Colorado Springs Utilities IT Test / QA Specialist in Colorado Springs, Colorado
IT Test / QA Specialist
Pay Range: $81,993 to $102,481
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Posting Close Date: 7/2/17
Job Type: Information Technology
Information Technology Test / QA Specialist
Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking an Information Technology Test / QA Specialist to join a small but growing team responsible for raising the quality of services and products provided by IT to both internal and external CSU customers. CSU’s IT department provides and supports several hundred software applications, ranging from common office productivity tools to custom applications designed and built “in-house”. The Test/QA team identifies defects and issues through testing activities supporting many development and administration teams both within and outside of IT, including external vendors. We also define, support, enforce, and audit the work processes followed by IT. As a key member of the Test/QA team, you will bring the knowledge and experience to raise the maturity of the Test/QA role within IT and drive the team toward industry best practices through continuous improvement.
Responsibilities will include:
Define, document, enforce, and socialize Test/QA standards and processes to ensure a high and consistent level of quality across all IT services and products
Design, document, and execute test plans and scenarios to identify defects and issues in IT services and products prior to delivery
Assess and evaluate test plans, scenarios, and results created by other teams for rigor, completeness, accuracy and compliance to established standards
Support and advocate for the introduction of test automation tools (a new and future focus for the team)
Define, document, and socialize high quality work processes across IT
Evaluate, audit, and encourage process compliance by CSU personnel within and outside of IT
Why should you apply? CSU’s IT department delivers and supports a wide variety of services and products by implementing established, industry standard technologies to meet our customer’s needs. If working for a service-oriented organization appeals to you, please join our team so you can contribute ideas and solutions in a collaborative, empowering environment!
What will it take to be successful? Qualified applicants typically offer 5+ years of progressive experience in a relevant technology field as a Test/QA/Systems analyst or engineer and come with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Technology, Software Engineering or similar technical field (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).
Additionally, we seek applicants with any of the following:
Demonstrated experience and expertise in testing and QA methodologies, processes, and tools
Practical experience with automated testing tools and methods applicable at all levels including unit, integration, regression and user interface
Exposure to and experience with a wide variety of enterprise software applications, especially from multiple vendors and requiring complex integrations
Experience migrating from a diverse, multiple vendor, custom integrated software portfolio to a single vendor, cloud/hybrid based software suite
Some experience with programming and scripting languages, SQL, and software and database design
ITIL 2011 process knowledge, experience and/or certification, especially in Change Management, Release Management, and Configuration Management
What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…
As a community-owned enterprise for over 100 years, we offer the stability of providing a required service and commodity for our community.
We are a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community through new and innovative technologies.
We understand employees have competing priorities. That is why we have created an environment which embraces teamwork and flexibility.
Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community and tap into the power of your potential!
Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. No person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.
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