Boston University
December 20, 2023
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Want to be at the cutting edge of research and innovation on a vibrant, dynamic campus shaping the future of education? Consider joining Boston University Information Services & Technology (IS&T). Our mission is to provide best-in-class technology and data services to support outstanding education, groundbreaking research, effective administration, and a connected, secure community to Boston University, one of the largest private employers in Boston with almost 10,000 faculty and staff BU.

We are seeking a Quality Assurance Analyst III to join the Applications QA Competency group. This position is responsible for design, execution, and leadership for testing application projects to deliver applications and services to the constituents and affiliates of Boston University. Duties include meeting with project sponsors, working with project leaders and architects, project definition, analysis, test planning, test development and execution, metrics reporting, assist with implementation, and support. This person is also expected to share knowledge with senior staff members. As a QA Analyst III, this person is expected to work and enhance testing using automation whenever possible.

The QA Analyst III is an experience quality assurance analyst with experience in understanding comprehensive SDLC processes, developing and documenting traceability matrices to business requirements, and test strategies methodologies for large system wide testing. The scope of testing oversight will include supporting all testing phases including Systems Integration Testing (SIT), User Acceptance Testing (UAT), Regression, Performance and Post-Production validation testing. The QA Analyst III is also responsible for the estimation of testing efforts with assistance from functional and architecture subject matter experts. The QA Analyst III reviews and ensures that SIT and UAT test results and defects are documented at the right level of detail in an agreed upon format. This position will lead the triage of defects reported during SIT and UAT phases, with support from Functional Lead(s) and Technical Lead(s).

This is a limited-term position until December 2025.

We're seeking applicants with diverse skills and experience to serve the BU community. In return, IS&T invests in our staff and their personal and professional growth. We promote staff learning including lunch and learn sessions, an extensive library of online courses, and opportunities to engage with peers at NERCOMP and EDUCAUSE events. Our Fun Advisory Board (FAB) arranges a number of events throughout the year; recent events included a night a Lucky Strikes Boston, karaoke night, BU hockey game, a night at Symphony Hall, pancake breakfast, and a department holiday lunch. BU offers an excellent benefits package, generous vacation policy and competitive salaries.

Required Skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 5-8 years of work experience, with 3+ years of related experience
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Has experience in executing and facilitating testing activities on large- scale implementation projects ensuring testing completeness and traceability to requirements
  • Strong organizational and documentation skills, with a keen attention to detail
  • Excellent listening and communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Self-motivated and able to adapt to continuous change
  • Has worked successfully in a client-oriented team environment
  • Comfort working on a cross-functional, matrixed team#
  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with automation and Performance testing tools
  • Experience with HP ALM (Application Lifecycle Management)
  • Experience with System and Application performance measurement and troubleshooting tools such as Neoload, Jmeter highly desirable
  • Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University's COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption ( instructions ). For further information on the University's response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources site.

    We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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     BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

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