Quality Assurance Specialist- Secret Clearance
Windward IT Solutions - Herndon, VA

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The Quality Assurance Specialist will apply their knowledge, skills, tools and techniques to software development activities to meet project requirements. The level of success or failure will be based upon the level of immersion in the project. Specifically, the Quality Assurance Specialist must become intimately familiar with the project, the customer, and the technical project team to ensure that engineering activities support project goals and customer success criteria.

Position Description:
The Quality Assurance Specialist will be responsible to:
Collect and interpret customer needs and requirements.

Identify solutions to non-standard requests and problems through information gathering and analysis activities

Manage and coordinate testing efforts across multiple platforms.

Design test plans, use cases, scripts, or procedures.

Knowledge of all aspects of the software development life cycle

Test system modifications to prepare for implementation.

Evaluate testing programs that address areas such as impacts, software scenarios, regression testing, negative testing, error or bug retests, or usability.

Document software defects, using a bug tracking system, and report defects to software developers.

Identify, analyze, and document problems with program function, output, online screen, or content.

Monitor bug resolution efforts and track successes.

Plan test schedules or strategies in accordance with project scope or delivery dates.

Create and maintain capacity planning information.

Position Requirements:
The successful candidate will possess the following attributes:

Minimum of two years of quality assurance-related experience

Experience with industry standard project management tools

Experience with document publishing and records management in Microsoft SharePoint

Strong analytical, planning, problem solving, and organizational skills

Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Consulting experience a plus

Must have an ACTIVE TOP SECRET CLEARANCE

Must be willing to travel CONUS and OCONUS

Education & Certification Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience desired

Windward strives to attract and retain the best individuals and provide an environment where they can all grow professionally and build a rewarding career. We continually strive to create an environment that balances work life and offers benefits that will enhance the compensation package. We offer Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and AD&D, as well as the option to purchase additional Life Insurance and AD&D, Paid Time Off, Personal Leave, Holidays, 401(k) plan with company match and work/life balance.

Windward IT Solutions is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital or veteran status.

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