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Lead QA Analyst Job

DATE: Jun 7, 2017

CITY: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: DSW

Req #: 72441 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Information Technology 


At DSW, we believe in the power of shoes. We understand shoes bring out something great from within, and since 1991 we've been helping everyone feel the rush of finding that perfect pair. So when you work for DSW, you become a part of all that. A family whose core values are comprised of passion, accountability, collaboration, and humility. You become one of us, You become a Shoe Lover!


The Lead QA Analyst is responsible for driving the test case development and test execution associated with functional, system integration, automation and performance level testing on newly developed and redesigned Company software solutions under the direction of DSW management. Creates, maintains, implements test plans and test cases. Documents and summarizes test results and reports findings. Independently determines and develops approaches to solutions. Participates in analyzing and designing test suites.  Assists less experienced analysts with complex problems regarding testing approaches, application knowledge, and technical knowledge. 


Must possess the ability to:

  • Defines testing scope and objectives for complex software projects. Develops and implements detailed, tactical project plans, goals and objectives for complex projects. Reviews requirements, determines test scope and develops strategic test plans for test assignments.
  • Leads a team of software testers responsible for designing, developing, executing and maintaining functional, integration, system, performance and automation test cases. Prioritizes work assignments for the team and manages their deliverables. Reviews analysts’ test cases to ensure appropriate coverage, identifies and remedies gaps in test coverage
  • Assists less experienced analysts with complex problems regarding testing approaches, application knowledge, and technical knowledge.   Coaches less experienced testers in writing of test cases. Lead test case reviews for both internal and external team members. 
  •  Supports User Acceptance Test efforts; coordinates with business analysts and users to secure resources, outline testing plan, and manage test effort thru signoff. 
  • Responsible for setup of the QA test environment planning for each project (including test data, hardware, software, network configuration, etc.).
  • Responsible for set up, maintenance and management of Test Management and Defect Management tool. 
  • Develop and provide testing metrics and reports for the QA dashboard to effectively communicate test status to the test team and management.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves or recommends solutions to a diverse range of complex software testing problems. Uses judgment within defined policies and practices (includes software and technical documentation solutions).


    Job Requirements:

  • At least 5-7 years of experience as a Lead Quality Assurance Analyst on medium to large projects
  • Strong understanding of all aspects of the software development life cycle. Requires excellent organizational, multi-tasking, and problem solving skills; effective analytical skills to identify specific contingencies that need to be tested; detail-oriented; ability to accurately estimate testing projects.
  • Strong understanding and experience using industry standards, principles, theories and concepts involving quality testing. Identifies process gaps and is able to write procedures in line with best practices. 
  • Ability to logically and systematically analyze and solve software problems. Ability to express technical concepts and procedures clearly, precisely, and in easy to understand information, verbally and in writing; good interpersonal/customer relations skills. Efficient in the use of business software applications required to fulfill the functions of this position.
  • Strong knowledge of SQL data base and database queries
  • Ability to learn and then train others on new applications; experience with database validation, services or API testing, and SaaS partner applications.
  • Retail experience preferred
  • B.S. Computer Science or equivalent experience



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