QA Analyst - z/OS DB2
Compuware - Detroit, MI

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Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, provides software, experts and best practices to ensure the world's most important technologies work well and deliver value. Compuware customers include 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top 20 most visited U.S. web sites. The company's ongoing success depends on our employees--a diverse team of people with a set of key, common attributes. We seek positive, assertive team players who have a strong desire to succeed in a team- and customer-oriented environment. Learn more:

Position Description & Responsibilities:
Our Position: QA Analyst

Compuware is extending its distributed application performance management solution, dynaTrace, to the Mainframe. It will provide enterprise end-to-end transaction tracing for performance monitoring, analysis, and problem resolution. As a QA Analyst, you will be responsible developing, creating, and executing test plans and test cases for this solution. The analyst will also be responsible for building both distributed and Mainframe test environments, test applications, and processes that support both the automated and manual testing for this solution.
Create and execute detailed test cases and plans (both manual and automated) from information as related to product functional requirements and product technical specifications documentation to assure product quality and accuracy.
Create and maintain testing environments. This involves researching the specific features of various DB2 releases and the creation and configuration of DB2 subsystems and tables that support testing against those features. In addition, the analyst would be expected to build code to work with these DB2 tables.
Interact with planning, development, and release engineering to clarify design issues, integration requirements and other release readiness issues.
Create and maintain appropriate automation tools and scripts to assist in data creation and test validation.
Coordinate with Development team members regarding defect validation and assist development team members with re-creating defects.
Maintain technology expertise, keeping current with evolving quality testing techniques
Contribute to continuous process improvements in QA and engineering
Ensure the highest degree of Quality in all deliverables, using sufficient testing techniques, processes, and industry standards
Evaluate product readiness for product release.
We offer competitive salary, company-sponsored premium Medical & Dental Plans, company-paid Holidays, Vacation, Personal, Anniversary Service and Sick Days and a company matching 401(k) Plan.

Strong experience building z/OS DB2 objects with DDL and DB2 Utilities. This experience should include creating both static and dynamic SQL statements, the creation of stored procedures, and creating the necessary DB2 packages, tables, and indexes.
Ability to develop different types of code to work with DB2 databases. Ideally, this candidate would be able to build code not only from within z/OS but also from a distributed environment.
Familiarity with z/OS Unix (USS) is a plus
Ability to learn new technologies quickly
Strong diagnostic and analytical skills
Basic understanding of software development principles.
Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse team.
Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects concurrently.
Effective written and oral communication skills.

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