Software QA Engineer

Alumni Venture Group is a fast-growing organization that builds and manages alumni venture capital funds. Our corporate headquarters, located in Manchester, NH, provides back-office support and other resources to our funds across the country. On an annual basis, these funds raise money from alumni to invest in the ventures of fellow alumni. We have nine alumni funds, with plans to grow to 20 funds over the coming years. We are private, for profit, and not part of any school.

We’re seeking a Software QA Engineer that will lead the front-end and back-end testing of web and mobile applications (iOS & Android) within our Agile development team. Testing will involve a combination of both automated and manual coverage. The Software QA Engineer will work closely with both internal staff members as well as with the off-site Development Team to understand technical details of the applications. Beyond your technical skills, you will need to be a quick learner; able to work independently and efficiently; demonstrate a professional work ethic, and continually juggle many projects to meet our quality standard.

This is an open-ended contract position through Wasabi Ventures located in our Manchester, NH, office with little to no travel required. You will work with an incredibly talented group of individuals in a highly collaborative environment, and report to our Director of Engineering Innovation, and collaborate closely with our engineering team. If you are talented with websites, entrepreneurial, strategic, analytical, detail-oriented, we'd love to talk to you.

Basic Qualifications

  • College degree required, preferably with a focus in Programming or Web Development
  • Excellent communication and design skills for a sophisticated audience
  • Our ideal candidate has 2-5 years of experience in a similar role
  • Adept at managing a wide variety of projects

Requirements

  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently, demonstrate initiative
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively communicate with customers and internal team members
  • Participate fully in the SDLC process.
  • Develop and maintain test plans and test scripts
  • Hands-on execution of daily product testing, defect tracking, and resolution progress reporting
  • Documentation of defects to facilitate the recreation of issues by the development team
  • Participation in bug triage and release processes
  • Provide input on project timelines, tasks, levels of effort, durations, testing risks, and dependencies
  • Conduct testing post-mortems to define and document lessons learned and translate them into improvements to the quality management system framework
  • Great team player and solo project manager, able to manage both internal and external collaborators
  • Proactive, problem solver, flexible and adaptable, fast learner
  • Flexible team player who is willing and able to help get the job done and grow as the job and company needs

Responsibilities

  • Regular exposure to business stakeholders and executive management, as well as the authority and scope, to identify the components of the system to be automated.
  • Conduct testing post-mortems to define and document lessons learned and translate them into improvements to the quality management system framework
  • Identifies opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Constant communication with colleagues.

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