Software Test Analyst Herndon VA

Software Test Analyst

Location: Herndon VA

Duration: 6 months with possible extension.

Job Description

– Use SQL, QTP, and/or other database tools to analyze data and compare UI testing results to database;
– Coordinate UAT testing efforts across technology, quality assurance and business teams; write test plan, execute test cases and write test summary documents;
– Coordinate and lead end-to-end integration testing with other workstreams;
– Assist the project manager to provide status reports, and work with other team members on other ad-hoc requests.

Day-to-day activities:
– Write UAT test cases and perform UAT, iUAT and regression testing
– Participate in requirements walkthrough and understand system and business requirements
– Write SDLC required documents

Must haves:
– Fluency in writing queries in SQL and Oracle
– Experience automating test scripts using Visual Basic
– Fluency in Quality Center
– Strong SQL and analytical and problem solving skills
– Basic understanding of mortgage-backed securities and/or loan finance
– Experience with documenting system business requirements and testing results
– Proactive approach to understanding the functionality of systems with minimal guidance from business users and technology leads
– Excellent written and oral communication skills; be able to convert the business requirements into clear and detailed functional requirements for the development team to code; be able to coordinate meetings with other teams effectively
– Great working attitude, be flexible with overtime and working hours
– Team player, be able to work with other members as a team, helping each other as much as he/she can
– Quick learner and be able to learn the system very quickly

Like to haves:
– Prefer someone who has worked in Fannie Mae or other major mortgage lender
– Prefer to have mortgage-backed security knowledge

Any SQL tool
Oracle database
Quality Center
Excel and Access

5+ Years of experience:

What this person does in everyday terms:
– Develop queries for data comparisons in SQL and Oracle
– Execute test scripts
– Automate test scripts using Visual Basic
– Write UAT test cases and perform UAT, iUAT and regression testing
– Write other SDLC required documents
– Meet with stakeholders to understand requirements, analyze data and systems, and write requirements
Qualification and Rating

3-5 years related work experience : 3+ Yrs.
Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Mathematics, Engineering or related field : Yes
Excellent analytical skills : 3 (Moderately Strong) of 5 (Expert)
Excellent problem solving skills : 3 (Moderately Strong) of 5 (Expert)
Experience with user training : 3 (Moderately Strong) of 5 (Expert)
Post-graduate degree desired : Yes
Strong communication skills (written and verbal) : 3 (Moderately Strong) of 5 (Expert)