QA III – Big Data

Location: North of Pittsburgh, PA

Job Type: Full Time / Permanent


  • Works within the team to build product deliverables based on overall architecture direction
  • Works with a scrum team on providing quality and value to our customers
  • Works with the scrum team and Agile Product Owner to drive the creation of project stories with an awareness of the project goal
  • Understands the drivers and requirements of the business and translates those into technology solutions
  • Creates unit, functional, and integration testing environment or components and root cause analyses (replicate, debug) for moderate to complex features
  • Evaluates, recommends, and implements automated test strategies
  • Identifies high risk test areas during design and development
  • Designs and reviews test plans and test cases
  • Executes functional, system, integration, and regression tests.
  • Meets the definition of done and promotes quality practices in the team.
  • Recommends improvements to the software delivery cycle to help remove waste and impediments for the team
  • Drives, promotes and measures team performance against the sprint and project goal.
  • Works with the team to continuously improve in development quality practices and process
  • Responsible for working on business critical products that operate 24/7/365 and are distributed nationwide to many clients
  • Troubleshoots complex problems with existing or newly-developed software
  • Mentoring and coaching of Software Quality Engineers
  • Performing manual & automated tests to verify product functionality, analyze results and assess automation effectiveness

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Engineering
  • 5 plus years of experience in software engineering
  • Experience with Data Analytics or Business Intelligence Testing (e.g. Hadoop, Spark, SQL Server BI, HD Insights)
  • Experience with Relational Databases (e.g. Oracle, SQL Server)
  • Experience with in testing Web Applications
  • Experience in functional, integration, white and black box testing
  • Good knowledge of Big Data querying tools, such as Pig or Hive
  • Strong verbal and visual presentation skills
  • Strong engineering competence, including the ability to learn new technical concepts quickly
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to establish rapport and communicate with people at all levels of an organization
  • Ability to execute tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to adapt and willingness to learn new technology or techniques
  • Strong organizational skills – Ability to organize, analyze and execute several concurrent tasks and activities
  • Perferred Experience:
    • Master Degree
    • Healthcare Experience
    • Experience in Automated Testing Tools (e.g. Jasmine, Selenium)
    • Experience with Unit Testing in .Net and C# development stacks