QA Analyst\/QA Automation and Performance Tester

Job Description
The Quality Assurance Analyst is responsible for the technical system validation and verification of functionality for reporting/analytics and ETL applications. This position performs functional and automated testing of software changes to ensure quality and stability before changes are deployed to production systems.

• Define, develop, maintain, and execute test scripts on time and escalate issues and risks as appropriate to ensure project stays on track. Responsible for defect ownership from identification to closure through the project life cycle. Ensures the product testing is complete and of high quality prior to sign off.
• Create test plans, test cases, test data, requirement traceability metrics and daily testing status reports.
• Contributes to the delivery and support of QA services through adherence to the SDLC/Agile and QA process methodology; identifies process deviations for correction or process improvement opportunities and works with appropriate areas to define and implement.
• Supports the QA team/project team by participating/providing input during requirements and specification walkthroughs; contributing to the development of project and release Master Test Strategy documents.
• Participates in test plan/test case/test script walkthroughs to understand testing to be accomplished and suggest changes, efficiencies within or between projects.
• Assist QA team in keeping regression test bed up-to-date by identifying test cases to be included in the next run at the end of each release.
• Point of the contact to the project team for status, issues and metrics; responsible for escalating project, release items (issues, concerns, defects) to the manager and for communicating own issues, developing options to mitigate negative impacts to release schedule efines, develops, and maintains test scripts
• Independently executes test plans and test Scripts. Independently validates results of test execution and actual vs. expected results
• Records and tracks defects uncovered during the execution of tests. Actively participates in resolution; proposes and designs retest cases/scripts/data to retest defects; represents the QA organization at project to discuss status, defects for responsible area, assess impacts and provide input into schedule revisions at both project and release level
• Proactively manages to assigned schedule and reports status against plan; ability to understand and relate project issues to release impacts and to define options that sustain the testing schedule
• Proactively escalates issues, problems, status to the QA Project Manager and alerts/communicates with team on items of impact to ensure adherence to QA test schedule. Actively participates in meetings to address research options and define best approach
• Ensures timely and accurate entry of status, defect information and metrics to facilitate accurate/timely QA reporting at release level. Participate in QA production certification tasks
• Identifies automation opportunities and implements on future project/release testing. Run automation and validate actual against expected results
• Utilizes tools and methodologies to improve individual/team effectiveness and to increase efficiencies in the QA process
• Contribute to defining, developing, and maintaining the test case inventory, requirements traceability matrix, and test plan over the life of the release.

Required Qualifications
• 5+ years of experience with software project life cycles and Agile methodology
• Proficient on testing life cycles and defect life cycles.
• Extensive experience on testing the reporting applications/analytics and ETL testing.
• Extensively created and executed SQL queries in Oracle or SQL server to view successful transactions of data and to validate/compare data at the back end
• 3+ years of hands-on experience on QA Automation tools (Selenium, cucumber and JMETER)
• 2+ year of JAVA coding experience
• Experience in automation framework and scripts. Create proof of concepts on advanced technologies and tools (manual and automated tools)
• Hands on experience on test management tools (Rational Quality Manager, Xray, HP Quality Center) and JIRA/Confluence.
• Demonstrated ability to multi-task and support multiple projects/testing efforts, releases simultaneously.
• Healthcare / Pharmacy / BI application knowledge is preferred.

COVID Requirements
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
CVS Health requires its Colleagues in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any booster shots if required), where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, pregnancy, or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.
  • If you are vaccinated, you are required to have received at least one COVID-19 shot prior to your first day of employment and to provide proof of your vaccination status within the first 30 days of your employment. For the two COVID-19 shot regimen, you will be required to provide proof of your second COVID-19 shot within the first 60 days of your employment. Failure to provide timely proof of your COVID-19 vaccination status will result in the termination of your employment with CVS Health.
  • If you are unable to be fully vaccinated due to disability, medical condition, pregnancy, or religious belief, you will be required to apply for a reasonable accommodation within the first 30 days of your employment in order to remain employed with CVS Health. As a part of this process, you will be required to provide information or documentation about the reason you cannot be vaccinated. If your request for an accommodation is not approved, then your employment may be terminated.

Preferred Qualifications
Certification of Quality Assurance and Testing is preferred.

Education
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience.

Business Overview
At Aetna, a CVS Health company, we are joined in a common purpose: helping people on their path to better health. We are working to transform health care through innovations that make quality care more accessible, easier to use, less expensive and patient-focused. Working together and organizing around the individual, we are pioneering a new approach to total health that puts people at the heart.

We are committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive workplace. CVS Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or promotion based on race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, age, disability or protected veteran status. We proudly support and encourage people with military experience (active, veterans, reservists and National Guard) as well as military spouses to apply for CVS Health job opportunities.