Junior Quality Assurance Associate
Location:
Shelton , Connecticut
Posted:
December 11, 2017
Reference:
AIT0001M
With its reputation for innovation and award-winning products and service, Prudential Annuities is a growing and dynamic organization. With Prudential, you'll be part of a diverse workforce within an IT community that's respected for delivering high-tech solutions, and helping to achieve our common goal - to become the undisputed leader of guaranteed retirement income solutions. Your career should be an exciting work in progress, full of new experiences and opportunities for growth. Prudential Annuities offers its IT professionals access to a variety of resources for professional development-so you can take your career at The Rock® wherever you want it to go.
Opportunity Awaits!
Are you looking for a career that will enable you to apply your passion and enthusiasm for technology, analytics, and innovation, implement on business strategy and work with diverse teams on challenging projects? Are you interested in being a part of an exciting career growth program that is focused on developing technical and professional skills while collaborating alongside leaders in the Prudential community? If you are results driven and highly innovative, then Prudential is the place for you!

What Your Role at Prudential Would Look Like
This position reports to a QA Manager within the Annuities Technology Quality Assurance department. This position can reside in one of our locations in Shelton, CT, Iselin, NJ, or Moosic, PA.

The Quality Assurance Associate will work closely with our QA Test Leads to ensure successful project delivery and adherence to all Quality Assurance standards and procedures. This encompasses working on testing efforts on our initiative projects, working closely with all project team members, and ensuring a high-quality deliverable for our business partners.

The Quality Assurance Associate role will provide you with valuable experiences and exposure to:
  • N ew and innovative solutions on different platforms
  • Various systems development lifecycles (SDLC, Agile, etc.)
  • Supporting and maintaining existing applications to deliver new capabilities
  • Business users and other technology roles
  • Big Data, Web technologies and various programming languages

Responsibilities:
  • Performs the role of a QA Tester across multiple applications as assigned
  • The candidate will, under direct supervision, participate in a full software development life cycle from requirements through implementation
  • Reviews all requirements and assist in the creation a test strategy for a project
  • Prepares test planning and test execution artifacts
  • Writes test cases, executes the cases, and analyzes the test results
  • Helps analyze multiple paths of testing utilizing a risked based approach
  • Identifies any potential test automation candidates
  • Provides input into high quality estimates at three different project phase levels
  • Participates in test case peer reviews and resolves any action items
  • Helps generate a test execution forecast and adheres to it
  • Provides UAT support and ensures that our customers are satisfied thus increasing our perceived value
  • Assists in compiling all project related metrics utilizing Excel, Power BI and ALM
  • Be a part of a QA team that ensures high-quality deliverables for our business partners

Qualifications:
•Bachelor's degree in Computer related field or relevant experience preferred
•1-3 plus years Quality Assurance/Quality Engineering or technical related experience
•Proven experience on a technology project or initiative in a college or business environment
•The ideal candidate must have excellent people, interpersonal, speaking, and writing skills
•Self-starter with ability to handle multiple priorities
•Able to work effectively as part of a geographically dispersed team
•Ability to work within a team or independently
•Takes ownership of tasks and sees them though to conclusion escalating where appropriate
•Demonstrates an analytical mindset with a detail oriented focus
•Willingness to take initiative and intelligent risks

Technical Requirements:

•Experience with or proven ability to learn various technologies (e.g., UNIX, Client/Server Apps, Web based, ETL) preferred
•Ability to utilize a RDBMS Ex: (SQL, Oracle, Access) preferred
•Understanding of Financial Services a plus
•Experience with Test Automation Technology (e.g., UFT, SOAP UI, Python) a plus
•Experience with Quality Assurance tools a plus (ALM, Power BI, TDM)
•Agile methodology experience a plus
•Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

A little about us:
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