Title: QA Engineer
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Length: 6 Months+

Job Description:
Project Summary and Position Overview:
A tool (Excel addin) is needed to assist internal support groups in template
conversions for Thomson add-ins and competitors’ products. The excel add in
will be used by internal Thomson Support teams and should require a minimal
amount of manual interaction.
The Quality Assurance Engineer will be involved in creating and executing
complex test plans and working interactively with Product Development and
Product Management to improve the quality of the products. The ideal
candidate must have a solid grasp of the product life cycle - from initial
software requirements through development, testing, and deployment.
The ideal candidate will be able to effectively participate in
cross-functional meetings, clearly articulate project risk and provide
concise recommendations to Development and Product Management.
The QA Engineer will also be expected to bring a breadth of QA experience
and best practices to the company.

Essential day to day responsibilities:
§         Reviewing and providing feedback on product specifications
§         Creating test plans
§         Writing and executing test cases and test templates
§         Software Technical knowledge and Troubleshooting skills are
§         Reporting on progress and risk to management
§         Actively participating as a member of the cross-functional project
§         Must have full understanding of Quality Assurance processes and
product life cycle
§         Must be able to apply quality assurance principles based on the
needs of the project and business.

Bachelors Degree

Required Skills:
§         Understanding of windows services, web applications, web services
(IIS 5.0 - IIS 6.0)
§         Experience with .NET applications
§         Experience testing client/server and multi tier applications
§         Experience with XML\XSL
§         Experience with VBA or Quick Test Pro for some automation with
this project is strongly preferred but not necessarily required but
candidate must be strong.
§         SQL a strong plus
§         Requires BSCS or other Bachelors with relevant professional
§         3+ years of QA experience.
§         Excellent analytical abilities
§         Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Desired Skills:
Our employees embrace a number of commonly shared values; collaboration,
accountability, customer focus, a bias toward action and results,
entrepreneurial spirit and, at all times, the highest ethical standards.
These values represent the behavior each employee is expected to exhibit in
their role. In our view, fostering a culture that embodies these values will
lead to success and growth for our employees and our business.
1.         Adaptable to shifting priorities and working on multiple projects
in single quarter.
2.         Self-motivated and energetic.
3.         Ability to successfully liaison with cross-functional groups
4.         Experience with automation tools is a plus
5.         Knowledge of Quality Center is a strong plus

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