About us:

Accela is the industry pioneer in government licensing, permitting, service request, and inspection solutions, with more than 20 years of experience. We offer cloud based Civic Applications and a robust, scalable solutions platform informed by industry best practices. In short, Accela helps governments innovate, so they can improve the business and citizen experience, promoting community development and creating an environment where citizens and businesses thrive.

At Accela, employees enjoy a culture that emphasizes performance, productivity and collaboration. You can’t help but feel empowered and motivated when you work with like-minded individuals who are passionate about contributing to a market-leading, high-growth software organization with proven technology.

In this role, you’ll get to:

Be the Senior QA responsible for the test planning, test execution and test reporting for a dynamic and relatively new scrum team responsible for developing the next generation data and analytics platform for Accela. This scrum team has a roadmap to deliver a reporting, analytics, and machine learning platform to government agencies to help them automate their processes, correlate and gain insights into the data they have and with third party sources, and power their decision making via machine learning. You will be the Senior QA responsible for this scrum team on this exciting journey.

Impact you will make in the role (Responsibilities):

  • Demonstrate Core values of Accela products, maintain delivery focused Quality products
  • Gain deep functional knowledge of existing analytics and reporting capabilities
  • Be able to advise the PO of the impacts of proposed changes from a customer point of view
  • Create test plans, test strategies and drive them through to completion
  • Closely work with Architects to gain technical understanding of the current and future system design
  • Design needed test environments together with needed test data sets
  • Lead and manage off-shore QA engineer(s)
  • Be able to quantify the testing done, sign-off Epics and Releases from a QA perspective
  • Manage, triage and help to prioritize the team defect backlog
  • Highlight risks, issues, blockers to the Management and Release team
  • Plan when test automation would make a useful impact to the manual testing effort
  • Implement test automation as and when needed
  • Encourage a team spirit of quality ownership between Dev/QA/Product
  • Can do attitude and willingness to learn

Expertise you will bring in (Skills and Qualifications):

  • 5+ Years of experience, with at least 1-2 years’ experience at Senior QA level
  • Experience of producing Test Planning, Test Strategies
  • Experience of Large Data / Reporting / Analytics or Data Migration projects
  • Experience of being accountable for the quality of a software module
  • Experience of close collaboration, building effective relationships and clear communication
  • Expertise in designing test scenarios, reviewing test scenarios and execution of test cases
  • Experience of managing a defect backlog
  • Experience of planning test environments, test data needs
  • Experience of root cause analysis of defects
  • Experience of working in an Agile Scrum environment
  • Flexibility and self motivation
  • (Optional) Experience of Java programming or similar for test automation
  • (Optional) Experience of using PowerBI, Crystal Reports, SSRS Reports or similar
  • (Optional) Experience of API and Database testing methodologies

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But we'll let you in on a secret: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate. Accela is a place where everyone can grow. So however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day.

Benefits and Perks:

Beyond a stellar work environment, great people and inspiring, innovative work; we have some great benefits and perks:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical and dental insurance plans
  • Company pension plan
  • 25 days’ vacation
  • Travel Saver tickets and Bike to Work schemes
  • Catered lunch on Fridays, fully stocked kitchen

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religionnational origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

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