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IT Quality Control Specialist

Location: West Chicago, Illinois
Date Posted: 12-06-2017
Essential Functions 
• Creates and executes test plans and clear, concise test scripts for new products or enhancements to existing products 
• Defines comprehensive scenarios and variations in data to adequately perform testing 
• Schedules and performs functional, integration, regression, and release testing 
• Submits errors and issues to development for correction, and retests once errors have been corrected 
• Reports test results and status as appropriate 
• Tracks defects and causal analysis to closure 
• May review and certify test results of other analysts and testers 
• Creates and/or reviews requirements, design, and scope documents 
• Helps to set standards for test design 
• Supports and advocates established testing procedures and may provide input to establish those procedures 
• Interacts with Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and development teams to identify and refine test requirements 
• Coordinates and/or performs testing projects from initiation through delivery 
• Ensures that testing projects are completed on schedule and within budget 
• Serves as liaison between technical and non-technical departments in order to ensure that all targets and requirements are met 
• May create and maintain test libraries, databases, and test environments 
• May assist with any software changes for documentation update or correction 
• May assist with automated scripts from team members 
• May cross-train and mentor less experienced QA team members 

Duties & Responsibilities 
• Developing testing solutions that meet needs of care centers, clients, and customers 
• Leading test efforts for projects that impact core system applications, which includes acting in a leadership role to acquire test data and ensuring proper tests are executed in all testing environments 
• Driving the 3 Amigos discussions of acceptance criteria 
• Must work with developers to create test cases for each acceptance criteria and the writing of scripts 
• Must work in a team environment to ensure execution of smoke, functional, and regression tests in the CI, Test, UAT & Production regions 
• Must have strong technical aptitude and analytic background needed to understand core applications and Alliance Data infrastructure 
• Ability to mine for data using SQL to validate test results 
• Exposure to automated testing preferred 

• 2 years of related quality assurance, technical, or business experience
• Ability to meet aggressive deadlines and handle multiple and complex projects 
• Good knowledge of automated QA systems 
• Ability to utilize SQL or SQL Developer to query database to identify test accounts, research problems 

Good to have:
• Knowledge of software development lifecycle
• Knowledge of software testing lifecycle
• Business domain knowledge
• Abilityto modify testing development or to suit the environment/product
• Proofreading experience preferred

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