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POST DATE 9/1/2016
END DATE 10/30/2016

Capital District Physicians' Health Plan, Inc Albany, NY

Albany, NY
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


The Sr. QA Analyst is responsible for coordinating, and managing all quality and testing efforts supporting IT s projects and day to day initiatives. This includes development of test strategies, schedules, and plans and oversight and lead of applicable test execution efforts. This role will work with business stakeholders, IT partners and vendors to develop and monitor quality metrics and all validation/testing efforts. They will ensure that EQM test activities meet business requirements, design specifications, and are within defined quality limits and standards. The Sr. QA Analyst will be hands on and may perform tasks such as analysis, planning, strategizing, relationship building, test construction and execution. They will provide mentorship, guidance and instruction to QA analysts and other members of the EQM team around QA best practices, methodology and standards as well as perform periodic audits to ensure that work is consistent, standardized, adequate test case coverage is provided, tools are up to date and comply with the standards implemented across the department.


* Bachelor s degree required. 7 years relevant experience may be substituted for degree.

* Certification through the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) at the foundation level (CTFL) or above strongly preferred.

* ITIL certification preferred.

* Strong working knowledge of Test Maturity Model Integration (TMMi) preferred.

* Minimum five (5) years experience in testing complex applications required.

* Minimum seven (7) years of overall QA and software testing experience with an understanding of functional, integration, system, and regression testing required.

* Minimum two (2) years experience in Healthcare/Insurance industry experience required.

* A minimum of three (3) years experience using SQL and Java scripting strongly preferred.

* Three (3) years experience with test management tool, Rational Quality Manager preferred.

* Strong working knowledge of software quality assurance principles, practices and metrics required.

* Excellent organizational, planning, problem solving and decision making skills including experience required.

* Demonstrated excellence in verbal, written communication & presentation skills with technical and non-technical audiences are required.

* Demonstrated experience in SQL and Microsoft Access required.

* Experience in software testing methodologies required.

* Thorough knowledge of IBM/Rational suite of functional testing tools preferred.

* Thorough knowledge of software development lifecycles required.

* Working knowledge of software design principles and quality assurance methodologies required.

* Experience facilitating joint application development (JAD) sessions is preferred.

* Applied knowledge of use cases required.

* Ability to think creatively and outside of the box is required.

* Strong working knowledge of software quality assurance principles, practices and metrics required.

Salary Grade: 17

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