Quality Assurance Specialist Job Listing at Prudential in Newark, NJ
The Capital Market Hedging organization of Prudential Annuities is looking for a Quality Assurance Specialist to assist a growing team to work on innovative and leading edge solutions. We are looking for a motivated team member that can evaluate and test new or modified applications/programs to verify the functions according to user requirements and conformity to established standards and guidelines.
The position is responsible for improving software quality by testing a wide variety of software components. The successful candidate must excel in a fast-paced, results-oriented team environment. This position works closely with both the development team and the business team on a daily basis to find and report bugs, execute test cases, and improve the overall quality of software.
Teamwork and communication skills are an important element to any position within the Capital Market Hedging organization. The work environment is team based and fast paced. Candidate must have excellent communication skills and should be able to address any member of the organization. The candidate must present a professional attitude and demeanor and be able to adapt to the changing daily work environment.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Creation of Test Plans and Test Cases/Scripts
Execute test plans and test cases
Test new or modified processes, including documentation
Document, report and track issues
Assist developers in troubleshooting issues
Document test results in compliance with the established standards and guidelines
Provide weekly status reports
Continually look for ways of improving the existing systems and processes
Experience developing complex test plans and strategies under tight deadlines
Experience with creation of Test Cases/Scripts
Experience in defect management
Experience in defining and tracking test metrics
Working knowledge of best practices for feature testing, stress, system, regression and performance testing
Prior experience of modern test methodologies in GUI and Interface Testing
Collaborate constructively with developers to analyze test results, locate problems, identify root causes
Experience working directly with developers and project managers
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and experience:
5+ years software testing and quality assurance
Working experience with test automation tools preferred
Must be able to efficiently and effectively diagnose and troubleshoot issues using a clear, logical, and systematic approach to problem solving.
Have strong technical abilities and able to prioritize multiple competing tasks, and work with minimal direct supervision.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and exhibit a high degree of professionalism.
Strong organization skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities while working under tight time constraints
Self Motivated and Proactive
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work with all levels
Must be able to assist team members in the completion of tasks and assignments to ensure project completion
Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems or related experience and/or training in the field of Quality Assurance for standalone computer software applications
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