GeoVera Holdings, Inc.

  • Testing Analyst, Sr.

    Job Locations US-CA-Fairfield
    ID
    2018-1320
    # of Openings
    3
    Category
    Production & Testing
  • Summary

    The Senior Testing Analyst (STA) leads successful testing efforts across projects, initiatives, and other assignments. They partner with others across our business units and IT to assist with the elicitation and analysis of business requirements in order to ensure the understanding of those requirements across the assigned testing team. The STA uses that knowledge to determine optimal methods to test functions and systems to ensure they meet the documented and approved requirements. They will lead development, documentation, and execution of detailed Use Case Scenarios and Test Scripts as requested for various projects and change requests, sometimes mentoring less experienced TA’s through the process. The STA will become a functional expert on one or more applications and business areas such as quoting websites, financial/general ledger, bureau/ISO reporting, forms applications, policy, agency and claims management systems, etc. Detail orientated ability to communicate clearly and excellent collaboration skills are essential to success in this role.

    Essential Functions

    • Stays informed on continually evolving testing methodologies and tools and makes recommendations for those that would be a good fit for GeoVera.
    • Works closely with others across IT and business units company-wide to develop an accurate understanding of business processes in multiple functional areas.
    • Participates in discussions to identify and analyze business needs. Reviews and analyzes business and functional requirements to ensure test cases are thorough and aligned with the requirements.
    • Leads the design and documentation of detailed use case scenarios and test plans for work assigned. Performs thorough testing. Documents all testing failures, anomalies, issues, questions, etc. and communicates those clearly to technical staff and Sr. Business Analysts.
    • Mentors less experienced Testing Analysts and may have oversight responsibility for the work of TA’s working on the same projects.
    • Works closely with Business Owners, Leads, Supervisors, SBA/BA’s and others to ensure all issues identified during testing are fully resolved.
    • Assists with system performance testing as requested.
    • Reports full QA testing results to IT management and project team.
    • Collaborates and coordinates with IT technical staff and Business Analysts on Change/Release Management for all application system, production change, implementation and documentation as assigned.
    • As requested, assists in the development and presentation of training for new applications or program change requests used by end users.

    Additional Responsibilities

    • Performs other related duties as required and assists with special projects.

    Minimum Requirements

    Education, training, and experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Information Systems, Software Engineering or related field and/or equivalent combination of High School Diploma/GED, training and work experience.
    • Seven or more years of business or Information Systems experience preferred. 
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    Knowledge, skills and abilities:

     

     

    • Proven experience with modern software testing methodologies and tools.
    • Ability to lead others in the design and build of clear, thorough Use Cases and Test Plans.      
    • Strong communication, collaboration and analytical skills.
    • Demonstrated leadership traits and skills.
    • Demonstrated technical aptitude, good problem solving skills and a customer service orientation.
    • Positive and cooperative outlook and ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with customers, peers and management.
    • Working knowledge of hardware and software applications to include Windows applications, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio.
    • Knowledge of testing methodologies and automated testing tools preferred.
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks with accuracy, able to prioritize effectively and meet deadlines.
    • Detail oriented with very strong organization and time management skills.

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