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The Senior Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst position will conduct software testing and planning and analyzes results to insure they comply with specifications and Information Services (IS) standards. Prepares reports on the same and confers with programmers, business analysts, and upper management. The Senior QA Analyst ensures that standardized methods and procedures are used for efficient and prompt handling of all QA testing activities and adoption to the test the test tools. Healthfirst has made a major investment in test tools and licenses, which with the correct and additional staff, will streamline the way QA tests today and automate our future testing activities. Implementing methodology and guidelines and enforcement of such will ensure Healthfirst applications are given a high level of Quality Assurance in a more efficient method from a time perspective. The candidate should have a heavy background in HP test tools and intermediate knowledge of test automation. A Senior at Healthfirst provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. His/her solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives. The individual at this level will embody Healthfirst’s Culture Drivers through his/her workplace behavior.

• Ensure all strategic projects and operational projects meet the highest quality possible by following industry recognized QA methodologies and best practices. The candidate must have experience in structured testing methodology, with a proven ability to breakdown business requirements/functional/non-functional requirements into high and detailed test cases and test scenarios. Experience with Healthcare specifically in Claims, Enrollment, EDI/BizTalk applications a plus.
• Develops test plans, test strategies, end to end test plan, test cases/scenarios and QA metric in support of test execution. Performs full functional, integration & regression testing on assigned projects. Experience in conducting walkthroughs of Test Plan and Test Cases with the project team and business. Proficient in providing test estimations. Proficient in gathering/creating test data using complex SQL queries.
• Reviews functional specifications/BRD and assists in evaluating test approach profiling of manual test cases for automation test opportunities. Proficient in generating requirement traceability matrix using HPALM( HP Application Lifecycle Management).
• Experience working with the HP Quality Center/HP Application Life cycle Management test repository toolset for test management (Test Plan/test Lab), Requirements and Defect tracking modules. Proficient in setup and executing automated tests (HPUFT). Having Experience in training peers or project teams as to how to use HPALM is a plus.
• Works with the business owner during user acceptance testing. Conducts proper hand-off and walkthroughs with business.
• The candidate must have excellent communication, interpersonal and client interaction skills as they will be required to work closely with business analysts, a diverse group of users, IS Management and application developers, in order to develop test strategies/ test scenarios and to follow QA process consistently for strategic and operational projects.
• Assist IS and Business in using and adaptation of QA Methodologies and HPALM.
• Assist Technical services during upgrades of automations tools and environments. Supporting computer operations issues or concerns as it pertains to Automation tools and environment.
• Participating in gathering data for Healthfirst Audits.
• Interface with the DTO (Dedicated Testing Office) as it pertains to test automation reporting. Support Internal QA (Quality Assurance) and DTO UAT teams by providing training/sharing business knowledge where feasible/needed.

Minimum Requirements

  • 5+ years of experience in quality assurance role

  • Proven work experience in testing ETL/databases

  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes

  • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases.

  • Hands-on experience with automated testing tools

  • Extensive knowledge of SQL, document database and scripting

  • Experience with AWS, Python/PySpark.

  • Experience with automated-testing frameworks, such as ICEDQ or equivalent.

Preferred Requirements

  • Familiarity with DevOps and CI/CD related to test automation solutions.

  • Prior people leadership experience

  • Prior experience in healthcare and/or insurance industry

  • Experience with Performance and/or Security Testing

  • Solid problem solving and time management skills.

  • Great interpersonal skills

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Highly organized

Hiring Range*:

  • Greater New York City Area (NY, NJ, CT residents): $91,900 - $132,770

  • All Other Locations (within approved locations): $80,900 - $120,360

As a candidate for this position, your salary and related elements of compensation will be contingent upon your work experience, education, licenses and certifications, and any other factors Healthfirst deems pertinent to the hiring decision.

In addition to your salary, Healthfirst offers employees a full range of benefits such as, medical, dental and vision coverage, incentive and recognition programs, life insurance, and 401k contributions (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). Healthfirst believes in providing a competitive compensation and benefits package wherever its employees work and live.

*The hiring range is defined as the lowest and highest salaries that Healthfirst in “good faith” would pay to a new hire, or for a job promotion, or transfer into this role.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.