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QA Analyst

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A global experience design agency is seeking a Quality Assurance Analyst to join their team on an ongoing freelance basis. This talent would be working THREE DAYS/WEEK (24 hours/week) and the days every week can change. They prefer someone onsite, but flexibility with working remotely here and there.

The Quality Assurance Analyst role is responsible for validating requirements for our web and mobile products. They are also responsible for manual/automated testing across selected browsers and devices. Our Quality Assurance role is part of the Tech team. They will work alongside a Front End Developer, Back End developer and a Producer/Product Owner but will also coordinate with UX & Design capabilities.

Key Competencies
- Good communication and strong ability to collaborate with team members
- Knowledge of agile methodology, stand-ups, sprints as well as waterfall development methodology
- An eye for detail
- Writing/updating requirements in JIRA if needed
- Browser testing using virtual machines
- iOS and Android device testing
- Ability to prioritize features while balancing the client needs & end user needs
- Unit testing and automated scripts
- Continuous integration using Jenkins with understanding of build plans, scripts and remote agents
- Ability to analyze results and efficiently communicate back to team
- Knowledge of automation tools such as BrowserStack, PhantomJS
- Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while keeping an eye on project deadlines and deliverables.

Key Responsibilities
- Preparation of test plans and scripts to ensure that our products are fully covered with UI testing across both web and mobile
- Log bugs using JIRA and assign accordingly with steps to recreate and acceptance criteria
- Participate in Sprint/Project Planning sessions agreeing the best course of development with the rest of the team
- Work closely with development team and understand changes that may happen across the project, adapting accordingly
- Participate in planning test strategy and advocating better testing practices across the agency
- Creating bug reports on request
- Deliver testing browser/device matrix
- Provide time & effort estimates based on given scope
- Latest browser/device usage stats
- Improve client satisfaction by ensuring releases don’t have bugs
- Improve efficiency by catching issues early
- Informing the leadership team of any issues on accounts

Work Experience Required
- 2+ years working within QA
- Experience manually testing websites, mobile apps
- Experience with automated quality assurance testing techniques
- Familiarity with Jira, BrowserStack, PhantomJS, Selenium
- Understanding of different mobile devices and their popularity, versions and the functionalities of multiple products
- Ability to write basic code
- Knowledge of all web browsers
- 1+ years fast paced agency or similar environment

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