Software Tester (remote)

  • Temporary
  • Anywhere
  • This position has been filled

Our client is making changes to their existing system.  The Software Tester will  be testing user test scripts written by SME staff that are part of the system support team.

Contract duration will be at least 4 months


Required and desired skills of the resource

  • Strong test planning and execution skills
  • Strong root-cause analysis skills, leading to concise definition of solution
  • Highly proficient in writing test cases to include entry and exit criteria
  • Highly organized and problem-solver
  • Skilled in identifying, planning, and working via clear priority-setting
  • Independently and effectively manages time using common-sense priority setting
  • Creative problem solver in using various technologies
  • Strong verbal, listening, and written skills
  • Proficient in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio
  • Preferred – Knowledge of government structure
  • Preferred – Experience working with state‚Äôs unemployment program and processes

Key Responsibilities:

  • Determines time estimates and schedule for own work and resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Identifies and tracks issues, risks and action items.
  • Reviews and understands the Test Team work plan.
  • Anticipates, identifies, tracks, and resolves issues and risks affecting own work and work of the Test and/or Application Teams.
  • Develop contingency plans as necessary.
  • Researches problems before approaching the Team Lead or Test Team Lead for assistance.
  • Assists or guide Testers as needed.
  • Develops understanding of system business requirements supported by the Test team
  • Assists Application Teams to plan and execute component and assembly tests.
  • Participates in assembly or product test execution as required.
  • Assists in managing and directing Test Team processes.
  • Defines product test plans and criteria for acceptance.
  • Develops understanding of system business requirements supported by the Test team
  • Develops, updates, and maintains testing standards and procedures.
  • Resolves testing process questions / issues.
  • Assists in the planning, creation, and control of the test environments.
  • Coordinates and executes assembly or product tests with the Test Team, Application Team and the Project Manager.
  • Assists Team Lead or Test Team Lead in monitoring estimated-time-to-complete (ETC) and actuals for assigned tasks.
  • Works with Test Team members to enhance their testing skills and build technical and business knowledge.
  • Updates and tests release installation procedures.
  • Aware of new developments in industry and processes and ability to apply to work as appropriate.
  • Defines and utilizes entry / exit criteria for testing.
  • Schedules the design of structured walk-throughs or inspections; resolve issues.
  • Works with users to ensure that solutions meet business requirements.
  • Anticipates and resolves issues specific to the team.