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Quality Assurance Engineer - contract

We are seeking a Quality Assurance Engineer to join our team! This position will be focused on testing new custom software and upgrades of legacy applications for external clients. This QA Engineer will be joining a professional services team which values collaboration and communication, pays attention to detail, and has a consultative mindset.

Quality Assurance Engineer - contract

We are seeking a Quality Assurance Engineer to join our team! This position will be focused on testing new custom software and upgrades of legacy applications for external clients. This QA Engineer will be joining a professional services team which values collaboration and communication, pays attention to detail, and has a consultative mindset.

Responsibilities:

• Create detailed defect tickets upon discovery
• Communicate status to project team members
• Develop testing strategies across a wide variety of web and mobile applications
• Create test plans
• Implement and execute test plans and scripts (manual and automated)
• Identify test automation tools
• Identify browsers (including versions) and hardware devices to be supported and coordinate device acquisition with project manager or director
• Participate in story refinement and definition of acceptance criteria with project team members
• Estimate testing effort based on requirements
• Support end-users during User Acceptance Testing
• Provide troubleshooting and technical support for various software applications
• Recommend and execute continuous improvement initiatives related to the Quality Assurance process

Qualifications:

• 4+ years of software/application testing experience
• Excellent knowledge of quality assurance concepts, processes, and best practices for Agile software development methodologies
• Proficiency with Atlassian tools Jira and Confluence, or similar issue tracking and wiki tools
• Familiarity with maintaining a test management platform such as Tricentis or other tool
• Able to deliver work that is of substantial quality with minimal errors
• Experience testing software applications with moderately complex technical solutions as well as both front-end and back-end functionality
• Experience creating automated end-to-end browser-based tests using Cypress
• Able to organize and document their own work independently
• Is resourceful and can provide adequate solutions to problems on their own, but knows to escalate when necessary
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Strong organizational skills and comfortable with multi-tasking or working on multiple projects at the same time

Additional preferred experience with the following:

• Testing software/applications for the financial industry
• Testing software/applications that run on mobile devices (iOS and Android)
• Knowledge of .NET and Drupal
• Creating database scripts/queries

Details:

Job Type: Contract (June – December 2024)
Salary: $35 – 45 per hour

Remote candidates welcome, but must be within the United States.

About us:

Founded in 1998 by software engineers, Breakthrough Technologies (BT) builds web applications, K-12 and Professional assessment solutions to address a wide variety of complex problems. In addition to assessments, we develop custom web applications when out-of-the-box solutions don't offer what a client truly needs or wants.

For our clients, we won't redirect you to mainstream, costly technology in order to find a solution to your problem. We will communicate with you though to develop a smart, creative solution using open-source products that perfectly fits your needs.
We leverage proven platforms, such as TAO and Drupal. We also deliver Javascript, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and other end-to-end services. We are 100% based in the U.S. with offices north of Chicago, right next to Northwestern University.

Breakthrough is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to promoting equal employment opportunity. No employee or candidate will be discriminated against based on: age, race, color, physical or mental disability, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, order of protection status, pregnancy, religion, sex or gender, sexual orientation, marital status, arrest record, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service.

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