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Senior QA Analyst

Senior QA Analyst Job Description

Job Title: Senior QA Analyst
Job Code: R44063
Job Series: ITS Analyst
FLSA Status: Exempt
OCC Group: Professional Services (PS)

Signature of the State Court Administrator approval available on file in the Human Resources Division.

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 by providing analyst with little or no supervision and providing mentoring and assistance for lower level analysts.  Primary responsibilities of this position include elevating the QA strategy by building strong quality assurance standards, measures and practices across all project teams.  This includes championing QA principles throughout the entire organization.  This position reports directly to Manager of Data Analytics & QA.
Essential Functions Of the Position:
Leads end-to-end test planning and execution; includes functionality, performance, integration, automated and stability testing.
Creates 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.
Performs research and makes recommendations for QA automated testing tools and frameworks.
Uses 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.
Peer reviews testing efforts of other QA analysts to provide feedback and mentoring.
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:
May have supervisory accountability for other employees, volunteers, or interns. May plan, direct and coordinate activities for a unit.  Duties may include scheduling and assigning of work, training in all facets of work, quality control, and providing input regarding decisions impacting the pay, status and tenure of others.  May conduct performance appraisals, and provides input into, and participates in, the discipline, dismissal, and hiring processes.
Minimum Education:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree and five years of relevant quality assurance/automated testing experience; or five years of experience as a Business Analyst or Software Engineer in the Colorado Judicial Department.
Five years of relevant quality assurance/automated testing experience; or five 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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