QA Test Specialist

3 weeks ago
Job ID
Information Technology

Nasdaq Position Overview

Creates, executes and maintains tests according to test scripts and test plans. Is required to test either front end or back end software components (or both) and apply industry best practice. Reviews system requirements and business processes; codes, tests, and debugs software solutions. Reports issues found back to development and/or project management teams and/or implementation teams.  May be required to develop and maintain testing tools to be used by the broader team. May also specialize in Quality Assurance, Quality Control and/or Process Improvement.


  1. Conducts a range of quality control tests and analyses to ensure that all problems are resolved and that software meets or exceeds specified standards, development specifications or client requirements.
  2. Creates test data files with valid and invalid records to thoroughly test program logic and verify system flow. Drafts, revises and approves test plans and scripts for other team members.
  3. Uses expertise when collaborating with internal or external team members to plan all applicable test phases to ensure that applicable test phases are successfully completed and documented and there is a plan for problem resolution.
  4. Documents and proposes for approval the release engineering procedures, so that the process can continually be reviewed and improved.
  5. When specializing in QA, develops and maintain the quality of products and processes, including standard procedures and methods.
  6. When specializing in Business Process Improvement would collect and analyze process data to make recommendations on improved business practices and procedures.

Education, Professional accomplishments, and Certifications

  • Education Required: Bachelor in Computer Science, Information Systems or related discipline, or equivalent work experience. 
  • Experience Required: 6 to 8 years which should include testing on Java based applications.
  • Special Qualifications: Specialist certifications in QA/Testing methodology.

Skills, Requirements and Competencies

  • Requires conceptual and practical expertise in own discipline and basic knowledge of related disciplines.
  • Is fully self-sufficient and competent in regards to output quality and quantity.
  • Requires little or no supervision on a day to day basis.
  • Has basic or good knowledge of best practices and how own area of expertise integrates with others.
  • Understands key business drivers and is aware of the competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market.
  • Provides informal guidance for colleagues with less experience.
  • Is accountable for contributing with a competent standard and delivers every time.
  • Plans and prioritizes work using resources in the best possible way to complete tasks on time and with high quality.
  • Solves problems using existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information.
  • Is starting to look at ‘best practice’. 
  • Provides creative insights and / or solutions to address client / organizational challenges.
  • Impacts a range of activities within own team and other related teams; works within broad guidelines and policies.
  • Works quickly and is able to assist other team members where appropriate. Works independently. 
  • Is able to explain difficult information; works to build consensus. 
  • Generates healthy debate within team, influencing team to look for a ‘better approach’.
  • Shares knowledge and expertise across organizational boundaries and endorses "best practices“.
  • Synthesizes information from various sources by breaking it down into relevant   components and generating new data when needed; considers a broad range of issues when determining relevance of data. Integrates complex information and concepts and organizes analysis efforts into a systematic framework; verifies logic of others and challenges ideas, assumptions and conclusions. Evaluates current situation based on previous experience; identifies advanced implications/ conclusions from the logical analysis of a complex situation or issue; weighs options critically.
  • Utilizes knowledge of the organization’s business model and operations to drive projects and analyses that support the organization’s mission. Applies extensive understanding of the policies, practices, trends and information that impact the organization and its customers to anticipate and plan for each step of a complex project. Demonstrates understanding of the financial impact of decisions/solutions to drive projects and analyses that support the organization’s mission.
  • Applies deep functional and technical expertise when completing work and to solve complex problems/issues and to answer questions from junior associates. Develops skills in multiple technical areas to gain IT breadth of knowledge; identifies ways to use new skills and current IT trends to streamline IT processes and procedures. Acts as a source of technical expertise; collaborates with other associates to develop functional capabilities, knowledge and skills, encouraging them to develop their IT expertise.
  • Conducts a deep review of data and issues to quickly reveal the root cause of complex problems; anticipates and prepares for potential problems. Researches, recommends and reviews solutions to complex problems; guides the analysis of a problem all the way to a successful resolution. Develops interim and long-term solutions to complex problems to ensure successful project completion.
  • Ensures that system applications and tests are successfully completed and documented and all problems are resolved.


Nasdaq is an equal opportunity employer. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, color, disability, national origin, ancestry, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, veteran status, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable law.


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