IT Software Quality Assurance Analyst II
The tension between possibility and practicality is what we resolve. At Arrow, we’ve come full circle— from being a parts supplier at the physical heart of the radio business to being a global partner in the ongoing transformation of the most complex and exciting business on the planet. We are visionaries. Innovators. Mentors. In order to thrive and survive in today’s marketplace, we anticipate what will come tomorrow for our forward-thinking partners.
Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for over 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations in 56 countries.
We are a Fortune 150 company with over 17,000 employees globally. Headquartered in beautiful Denver, Colorado, with offices worldwide.
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Quality Assurance Analyst
A Quality Assurance Analyst (QA Analyst) in Arrow’s eCommerce division has the opportunity to do a lot more than validate requirements against software. An Arrow eCommerce QA Analyst works in any way necessary and with anyone necessary to protect the integrity and functionality of Arrow’s eCommerce platform. The QA Analyst is integral to the success of our eCommerce presence and is regarded as such. Arrow’s eCommerce presence not only provides shopping access to over 300 million searchable products, highly interactive design tools, and live access to specialists, but also keeps pace with the demand for the Internet of Things. By 2020, there will be an estimated 50 billion devices connected to the internet.
Your work to assure a rock solid customer experience at Arrow will contribute directly to the future of the internet, five years out.
You will apply your knowledge and expertise to define comprehensive tests, set test expectations and criteria, create and utilize processes for transferring manual tests to automated frameworks, and help provide actionable quality reports. Acquiring the data for millions of electronic parts and making them available to the Makers of the world is not an easy task. Working on a cross-functional Agile team, you will actively drive the quality assurance each sprint in tandem with your teammates. You will have every opportunity to help us reach for our goal of zero escaped defects.
Our team is highly energetic, collaborative, and passionate about our work. We pride ourselves on incorporating the latest test methods, processes, and automation tools into our continuous integration development environment. This allows us to continually improve not only the experience for our customers, but the expediency with which we can deliver new functionality. We’re looking for a team member who wants to work hard to continuously improve their skills with us as we improve the quality, effectiveness, and value of our product.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develop a reproducible system for automatically detecting and reporting defects
- Learning the purpose and value behind each unit of functionality
- Establishing processes for meeting the automated test needs of multiple projects
- Collaborating with Quality Assurance Engineers to ensure the validity of automated tests
- Research new tools and techniques to constantly improve the delivery of a quality product
- Build not only automated tests, but automated reporting mechanism aimed at get the right information into the right hands
- Providing automated test management in a continuous integration environment
- Creating tests that cover functionality, load, security, etc. at the API and GUI levels
- Working with developers to understand and identify edge case scenarios and provide related risks assessments.
- Coach and educate others to increase early defect detection rates and decrease defect escape rates.
- Make a difference
- A passion for learning and applying new test tools and techniques
- Understanding of REST APIs,
- Familiarity with Microsoft and Open Source development environments
- Experience working as a QA Analyst in an Agile environment
- Creation of test cases aligned to stories
- Working with test engineers to automate tests for future regression testing
- Ability to maintain a high level of effective communication with onsite and virtual teams.
- Demonstrated communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal
- Conflict resolution skills
- Demonstrated self-management and personal accountability
- 3+ years’ relevant experience working in a comparable software development environment
- 1+ years’ experience performing quality assurance analysis in an Agile development environment
- Microsoft .NET web application configuration and deployment
- Previous experience as a Software Developer, Business Analyst, Product Owner
- Recent technical knowledge of eCommerce implementation and security challenges
- Atlassian software development tools
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
- Healthcare insurance
- Vacation/Paid time off
- 401(k) plan, retirement plan and/or pension
- Flexible schedule (e.g., work from home)
- Community involvement opportunities
MORE ABOUT ARROW
Arrow helps the world’s best technology companies think “Five Years Out,” working together to innovate the next big thing, after the next big thing. We are a global provider of technology products, services and solutions, with 2014 sales of $22.8 billion. Our team includes 17,000 employees worldwide across more than 460 locations in 56 countries.
“Five Years Out” is the tangible future and the people who live and work there know that new technologies, new materials, new ideas and new electronics will make life not only different, but better. Not just cheaper, but smarter. Not just easier, but more inspired.
Are you “Five Years Out”? Then you’ll want to be working with us.
At Arrow, we are driving innovation and choice by offering employees a variety of benefits designed to keep you and your family physically and financially healthy.
Our comprehensive, competitive benefits program is an important part of your total compensation package. We offer a variety of plans and coverage including health and welfare, retirement, paid time off, and voluntary benefits as well as resources to help you make cost-effective decisions for you and your family. Everyone counts at Arrow, and our benefits enable you to achieve and maintain better health and plan for your future as we work together toward smarter solutions in tomorrow’s technology.
Arrow offers competitive time off for you, which includes accrued vacation time, personal and floating holidays, in addition to other observed holidays. These are granted based on the date you join the company in any given year.
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