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Junior Software Quality Assurance Analyst with Security Clearance

Company: Tecolote Research
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Education Required: The minimum educational requirement is a high school diploma. Skills Required: We are seeking a Software Quality Assurance Analyst (Software QA Analyst) to join our software development team. This is an entry-level position intended to be a first step towards a career in software development. It will initially focus on software QA activities, but will transition to a full developer position. Successful candidates will have excellent communication, organization, and analytical skills and the ability to work within an Agile/Scrum development environment. Through QA activities, they will also be able to develop an understanding of our software products and domain and to be able to test our applications. They will also be introduced to development through the coding of automated tests. They must be able to work efficiently with our requirements/bug tracking system to help us manage our sprints. Working closely with developers as they communicate bugs or other software issues discovered is essential to the position. Our work environment is relaxed, but we are serious about quality and customer satisfaction. * Bachelor's degree preferred, preferably in computer science, management information systems, math or engineering. Associate's degree with work experience in a relevant field possible * Any professional or education experience that demonstrates a desire and ability to do coding * Using requirements/bug/agile tracking systems such as TFS, JIRA, etc. * Website or other application testing experience * Solid written and verbal communication skills * Automated testing experience * Ability to understand, describe and test complex application functionality * Must be able to receive and maintain a secret level security clearance Responsibilities: * Perform manual testing of our applications * Entering bugs into our tracking system * Coding of automated tests * Create and execute test plans * Tracking bugs and other software issues through the entire development workflow * Replication and documentation of bugs reported in the field * Participate in Agile/Scrum process to meet sprint release schedules * Make feature suggestions that would improve the end-user experience Benefits: We offer competitive salaries commensurate with education and experience. We have an excellent benefits package that includes: * Comprehensive health, dental, life, long and short term disability insurance * 100% Company funded Retirement Plans * Generous vacation, holiday and sick pay plans * Tuition assistance Benefits are provided to employees regularly working a minimum of 30 hours per week. Tecolote Research is a private, employee-owned corporation where people are our primary resource. Our investments in technology and training give our employees the tools to ensure our clients are provided the solutions they need, and our very high employee retention rate and stable workforce is an added value to our customers. Apply now to connect with a company that invests in you.

Keywords: Tecolote Research, Tacoma , Junior Software Quality Assurance Analyst with Security Clearance, IT / Software / Systems , Tacoma, Washington

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