Quality Assurance Analyst

Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Opening ID: 22261
Job Family: Information Services
Date Posted: Oct 30, 2020

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Job Description

Why Join Altec?

If you're considering a career with Altec, Inc., there's never been a better time to join us! Our Company was founded based upon values that place the customer first, and view people as our greatest strength. Altec has continued to grow, utilizing the same basic values, and over the years, those values have helped us to earn the trust and confidence of our customers worldwide. We remain committed to total customer satisfaction in everything we do. That's why today, Altec is an innovative, financially sound company that is setting the standard of excellence in design, manufacturing and service; and that's why you can rely on us to provide you with the stability of a well managed company.

Our Company:

Altec Inc., founded in 1929, 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 sign maintenance industries in more than 120 countries.

Responsibilities

 

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Analyzes software business requirements and develops an effective test strategy and plan.  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 asneeded
  • 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 4 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 and Prescription Drug Program
Retirement 401(k) Program
Vacation and Holidays
Flexible Spending Accounts
Tuition Assistance Program
Employee Assistance and Mental Health/Substance Abuse Program
Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

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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