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Sr. Manual Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Job Overview

The Sr. Manual Software Quality Assurance Engineer conducts manual testing and ensures that software meets the required quality standards. Working closely with clients, internal stakeholders, architects, and the developemnt team, they understand needs and requirements and develop test plans to validate  functionality. This activity covers all phases of software testing, including test planning, test case design, test execution, and defect tracking.

Organizational Impact

The Sr. Manual Software Quality Assurance Engineer plays a critical role in ensuring the quality of software products developed by an organization. Their impact on the organization can be summarized as follows:

1. Improved Product Quality: The Sr. Manual Software Quality Assurance Engineer is responsible for testing software products thoroughly to identify and report defects. By doing so, they help improve the quality of the product, which in turn enhances customer satisfaction and loyalty.

2. Reduced Costs: By identifying defects early in the development cycle, the Sr. Manual Software Quality Assurance Engineer helps reduce the cost of fixing defects later in the cycle or after the product has been released. This can result in significant cost savings for the organization.

3. Increased Efficiency: The Sr. Manual Software Quality Assurance Engineer helps streamline the development process by identifying defects early and providing feedback to developers. This helps reduce the time and effort required to fix defects and ensures that the product is delivered on time.

4. Improved Reputation: A high-quality product is essential for building a good reputation in the market. The Sr. Manual Software Quality Assurance Engineer plays a critical role in ensuring that the product meets the quality standards expected by customers, which can help improve the organization's reputation.

5. Compliance: The Sr. Manual Software Quality Assurance Engineer ensures that the software product complies with industry standards and regulations. This helps the organization avoid legal and financial penalties and ensures that the product is safe and secure for users.

Overall, the Sr. Manual Software Quality Assurance Engineer has a significant impact on the organization's success by ensuring that the software products developed meet the quality standards expected by customers and comply with industry regulations.

Key Systems

- Manual testing tools (e.g. HP Quality Center, JIRA, Bugzilla)

- Test case management tools (e.g. TestRail, Zephyr)

- Source code management tools (e.g. Git, SVN)

- Defect tracking tools (e.g. JIRA, Bugzilla)

- Agile project management tools (e.g. JIRA, Trello)


Inputs

- Software requirements and specifications

- Test plans and test cases

- Bug reports and issue tracking

- Code changes and updates

- Communication with development team and stakeholders


Outputs

- Test plans and test cases for software products

- Defect reports and bug tracking documentation

- Quality assurance metrics and reports for management

- Recommendations for process improvements and best practices

- Collaborative feedback and communication with development teams


Activities

- Review and analyze software requirements and specifications

- Develop and execute manual test cases and test plans

- Identify and report software defects and issues

- Collaborate with development and product teams to resolve issues

- Participate in software release and deployment activities


Recommended Items

  • Test plan creation and execution
  • Defect tracking and reporting
  • Test case development and maintenance
  • Test result analysis and reporting
  • Documentation of testing processes and procedures

Content Examples

  • Test plans and test cases
  • Bug reports and defect tracking
  • User manuals and technical documentation
  • Quality assurance reports and metrics
  • Release notes and change logs

Sample Event-Driven Tasks

- Conduct a thorough review of software requirements documentation upon receipt from the development team

- Execute manual test cases and report defects found during testing

- Collaborate with developers to reproduce and troubleshoot reported defects

- Participate in daily stand-up meetings to provide updates on testing progress and discuss any roadblocks

- Conduct regression testing after bug fixes or new feature implementations to ensure overall system stability


Sample Scheduled Tasks

- Conducting daily stand-up meetings with the development team to discuss progress and identify any potential issues.

- Creating and executing test plans for each software release cycle.

- Reviewing and analyzing software requirements to ensure they are clear, concise, and testable.

- Developing and maintaining automated test scripts to improve testing efficiency and accuracy.

- Collaborating with cross-functional teams to identify and resolve software defects.


Sample Infill Tasks

- Reviewing and analyzing software requirements and specifications

- Developing and executing test plans and test cases

- Identifying and reporting defects and issues in software applications

- Collaborating with cross-functional teams to ensure software quality and functionality

- Conducting regression testing and ensuring software stability and reliability


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