Software Quality Analyst

Location: St. Paul, MN
Date Posted: 08-28-2017
NorthShore Resources has a contract opportunity for two Software Quality Assurance Analyst resources in St. Paul, MN.
 
Our client is looking for two (2) Software Quality Assurance Analyst resources with strong testing experience using accessibility / 508 compliance methodology in large and complex systems development projects.
 

Project Deliverables

For each project, the resources will be working with project teams, and will be responsible for the following:  

  • QA Accessibility Test Strategy (if applicable)
  • QA Accessibility Test Plan
  • QA Accessibility Test Cases
  • QA Accessibility Test Closure
  • Defect documentation
  • Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • Other documentation as requested (i.e., meeting notes, documented processes, change requests, status reports) For these projects, the Accessibility / 508 Compliance Quality Assurance Analysts will be expected to: 
  • Have a complete understanding of MN.IT@DHS QA accessibility / 508 compliance processes and methodologies, and work within the boundaries of these processes and methodologies. 
  • Educate and enforce the use of the QA processes and methodologies within the project teams.
  • Work with appropriate resources in defining testable Accessibility Requirements and/or Accessibility Use Cases and Accessibility Acceptance Criteria. 
  • Have a complete understanding of all functional and technical requirements and use cases.
  • Have a complete understanding of and experience using JAWS for accessibility testing. 
  • Have complete understanding of the Accessibility Design document to ensure the design complements the Accessibility Requirements.  Approve Accessibility Design document if asked to perform QA project lead duties.
  • Escalate any challenges to the appropriate resources in a timely manner.
  • Assist in managing the overall scope of the Accessibility testing effort.
  • Complete required QA Accessibility documentation in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Receive appropriate approval and sign-off for all Accessibility testing documentation.
  • Execute all Accessibility test cases according to the QA Accessibility Test Plan, or explain (in QA Accessibility Test Closure) why risk-based / priority testing was executed.
  • Transfer knowledge to MN.IT @ DHS staff.            Perform other related duties, as assigned.
 

Mandatory Qualifications 

  1. B.S. or B.A. degree (4 year) with two (2) years’ experience as an accessibility / 508 compliance testing
Quality Assurance Analyst 
OR
Associates degree (2 year) with five (5) years’ experience as an accessibility / 508 compliance testing
Quality Assurance Analyst
OR
Ten (10) years’ experience as an accessibility / 508 compliance testing Quality Assurance Analyst.
  1. Four (4) engagements in an accessibility / 508 compliance testing Quality Assurance Analyst role, each with a different organization and each lasting a minimum of six (6) months.

 

Desired Skills 

  • Computer Science or Information Technology degree
  • Experience estimating QA work effort, developing accessibility test strategies, accessibility test plans, traceability matrices, accessibility test cases and final accessibility quality assurance reports
  • Experience with defect management, defect resolution using JIRA and/or RTC
  • Experience with multiple concurrent QA projects
  • Experience with different testing types: accessibility, 508 compliance, black box, grey box
  • Experience using JAWS for accessibility / 508 compliance testing
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