Linux/Windows QA Analyst Fort Worth, TX
This position is a long-term contract opportunity for a dynamic individual to work as a Quality Assurance Technician for one of our clients. This team develops and tests both server and client .NET applications, ASP.Net and embedded Linux software. Working with the QA Manager, your job will be to help improve the quality of the software in the shortest amount of time. This includes designing and executing tests, troubleshooting software problems, monitoring and maintaining lab infrastructure, software configuration management (ex. make software builds), field support, documenting software behavior with the assistance of a technical writer, etc. The majority of the work will be manual testing at the user interface level; this group operates informally and with little documentation, so often you will be required to help ferret out requirements and design tests for them.
This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related technical field along with 7 years of progressively responsible experience in Software Quality Assurance developing and executing test plans and test cases. Experience designing tests for and testing desktop applications and embedded systems required. Experience with Linux command line testing needed. Understanding of configuration management and source code control also needed. Experience troubleshooting software/hardware problems and simple Windows troubleshooting required. Experience analyzing logs and capturing information for inclusion in bugs needed. Experience suggesting and implementing QA process improvements required. Experience in a semi-Agile environment a strong plus. You must be a self-starter who can excel with limited direction. We are not looking for a tester who just wants to run manual or automated tests prepared by someone else. Must be able to plan and design tests, and execute them with and without the assistance of additional staff. Efficiency and quality is of utmost importance. The successful candidate will be a person who has experience working in and enjoys a low process, low documentation, high productivity, small team environment. The following skills are a plus: Experience with Microsoft Visual Studio (VS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS); experience with Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), creating new test cases, test case execution and bug status. Developing automated tests in a Microsoft Windows environment; Experience with SQL, especially MS-SQL needed. Experience with PuTTY, Solid communication skills are needed. Position requires onsite core hours (8:00am ? 5:00pm).
Desired skills: Testing, Quality Assurance, QA, Linux, Windows System Administration, Linux System Administration, TFS, PuTTY, Xterm, Microsoft Test Manager, MTM, Microsoft Visual Studio, TFS.
**Local candidates preferred**