QA Analyst (TX)
99¢ Only Stores - Katy, TX

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The Software Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst is responsible for all aspects of testing backend and interfaces of the software platforms that are utilized by 99 cent only stores. These include:

SAP ECC 6.0

SAP PI

SAP POS 10.0

Dot Net

SQL 2005/2008

ETL

The application types that are in scope for testing will include:

Supply chain/ERP

Merchandising

Point of Sale

Data Warehousing

Finance/HR\

Reporting

This hands-on position will require the successful candidate to perform test planning, create test scenarios, creation of test scripts, perform test execution (when required), automation, environment management, and process improvement and defect & status reporting and report overall product quality findings. The primary focus of the TQCA Analyst is to test the interfaces and to perform non-functional testing including performance and security validations.

The successful candidate will be responsible for adhering to QA processes and ensuring that clear, up-to-date TQCA documentation exists. The successful candidate must be able to execute to plan by identifying risks and formulating / implementing contingency plans. The successful candidate will have problem solving and analytical skills to figure out how much to test (risk based testing) and to be able to document and demonstrate how a bug is caused. The successful candidate will work on a team of TQCA analysts and ensure the delivery of interface, performance, high availability and backend testing.

The successful candidate will work closely with the TQCA team, developers, business analysts, business users, the infrastructure team as well as any vendors that are utilized. This position reports to the TQCA Manager.

Required Skills

Responsible for execution of test strategies to validate and ensure the performance and integrity of software products installed by 99¢ IT at their stores, warehouses and corporate center.

Works with IT management to ensure that the quality assurance is integrated into the product/project teams.

Development of key statistics. Examples include defect reporting by product, performance characteristics, task estimating as well as time and task reporting.

Work with other TQCA analysts and project teams to mentor them in the area of testing best practices and methodologies. Bring strong SAP Store and master Data systems knowledge to our team.

Verify that the application software under test adheres to all functional, contractual, and technical requirements and specifications.

Vetting of requirements and specifications for testability.

Responsible for helping to define and report necessary internal TQCA support needs for upcoming projects and communication to TQCA manager of those needs.

Accountable for the successful completion of all TQCA deliverables associated with assigned projects.

Provides professional consultation and guidance to project managers, business analysts, users, developers, other TQCA resources and line management regarding functional and technical test methodologies and issues.

Responsible for maintaining TQCA infrastructure

Adherence to the approved SDLC policies and assures SOX compliance.

Required Experience

5+ years experience in performing manual and/or automated testing as well as analyzing, managing, developing, maintaining, and supporting software Quality Assurance processes and associated methodologies.

2+ years’ experience in testing with relevant SAP Modules (ECC 6.0, PI, Procurement, POS 10).

2+ years’ experience in Agile or Iterative project methodology

3+ years’ experience in testing commercial enterprise-wide multi-tier technology products, preferably in the retail industry.

3+ years’ experience testing with multi-tier Client/Server, and Web-based applications.

3+ years’ experience on Windows.

1+ year in scripting (current and demonstrable)

Experience in writing test plans, test scenarios and defect reports.

2+ years experience in writing and using sql queries (current and demonstrable)

The ability to work effectively with all levels of administrative, professional, and technical personnel.

Proficiency in automated testing tools like Hewlett Packard Quick Test Pro, Load Runner, and Quality Center.

Experience in virtualized environment (VMWARE/ESX or similar)

Experience in Windows Server 2k3/2k8 (admin and troubleshooting)

Experience in Windows 7, XP, 2K workstation (admin and troubleshooting)

BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Business, Industrial Engineering or related field.

CSTE/CSQA Certification

Unidata/Pick Basic Experience a plus

AIX/Unix /Linux experience a plus

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Positive attitude, pro-active and the ability to multi-task.

Preferred Skills

Proficiency in automated testing tools like Hewlett Packard Quick Test Pro, Load Runner, and Quality Center.

Experience in virtualized environment (VMWARE/ESX or similar)

Experience in Windows Server 2k3/2k8 (admin and troubleshooting)

Experience in Windows 7, XP, 2K workstation (admin and troubleshooting)

BS/BA degree in Computer Science, Business, Industrial Engineering or related field.

CSTE/CSQA Certification

Unidata/Pick Basic Experience a plus

AIX/Unix /Linux experience a plus

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