Quality Assurance Lead
Become a Quality Assurance Lead for UW-IT's Academic & Collaborative Applications (ACA) team, and start your career in the exciting field of software development.
ACA develops and supports the Catalyst Web Tools and other popular Web-based software applications used for courses, collaboration, and research here at the UW. As a Quality Assurance Lead, you will work with a team to verify that new software functionality and features are ready to release to the UW community.
QA Leads have the opportunity to learn about software development by working with a team of user experience designers and software engineers. QA Leads will learn about the life cycle of software development, from design and development to testing and release. You will learn how to write test plans and test new functionality as it is being developed. QA Leads will learn how to report and investigate bugs and verify that they have been fixed. Also, you will learn state-of-the-art agile software development methods, such as SCRUM.
Start your career in software development as a QA Lead! Past leads have gone on to successful job searches after graduation, choosing amongst multiple exciting offers, after acquiring skills and experience as a QA Lead.
Candidates should be familiar with HTML, CSS, and other Web-related languages and markup. Candidates should have some familiarity with programming in Perl or an object-oriented language such as Java or C++.
Duties and responsibilities of QA Leads include the following:
- Write test plans based on design specifications for new features or functionality
- Perform testing and bug verification
- Write bug reports and provide clear directions for reproducing bugs
- Work with engineering staff to triage and prioritize bugs
- Provide direction for other undergraduate testing staff
- Use issue tracking software to track bug status from new to fixed
Interested individuals can also learn about automated testing. Applicants should be detail-oriented with strong organizational abilities and written communication skills. To be a successful contributor, QA Leads are expected to work a minimum of 10 hours, Monday - Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification will be required prior to hire.
If you are interested, please upload your resume and a brief letter explaining your interest and how your skills and interests are relevant to the position of QA Lead. You cover letter should also state your availability for Summer 2011.
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