Salient CRGT Quality Assurance Analyst 3 (8838) in Portland, Oregon

Company/Position Overview

Salient CRGT is a leading provider of health, data analytics, cloud, agile software development, mobility, cyber security, and infrastructure solutions. We support these core capabilities with full lifecycle IT services and training—to help our customers meet critical goals for pivotal missions. We are purpose-built for IT transformation supporting federal civilian, defense, homeland, and intelligence agencies, as well as Fortune 1000 companies.

In this role you will work within the Quality Assurance (JQ) organization of Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). The Quality Assurance Analyst position supports large multi-year projects while also performing Operations and Maintenance key QA tasks such as test script development and execution, defect tracking, test coordination, test environment verification, and data quality management.

The best fit for this position will excel in a team environment with collaborative work on technical solutions, and an approach for continuous process improvement and delivery of quality services. This team verifies reliable application source control, change management, and system support while maintaining quality standards and practices on projects and existing applications, for COTS and critical in-house systems. This role integrates with IT teams such as infrastructure, Cyber Security, Application Development, and Operations, as well as clients across the agency.

Mandatory Qualifications (Education, Certifications, Experience, Skills)

  • In lieu of an applicable degree, an equivalent of 4 additional years of experience in Computer Technology or closely-related technical field (14+ year’s total) isrequired.

  • 10+ years of demonstrated QA experience isrequired; 14+ years of demonstrated QA experience isrequired without a Bachelor’s degree as specified above.

  • Experience should involve test methodology design and implementation, along with hands-on experience writing test plans, test cases, test data and test database creation/sanitizing, problem tracking/resolution, coordinating test activities among multiple testers, and maintaining defect logs among other applied skills and knowledge.

  • Experienced in a testing and defect management tool, such as TFS, to include the design of Releases, Requirement and Test hierarchies, and reports. BPA current standard tool is TFS 2015.

  • Demonstrated experience using XML, Oracle or SQL for application integration, testing, and environmental compatibility.

  • 5 years of experience leading a Quality Assurance Team.

  • Demonstrated experience in aligning QA Strategy with software development activities and overall schedule, while supporting the SDLC.

  • Experience leading QA effort for a vendor-supplied solution, either COTS, or vendor developed, on-site or in the cloud.

  • Proficient in executing the test and validation activities of a large, complex project.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) principles.

  • Advanced knowledge on the design and implementation of QA and testing methodologies in large complex systems using various development methodologies.

Desired Qualifications (Education, Certifications, Experience, Skills)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or a closely-related technical field is preferred,

  • CSQA (Certified Software Quality Analyst).

  • Experience with Agile Modeling.

  • Working knowledge of Jama’s Contour.

  • Working knowledge of current version(s) of Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2015 or newer.

  • Advanced knowledge on the design and implementation of QA and testing methodologies in large complex systems using various development methodologies.

  • Advanced knowledge of test case design and test scripting writing (manual tests).

  • Formal SQA methodologies including software development life cycles, testing processes and standards.

  • Understanding of ITIL Foundations.

  • Advanced knowledge of current TFS (Team Foundation Server); software source control storage system and software application compilation platform, Release Management Component, and creating and editing workflows.

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Salient CRGT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other factor prohibited by applicable anti-discrimination laws.

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