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Application QA Analyst (R-19-0948)

Portland General Electric, Portland, OR

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Close Date: 07/31/2019

PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC-Application QA Analyst (R-19-0948)


To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the deadline: If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 503-464-7250.

For over 125 years, Portland General Electric has proudly served Oregon. Our dedication to helping customers is matched by our commitment to providing PGE employees with a diverse array of rewarding career opportunities. Diversity and community are at the heart of what we do for our customers and for each other. We are committed to a team that looks like the Oregon community that we know and love. PGE team members are creative problem solvers who love to apply themselves to challenges, big and small. We are looking for team members who will grow their skills, their career and their future with us.

Application QA Analyst (R-19-0948)
Application Quality Assurance
Conducts a wide range of quality assurance tests, controls and analyses to ensure that software meets or exceeds specified standards and end user requirements. Drafts and revises test plans and scripts to ensure alignment with standards and IT strategy. Creates test data files with valid and invalid records to thoroughly test program logic and verify system flow. Coordinates with users to plan user acceptance testing, alpha and beta testing. Ensures that system tests are successfully completed and documented, and all problems are resolved.

Key Responsibilities
Testing (TEST)
Accepts responsibility for creation of test cases using own in-depth technical analysis of both functional and nonfunctional specifications (such as reliability, efficiency, usability, maintainability and portability). Creates traceability records, from test cases back to requirements. Produces test scripts, materials and regression test packs to test new and amended software or services. Specifies requirements for environment, data, resources and tools. Interprets, executes and documents complex test scripts using agreed methods and standards. Records and analyzes actions and results and maintains a defect register. Reviews test results and modifies tests if necessary. Provides reports on progress, anomalies, risks and issues associated with the overall project. Reports on system quality and collects metrics on test cases. Provides specialist advice to support others.
Business Process Testing (BPTS)
Designs and manages tests of new/updated processes. Specifies test environment for whole life-cycle testing (e.g., using model office concept). Manages selection/creation of relevant scenarios for testing and ensures that tests reflect realistic operational business conditions. Ensures tests and results are documented, reported to stakeholders and are available for specification of user instructions. Highlights issues and risks identified during testing to business stakeholders. Provides specialist guidance and advice to less experienced colleagues and users to ensure that tests are conducted in an appropriate manner.
User Experience Analysis (UNAN)
Analyzes qualitative data (e.g., from site visits) and presents the data in ways that can be used to drive design (e.g., personas, red routes, user journey maps). Describes the user/ stakeholder objectives for the system and identifies the roles of affected stakeholder groups. Defines the required behavior and performance of the system in terms of the total use experience (e.g., in the form of scenarios of use), resolving potential conflicts between user requirements, (e.g., between accuracy and speed).Specifies measurable criteria for the required usability of the system.
Technical Specialism (TECH)
Maintains an in-depth knowledge of specific specialisms and provides expert advice regarding their application. Can supervise specialist consultancy. The specialism can be any aspect of information or communication technology, technique, method, product or application area.
Quality Management (QUMG)
Prioritizes areas for quality and/or environmental improvement in light of the strategy, wider business objectives, results from internal and external audits and advice from colleagues. Initiates the application of appropriate quality management techniques in these areas. Initiates improvements to processes by changing approaches and working practices, typically using recognized models. Achieves and maintains compliance against national and international standards, as appropriate. Identifies and plans systematic corrective action to reduce errors and improve the quality of the systems and services, by examination of the root causes of problems.
Quality Assurance (QUAS)
Uses quality standards to review past performance and plan future activities. Conducts audits of quality requirements and produces audit reports. Monitors and reports on the outputs from the quality assurance and audit processes.
Methods and Tools (METL)
Provides expertise and support on use of methods and tools.
Quality Standards (QUST)
Controls, updates and distributes new and revised quality standards, including technical changes.

• Requires a bachelor's degree in business, computer science, engineering, management or other related field or equivalent experience.
• Typically, five or more years in IT. Testing and automation experience required.
• Intermediate knowledge of testing tools, techniques and standards
• Intermediate knowledge of business process tests and usability evaluations
• Intermediate knowledge of automation tools and techniques
• Intermediate knowledge in testing object-oriented and service-oriented design and multi-threaded services/applications
• Intermediate knowledge of testing applications developed in various SDLC methodologies
• Intermediate knowledge of SQL queries and be able to query database and be able to perform back-end test
Join us today and power your potential!

PGE is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. PGE will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based on race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, protected veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

To be considered for this position, please complete the following employment application by the deadline: If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at 503-464-7250.

PGE believes in rewarding strong performance. We provide a total compensation package that is designed to reward your contributions to the company, and, at the same time, support your well-being and professional development, both now and into the future.

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