Quality Assurance Analyst
Sirius XM Radio - Washington, DC

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Sirius XM Radio is America's satellite radio company. SiriusXM broadcasts more than 135 channels of commercial-free music, premier sports, live news, talk, comedy, entertainment, traffic and weather to more than 21 million subscribers. We are one of the world's largest pure-play audio entertainment companies and we are among the largest subscription media companies in the United States. SiriusXM broadcasts to subscribers everywhere they want to listen on more than 800 devices for cars, boats, the home or office, and through a wide range of mobile devices.

SiriusXM offers an impressive array of content that spans virtually all genres and interests, including Howard Stern , Martha Stewart , Oprah Winfrey , Dr. Laura , Jamie Foxx , Opie & Anthony , Bob Edwards , Chris "Mad Dog" Russo , Jimmy Buffett , Elvis , Eminem , The Grateful Dead , B.B. King , Pearl Jam , Willie Nelson , Frank Sinatra , and Tom Petty . SiriusXM is the leader in sports programming as the Official Satellite Radio Partner of the NFL , Major League Baseball ®, NASCAR ®, NBA , NHL ®, and PGA TOUR ® and offers major college sports.

SiriusXM has arrangements with every major automaker for installation of satellite radio in their vehicles. SiriusXM products are available through shop.siriusxm.com and at retail locations nationwide. SiriusXM programming is also available at siriusxm.com/whatson , and on Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch , BlackBerry and Android -powered smartphones using the SiriusXM Internet Radio App.

SiriusXM provides premium real-time video, traffic, weather, data and information services for subscribers in cars, trucks, RVs, boats and aircraft through Sirius Backseat TV ™, Sirius Travel Link , XM NavTraffic ®, Sirius Traffic ™, XM Nav Weather ™, and Sirius Marine ™.

SiriusXM is committed to integrity, excellence, and diversity among its employees .

Position Description:

As a Junior Associate, SiriusXM could possibly be your stepping stone into the world of media technology. As a newbie to SiriusXM, you will be well coached and directed as you move along your career path at Sirius. Our technical environment is very diverse with a large emphasis in being a very fast paced environment. We currently are looking for someone that has the desire to utilize their technical experience both through their past intern programs, college courses or practical experiences.

Our ideal Junior Associate would be someone who is interested in Quality Assurance Analysis. Wondering what this title means? A Quality Assurance Analyst is responsible for maintaining software quality. Behind any great software developer there is an equally great tester. In the new wireless age, testers will be needed to make everyday products suitable for use. And as consumers begin to rely more upon wireless products and companies look to develop more complex software programs, the needs for graduates to enter the field will only increase.

Do you have the desire to pursue this opportunity? SiriusXM is ideally looking for someone that has these personal attributes:
  • A passion for doing things right the first time with extreme attention to detail
  • Ability to multitask between various projects
  • Ability to handle changing priorities based on business need.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and to execute with minimal supervision
  • Team player * Ability to work cross functionally with other teams
  • Flexible and adaptable; quick to embrace new ideas/applications/products
  • Goal oriented. Wants to get things done and make impact - no theoreticians
  • Ability to recognize priorities and follow through on deadlines

Minimum Skills Required:
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
  • 2+ years of relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Should be able to understand the entire software development process and how it fits into the business approach and goals of the organization
Responsibilities to Grow into:
  • Evaluates and tests new or modified software programs and software development procedures used to verify that programs function according to user requirements and conform to establishment guidelines:
  • Writes, revises, and verifies quality standards and test procedures for program design and product evaluation to attain quality of software economically and efficiently.
  • Reviews new or modified program, including documentation, diagram, and flow chart, to determine if program will perform according to user request and conform to guidelines. Identifies differences between establishment standards and user applications and suggests modifications to conform to standards.
  • Sets up tests at request of user to locate and correct program operating error following installation of program.
  • Conducts compatibility tests with vendor-provided programs.
  • Monitors program performance after implementation to prevent reoccurrence of program operating problems and ensure efficiency of operation.
  • Writes documentation to describe program evaluation, testing, and correction.
  • May evaluate proposed software or software enhancement for feasibility.
  • May develop utility program to test, track, and verify defects in software program.
  • May write programs to create new procedures or modify existing procedures. May train software program
  • Conduct Unit, System, Regression, and User Acceptance testing
  • Create Test cases based on the design document, use case, and user requirements
  • Validate Testing results for each test phase and create final testing metrics
  • Participate in System design sessions and provide input on quality requirements
  • Ensure that testing activities will allow systems to fulfill end-user requirements, meet business requirements, compliance, technical specifications, and identify potential issues
  • Analyze test results, evaluate risks, and provide recommendations to address trouble areas.
    Apply analytical and problem solving skills to validate IT systems
  • Prepare documentation describing software system evaluation, testing, and corrective action
    Communicate testing progress, results, and analysis to project stakeholders
  • Experience in performing unit, system, regression and integration testing on Web based and Mainframe applications
  • Strong understanding of Software Development Life Cycle

Technical Knowledge/Skills:
  • Knowledge of methods and processes used in quality assurance of software programs
  • Knowledge of C, C#, XML, JAVA, WebLogic, HTML
  • Strong skills in problem solving and using data to drive decisions
  • Strong collaboration and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to produce quality work product and meet deadlines
  • Test Execution (functional testing) experience
  • SQL/PLSQL, UNIX ,
  • Operational and Batch Testing, Web Technologies
  • Knowledge of SQL Server and Oracle (Oracle SQL Developer)
  • Testing Software: Mercury Quality Center, Mercury Quick Test Professional, Mercury Load Runner
  • Protocols: FTP, SFTP, HTTP
  • Bug Tracking Tools: Quality Center, Visual Intercept
Soft Skills Required:
  • Top notch communication skills both spoken and written.
  • A passion for doing things right the first time with extreme attention to detail.
  • Ability to multitask between various projects.
  • Ability to handle changing priorities based on business need.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and to execute with minimal supervision
  • Solid debugging and problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Driven personality that finds a problem, takes ownership and drives it to resolution.
  • Team player * Ability to work cross functionally with other teams
  • Experience developing some sort of embedded project
  • Problem solving and debug skills
  • Flexible and adaptable; quick to embrace new ideas/applications/products
  • Goal oriented. Wants to get things done and make impact - no theoreticians
  • Ability to recognize priorities and follow through on deadlines
  • Good team player, willing to help out, no superiority complex, able to work on a globally dispersed team

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/V/D

The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion.

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