Systems Software Analyst - BAD Testing

Our skill set is in Business Application Development Testing. (BAD Testing)

About BAD Testing

At BAD TESTING®, we exist because of a simple belief: high-quality, powerful software is humanity's most capable vehicle to change the world. Across all industries, languages and cultures, new watershed moments will be made possible by proof-of-concepts and beautiful code. They will start with incredible software.

In software development, this sense of urgency leads to an intense emphasis on speed. Agile is king. The shortest distance from today to product release becomes a key metric of success. But in that race to the next checkpoint, something often gets left behind that never should: Quality.

This is why BAD TESTING® exists. It's because the impact of a critical piece of software is only as strong as it is effective, reliable and iron-clad. Regardless of how quickly it's developed, it cannot fail. Simply put, we love great software and we believe we're already all hitched to its success. Our purpose is to make sure every vehicle – every piece of progress we ever touch – is poured over, tested and guaranteed to make the impact it was originally built for.



Any of the following testing background experiences/work environment:

  • Exploratory testing
  • Agile testing
  • Advertising agency testing
  • Context-driven testing

Day-to-day expectations:

Reading client-driven technical documentation for the creation of test cases, and planning the testing strategy.

Technical documentation review of (but not limited to):

  • Functional specifications
  • Feature requirements
  • Wire-frames
  • Design documents
  • Execution of test cases
  • System Testing
  • Test case creation, review, updating, presentation

Soft skills:

Be an out-of-the-box thinker. Possess good cognitive skills.

Have excellent communication skills (email, phone, web conference, in-person), both internal and external.

Be a quick learner. We move fast and can work with multiple clients in the same day.

Have a passion for testing. It's what we do.

Incorporate the customer's perspective for all deliverables. They are our greatest asset and come first.

Be able to work independently. Scalability is a big part of our growth!


This is a PART-TIME Contract need at this time.

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