Job Description :
Position: Sr. QA Engineer
Location: Cary, N.C [ prefer locals ]
Duration: 6-12+ months contract
Interview: Phone and Face-Face

Planning and Interactions
Participate in all Agile planning activities, such as user story creation, point estimation, expected testing tasks while paying particular attention to testability
Collaborate and provide feedback on user story details related to clarifying requirements, testability, acceptance criteria
Recommend test approach, test environment requirements, and data strategies
Provide regular status to project team on QA progress
Disseminate QA summary reports as needed (e.g. pre-imp)
Work closely with product team to identify and resolve issues
Work independently and with automation engineer(s) to identify product feature automation candidates

Validation and Verification
Ensure application meets documented requirements using defined quality processes and best practices
Perform applicable testing and verification using appropriate QA practices
Log defects following appropriate QA practices
Support user acceptance testing
Perform data validation using SQL queries
Develop and execute automated tests for regression

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent field desired
3+ years in a QA role with manual test case definition and execution experience
1+ years’ experience with automated test tools
Automated test creation using QTP, Selenium, or other utility
Remain informed of current technologies and take initiative to acquire additional knowledge to prepare for additional responsibilities
Understanding of SDLC and QA processes and best practices in accordance with Agile/SCRUM practices
Demonstrated understanding of SQL
Webservices, SoapUI, understanding of XML