Quality Assurance Specialist

Location: NYC, NY
Date Posted: 06-20-2018
A need for an experienced Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist for the Housing Production project as to 1.2.1 Tax Incentives NYC.ID, & 1.2.3 MIH. The Quality Assurance Specialist evaluates software developed for to ensure that each phase of the software development life cycle delivers quality outputs, so that the final product meets user requirements for function, performance and reliability, and so that the final product conforms to agency guidelines and standards.
  • Participate in product design reviews and review documents to evaluate the quality of functional requirements.
  • Work with the business and technical staff to establish software delivery acceptance criteria and defect severity classifications
  • Define and ensure testing environment will support testing requirements.
  • Build a library of reusable testing tools for functional testing, database testing, regression testing, negative testing, error or bug retests, load testing, white-box testing, and integration testing for product specific quality assurance.
  • Plan test schedules or strategies in accordance with project scope or delivery dates
  • Document requirement and software defects and work with business users, business analysts and software developer for quality assurance
  • Execute and direct all quality assurance testing for the product
  • Participate in project development using Agile methodology 
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in Quality Assurance.
  • Hands-on experience using Automation tools, like UFT and Selenium
  • Experience in testing data from database synchronization tasks, such as between SQL Server and Oracle environments.
  • Experience testing applications developed in Mobile Development Frameworks
  • Strong collaboration, relationship management, communication and written skills.
  • Good judgment, logical thinker and detail oriented.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Agile or other Iterative development process.
  • Excellent communication skills and values accountability.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience writing functional and technical specifications, user and technical documentation.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS References should be provided from at least two former or current clients where the contractor has performed the same or similar work. Provide the name, address, phone number and e-mail address of the reference as well as a brief description of the work performed.
Right to Hire
The Department (HPD) reserves the right to hire the selected consultant as an employee at any time during the contract. In the event of a consultant hire by HPD, the firm will be prohibited from charging or penalizing the consultant in any form, financial or otherwise. The consultant will be made aware of this condition as part of the contracting process.
Contractor Furnished Equipment
The consultant will be required to have his/her own voice/data activated cellular phone during the contract period.
If you are interested in getting more information about this opportunity, please contact Irina Rozenberg  irozenberg@arielpartners.com  at your earliest convenience.

At Ariel Partners, we solve the most difficult problems that inhibit technology from enabling our customers to achieve their goals. Our vision is to be recognized by our stakeholders as an elite provider of IT solutions, so when they have their biggest challenges we’re on their short list. We’re looking for team members who share our values of: Integrity to do the right thing even when it hurts; Commitment to the long term success and happiness of our customers, our people, and our partners; Courage to take on difficult challenges, accept new ideas, and accept incremental failure; and the constant pursuit of Excellence

Ariel Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with federal, state, and local laws.

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