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QA Analyst I

QA Analyst I Job Description

Job Title: QA Analyst I
Job Code: R44061
Job Series: ITS Analyst
FLSA Status: Exempt
OCC Group: Professional Services (PS)

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General Statement Of Duties:
The Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst’s role is to develop and establish quality assurance standards and measures for the Division of Information Technology Services (ITS). Working within ITS project teams, the QA Analyst will ensure quality testing of all in-house or commercial-of-the-shelf (COTS) products.  The QA Analyst will apply end to end testing practices including writing test cases and scenarios that ensure the delivery of quality software.  They will also determine usage of and potentially create automated testing structures.
Distinguishing Factors:
Positions in this classification are distinguished from other classifications with a focus on applying proven analytical and problem-solving skills to help validate, verify, communicate, and resolve systems/software application issues through careful testing to maximize the benefit of IT investments and initiatives.  This position reports directly to Manager of Data Analytics & QA.
Essential Functions Of the Position:
Contribute to quality assurance measures and testing standards for new applications, products, and/or enhancements to existing applications throughout their development/product lifecycles.
Ensure testing activities allow applications to meet business requirements and systems goals, fulfill end-user requirements, and identify existing or potential issues.
Analyze documentation of any new application under development or consideration to determine its intended functionality and technical architecture.
Creates test plans by translating the business and functional requirements into test cases.
Executes test cases to ensure internally developed products, COTS solutions, or systems meet the approved requirements.
Performs or assists in the testing and installation of both in-house and commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) products and applications into environments as required.
Collaborate with software and systems personnel in application testing, such as system, regression and load testing.
Makes recommendations on test cases that are candidates for automation.
May use appropriate testing tools to automate integration and user interface tests.
Analyze formal test results to discover and resolve defects, bugs, errors, deployment/configuration issues, and interoperability flaws.
Make recommendations for improvement of applications and/or systems to the Customer Engagement team.
Review and analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of existing applications and systems, and develop testing strategies for improving or leveraging these systems.
Responsible for defect reporting and provides input to the Manager of Data Analysis/QA regarding release decisions.
Advises in the evaluation and solution of highly technical and complex testing functions and features, problems and bugs.
Communicate test progress, test results, and other relevant information to project stakeholders and management.
Works with software engineers to ensure QA standards are adhered to, including unit testing that promotes quality coding standards.
Assist in the development of change control processes, practices, and guidelines for new and existing technologies.
Provides advanced Tier III support to customers.
Contributes to ITS’ IT Service Management (ITSM) system by documenting and sharing knowledge with others to improve customer service across the Department.
Attends meetings and training as required.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervisor Responsibilities:
No formal supervisory responsibility.  Responsible for one's own work product and work within a unit performing similar functions.  Rarely provides lead function, advice, or explains work instructions to other employees or volunteers.
Minimum Education:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and two years of relevant quality assurance/automated testing experience; or two years of experience as a Business Analyst or Software Engineer in the Colorado Judicial Department.
Two years of relevant quality assurance/automated testing experience; or two years of experience as a Business Analyst or Software Engineer within the Colorado Judicial Department.  Additional work experience in these or other related fields may be substituted on a year for year basis for the required formal education.
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms and perform repetitive motions with wrists, hands, and fingers.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment:
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  This position is subject to varying and unpredictable situations; may handle emergency or crisis situations; is subject to many interruptions; may handle multiple calls and inquiries simultaneously; and may occasionally handle absentee replacement on short notice.
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