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Test Analyst

issaquah, WA 
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Minimum 4 years software quality assurance experience 
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Did you know? Costco, the second largest retailer in the US, with operations in eight countries, needs technology leaders to join our IT division. We are in the midst of explosive worldwide growth and your IT skills can make an immediate contribution. With our rapid technology change and growth, we offer great career opportunities in a family atmosphere where our employees thrive. At Costco, the quality you see in our warehouses is reflected in every area of our business and we are widely recognized for our commitment to our employees.

Description of position

The QA Analyst is responsible for adhering to standardized QA policies, processes and documentation standards, overseeing and/or participating in all aspects of project testing, overseeing IS QA test environments, providing technical guidance to less senior QA team members, and ensuring schedule adherence for assigned projects. 

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Participate in requirements & use case reviews   
  • Provide accurate estimates for QA resources and testing schedules 
  • Responsible for creating and gaining project approval on project test plans 
  • Responsible for creating and/or overseeing the creation and approval of project test cases
  • Responsible for overseeing or generating all QA-related documentation
  • Ensuring adherence to standardized QA policies, processes and documentation standards
  • Execution of test cases and adherence to test schedule
  • Coordinate onshore and offshore testing
  • Responsible for helping to mentor and develop other members of the IS QA team 
  • Responsible for being familiar with source code, version management, and code deployment standards and for utilizing this knowledge to ensure that QA processes and procedures for test environments are followed and that the integrity of the various environments is not compromised. 
  • Weekly QA status reports

Required skills, abilities, and certifications

  • Minimum 4 years software quality assurance experience
  • Minimum 4 years experience testing in one or more of the following environments: IBM I-series, Windows Server, UNIX, AIX, SAP, Websphere Commerce, n-tier client/server, and RDBMS environments
  • Minimum 3 years hands-on experience using HP, Mercury, IBM, or other industry standard SQA tools
  • Strong knowledge of a typical SDLC and SQA methodology
  • Excellent troubleshooting, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Excellent testing resource planning and test scheduling skills
  • Ability to produce effective software test plans and test cases
  • Solid understanding of build tools and software configuration management standards

Recommended skills, abilities, and certifications

  • 2 years SQA experience working within an iterative development framework
  • 2 years experience leading offshore testing a plus
  • 2-plus years as a test lead preferred
  • 2 years project management experience to include scheduling via M.S. project
  • 2 years C# and/or JavaScript experience
  • 3 years experience with MS SQL Server  or DB2 and the ability to write basic SQL queries 
  • Experience with multiple Costco business areas/systems
  • 2 years experience creating test automation scripts with C3 and/or JavaScript
  • Degree in computer science or related technical field preferred

To Apply: Use the link below to upload your currect resume and cover letterhttp://tbe.taleo.net/NA1/ats/careers/jobSearch.jsp?org=COSTCO&cws=1

If hired, you will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the United States. Offers of employment are expressly contingent upon successful completion of an alcohol/drug test and background investigation.




Costco Wholesale Corporation
999 Lake Dr
Issaquah, WA 98027