Quality Assurance Engineer (139115)

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Quality Assurance Engineer

Administrative Information Technology Services (AITS)

University of Illinois System - Urbana

The University System Office seeks a Quality Assurance Engineer to perform duties that are devoted to providing Quality Assurance (QA) for software systems built and deployed by AITS, System Office units, as well as some campus units. Design, implement, execute tests and compile reports to ensure the quality of applications integrated with the University's ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system, and other software systems in use by the University. The types of applications tested are web-based and mobile. Software languages and scripting languages used to develop the applications include JAVA, JavaScript, jQuery, JSP, HTML, XML, SQL, .Net, and ColdFusion. The database may be Microsoft SQL Server or Oracle database technologies on Windows and UNIX platforms. Responsibilities for the position require software testing technical expertise, and general intellectual, analytical and writing skills utilizing knowledge of quality assurance practices.

Additional responsibilities include:

  1. Work as a member of the QA team to do test design, test development, test operations and associated reporting for web-based, and mobile applications potentially using one or more of the following technologies: MicroFocus Group (MFG) Unified Functional Tester (UFT), MFG Quality Center, IBM Rational Performance Tester, IBM Rational AppScan or software utilized to conduct accessibility tests for Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (IITAA) compliance (i.e. JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, TalkBack, etc.). Conceptualize an overall test methodology and follow through with creation and maintenance of a test plan and automated test scripts. Provide estimates for various testing tasks throughout the full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  2. Carry out the appropriate procedures to ensure that all information systems products and services meet standards and end-user requirements and those systems operate properly and are free from defects and security vulnerabilities. Create and execute work plans to meet deadlines, and set priorities where appropriate. Develop test designs and results utilizing sound security practices and techniques. This includes assisting developers in resolving any vulnerability issues discovered in the application during vulnerability scans.
  3. Research, conceptualize, define and communicate ideas and issues? provide insight, recommend action, and pursue solutions to problems as related to projects and assignments. Make recommendations about design issues, policies, standards and strategies.
  4. Document defects or system problems encountered and provide reports on these problems to the project team, project leads, and management. Document procedures relevant to the quality assurance function including analysis, test case design, testing and tracking issues.
  5. Keep abreast of relevant testing tools, procedures, technical specifications and advancements in the field. Pursue professional development activities to expand knowledge and maintain currency in industry trends and practices. Participate in certification programs and meet annual certification goals.
  6. Work collaboratively with senior and junior personnel in various situations where it is necessary to either receive or provide coaching and mentoring. Coordinate and encourage working relationships with peers and other appropriate University personnel to achieve defined goals & objectives. Participate in technical information sharing opportunities with fellow team members. Work with a wide variety of clients, analysts, developers, and support personnel.
  7. Communicate ideas, requirements, application behavior, and recreate steps through written and verbal communications.
  8. Provide project management support for small and medium projects and provide on-call and off-hours support as assigned.
  9. Perform other related duties appropriate for a QA Engineer.

Education and Experience

Required:

Any combination totaling two (2) years from the following categories:

  1. progressively more responsible work experience in an Information Technology (IT) related profession
  2. college course work which included Information Technology (IT), IT Management, or a closely related discipline, as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:
-60 semester hours or Associate's Degree equals one (1) year

-90-120 semester hours or Bachelor's Degree equals two (2) years

Preferred:

  1. Bachelor's degree in computer science, management information sciences, engineering, or experience with computer applications and systems.
  2. Recent college graduate or some experience with automated testing tools which includes work on complex projects requiring increased skill in writing clear, concise, and comprehensive test plans and executing test cases on web-based, and mobile applications.
  3. Demonstrated experience, expertise and skills in software testing processes and associated techniques.
  4. Experience working in or a good understanding of an Agile development process.
  5. Higher education experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes.
  2. Knowledge of SQL and scripting.
  3. Strong project analysis and research skills.
  4. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
  5. Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  6. Knowledge of computer industry quality assurance best practices.
  7. Proficient with the Microsoft suite of applications.
  8. Technical competence with SQL queries.
  9. Technical competence with testing tools such as MicroFocus Group (MFG) Quality Center, MFG Unified Functional Tester (UFT), IBM Rational Performance Tester, IBM Rational AppScan or software utilized to conduct accessibility tests for Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (IITAA) compliance (i.e. JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, TalkBack, etc.).
  10. A desire to learn new skills, technical concepts, and be part of a team environment.


SALARY AND APPOINTMENT INFORMATION

This is a full-time Civil Service Information Technology Technical Associate position appointed on a 12 month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after December 1, 2020. Salary is commensurate with experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES AND DEADLINE INFORMATION

Applications must be received by December 1, 2020. Apply for this position by going to http://jobs.illinois.edu. If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu. If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:

Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.

Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.

Step 3) Upload the following documents:

  • cover letter
  • resume (months and years of employment must be included)
  • academic credentials (unofficial transcripts or copy of diploma may be acceptable) for all degrees attained
  • names/contact information for three references
  • In order to be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position by going to http://jobs.illinois.edu. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, contact Melissa McMullen at [email protected] For questions about the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

    The System Office conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899

    As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

    The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment

    The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

    College Name or Administrative Unit:System Office Category:8-Technical Title:Quality Assurance Engineer (139115) Open Date:11/17/2020 Close Date:12/01/2020 Organization Name:AITS Admin

     

     

     

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    Posted: 11/18/2020
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