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Quality Assurance Analyst (Contract)
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St. Paul  Mn 
Quality Assurance Analyst (Contract)

Solutia Consulting, Inc.® focuses on delivering innovative services which solve business problems. Our company builds long-term relationships with a select group of customers interested in a fresh look at a problem and a different perspective on solving it. Our goal is to help each customer improve business results while understanding consultant's background and matching positions that fit their experience and career interests.

Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status). Candidate must be located in Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN area.

Solutia Consulting, Inc.® is an AA/EEO employer.

Primary Objective(s)

We are looking for a talented, highly motivated Software Quality Assurance Analyst to work in a fast-paced, energetic environment. As a Software Quality Assurance Analyst for out client, you will be a member of a global team that is responsible for software quality testing on a variety of applications. Your primary responsibilities will be to participate in test planning for assigned projects, as well as execute on the plan.

Our client fosters a dynamic and customer-centric work culture that thrives on innovation and collaboration. With a distinct focus on attracting and retaining the best talent, the business strives to create an environment that encourages ongoing career development and learning opportunities for employees.

Key Responsibilities

• Plan, develop and execute software testing tasks for applications developed using various technologies including distributed Internet technologies (Java/J2EE, relational databases, XML, web services, etc.).
• Independently perform complex tasks that require specific expertise or domain knowledge, and conduct analysis, planning, and implementation on medium to large complex projects.
• Provide leadership for and actively participate in test and process automation, manual as well as automated testing, and the development of software testing artifacts, including test requirements, plans, cases, scripts, reports, etc., for assigned projects with little to no guidance.
• Assist fellow software testing staff and software developers with the analysis and resolution of defects.
• Collaborate with software development and QA testing teams to ensure requirements are being met and that software testing services are adding value.
• Proactively share knowledge across software testing groups on best practices for testing software developed using new and emerging technologies.

Qualifications, Experience, Knowledge and Skills

• A four-year degree, preferably in Computer Science, MIS, Mathematics, Engineering, or other related field.
• At least 5 years of software testing and/or software development experience.
• Strong technical aptitude and experience with the software tools and techniques used in automated testing (e.g., HP Quality Center, Quick Test Professional).
• Proven ability to work proactively and effectively in a fast-paced, complex, global, and dynamic environment. Experience working across multiple geographic locations.
• Bias for action, accepting personal responsibility to deliver on commitments, demonstrating courage to raise issues, and proactively working to resolve issues and remove barriers in a timely manner.
• Self-motivated, able to apply good judgment, and willing to mentor others.
• Effective written and oral communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills.
• Customer service orientation with strong problem solving and analytical skills.