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If you have a knack for maintaining the quality of software engineering processes, Aditi Staffing can help you find jobs in software quality assurance. The industry is growing, and looks promising for those searching for the ideal software quality assurance job. Great software quality assurance careers, have never been this easy to land.

What is Software Quality Assurance?

Software quality assurance (SQA) consists of a means of monitoring the software engineering processes and methods used to ensure quality. The methods by which this is accomplished are many and varied, and may include ensuring conformance to one or more standards, such as ISO 9000 or a model such as CMMI. Engineers applying for software quality assurance jobs are usually hired by software development companies.

What does a Software Quality Assurance Engineer do?

An Engineer who undertakes the responsibility of ensuring that a standard process is undertaken in the software engineering process to develop the best product/service, can be defined as a Software Quality Assurance Engineer. Typically, the role is to write software test cases, which can be automatically implemented, so that bugs and glitches can be identified in the system. This procedure ensures that the product is tested thoroughly before being introduced to the market.

A Software Quality Assurance engineer should understand how a user will behave and anticipate the actions that a user will perform on the software that is being developed. This strengthens the capabilities of the software and equips the consumer with a quality product/service.

What are the technical skillsets & qualifications you require to work in this vertical?

Successful software quality assurance engineers have a broad understanding of computer systems and software standards, are detail-oriented and adept at anticipating user behavior and solving problems efficiently and creatively, says the Princeton Review. Good interpersonal and communication skills are also helpful, since quality assurance engineers work closely with product managers and programmers to address software issues and fine tune products.

What are the certifications required to become a Software Quality Assurance Engineer?

A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent is essential in order to become a Software Quality Assurance Engineer. Quite often companies often look for candidates who have a Master’s in Computer Science and/or in Business Management.

A certification in Quality Assurance will definitely add value to a person’s resume. The American Society for Quality (ASQ), offers a course that will help potential QA Engineers obtain the relevant certification.

What are the career opportunities for a Software Quality Assurance Engineer?

A QA Engineer’s prospects to further his career are purely based on the expertise gained and the line of interest. If Hardware is the stream that interests you, than one can become a Computer Hardware Engineer. If expertise has been gained in programming or software development, than a QA Engineer can move on to become a Computer Programmer.

What does a Computer Hardware Engineer do?
The testing of computer parts, such as the circuit board, routers, networks, processors and other hardware parts of a computer is what a Computer Hardware Engineer will typically do. The usability of the various parts is tested from all aspects to ensure high quality in the assembled product.

Even though the growth has not been exponentially high as compared to similar careers, it is however a stable and steady career to pursue. According to BLS, a Hardware Engineer earns an average salary of approximately $100000 annually.

What does a Computer Programmer do?
Developing code to create software programs is what a Computer Programmer does. The programmer will understand how the user functions and how the software program should respond. This is a fast growing career and the demand has only risen in the past few years. The average salary that a Computer Programmer receives is around $75000 annually (according to BLS).

What is the scope for Software Quality Assurance?

There is high growth in pursuing a career in Quality Assurance. The US market has seen a high demand for these roles, and it is predicted that this demand will only grow. Career span typically begins from a Quality Assurance Engineer to a QA Manager and finally to a QA Lead. There are opportunities for QA engineers to opt for related fields such as analytics etc. The average salary of a QA Engineer is around $58000, as per Salary.com.

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As a Sr. Front End Web Developer for client you'll join a world-class team of talented developers to create highly trafficked web applications and engaging customer facing sites that drive this unique brand. You'll be responsible for the conceptualization, production and testing of front-end solutions that are semantically sound, usable, and attractive that account for speed, file size, readability and accessibility - using modern web standards and DOM scripting.

You will have mastered creating cross-browser solutions that separate structure, presentation and behavior using semantic XHTML\HTML5 markup, CSS 2\3 and modern unobtrusive, object oriented JavaScript. You should have strong knowledge of DOM scripting and event handling with experience using one or more JavaScript frameworks (jQuery, Prototype, Dojo, YUI - we use jQuery), including expert-level skills at Ajax implementation.

Additionally, you'll be familiar with accessibility standards such as Section 508. You will frequently work with Software Engineers to produce front-end templates for integration into a larger software application. While not your primary job function, it is recommended they have experience with at least one of the following development technologies: ASP.NET, PHP, Ruby, and Python (all MVC based); and have experience integrating with a prominent Content Management System: SiteCore, Drupal, WordPress, Expression Engine CMS, etc.

As with all of the technical staff, developers are comfortable working in a deadline-driven, technology-agnostic and design-focused environment. They are dedicated to producing high quality and elegant solutions that meet or exceed client requirements and expectations. They are professional, courteous, wildly creative, and possess excellent verbal and written skills.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

  • Coaches and mentors other less experienced team members.
  • Performs cross training and facilitates information sharing among team members.
  • Collaborates with team members to recommend new software development technologies and development processes.
  • Designs, develops, implements, documents, and tests changes to an application subsystem.
  • Codes, tests, debug, documents, and implements complex software applications.
  • Creates more complex prototypes and ensures deliverables are high quality and meet user expectations.
  • Supports system and integration testing activities.
  • Initiates design reviews for new applications and adheres to software development standards.
  • Participates in systems planning, scheduling and implementation.
  • Collaborates with project team to keep projects on schedule by coordinating activities, monitoring project schedules, and costs.
  • Participates in, leads and mentors others in requirements gathering and functional specification activities.
  • May assist Functional Analysts in completing deliverables and translates business requirements and functional designs into technical designs. Assist with development of functional designs and resolving complex design issues.
  • May act as senior technical expert to consult with and analyze the business needs.
  • Resolves and helps mitigate production application issues and assists less experienced application developers as needed.
  • Works with other business and technology teams to support resolution of end user inquiries.
  • Contributes to the documentation of production support processes.
  • Anticipates long-term support issues and plans for corrective actions.
  • Working with application development leads, establishes, maintains and ensures compliance with standards for development, testing and documentation.
Summary of Experience
  • HTML and JavaScript application development and programming experience (6 years)
  • Analyzing, diagnosing and proposing solutions to user problems (6 years)
  • Providing support to various business applications (6 years)
  • Working with process owners and identifying information technology solutions that enable business process improvement (4 years)

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Excellent proficiency in programming languages and design patterns.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, especially when dealing with bugs.
  • Ability to quickly learn new application systems and technologies
  • Knowledge of basic project management framework and methodology such as agile.
  • Ability to accurately estimate design and development timelines for application components

Desirables Skills
  • Experience implementing accessibility standards such as Section 508
  • Experience developing responsively designed websites using media queries.
  • Understands the principles of progressive enhancement and is able to apply these principles in the design and development stages of a project.
  • Experience developing websites for and testing on mobile devices.
  • Familiarity with the following JavaScript libraries: Modernizer and Optimizely.
  • Experience implementing web analytics technologies, i.e., Google Analytics, WebTrends, DoubleClick, etc.
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