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Sr. QA Analyst, IT Digital (Open to Remote)

DATE:  Sep 10, 2022
CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Designer Brands
REQ #:  134788
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus - East 5th
DEPARTMENT:  Information Technology

The Sr. QA Analyst, IT Digital performs functional, system and integration level testing on newly developed and redesigned company software solutions. Works under minimal supervision to create testing strategy for moderately complex epics and projects. Creates and maintains test cases, documents, and summarizes test results and report findings. Participates in analyzing, designing, and maintaining test suites. Assists peers with test case design, application knowledge, and technical knowledge.


Reports To:  Manager, Quality Assurance IT Digital


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review requirements to define testing strategy with an agile team for digital products.
  • Help lead cross agile team test case review meetings to ensure appropriate coverage, and quickly remedies any identified gaps.
  • Provide and coach other team members on estimating during sprint planning for testing progress and proactively identify risks to roadmaps. Develop contingency plans to mitigate risks.
  • Provide estimates during sprint planning for testing progress and proactively identify risks to roadmaps. Develop contingency plans to mitigate risks.
  • Effectively communicate testing status to management and project stakeholders.
  • Coordinate User Acceptance Test effort: coordinate with business users to secure resources, outline testing plan, and manage testing effort thru signoff.
  • Work as an independent tester on an agile team responsible for designing, developing, executing, and maintaining functional, integration, and system test cases.
  • Design and execute digital testing on cross-functional projects.
  • Establish successful working and support relationships with cross functional leaders and staff, as well as third party vendors.
  • Assist in improving the QA team by applying broad application of industry standards, principles, theories, and concepts involving quality testing.
  • Assist the QA automation team with writing automated tests that are part of the automation regression test suite.
  • Ability to handle web and mobile Apps testing.


Required Skills:

  • Team player with ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong understanding of all aspects of the software development life cycle.
  • Driven and ability to drive project deliverables with very minimal supervision
  • Experience with retail software solutions for corporate, merchandising, planning, and warehouse systems.
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking, and problem-solving skills
  • Effective analytical skills to identify specific scenarios that need to be tested
  • Detail oriented.
  • Can express technical concepts and procedures clearly and precisely
  • Strong ability to understand the architecture and design for devising Test Strategy.
  • Good interpersonal/customer relations skills.
  • Efficient in the use of business software applications required to fulfill the functions of this position, with the ability to learn and then train others on new applications.
  • Experience with automated test tools; programming languages (I.e., C++, Java, VB, HTML, shell scripting); ability to develop complex SQL queries
  • Experience in working with Oracle, Teradata, and SQL databases; knowledge of integration platforms (I.E. GIS/Informatica); experience in various operating systems and platforms.



SETTING GOALS – Creates and follow effective plans. Anticipates risks, creates contingency plans. Aligns plans with goals. Allocates adequate resources. Accepts and supports change. Willing to take risks and suggests new ideas, approaches. Takes initiative. Seeks out learning activities.


WORKING WITH OTHERS – Clearly articulates own, other’s goals. Promotes a team atmosphere by demonstrating humility and respect. Builds effective relationships, relates well to others. Delivers and responds to feedback in a constructive manner. Considers multiple perspectives. Handles conflict, pressure, uncertainty and adapts independently. Meets commitments. Dedicated to working with business partners on their expectations.


GETTING RESULTS – Personally accountable for work performance targets and achieving results. Prioritizes well. Anticipates and handles obstacles effectively. Makes good, timely decisions. Can simply and process complex problems. Understands underlying issues and addresses root causes. Meets deadlines, works until finished.




  • Minimum of 7 years QA experience
  • Testing customer facing applications experience
  • Testing both web and native applications experience
  • Have worked in an agile development team before



  • B.S. Computer Science or Engineering, or equivalent experience


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Why Choose A Career with Designer Brands?

Empowering associates and building strong teams poised to disrupt the retail and footwear landscape through positive change is at the core of who we are at Designer Brands.

  • Invested in helping our associates learn, develop, achieve and grow into strong leaders
  • Shared commitment to creating a culture fueled by engagement, excitement, optimism and fun
  • Dedicated to giving back and community involvement 

About Designer Brands:

Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. 

  • Designer Brands Inc. operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 1,000 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, The Shoe Company, and Shoe Warehouse brands and operates leased locations in the U.S through its Affiliated Business Group. 
  • Designer Brands designs and produces footwear and accessories through Camuto Group, a leading manufacturer selling in more than 5,400 doors worldwide. 












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