Randstad QA Analyst (Agile, Automated/Manual Testing, REST) in Minneapolis, Minnesota

QA Analyst (Agile, Automated/Manual Testing, REST)


Minneapolis, MN

Date Posted:

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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Randstad Technologies

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QA Analyst (Agile, Automated/Manual Testing, REST)

Business Overview :

Tell me about your department:

Fulfillment Services Team - computing pricing, in-hand dates, etc. for shipping, delivery and store pickup

Project Description:

Responsible for implementing quality assurance both manual and automated

Position Overview:

Responsibilities/Deliverables that the resource will be responsible for:


  • Creating and following manual test plans

  • Creating and following automated test plans

  • Efficiently log and track Defects in JIRA

  • Interact with multiple teams for integration testing and for test data needs

  • Attend Planning meetings and other related Agile testing activities

  • Participate in coming up with acceptance criteria for user story

  • Independently determine and develop approaches to solutions

  • Document and summarize test results and report findings

  • Develop and provide testing metrics and reports for the QA dashboard to effectively communicate test status to the test team and management.

  • Help document and track key project milestones and overall project deliverables on time, and adhering to development and quality standards.

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Skills Overview:

What are the MUST have skills and technologies that you are looking for in a candidate?


  • 6+ years of QA experience.

  • 6+ years of Automated QA experience

  • Experience leading other QA analysts

  • Agile development experience a must

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Analytical thinker, detailed oriented.

  • Good problem solving skills.

  • Detail oriented

  • Team player

  • Must have experience testing highly complex domains

  • Experience Testing REST web services and a basic understanding of HTTP protocols (GET/POST/ETC)"

  • Basic working knowledge of SQL and relational databases

  • Basic understanding of MQ and message queuing systems

  • Testing would be approximately 80% Manual Testing, 20% automated.

  • We are moving towards more automation

  • Tester will use an in-house automation tool for automated web testing


  • Experience in working and interacting with Product owners

  • Prior experience in working TDD (Test Driven Development) and/or ATDD (Acceptance Test Driven Development)

  • Working in short release cycles (1 week)

  • Technical as well as front end testing experience

  • Prior experience with Retail

  • Basic knowledge of NoSQL databases (Cassandra)

What are the soft skills that you feel candidates must-have in order to be successful in this role?

  • Strong planning, and organizational skills with strong attention to detail

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize tasks, and quickly adjust in a rapidly changing environment

  • Team player who exhibits effective interpersonal skills with a collaborative style

  • A positive, quality-oriented, reliable, organized, and flexible individual with an ability to work in a fast-paced agile environment

Interview Process Overview:

  • 45-60 minutes-Local candidates only

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