• Alere
  • Vinton , VA
  • Information Technology
  • Full-Time

Description

DO WORK THAT MATTERS

At Abbott, diverse ideas, perspectives, andexpertise allow us to create the life-changing solutions that help people livehealthier lives. In 160 countries and with businesses spanning nutrition,diagnostics, medical devices, and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbottoffers you enormous opportunities to explore your interests and help youachieve your career and personal goals.

WHY IS THIS POSITION IMPORTANT?

We have an exciting opportunity for anexperienced Quality Assurance Analyst II withinour eScreen Business Unit located in Richmond, VA.The eScreen Quality Assurance Analyst II is aQA professional who contributes his/her expertise and practice of qualityassurance and testing to high performing Agile teams.The QA Analyst II typically will have atleast three (3) years of testing experience utilizing recognized testingmethodologies and practices.

The QA Analyst II is an individual contributor toboth quality control (testing) and quality assurance (process andprevention).This position is alsoexpected to understand and exhibit the importance of adhering to regulations(i.e. SOX, FDA, HIPAA, PCI, etc.) and is responsible for contributing toregulatory compliance.

As an important member of an Agile environment,the QA Analyst II is expected to cultivate, grow, and maintain core principalsincluding, but not limited to, continuous improvement, self-organization,adaptive planning, and value driven development, using methodologies andframeworks such as LEAN, SCRUM, and KANBAN.Additionally, you will possess a growth-mindset, be team-oriented, havestrong interpersonal skills, and possess the ability to deal with ambiguity;applicants must also demonstrate an aptitude for team communication andcollaboration.

Abbott Rapid Diagnostics (formerlyAlere) is partof Abbott s Diagnostics family of businesses, bringing together exceptionalteams of experts and industry leading technologies to support diagnostictesting which provides important information for treatment and management ofdiseases and other conditions.

BUSINESS UNIT

eScreen (Abbott s Workplace Services business) isdriven by the vision, passion and dedication of its employees who are committedto developing and delivering innovative products and services which automateand streamline the employee screening process by combining cutting-edgetechnology with superior customer service.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create written test solutions for user stories within a Scrum or Kanban team
  • Work within team-defined commitment windows to provide value to our customers and clients
  • Work with the Scrum or Kanban team to create solutions for stakeholders and clients
  • Tests user interfaces, SQL databases, reports, APIs, and data transmissions
  • Create tests, including test data, in a variety of testing environments
  • Write, modify, and execute basic automation scripts (not record and playback)
  • Clearly and succinctly speak to, and incorporate, testing methodologies, principles, and techniques
  • Develop, modify, and execute moderately complex SQL queries
  • Use judgment within defined policies and practices
  • Document and communicate issues and/or concerns discovered during sprints
  • Work directly with database administrators, security engineers, user experience professionals, and others to resolve challenges quickly, yet with a quality-first mindset
  • Assist in building a culture of learning and continuous improvement for the team (QA and SCUM/KANBAN)
  • Work with other groups, displaying strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how applications are used by customers, clients, and internal support
  • Work independently with light to limited reliance on a more senior team member
  • Make continuous self-education a priority
  • Exhibit drive and intellectual curiosity to investigate and solve issues with their Scrum or Kanban team
  • Apply test methodology, as well as business process and application knowledge, in the design of tests and testing strategies/approaches
  • Clearly articulate the IT infrastructure supporting existing and new applications and services
  • Mentor junior testers
  • Peer review test cases
  • Write and execute API tests
  • Identify and communicate quality concerns and/or process improvements
  • Work across teams to enhance quality by identifying and helping to implement initiatives that will improve capability and efficiency
  • Collaborate with other scrum teams and stakeholders
  • Identify tasks/ dependencies/ risks during backlog grooming/planning
  • Provide reasonable test estimates
  • Articulate technical issues
  • Capture and communicate quality issues discovered during sprints
  • Apply test methodology, as well as business process and application knowledge, in the design of tests and testing strategies/approaches
  • Participate in user story and test case reviews to ensure appropriate coverage, identifies and remedies gaps in stories or test coverage
  • Follow established processes and procedures pertaining to Scrum/Kanban, software development, quality assurance, and regulations. (i.e. SOX, FDA, QMS, HIPAA, PCI, etc.)
  • This position will also be required to work nights and weekends as needed to support development efforts and to perform production release validations
  • The above statements describe the general natureand level of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be anexhaustive list of all duties, and indeed additional responsibilities may beassigned, as required, by management.

    Qualifications

    REQUIREMENTS

    To be considered an applicant for this position you must show howyou meet the basic qualifications of the job in a resume or document youupload, or by completing the work experience and education applicationfields. Accepted file types are Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX), PDF, HTML,or TXT.

    BASICQUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor s degree or equivalent work experience is required
  • Typically, at least 3+ years of related work experience is required
  • Typically, 3+ years of strong hands-on QA experience with web applications, services and APIs preferably developed using SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio .NET, ASP.NET, HTML/CSS/JS, jQuery, React, Angular, C#.
  • Typically, 2+ years of experience in database testing with the ability to read, write, and execute complex SQL queries.
  • Typically, 1+ years of experience with automation testing using tools and frameworks like NUnit, Katalon, UFT, or Selenium
  • Typically, 2+ years of experience testing web services, web APIs, Databases, Authentication, web server configuration
  • Working knowledge of Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Proficiency with web services, web sites, database, network connectivity and authentication, SQL Server, configuration, and debugging
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, as well as organization and documentation
  • Demonstrated ability to complete tasks and cooperate and collaborate in achieving team objectives
  • Demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships within a business setting
  • May assume a testing or technical lead role.
  • Will mentor junior testers across scrum teams.
  • PREFERREDQUALIFICATIONS

  • 1+ years mentoring experience is preferred
  • Experience with Team Foundation Server (TFS) or similar project management suite is preferred
  • Certifications, licenses, etc. are not required for this position, however, holding or obtaining a certification from an industry-recognized testing and quality assurance entity is advantageous for this position.
  • ISTQB/ASTQB-CTFL:Certified Tester-Foundation Level or equivalent
  • ISTQB/ASTQB Certified Agile Tester Extension or equivalent
  • About Abbott

    Abbott isa global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages oflife. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum ofhealthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medicaldevices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleaguesserve people in more than 160 countries.

    Connectwith us at www.abbott.com, on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/abbott-/, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and@AbbottGlobal.

    An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encouragesdiversity in our workforce.

    Weprovide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Torequestan accommodation, please send an email ...@alere.com.


    Job

    :Technology
    Associated topics: performance test, process, qa, quality assurance analyst, quality assurance engineer, quality assurance lead, software quality assurance, software quality engineer, software quality assurance engineer, tester

    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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