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SQA Analyst


SQA Analyst

SQA Analyst

Calpine
Houston, TX

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Job Summary: (includes but is not limited to the following, other duties may be assigned):

This position supports Champion Energy Information Technology team. The primary purpose of this position is to analyze, evaluate, document, and test software to ensure it meets the standards and expectations set forth by the Business and IT Development. This position will also provide to management updates and insight on all testing results and issues.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for creating, modifying, and managing test documentation such as test plans, test cases, test matrix, and test results.
  • Responsible for identifying flaws and potential problems within the software or functionality assigned.
  • Responsible for developing and or improving standards, procedures, and metrics to determine test quality and release readiness.
  • Responsible for creating detailed documentation of issues found during the testing process.
  • Responsible for analyzing issues and properly communicating issues to development.
  • Responsible for monitoring various phases of the development process to ensure that development is performed with testing in mind.
  • Responsible for accurately representing testing progress and results.
  • Responsible for managing assigned work throughout all phases of the Software Development Life Cycle.
  • Responsible for escalating issues and providing updates to development, management, and the business owners.
  • Responsible for routine reviews of applications and websites for consistency.
  • Responsible for performing smoke, functional, regression, and post deployment testing of new or modification functionality for applications and websites.
  • Responsible for the gathering, documenting, tracking, and managing enhancement requests and issues sent to the application support inbox.
  • Responsible for the tracking and reporting of individual testing efforts across multiple projects to management.
  • Responsible for documenting, coordinating, and managing user acceptance testing with designated business representatives.
  • Responsible for providing management with clear and concise updates on testing progress, risks, and road blocks.
  • Responsible for the user administration of various applications.
  • Creates and execute SQL queries as required for software testing purposes.
  • Assist Business Analysis in the creation of enhancement requirements as needed.
  • Works directly with software development to comprehend, document, fix, and retest issues.
  • Works closely with the development team, business analysis, and the users to enhance test coverage and quality.
  • Recommends software improvements to enhance the user experience.

  • Requires a bachelor's degree, preferably in computer science, information systems, Accounting and Finance, Economics, or at least 2 years of equivalent work experience.
  • 2+ years of experience a Software Quality Assurance role.
  • Experience in managing software requests, projects, and customers.
  • Experience with every phase of the System Development Life Cycle
  • Experience with being the technical liaison between the business users and development.
  • Experience with basic SQL query tools to extract information from databases (SQL Server) and source applications is desired.
  • Experience with Jira Software, Confluence, Concur, Azure DevOps, and SQL Reporting Services is a desired.
  • 1 to 2 years of retail energy related experience is desired.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to analyze business requirements to create accurate test cases
  • Ability to simplify complex topics for broad audiences
  • Ability to communicate issues timely and professionally
  • Ability to work in an open team environment
  • Must be self-motivated, goal oriented, and able to learn independently
  • Must possess analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Must be well organized and detail oriented
  • Must possess initiative, advanced decision-making skills and problem solving abilities
  • Must be able to handle multiple requests at the same time and be able to organize / prioritize one's workload
  • Ability to analyze business requirements to identify faults / weaknesses to focus testing efforts
  • Ability to identify, document, and escalate, high risk issues uncovered during testing
  • Ability to document and test functionality in accordance with system requirements and business requests
  • Ability to convey technical information in a clear and concise manner to other less technically oriented customers
  • Ability to create and execute data queries using SQL for Microsoft SQL Server
  • Ability to break up the development products into attainable testing goals
  • Ability to provide insight to development, management, and the user community into software defects and fixes
  • Ability to serve as the point of contact for all testing matters assigned
  • Ability to research tools and best practices to improve testing documentation, process, and accuracy
  • Advanced Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite and Office 365
  • Working knowledge of the software development life cycle
  • Working knowledge of the retail energy business is preferred
  • Sitting and standing for long periods of time.

Reasonable accommodations may be provided by Champion Energy Services to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions, as defined per company policy.

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