IT Quality Assurance Analyst

US-NC-Greensboro
Job ID
2017-1368
# of Openings
1
Department
Information Technology

Overview

Key Risk, a member of Berkley Insurance Company, is a leading provider of workers compensation insurance products and services for employers throughout the eastern United States. With a sole focus on workers compensation, Key Risk works with Key Alliance agents, insurance clients, self-insured employers, and the injured workers they support to create solutions specific to their needs. Enriching each client's risk management strategies, Key Risk creates and executes comprehensive solutions proven to protect people, support business, and exceed expectations.

 

Committed to delivering better outcomes and industry leading service, Key Risk operates from headquarters in Greensboro, NC and through regional offices and territory-dedicated staff in the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia. This regional approach provides agents and clients with the benefit of working with experts who have first-hand knowledge of the local workers compensation market.

 

Key Risk is committed to fostering a professional work environment for all its employees. Through an ongoing commitment to innovation, continuous improvement and education, Key Risk attracts and retains associates with a unique blend of workers compensation expertise and a passion for excellence. We are proud to have been recognized among Business Insurance's Best Places to Work in 2009, 2011, 2015 and most recently in 2017.

 

This position is responsible for following procedures to ensure that all Key Risk Information Technology products and services meet organization standards and business requirements. This position will be responsible for executing and documenting the testing of software/applications to ensure proper operation and freedom from defects for technology projects with a diverse scope. The scope of work includes providing estimates, defining test approaches, creating appropriate test cases and execution with high quality.

Responsibilities

  • Defines and maintains best practice Quality principles at every stage in the Agile process to ensure release candidates are free from defects
  • Analyze user stories and technical requirements for validity, feasibility and technical soundness
  • Decompose user stories to extract positive and negative test scenarios
  • Define and Execute detailed test cases on Java and SQL based applications
  • Ability to function independently to:
  • design and create test plans, test cases, complex test data and scripts (including automated scripts)
  • Defect Management and Reporting
  • Coordinate the User Acceptance testing process with cross functional business colleagues to ensure delivery by the end of a Sprint
  • Function as a member of an Agile team

Qualifications

  • Understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
  • Familiarity with one or more scripting/programming languages and/or tools such as: C++, C, MySQL, Perl, JAVA, Python, is a big plus
  • Expert proficiency in database testing in Microsoft SQL Server environments including designing and manipulating test data, validating stored procedures, jobs, triggers and replication.
  • Motivated to drill deep into software to identify and troubleshoot defects
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to organize tasks and interact with development team
  • Demonstrated ability to operate and innovate in a small team with a fast-paced environment, balancing both strategic and tactical needs
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Four-year degree in computer related field or equivalent experience
  • Five + years of relevant QA technical experience
  • Three + years of experience with various test management software packages
  • Team Foundation Server (TFS) Knowledge (Nice to Have)
  • Agile Methodology (Desired)

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