Quality Assurance Engineer

Location: Albany, NY
Date Posted: 09-10-2017
The QA Engineer works closely with the technical teams to ensure the delivery of high-quality, reliable software solutions. They possess knowledge of all phases of testing within the SDLC and are proactive in test planning and execution. QA works with software development, project management, product management, and support teams to improve the quality and performance of our applications.
 
Responsibilities
  • Analyze and test requirements on a project-by-project basis
  • Write test plans and test cases using project requirements
  • Collaborate with the software engineering team to automate critical test cases
  • Provide risk analysis and support for seamless product release
  • Troubleshoot problems within the testing environment that may impact product stability
  • Developing metrics that measure the quality of our software development process and inform efforts to improve it
  • Collaborating with the software engineering team to develop and analyze effective performance and load tests
 
Required Skills and Background
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field of study or equivalent experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience authoring test plans (for non-entry-level candidates)
  • Proven ability to meet challenging deadlines
 
Preferred Skills and Background
  • Experience writing Requirements Traceability Matrix documents
  • Experience with SCM tools (eg, Mercurial, Git)
  • Experience working in an Agile or DevOps environment
  • Experience with Jira or similar tools
  • Experience testing web-based, REST APIs, and/or batch processing applications
  • Ability to solve problems creatively
  • Experience writing Java or Groovy
  • Experience authoring and executing SQL statements
 
What You Can Expect When You Apply

When your application is received, we will review it to see if you would be a potential fit for this role or other similar openings we may have available. If that’s the case, you will hear from us shortly. If not, your resume will be in our database and we will reach out when appropriate opportunities become available.
 
About Pinnacle
 
Pinnacle Recruiting & Staffing LLC is headquartered in Albany NY and provides talent to technology organizations across the United States. Founded by experienced recruiters who have worked for the largest staffing firms in the world, we leverage that experience to provide the highest level of service to our clients and candidates, while still retaining the flexibility and personal touch of a smaller firm.
 
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