Senior QA Engineer / Product Specialist

We are currently looking for a Product Specialist/Sr. QA Engineer to perform requirements and testing of a brand new Charles River product.  Under the general direction of the Quality Assurance Manager the Product Specialist/Sr. QA engineer will write, script, and execute manual and automated test plans for the new Charles River product.  In this capacity, the Sr. Product Specialist/QA engineer, will act as an essential link in the project development lifecycle and will work closely with the Project Manager, QA Manager, developers, Business Analysts and other project team members. We employ 120+ of the top developers and QA professionals in the industry so this is an opportunity to work with a very senior team in a fast paced environment.

Successful candidates will demonstrate career commitment to testing and/or quality assurance. The candidate should show familiarity with test approaches and best practices.

  • Create comprehensive test plans with well defined, reusable test cases from business requirements and functional specifications documents.
  • Execute software testing to include functional testing, system testing, regression testing, and performance testing.
  • Record and maintain automated test script libraries for functional regression testing for assigned applications.
  • Document software defects in an issues tracking system and proactively communicate issues with developers and other project team members.
  • Participate in business requirements and functional specifications reviews early in the software development lifecycle process.
  • Manages scheduling to ensure efficient and effective product testing; identifies and reports risks to project schedule and product quality and proposes new methods to control and/or mitigate risks.
  • Generate effective status and progress reports to the QA Manager and project team members.
  • Provide testing leadership for the projects in which he or she is assigned to.

  • Successful candidate will have an aggregate of 5 years experience in software testing in a process driven technology environment.  Recent experience must include hands-on testing.
  • Experience with financial software testing is highly preferred.
  • Experience in knowledge of industry standard best practices as related to software testing.
  • Experience in all phases of software application design, development and testing.
  • Experience in creating test cases, scripts, use of automated test tools, testing client/server applications.
  • Ability to translate from business requirements to technical testing solutions.
  • Experience with full cycle testing including functional testing, system testing, integration testing, performance and stress testing.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong partnership and relationship building skills.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.


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