IT Senior Quality Assurance Analyst - ITS5

State of Minnesota - Roseville, MN3.7

30+ days agoTemporary
As an IT Senior Quality Assurance Analyst, you will provide professional knowledge and skills in information systems software testing, quality assurance and quality control of application software and systems for the mainframe modernization project serving our customers at the Minnesota Department of Education. This includes the quality of the coding itself and not just the outcome of the application execution. You will also promote appropriate testing methodologies, striving to identify and manage defects in the software systems. As an expert, you will plan and coordinate all testing activities and represent automation and performance teams on projects. You will be responsible for working with the project manager to determine resourcing needs and level of effort for testing solutions. You will meet with project managers and other leads to create and maintain manual, regression, user, automation and performance project scheduling. Your leadership role will extend to coordinating between manual QA, automation, user acceptance and performance test teams to ensure needs are being met and communication is properly flowing for both singular work efforts and project work. You will work with the Systems Supervisor to ensure proper assignments are being made and to discuss any challenges with project staffing requirements, and helping QA team members remove any roadblocks. Plus, you will perform complex QA/Testing tasks and work with business SMEs and development team members by guiding, consulting, and collaborating on the development, testing, deployment and adoption of solutions and be a consultant for all quality assurance needs concerning system changes and coordinate implementation planning and releases.

  • Note: This position is temporary and includes full state fringe benefits; it is anticipated to last up three years**
Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
Candidates must clearly demonstrate all the following qualifications on their resume:

This position requires a minimum of five (5) years of experience in performing IT quality analysis functions. IT quality analysis experience must be within the past twelve (12) months.

Experience must include:
Providing peer review analysis, leadership, and mentoring to quality assurance analysts and testers or IT professionals.
Participating in formal review and approval of business/functional requirements and application design.
Estimating QA resources needed and developing test strategies, test plans, traceability matrices, and final quality assurance reports.
Managing QA scope and deliverables for projects.
Writing complex database queries.
**Successful candidate must pass past-employer reference checks and a criminal history verification.**

It is the policy of the Minnesota IT Services that all employees submit to a background investigation prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:

SEMA4 Records Check (applies to current and past state employees only)
Criminal History Check
Employment Reference Check
Social Security and Address Verification
Other mandated checks
**Minnesota IT Services will not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US. **

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience providing technical leadership in planning, designing, executing testing, and developing procedures relating to product quality on complex projects and strong background in process management using industry standard software development methodologies.

Experience working with web based forms, web based content, and interactive solutions as well as performing testing on web based applications and database testing.

Experience providing technical leadership in planning, designing, executing testing, and developing procedures relating to product quality on complex projects and strong background in process management using industry standard software development methodologies.

Experience in the performance of risk analysis at the project management or release level.

Experience working with web based forms, web based content, and interactive solutions as well as performing testing on web based applications and database testing.

Experience with workflow applications.

Experience with quality assurance on a data migration project.

Experience with multiple programming languages, software development technologies, and a variety of database platforms.

Experience with accessibility testing.

Experience coaching, mentoring, and/or supervising quality assurance analysts and testers or IT professionals and directing most complex and creative cross-functional assignments.

Ability to communicate clearly, present complex information to users in a comprehensive style, and translate technical and system information for non-technical stakeholders.

Application Details

How to Apply
This vacancy is open for all qualified applicants.

Current State Employees: Please note that employment provisions (including but not limited to seniority and leave accrual) vary among the three branches of Minnesota State government. When considering a job with another branch of state government, you are highly encouraged to explore these differences. For assistance, please direct questions to your current or anticipated Human Resources office.

Click “Apply” at the bottom of this page. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

To be considered for any Veteran’s Status, you MUST indicate this on your application.

RECENTLY SEPARATED VETERANS (RSV): Effective July 1, 2009, legislation provides that the top five RSV applicants who apply and meet the qualifications for a vacancy shall be granted an interview. To qualify, you must meet the following: 1) have separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States; 2) have served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more or for the full period ordered to active duty or have separated by reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty; 3) be a United States citizen or resident alien; and 4) have served in active military service at any time on or after September 11, 2001, as shown on your DD-214 form. To be considered under this legislation, you must: 1) meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting; 2) meet all of the above RSV criteria; and 3) submit a copy of your DD-214 form by the closing date to: MNIT.Recruitment@state.mn.us. Failure to submit your DD-214 form will affect your consideration for an interview under this legislation.

Contact

If you have questions about the position, contact Cindy Burr at cindy.burr@state.mn.us.

Why work for us?
Minnesota IT Services offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, defined benefit pension plan, tax-deferred compensation plan (457), generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. In addition, at the management’s discretion, Minnesota IT Services offers flexible work scheduling, telework options, mentorship opportunities, employee recognition and reward programs, and paid training and development. Join Minnesota IT Services now and stay for a career!

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Minnesota IT Services is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. Minnesota IT Services recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

It is the policy of Minnesota IT Services to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified candidates and employees. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637 or email careers@state.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need. To request an accommodation for an interview, please contact Cindy Burr at cindy.burr@state.mn.us or contact the hiring manager.