Sparks, MD

Who Staffing is looking for a QA Test Engineer I for a fulltime, contract-to-hire opportunity with our client in Sparks, MD 

Purpose of Position:

  • Work closely with project managers and the software development team to understand how features in a software development project should function and who will use them. 

  • Based on this understanding, create test scenarios designed to verify functionality and to challenge how well a feature set meets the expectations for its design.

  • The goal of this effort is to identify issues potentially affecting the quality of a feature and to provide clear information to assist in decision-making related to these software products. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understand features required for new software development.

  • Clarify ambiguities in business or functional requirements.

  • Identify success criteria and prioritize test requirements.

  • Create a plan for testing application features and carry out the plan.

  • Verify, report, and track defects found in testing and confirm resolution of defects.

  • Revise testing scope and approach based upon test results and/or changes in product design.

  • Develop knowledge of modern test and software development methodologies.

  • Understanding of design patterns in SW code and experience with a scripting language is preferred.

  • Computer Science language is preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • College degree or equivalent years’ experience.

  • Ability to uphold the requirements of working in a professional environment.

  • Software testing experience or similar engagement with software systems preferred. 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Key Success Factors:

  • You possess a natural curiosity about how a system should function and will eagerly learn how to conduct good software testing to contribute to the development of quality software.

  • You are skilled utilizing computer systems in a windows based environment.

  • You have a strong sense of personal responsibility for outcomes.

  • You are skilled at communicating issues in verbal and written form and can clearly articulate the status of tasks or results.

  • You have experience using basic functions in Excel.

  • You may have some basic knowledge of database concepts or a structured query language.

  • You have excellent listening skills.

  • You can work at both detailed and abstract levels.

  • You possess strong problem solving and trouble-shooting capability.

  • You are able to work independently in a fast-paced environment.

  • You may already have some experience testing software or a similar engagement with software systems and you might have technical skills that you can use to assist in your testing.