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Software Quality Assurance Engineer

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 03/20/2017
Working Title Software Quality Assurance Engineer
Job Classification Systems/Programmer IV
Department Name 19200C-CSSD-Development
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0133102
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh’s Computing Services and Systems Development (CSSD) department is seeking a Software Quality Assurance Engineer. This technical position will establish and evolve formal QA processes, perform application testing and ensure that the Development team is using industry-accepted best practices. Responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of quality assurance, establishing metrics, applying industry best practices, and developing new tools and processes to ensure quality goals are met. The QA Engineer will act as the point of contact for all QA aspects of software releases in both production and development environments including custom code modifications for integrations. Other duties include leading and mentoring other QA team members. Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases for all application releases. Summarize and report findings. Estimate, prioritize, plan, and coordinate all software testing activities for the Development team. Assist capturing and documenting business requirements. Coordinate with customers & solicit feedback before and after software release to ensure business requirements are met.

Strong communication and organization skills are required. Experience with Microsoft VSTS and Subversion is a plus.

Some evening and weekend work may be necessary depending on business load, project timeline requirements, and scheduled downtime changes.

Applicants must provide three work related references (supervisory, whenever possible) as well as include their complete employment and salary history on their application.

Education Required Baccalaureate
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 3-5 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Degree in CS, IS, Business or related field (or the equivalent in experience). Proven working experience in software quality assurance. Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes. Testing and quality analysis experience. Testing or Quality certification is a plus.
Experience in writing clear, concise, and comprehensive test plans and test cases.
Hands-on experience with automated testing tools.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify

Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter