Quality Assurance Associate - IT

Quality Assurance Associate - IT

Department: Office of Information Technology Admin
Position Summary:
Under close supervision, the Associate QA Analyst assists with quality activities for projects and enhancements, from inception through go-live and also post-implementation. The primary focus for the Associate QA Analyst is to learn both the foundational concepts and the overall strategy of a strong quality assurance program.
The Associate QA Analyst will work closely with the Sr. QA Analyst in building and executing project quality plans, as well as understanding QA concepts with respect to both waterfall and agile project management.
Software QA duties include planning and meeting with customers across campus to help understand, gather and record business and functional requirements. In addition, the Associate QA Analyst will help fulfill testing activities to include writing and executing test cases, managing defects and reporting.
The Associate QA Analyst will learn and build technical QA knowledge in the areas of test automation and load/performance testing using appropriate tools and within a suitable framework. Functional automation will encompass both GUI and API-based testing. Performance and load testing will concentrate on key scenarios and how specific systems and applications respond to various user loads and stress.
The Associate QA Analyst will also participate in strategic discussions involving topics such as roadmaps, tool selection and overall strategy.
Starting salary placement in range is based upon selected candidate's qualifications relative to minimum required education, experience, and knowledge. The competitive range for a fully qualified/fully performing candidate is $42,000 to $50,500
Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum qualifications for this position are a Bachelor's degree in a Technology or Business focused field from an accredited institution with quality assurance or IT experience.
Foundational knowledge of the software development life cycle (SDLC) and project management principles, as well as modern IT technologies, processes and applications.
Experience with programming and/or scripting languages, such as JAVA, JavaScript, Python or equivalent. Basic understanding of relational databases and experience with SQL.
Detail oriented with strong written and interpersonal communication skills. Must be able to communicate effectively with both technical and business units, as well as leaders from multiple campus units.
Please utilize the attachment feature of our online employment system and attach the following: cover letter, resume, and references. Only complete applications will be considered.
Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment.
Auburn residents overwhelmingly rate the city as a great place to live, work and raise children, but don't just take their word for it. Forbes has consistently ranked Auburn on its lists for Best Places to Retire and Best Small Places for Business and Careers. Auburn City Schools has consistently been ranked among the top public school systems in the state and nation.
Auburn University is committed to providing a comprehensive employee benefits package that attracts and retains talent to further the University's mission and contributes to the personal and financial well-being of employees and their families. Employee Benefits include: Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Care, Cancer Insurance, Life Insurance/Personal Accident Coverage, Disability Group & Supplemental Plans, Flexible Spending Account Plan, and Mandatory and Voluntary Retirement Plans, Auburn University Federal Credit Union, United Way contributions, Bookstore Discounts, Tiger Perks discounts on dining, shopping and entertainment, Travel Assistance (Domestic and International), and Educational Improvements for Employees and Dependents.
Desired Qualifications:
Experience with modern IT QA practices. Experience querying databases for testing validation is a plus.
Requisition No.: 27930
Review Date: 10-11-2018
The "Close Date" indicates the date after which the hiring department will begin reviewing applications of qualified candidates. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Refer to the above Requisition # and apply on-line at:
on any computer with Internet access. If you need any assistance, contact Auburn University's Department of Human Resources at (334) 844-4145 or your local state employment service distribution system office. Internet Access is also available through your public library.
Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer.
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