Web Application Tester

Charlottesville, VA
Oct 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Web Application Tester

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: School of Medicine, Institutional Analysis and Computing

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 09-25-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia's School of Medicine (SOM) is seeking a Web Application Tester to join the growing Software Development and Integration team to participate in the full software development lifecycle for applications that support the SOM's education, clinical, and research missions.

The web application tester will use expert knowledge and methods to provide insight into web application performance, viability, and consistency with requirements for current and future projects. The qualified candidate will work to improve web application stability and performance in collaboration with programmers, project managers, and stakeholders. The immediate focus of the position will be with helping the team replenish/replace all of our student facing applications and improve/augment our other systems.

Day to day tasks include:
- Converting requirements and user stories to test plans and cases, and determining priorities that are consistent with business goals and objectives.
- Conducting test cases to confirm new functionality and performing regression testing.
- Maintaining in-depth knowledge and understanding of different research methodologies and analysis techniques in regards to performance, use case, and unit testing.
- Participating in basic stress or performance testing.

A Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Design, or related areas is required, OR a Bachelor's degree in another area AND two years of experience in one of the following: Web Development, Web Design, Testing. The successful candidate must have at least two years developing web applications, designing websites, or testing web applications for in either educational or professional setting. Knowledge of the core principles behind testing and demonstrated understanding of how the web works are required, as is HTML and CSS development and troubleshooting skills, and excellent communication skills (written and oral).

The preferred candidate will have experience in implementing Bootstrap or other CSS framework and have a working knowledge of Mobile First and Responsive Design. Additional preferred experiences are: JavaScript: Experience using/troubleshooting JQuery for Client Side interactions and AJAX calls; experience working in a SCRUM/Agile environment; experience with requirements gathering, generating technical specifications, and creating user documentation; experience with Microsoft Team Foundation Server or other code repository, and; experience with conducting load/stress testing.

This is a restricted position contingent upon the continued availability of funding.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of the core principles behind testing
- Demonstrated understanding of how the web works
- HTML and CSS development and troubleshooting skills
- Excellent Communication Skills (written and oral)

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