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Senior QA Engineer

Propeltech Labs India Pvt Ltd , Chennai · · Full-time employment · Testing/Quality Assurance

Role Objective: 

Ensure that our software products are of the highest quality by utilizing manual and automated testing techniques, excellent communication, and logical reasoning skills. 

Roles & Responsibilities: 

Test Strategy and Planning: 

  • Design, develop, and implement comprehensive test strategies and plans. 
  • Collaborate with product managers and developers to understand product requirements and define appropriate test scenarios. 

Test Development and Execution: 

  • Develop detailed, comprehensive, and well-structured test cases. 
  • Execute manual test cases and analyze results. 
  • Set up, maintain, and operate test automation frameworks. 
  • Detect and report software defects using a bug tracking system, and work with the development team to troubleshoot, debug, and resolve them. 

Continuous Improvement: 

  • Review and analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems and develop strategies for improving or further leveraging these systems. 
  • Research new testing tools, methodologies, and best practices and share findings with the team. 

Collaboration & Communication: 

  • Clearly and concisely report defects and other testing outcomes to developers and other stakeholders. 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless integration and quality throughout the software development lifecycle. 
  • Facilitate and participate in QA reviews and updates to ensure consistency and compliance with standards. 

Documentation & Reporting: 

  • Maintain detailed documentation of test cases, test scripts, and test outcomes. 
  • Produce regular reports on test status, anomalies, risks, and validation results. 

Mentoring & Coaching: 

  • Assist junior QA team members and offer guidance as needed. 
  • Share knowledge on advanced testing techniques, tools, and best practices. 

Staying Updated: 

  • Stay updated with the latest industry trends, tools, and technologies in QA testing. 
  • Attend training and workshops to continually improve your QA skills. 

Required Skills & Qualifications: 

  • 1-3 years of experience in a similar role in a software services environment. 
  • Proficient in manual testing techniques, including black box, white box, and grey box testing. 
  • Experience in setting up and using automation testing tools such as Selenium, JUnit, TestNG, etc. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. 
  • Strong logical reasoning and problem-solving skills. 
  • Familiarity with bug tracking tools like Azure DevOps, JIRA, etc. 
  • Knowledge of software development lifecycle (SDLC) and agile methodologies. 
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Certifications in Quality Assurance, such as ISTQB or CSTE. 
  • Experience with continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) tools like Jenkins or Travis CI. 
  • Familiarity with code versioning tools like Git. 

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