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QA Analyst

Company: PSR Associates
Location: Tallahassee
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

PSR Associates is a consulting and talent solutions firm that connects qualified IT professionals with great opportunities. Whether you're looking for a contract or permanent position, we can help you find the right fit for your skills and experience. We have a team of experienced recruiters who know the IT industry inside and out, and we work with you every step of the way to ensure a smooth and successful transition. PSR Connecting Talent, Crafting Success.

QA Analyst Position Description
We are seeking three (3) QA Analysts to join our team. The selected candidates will work a hybrid schedule consisting of three (3) days each week onsite in Tallahassee, FL and two (2) days each week remotely.

Summary:
We are in search of three (3) Quality Assurance Analysts to assist the Office of Information Technology with infrastructure support for remediations required for FDOT systems which interface with state-wide accounting data.
Background: As a result of the Department's efforts to re-engineer and modernize core financial systems, there has been over 1,500 computing assets identified as performing some level of financial planning, analysis, and management functionality that are impacted by the State of Florida's accounting system. The Florida Planning, Accounting, and Ledger Management (PALM) project is a multiyear endeavor to replace the State of Florida's accounting and cash management systems with a modern financial management solution. The Florida PALM Project is targeted to replace Central, Payroll, and Departmental FLAIR functionality, with go-live scheduled for January 6, 2026.
The 1,500+ computing assets are comprised of interfaces, enterprise applications, databases, automated processes, and reporting programs within FDOT that will require remediation due to:

  • Adoption of the Florida PALM Standardized Business Process Model
  • Transition to the Florida PALM Chart of Accounts values
  • Replacement of Central, Payroll and Departmental FLAIR functionality
  • Redevelopment of agency incoming and outgoing interfaces to the statewide accounting system
  • Implementation of Information Warehouse data to support agency specific reporting requirements. The computing asset modifications to complete the PALM System Transition (FPST) will take place over the course of three years in alignment with the Florida PALM Project scheduled timeline.

    Of the 1,500+ computing assets, over 120 are interfaces either between departmental financial applications or with the state accounting system. These interfaces were written on outdated technology that simply will not work with the new, more modern state accounting system.

    General responsibilities include:
    • Plan and implement testing (e.g., regression, functional, data validation, system integration, load, or performance tests) for new and existing functionality.
    • Develop and execute formal test plans to ensure the delivery of quality software applications.
    • Involved in test planning, writing test cases/scripts, test case automation and test execution.
    • Define and track quality assurance metrics such as defects, defect counts, test results, and test status.
    • Collect and analyze data for software process evaluation and improvement and integrate them into business processes to address the business needs.
    • Document all problems and assist in their resolution.
    • Work closely with development teams to design testing strategies and integrate testing into the
    • development process.
    • Plan, create, execute, and automate test cases, working with business analysts, customers, developers, and other stakeholders.
    • Document and analyze test results and recommend corrective action.
    • Isolate, reproduce, manage, and maintain defects and test case databases, and verify fixes.
    • Support user acceptance testing conducted by customers.
    • Understand and apply automated testing approaches such as model-based testing or record-and-replay.
    • Research, recommend, and implement new testing technologies and practices.
    • Define and champion quality and testing best practices among development teams.
    • Deliver quality process training to technical staff and act as an internal quality consultant to advise or influence business or technical partners.
    • Monitor, track, and report on defects.
      Education
      • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or another related field.
      • Or 2 years of experience can substitute for education
        Experience
        • 3-5 years of professional experience in Software Quality Assurance or another related field is required.
        • Experience in a DevOps environment is highly desired.
        • A minimum of 3 years' experience in developing and conducting test processes for multiple types of systems, client users and/or units across an organization is required.
        • Minimum of 3 years of prior management experience, supervisory, or team leader experience is required.
        • 2 - 3 years of experience with Enterprise Architecture is required.
        • 2 - 3 years of prior experience with the FDOT Office of Information Technology is highly desired.
        • Knowledge of Informatica IICS Cloud Data Integration tools and Snowflake is highly desired.
          Primary Job Duties/ Tasks
          • Test planning, writing test scripts/cases, test case automation and test execution.
          • Proven ability to build and manage relationships in a matrixed environment.
          • Able to easily convey knowledge to others.
          • Proficiency in working in a fast-paced, complex, dynamic, and multicultural business environment.
          • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Windows.
          • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
          • Strong leadership and proactive issue and risk management.
          • Must be able to resolve production release issues across business and technology teams, as well as broader strategic or systemic issues that are creating inefficiencies or hindering progress.
          • Proficiency in process formulation and communication to others.
          • Influential person with the ability to lead and motivate others.
          • Strong grasp of IT infrastructure and application development technology and architectures.
          • Knowledge of assessment and analytical process and practices.
          • Skill in strategic planning.
          • Skill in researching, compiling, and analyzing data to report findings and develop improvement solutions.
          • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, prioritize, and manage complex work assignments and project schedules.
          • Ability to research, identify, and implement innovative solutions.
          • Ability to facilitate and coordinate meetings, workshops, conferences, etc.
          • Ability to communicate effectively; both verbally and written.
          • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
          • Ability to work independently and as a team.
            Job Specific Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
            The knowledge, skills, and abilities desired for this position include, but are not limited to the following:
            • Strong analytical skills to determine an organization's needs, develop strategies to meet those needs, and evaluate effectiveness.
            • Ability to categorize work, set priorities, and determine short and/or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them.
              General Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs):
              The selected candidates must be able to apply common knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:
              • Initiative: Must be able to comprehend assignments, organize workload, and meet deadlines with little direction. Must be able to monitor and analyze situations to determine the next step.
              • Communication: Can clearly convey information, in both written and verbal formats, to individuals or groups in a wide variety of settings (i.e., project team meetings, management presentations, etc.). Must have the ability to effectively listen and process information provided by others.
              • Customer Service: Works well with clients and customers (i.e., business office, public, or other agencies). Able to assess the needs of the customer, provide information or assistance to satisfy expectations or resolve a problem.
              • Decision Making: Makes sound, well-informed, and objective decisions utilizing critical thinking skills and analysis.
              • Flexibility: is open to change, new processes (or process improvement), and new information. Can adapt in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. Ability to receive and give constructive criticism and maintain effective work relationships with others.
              • Interpersonal: Shows friendliness, courtesy, understanding, and politeness to others
              • Leadership: Motivates, encourages, and challenges others. Can adapt leadership styles in a variety of situations.
              • Problem Solving: Able to identify, evaluate, and use sound judgement to generate and evaluate alternative actions, and make recommendations as accordingly.
              • Team Building: Encourages, inspires, and guides others toward accomplishing the common goal as an equal member of the team.
              • Quality Assurance: Knowledge of the ideologies, techniques and tools for quality assurance and control. The ability to put the ideologies, techniques, and tools into practice.

Keywords: PSR Associates, Tallahassee , QA Analyst, Professions , Tallahassee, Florida

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