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Contract QA Tester - Web App test/ecommerce

at Technical Connections, Inc in California | CA Jobs

QA, ecommerce, web application testing, 3-5 years formal experience
Thousand Oaks, CA
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Position Description:

As a Quality Assurance Engineer, you will create and execute detailed test cases for internal and external web based applications. You will assist other QA engineers and developers to identify software defects and test fixes. You should be ready to demonstrate an understanding of client/server system architecture and SQL.


BS/MS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics or equivalent experience
3-5 years of formal QA experience
Required testing experience with ecommerce web based applications
Familiarity with QA tools and techniques, bug tracking systems, test design and execution.
Familiarity with Unix, Mac and Windows operating systems
Capacity to work as both a team member and independent contributor who can adjust to changing priorities while maintaining productivity
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), comfortable speaking to issues in front of a larger group
Confidence to participate and contribute in a fast-paced and technologically diverse development environment
Very strong attention to detail for both functional points, but also user interface design and layout points for web based and mobile phone based applications
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
Basic understanding of the principles and best practices of software development process
Ability to work under pressure and tight timelines with a calm demeanor
Willingness to work occasional late nights and weekends to support business needs
Experience working in an on shore / off shore model


Work under general direction from QA team lead to define and execute test plans that will cover both functional and non-functional (performance, usability) testing.
Assist in developing and documenting functional test cases. Collaborate with other QA, Engineering and Product Manager employees to define and document these test cases. Continually maintain and update the test plan.
Have very strong attention to detail when it comes to product testing looking for bugs as noted in test plan, but also be able to discover new issues that are not necessarily documented as part of scripted test plan.
Execute manual test plans to find bugs, defects and regressions in product functionality. Work closely with engineering team to verify bug fixes.
Record and document the details of bug in our bug tracking system (Quickbase). Follow up on all assigned tickets via this system.
Recognize bug severity and be able to escalate and prioritize accordingly based on the severity and impact of any product bugs detected.
Work independently with engineers on following up on any blocking issues associated with fixing or validating fixed bugs.

Amy Pickard
Technical Connections, Inc.

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