The Weir Group PLC

  • 2018-19599

    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/26/2018 4:15 PM)
    Title
    Quality Assurance Analyst
    Job Location
    US-TX-Fort Worth
    Shift Schedule
    NS / Exempt
    Manages Others
    No
  • Company Profiles

    Weir has been in business since 1871 and our sustainability and success has been built on attracting, retaining, and developing exceptional people.

     

    As a global company, employing around 15,000 people in over 70 countries, we reflect the diversity of our customers in the diversity of our people and ensure everyone is given the opportunity to flourish regardless of their gender, race, beliefs or background.

     

    Weir is an inclusive and innovative organisation where you can be your authentic self. We continually develop our talent and diversity of thought to keep our business relevant, innovative and successful for the future.

     

    Enabling our people to unleash their full potential is central to ‘We are Weir’, our vision, mission, and strategic priorities. We aim to be the most admired engineering business in our markets and we'll achieve that ambition by being the employer of choice in our markets.

     

    We offer a wide range of career opportunities across a variety of technical and business roles in engineering, manufacturing and service locations worldwide.

     

    Business Need / Purpose of Role

    The Quality Assurance Analyst will be part of the IT Team and will be responsible for the quality of software and systems.  The Analyst will create and execute manual and automated tests using various tools and techniques. The Analyst ensures QA processes and best practices are followed as well as recommend and implement improvements.

    Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities

    Including but not limited to:

    • Create, Plan and execute functional, regression, systems and integration test plans
    • Write and update automated test scripts utilizing HP UFT
    • Strong knowledge and experience in Agile environments , QA methodologies, concepts, processes, and Software Development lifecycle (SDLC)
    • Identify, report, and manage defects in defect tracking system
    • Communicate test results, status, and potential risks 
    • Collaborate with product owners, business teams, and Developers to understand/clarify requirements and recommend software improvements
    • Maintain Project’s test documentation
    • Excellent communication, organization and interpersonal skills
    • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and remain flexible to changing requirements
    • Perform work flow analysis and recommend quality improvements. 

    Additional duties as assigned by manager

    Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications

    Education/Experience:

    Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems, or equivalent.  Requires 3+ years of Quality Assurance Testing experience.

     

    Language:

    Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Multi lingual will be a benefit.

     

    Mathematical:

    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

     

    Reasoning Ability:

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

     

    Computer and other Skills:

     

    • Experience with Microsoft Tools (TFS, Test Manager, Visual Studio)
    • Experience with Atlassian Tools (JIRA, Bitbucket, Bamboo)
    • Microsoft SQL/T-SQL experience writing queries
    • Knowledge of  Microsoft SSRS and Power BI a plus
    • Knowledge of  Agile/Scrum environment
    • Experience with Security and Performance testing a plus
    • Experience with HP UFT or other automated testing software

     

    Physical Requirements:

    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.

     

    Work Environment:

    The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. In certain areas of the facility personal protective equipment (PPE) may be required, including safety glasses and steel-toed shoes, high visibility vest, and ear plugs.

    Core Competencies

    Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures. 

     

    Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

     

    Technical Skills - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.

     

    Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

     

    Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

     

    Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

     

    Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

     

    Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.

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