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Pearson Senior Software Quality Analyst in Iowa City, Iowa

Senior Software Quality Analyst - ( 2108335 )


We are the world’s learning company with more than 21,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment,powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

As a Senior Software Quality Analyst, you will develop domain level expertise of the Pearson Access product platform to effectively create, execute & maintain manual & automated test plans supporting new & existing features of our product. Working with your peers you will drive continuous improvement through significant investment in automated test execution and integration testing. You will provide guidance to other team members implementing software quality assurance testing techniques including, smoke, functional, regression, exploratory and integration testing in an agile driven team to meet testing software requirements. The Sr. QA will be responsible of managing complex projects and work under high levels of responsibility and autonomy in a fast-paced, dynamic, and collaborative agile SDLC environment. Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Required skills

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Ability to drive an ‘automation first’ mentality

  • Work autonomously and with minimal supervision, yet collaboratively within and across Agile teams

  • Demonstrates good judgment in implementing methods and techniques for obtaining results.

  • Pay continuous attention to technical and quality excellence.

  • Communicate efficiently, effectively, and often with peers, leaders and those being led.

  • Act as a lead/mentor other Analysts.

  • Identify process improvements in the existing SDLC, develop a model plan, and share with the team.

  • Make recommendations for functional application improvements to BA, Development, and QA.

  • Able to prioritize tasks according to importance and severity.

  • Adapt to unexpected changes/process improvements.

  • Develop test strategy plans and help tune and refine existing testing practices.

  • Document and summarize tests results and report findings

  • Conduct pre and post-release testing

  • At times and when needed, able to work during regular off office hours.

Training and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent industry experience in a related discipline

  • 7 years in Software Quality Assurance

  • Agile, SCRUM, Six Sigma, or Lean driven SDLC experience

  • 4 years in Test Automation

  • 3 years API layer testing with Postman, SOAP UI or equivalent

  • Advanced programming skills including automation systems and databases

  • At least two years of relational database management system experience

  • At least two years of experience writing SQL queries

  • Experience with code repositories such as Bitbucket

  • Desired: Experience with single web page applications

  • Desired: Experience with Amazon Web Services

Primary Location : US-IA-Iowa City

Work Locations :

US-IA-Iowa City-2510 North Dodge

2510 North Dodge Street

Iowa City52245

Job : Technology

Organization : Assessments School

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Travel : No

Job Posting : Jun 9, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2108335