Quality Assurance Analyst

Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Opening ID: 30917
Job Family: Information Services
Date Posted: Mar 20, 2024

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Job Description

Why Join Altec?

If you're considering a career with Altec, there's never been a better time to join us! Our company was founded on values that place the customer first and prioritize our people as our greatest strength. Over the years, those values and our talented associates have helped us to earn the trust and confidence of customers worldwide. Today, Altec is an innovative, financially sound company that sets the standard of excellence in design, manufacturing and service — and that's why we're the ideal place for you to grow your career.

Founded in 1929, Altec is a privately held company headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama. Altec specializes in the manufacture, sale and service of aerial devices, digger derricks, cranes and specialty equipment for the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, construction, and light and signs markets. We help our customers dig deeper and reach higher in more than 100 countries around the world. 

Responsibilities

Altec is looking for a Quality Assurance Analyst to join our growing team in Birmingham, AL. This person will analyze software business requirements and develop effective test strategies and plans. Effective testing ensures alignment of business requests to the developed software solutions. Responsible for development and execution of test cases and reporting of metrics and defects to the Agile team. Requires an attention to detail and understanding of technology systems so that appropriate testing is applied in a timely manner.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend Agile ceremonies, giving insight into QA dependencies and reporting progress as-needed
  • Review and document application specifications
  • Develop and maintain test plans, test cases (both manual and automated) and dependencies such as data and environment configuration
  • Determine proper test coverage so that effort is right-sized
  • Execute test cases to assess functionality, reliability, performance, and quality of the software product
  • Report on quality metrics and defects to development teams for timely correction
  • Triage defects assessing priority and severity according to user and business need
  • Verify defects found have been corrected
  • Assist in suggesting improvements to Quality Assurance standards
  • Work with cross-functional teams to ensure quality throughout the software development lifecycle
  • Support and analyze production issues as needed
  • Document release notes, training plans, updates to documentation, and other QA processes and procedures
  • Supports process improvement events
  • Remain highly adaptable - due to the turbulent nature of priorities in supporting customers, this role requires high adaptability to changing demands, deadlines, and priorities
  • All other duties as assigned

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor's degree in related discipline strongly preferred, but consideration may be given to exceptional candidates with 2 years relevant work experience.
  • Proven ability to learn and apply new and current concepts, practices, and procedures in the field
  • Ability to perform a wide variety of tasks
  • Ability to prioritize workload
  • Must employ experience and good judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Current valid driver's license.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be able to work independently
  • May lead and supervise the work of others
  • Ability to influence others and show value of QA activities
  • Have an attitude and tenacity for continuous quality improvement
  • SQL experience for data analysis and validation preferred
  • Experience with ALM tools (Atlassian) and Test Management Tools (TestRail) preferred
  • Experience with WebDriver/Selenium or other Test Automation tools preferred

Communication with Others:

  • Requires outside and inside contacts to carry out company policy and programs;Improper handling will have considerable effect on operational results;Must often deal with matters requiring explanation, persuasion and obtaining of approvals

Benefits

Altec offers a competitive salary that rewards performance and dedication, along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Program
  • Retirement 401(k) Traditional or Roth Program Options with Company Match
  • Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave
  • Short Term and Long Term Disability Leave
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Employee Assistance and Mental Health/Substance Abuse Program
  • Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Supplemental Insurance including Hospital Indemnity, Critical Illness and Accident Insurance
  • Additional Wellness Programs and Rewards Available

EEO Statement

Altec Industries, Inc. and its affiliates are equal opportunity employers and maintain affirmative action plans to recruit, retain, develop, and promote qualified individuals without unlawful consideration of race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Altec strives to maintain a work environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment, where associates are treated with respect and dignity.

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