Software QA Engineer and Quality Assurance Manual Tester

Employer: Virginia Tech
Job Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Category: IT/Computers/Networking, Project/Product Management, Quality Assurance, Software/QA/DBA
Employment Type: Full Time
Last Updated: 10/11/2017
Closing Date: 10/30/2017
Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education, preparing scholars to be leaders in their fields and communities. The university fulfills its land-grant mission of transforming knowledge to practice through technological leadership and by fueling economic growth and job creation locally, regionally, and across Virginia.
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Job Description The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation supports the university community and its missions by fostering quality research and scholarship, providing access to funding information, enhancing the ability to respond to national research priorities and pursue opportunities, encouraging and directing inquiry into new and emerging fields, promoting solutions to problems and advances of basic knowledge in diverse disciplines and through interdisciplinary cooperation, ensuring compliance with policies and procedures related to research, marketing faculty talent and university capabilities within the university community and to external audiences, and fostering partnerships with outside agencies and businesses.  The CREST Team (or Comprehensive Research Enterprise Solutions Team) within OVPRI is responsible for developing a customized system to provide online tools for university researchers, business managers and administrators to manage funded research activities at Virginia Tech.

The CREST Team has an opening for a Software Quality Engineer to serve as the test coordinator and primary tester for applications developed by CREST, providing automation and occasionally manual testing support. This position will require direct interaction with other testers, application developers, project leadership and some customers, along with the ability to effectively and professionally communicate with each.

In this position, the successful candidate will:
- Collaborate extensively with the development and functional teams to write test plans and schedule testing according to sprint schedules and application release dates.
- Collaborate with the project team to provide input towards application design, functionality and navigation improvements.
- Write test scripts, develop and execute automated regression tests, and carry out manual testing of research administration applications.
- Develop testing standards and procedures for ensuring the software products meet organization standards and end-user requirements.
- Write and maintain QA and testing documentation.
- Ensure that software bugs and enhancements are reported, tracked, and appropriately brought to the attention of the team and management.

The CREST team also has an opening for a Quality Assurance Manual Tester to serve as the test coordinator and primary tester for applications developed by CREST, and providing manual testing support. This position will require direct interaction with other testers, application developers, project leadership and some customers, along with the ability to effectively and professionally communicate with each.

To learn more about this position and how to apply, please visit www.jobs.vt.edu, and search for posting # AP0170280 or  SW0170812. Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2017
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