Quality Assurance (QA) Jobs

Quality assurance jobs that you need to look out for

The boom in quality assurance jobs can be attributed to the rising standards in product delivery. If you’re looking for the best jobs in quality assurance, you can benefit from our services. With us, you can find the right job and establish great quality assurance careers.

Who is a quality assurance engineer?

A quality assurance engineer analyzes and inspects products to ensure that they meet customer specifications. He/she is also responsible for inventing new methods of testing products. A quality assurance engineer also makes improvements in existing methods of sampling, testing, or inspecting products. The quality assurance department of a company makes sure that it increases productivity by identifying the causes of defective products. A quality assurance engineer has to continuously evaluate the methods used to monitor the quality of products. View and apply from a range of Quality Assurance (QA) jobs present in this section.

What are the certifications required to become a quality assurance engineer?

Getting certified as a quality assurance engineer will definitely give an edge to the candidate’s profile. The American Society of Quality offers a certification in quality assurance engineering. In order to get the certification, the candidate needs to pass an exam and should also possess a prior experience of 8 years in this field. The candidates can get a waiver for the number of experience years required by getting a diploma, associate’s degree, master’s degree, or doctorate. The Certified Associate in Software Quality is a certification offered by QAI Global Institute. A college degree or at least 3 years of experience is necessary to be eligible for this certification and to get you the job of a quality assurance engineer.

What are the technical skill sets and qualifications required to become a quality assurance engineer?

Employers usually look for candidates with a bachelor’s degree in quality engineering or quality control. A candidate can also have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering, or information systems technology. A master’s degree program which gives knowledge of quality control standards like Total Quality Management (TQM), Statistical Quality Control (SQM), ISO 9000, and Six Sigma will definitely be beneficial in securing a job as a quality assurance engineer.

Programming Languages and Technologies:
A candidate who will be working for an IT company should have a good understanding of different computer operating systems and programming languages.

Experience:
A candidate can start as a quality assurance inspector and go onto become a quality assurance engineer.

What is the scope of a quality assurance engineer?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for inspectors, sorters, testers, weighers, and samplers are expected to increase by 5.5 percent between 2012 and 2022. Since most companies have started using automated inspection equipment’s, the employment of quality control engineers has seen a slower-than-average growth.

What are the career opportunities for quality assurance engineers?

According to CBSalary.com, the national average salary of a quality assurance engineer was estimated to be $80,445 in the year 2010. Professionals in this field can expect employment growth as companies rely on internet and computer technologies to run their businesses. Candidates can be promoted to the post of senior quality assurance testers after gaining experience as a quality assurance engineer. A senior quality assurance tester is responsible for supervising junior team members, project management, and preparing reports on the progress of the team. According to PayScale.com, these professionals get an average annual salary in the range of $71,453 to $97,194.
Quality assurance engineers can also go on to become computer hardware engineers. In order to get employed in this sector, a candidate will need a bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, or electrical engineering. These courses must be approved by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. According to the U.S. Bureau Of Labor Statistics, a computer hardware engineer is expected to earn a median annual salary of $100,920.
Quality assurance engineers can also work as computer programmers. A bachelor’s degree in a related field will be helpful in getting a job in this domain. This also opens the door for working in multinational IT companies. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual salary of a computer programmer is $74,280.

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The Operations Assurance Developer will support the Global Operations Assurance program on global scale in monitoring and translating compliance findings and action items to a centralized TFS/VSO tracking system for mission critical Data Centers. The ideal candidate will have significant knowledge, acumen and experience in TFS/VSO, Visual Studio, Power BI, and SQL with an understanding of risk, security and quality control.
 
This position requires someone with a global “big picture” vision and the experience to back it up. The successful Operational Assurance Developer must be prepared to support a 24 x 7 Global business. This is a full time, dedicated position where additional duties may be assigned and required in support of the Global program to effectively and efficiently support Operational Assurance across regions including but not limited to document and training development, document review and professional communications to Line and Senior level management.
 
Global Responsibility
Client operates data centers around the world and our operations group functions as a strong unified team. This position must be prepared to respond to, contribute to and manage projects requiring excellent program and project management skills, superior communication skills and big picture thinking. Operations Assurance is a Subject Matter Expert resource for Operations Management and provides guidance and support for ongoing readiness and compliance to client’s policy, standards and processes. The successful Ops Assurance Developer will utilize TFS/VSO, SharePoint and Power BI to drive automation, and support action tracking, assessment and reporting, taking the initiative and every opportunity to assess, evaluate, analyze and report on areas of best practices, gaps, lessons learned and opportunities. The Operations Assurance Developer will contribute to the improved efficiency and performance of teams by helping to streamline and operationalize recurring tasks and responsibilities with a dedicated eye to identify areas where labor or responsibility can be centralized to ease the burden from site Operations where appropriate. Open Communication skills and a passion for pursuing operational excellence and efficiency are key to the success of this position.
 
Roles & Responsibilities: 
The Operational Assurance Developer will be responsible for the development and implementation of Global Assurance initiatives, including engagements with other teams.
as well as tracking and reporting of Operational readiness and remediation actions as received.
 
The role requires a variety of tasks to be managed, coordinated, and controlled effectively which include but are not limited to the following:
 

  • Successfully manage projects and initiatives within defined scope and timelines.
  • Collaborate with Operations Assurance Program Managers in defining business and functional requirements.
  • Understand business requirements and translate into tooling features.
  • Maintain and develop software solutions by studying information needs, analyzing systems work flows and processes, data usage and management, investigating problem areas, and following the SDLC model.
  • Develop automation mechanisms to reduce manual tasks.
  • Analyze, develop, and track Global and Regional reporting.
  • Standardized documentation maintenance, review, and update.
  • Provide situation and status briefings to leadership team as appropriate.
 
This role will report to the Sr. Manager of Global Operations Assurance or delegate in the MS structure, and will engage and support cross organizational standards and Compliance teams. Responsibilities in this area include a wide range of activities where coordination, collaboration, and program competency are critical to the success of the program.
 
This candidate must possess strong written and verbal communication skills, project management and organizational skills.
 
Developer Experience
  • Ability to program in at least one programming language such as C++, Java, etc.
  • Proficient with SQL.
  • Familiar with automation scripting.
  • Experience and understanding of SharePoint, TFS/VSO and Power BI will be critical
  • Ability to manage, prioritize and successfully execute multiple concurrent mission-critical projects.
  • Ability to balance competing demands for resources and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Proven ability to deliver projects on-time and adherence to deadlines.
  • Proven ability to motivate disparate teams both direct and indirect to solve issues.
  • Proven ability to apply clear critical thinking in complex, stressful situations.
 
Communication and Management Skills / Experience
  • Must be a strong team player.
  • Requires excellent inter-personal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Proven track record as a strong Team-builder and leader. We lead by example.
  • Proven track record in process and procedure development and execution.
  • Provide meaningful and timely reporting for weekly success metrics.
  • Provide leadership and direction.
 
Top required skills:
  • Expert with SQL.
  • Ability to program in at least one programming language such as C++, Java, JavaScript etc.
*Some experience with automation scripting
  • Experience and understanding TFS/VSO, to manage tickets, and build reports etc.
 
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