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Logistics Specialist 1

Job Reference: 20-06728 Type: Job Description: Job Title: Associate, eCommerce Operations

Please DO NOT submit candidates from #2955-1 - this is the same position/HM.

**Max Bill Rate: ***/hr**
Work hours will be Tuesday - Saturday 10:30am 7pm

Position Summary:
The position ensures the best in class execution for *** Logistics operations (Fulfillment, Quality, Returns Management and Business Coordination).
Responsible for the execution of daily Logistics operations
This role will ensure that shipments are delivered to customers without delays

Common Essentials/Duties and Responsibilities:
Must have track record and ability to maintain positive team dynamics
Assist 3PL in the daily execution and management of Logistics operations activity
Track and trace shipments daily and proactively to avoid any delays
Support business departments on urgent shipments and new-launch models
Ensure quick and precise system execution for the delivery of *** products
Coordinate and execute special projects and additional services as requested
Support inter-department projects/activities as determined necessary
Work proactively with 3PLs to ensure continuous support for optimal production and solutions
Assist Warehouses and Customers on critical shipments and non-standard requests
Follow processes in full compliance with all federal, state and local regulatory guidelines
Complete all other duties as assigned

Background/Experience:
4 Year Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Supply Chain OR High School Diploma with Minimum 2+ years of eCommerce experience.
Experience in a high-volume, automated operations preferred
High-Tech supply chain and/or logistics experience
Reliable analytical skills
Good social and team working skills
Proficient ability in working within Excel

Ideal Skills and Attributes
Works closely with team members
Experience working simultaneously with various cultures preferred
Ability to work accuracy and reliability
Ability to communicate status updates in writing, through email, or orally
Ability to clearly define objectives, identify tasks and work assignments based upon training

Top 3 must have skill sets:
1) Strong Excel and problem solving skills; w/ basic accounting principles
2) Ability to multitask with high attention to detail in a fast pace environment
3) Flexible with change, focused on instructions ability to run and track KPIs and sum data to put in to reports for management

Candidates must be have either -
1) 4 year bachelor degree in Engineering or Supply Chain with some solid background in problem solving. This can be classroom related.
2) 2 year degree (or HS Diploma) that comes with at least 3-4 years of eCommerce Experience and showing that they can do some level of problem solving.
Comments for Suppliers: **Max Bill Rate: ***/hr**

Work hours will be Tuesday - Saturday 10:30am 7pm

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Contract Senior Recruiter

Job Reference: 20-06723 Type:
The Innovation Team is looking for a driven and passionate New Ventures Talent Partner to build, manage and nurture our network of experienced startup Founders/CEOs/Founding Teams who may co-build, develop, launch new and Client breakthrough startups (NewCo's) serving the broader innovation ecosystem.

Responsibilities
  • Build out and maintain our Founder/Founding Teams network by engaging, assessing, and regularly communicating with career counseling
  • Proactively source, qualify, and present a solid, diverse slate of Founder / Founding Team candidates. Recruit and assess candidates against qualification criteria and capture pertinent information within our founder talent tracking system.
  • Track and maintain necessary data to support candidate recommendations, summaries and debriefs.
  • Determine appropriate recruiting resources for sourcing, advertising, and generating pools of qualified candidates.
  • Demonstrate the ability to articulate both positive and negative feedback to ALL candidates in a professional manner.
  • Suggest process improvements to hiring processes to help identify and recruit world-class founders/CEOs/founding teams; accelerate time to hire and improve quality of hire through best practices and leveraging our network.
  • Partner and grow our relationships with the best search firms and key innovation ecosystem partners for sourcing top executive innovation/startup talent.
  • Actively seek out, organize and participate in events to build and maintain our network of Founders/Founding teams.
  • Proactively support and coach our NewCo's to find, recruit and onboard hires as required until they become self-sufficient.

Ideal Candidate Background
  • 4+ years of experience in executive recruiting
  • Strong network of relationships in the startup innovation sector
  • Experience in assessment, recruitment, and team building, as well as compensation trends and benchmarking
  • Ability to influence and partner with CEOs and other executives
  • Experience in developing and cultivating relationships with executives, search firms and staffing organizations.
  • Proven track record of managing a demanding workload, balancing multiple tasks and priorities, and switching gears seamlessly
  • Experience in terms of sourcing and recruiting, especially sourcing for CEO's and C-Executives

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Designer 3

Job Reference: 20-06718 Type: Job Description: Possibility of extension based on project. Initial duration = 3 months

Industrial Designer

Job Description
*** mobile is looking for a competent and creative Industrial designer with strong collaborative skills working with cross-functional teams. We need designers who consider business objectives, user needs, and experience principles, to understand and influence design decisions. We love people with a deep understanding of mobile product design, who arent afraid to get their hands dirty with experience prototyping, design and iteration with cross-functional teams and users. Above all, we value experienced, self-aware and self-directed individuals, capable of being amazing team players, across design, engineering, and research.

Responsibilities
The Global UX Studio is focused on using behavioral insights to inform how to develop new opportunities for products and improve engagement on existing product lines. We are looking for self-starters who can contribute as part of small focused teams to uncover better approaches to deliver on unmet needs.
You will be an individual contributor working on product design and feature initiatives across initial interface concepts and existing product lines. You will also be required to support form factor definition and verification, coordination with UX and to provide alternate ergonomic and physical UX proposals, designs, form factor validations and physical prototypes.
You will be responsible for:

Review existing and competitive products to uncover and evaluate best practices and Client opportunities for design and development to improve customer experience.
Integrate usability studies, research and market analysis into future product designs that build internal and external consensus for proposed design direction enhancing user satisfaction.
Identify new user experience opportunities and Jobs-to-be-done and develop engaging designs including fit, finish, feel and form for consumer products.
Created detailed CAD and models to evaluate and iterate concepts across touch, visual, haptic, gesture and voice interactions.
Evaluate existing competitive products and current product lines to uncover improvements in form and mental models.

Necessary Skills and Requirements:

A portfolio demonstrating process, user-centric design thinking, and execution, across multiple experience platforms is required and consumer digital products.
3 5 years of industry experience in design and development of interface of mobile phone apps, services or equivalent mobile media device is required.
Bachelors Degree or higher in Industrial Design, Product Design or closely related field.
Experienced in preparing professional presentation materials.
Competent working knowledge of utilizing CAD software (Rhino + Keyshot).
Working knowledge and skills in Usability Engineering.
Must demonstrate creative innovative approach to design.
Strong time management skills with ability to meet tight deadlines and manage multiple projects at the same time.
Comfortable working with cross-functional teams in a remote setting.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Please submit candidates w/ the following must-haves:

- A portfolio demonstrating process, user-centric design thinking, and execution, across multiple experience platforms is required
- 3 - 5 years of industry experience in design and development of personal consumer electronics products is required.
- Strong problem-solver, able to identify design challenges and eagerly come up w/ resolutions
- Working knowledge of design, manufacture and testing across mechanical or electrical engineering is a strong bonus.
- Excellent communication skills, pro-active, a self-starter
- Excellent w/ design tools, prototyping tools, manufacturing processes, model making.
- Research experience - Usability testing


Will be working on projects around wearables and wearables technology!

Seeking individuals that can work cross-functionally to identify solutions, and come up w/ ideation on prototyping understanding design and design constraints in relation to physical form;

Experience w/ physical, mobile, consumer products; has experience working w/ digital design/product teams.

Looking for in Portfolio: quality of thought & design in coming up w/ new and differentiated products. Looking for brand new ideas & implementations; or improvements on existing implementations. (Not looking for iteration and refinement on existing products). Looking for great understanding of how to bring product to market w/ blue sky (open ended) approaches on emerging products; w/ focus on commercial products & B2C mobile products, w/ physical & digital implementation.

Not looking for application developers or designers that were part of larger product. Looking for conceptual understanding of blank-slate product development new product innovation!

Interview: video interviews (multiple rounds)
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QC Analyst

Job Reference: 20-06712 Type:
 
1 - Responsible for Lab services, which includes running a Parts Washer for glassware, wrapping materials and appropriately using an Autoclave, and delivering samples through the Bulk process by reviewing sample plans before delivery 
2- Responsible for aliquoting of production material
3- Responsible for processing incoming and outgoing shipments
Skills:1- Able to perform GMP documentation activities and follow specific schedules, with excellent communication skills
2- Works within clearly defined standard operating procedures and/or scientific methods and adheres to quality guidelines
3- Exceptional teamwork behaviors with going above and beyond to help others
Education:

0+ years of experience in the industry, Bachelor's degree or associates degree in a scientific discipline

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Senior Full Stack Developer

Job Reference: 20-06695 Type: *** Automotive is searching for a senior level full stack developer who will be a key contributor to the team. The candidate will possess a strong analytical mind, be a technical and creative thinker, have a strong aptitude for problem solving, and have zero tolerance for inefficiencies in software development. The ideal candidate will have excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, along with the fervent desire to continuously learn about different products and technologies. We value humility, a strong work ethic, flexibility, collaboration, technical curiosity, and constant learning.

You will be an architect and developer on a scalable internal web application that enables automated deployment of datasets and reports to external clients. You will be responsible for the design and development of all layers of the application. This team is responsible for workflow automation and modernization/refactoring of legacy applications and processes. This position offers an excellent opportunity for technical and professional growth.


Position Expectations:
The key traits, responsibilities and functions of the role include:
Be a key hands-on contributor to the design and implementation of new products and features throughout the entire stack.
Ownership of codebase, maintaining it and ensuring it runs consistently. You will own quality for your work.
Identify, design, develop, test, and release high quality, secure functionality as efficiently as possible.
Consistently identify opportunities to optimize and automate processes and workflow.
See beyond the current norm of operation, then design and implement solutions in stages.
Secure and safeguard data to preserve its integrity, reliability, and availability and ensure appropriate access levels are maintained.
Advise and assist application developers with proper roll-out and versioning procedures.
Work with project team members in all phases of software development life cycle.
Work with team to understand the project requirements, system architecture, technical design, and develop the application components based on the design.
Work with team to follow system test plans, ensure software quality assurance standards are achieved, and validate that business goals are accomplished.
Interface with support, product management, project management, QA, DBAs, and other colleagues to support ongoing operations.
Track and report development progress and performance daily.
Create comprehensive technical documentation and release notes.
Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
Ability to work effectively within a diverse team and to communicate with others is crucial.
Ability to mentor junior software developers.


Job Requirements:
We are seeking highly motivated individuals with a consistent record of professional and personal achievement. Creativity, initiative, resourcefulness and an entrepreneurial spirit are a must, in addition to the following:

Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or Software Engineering or related field with significant software and computer science course work.
Excellent understanding of programming concepts and methods, software development lifecycle and Agile development methodology.
Excellent communication, analytical, troubleshooting, and time management skills.
Ability to seamlessly transition to high-priority projects and situations.
You have taken a large-scale solution from inception to production.
Four plus years experience developing applications leveraging the following:
Object-Oriented programming language (Python preferred)
Web Frameworks (Django preferred)
Containers and Container Application platforms (OpenShift, Docker, and Kubernetes preferred)
DBMSs such as PostgreSQL, DB2, Vertica
UNIX/LINUX
Shell scripting
SQL
Some experience with the following preferred:
ETL tool (IBM DataStage preferred)
Version Control software/tools such as Bitbucket/Git
BI tools (Tableau preferred)

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Trainer

Job Reference: 20-06684 Type: Job Description: Day to Day Responsibilities of this Position and Description of Project:

Job Description
Global Support Enablement (GSE), part of ***s Global Customer Support organization, executes programs to support the goals and priorities of ***s Support organization, ensuring a best-in-class customer experience at ***. The Learning and Development (L&D) team partners with GSE counterparts and stakeholders to enable Support workmate performance with learning and development.
The Senior Learning Consultant prepares, delivers, and evaluates learning content for Support that is aligned with business goals and priorities. This role conducts skills and knowledge gap analyses, creates training plans,develops engaging instructional content, facilitates training and measures and monitors performance. To be successful in this role, you should have experience creating interactive blended learning content including live virtual training, e-learning, and coaching. We are looking for candidates with strong experience building effective relationships with leaders and stakeholders, and collaborating with cross-functional teams. Ultimately, you will help us execute on our most important initiatives while helping employees boost their performance.
Responsibilities:
Training Development and Facilitation
Act as a strategic consultant to understand business priorities, identify skills gaps, and develop training plans
Prepare timely and relevant educational content and collateral to help our employees develop their skills and adopt systems, tools, and processes in a variety of modalities
Design programs to support professional development initiatives
Facilitate live virtual training programs in multiple locations
Create e-learning content and develop performance support materials
Remain accountable to commitments, quality, and desired outcomes
Design and implement proficiency standards for critical enablement programs
Align with leaders acting as a strategic consultant to understand proficiency needs
Develop KPIs and assess the impact of training on employee performance; monitoring skills and adoption
Drive desired outcomes and report those outcomes to leadership
The ideal candidate will:
Demonstrate experience helping organizations adopt new processes
Have worked in organizations that deliver SaaS, cloud-based solutions
Be able to bridge the gap between technology and people
Demonstrate ability to overcome learner resistance
Types of enablement programs supported in this role include:
Transformational business initiatives
Process, systems, and tools initiatives
Change management
Career and professional development
Inclusion and Diversity programming
Requirements:
Bachelor degree, professional certification or verified work experience in education, training, or a similar role
Typically 10+ years experience in in technology or relevant field
Instructional design and content development experience; including needs analysis that requires evaluation of intangibles
Excellent communication skills; presentation and facilitation skills
Proven ability to visualize information in presentations and video to influence and engage audiences
Analytical, strategic thinking, problem solving, planning, and execution skills
Exceptional interpersonal skills, experience building cross-functional relationships
Detail-oriented and well-organized
Comfortable with ambiguity and able to deliver results independently
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Office Administrator

Job Reference: 20-06665 Type: Job Description: Summary: Supervises the day-to-day operations of general office Administrative Team and the Service Administrative Team to ensure the office is effectively and efficiently responding to customer service needs and problem solving. Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university and five years related experience in Accounting or Business Administration or combination of education and experience. Must be proficient with Microsoft Office. Superior supervisory skills required. Skills and Competencies: LANGUAGE SKILLS - Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public (i.e. excellent verbal and written communication skills). REASONING ABILITY - Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.Major Job Duties and Responsibilities: Monitors, measures, and modifies process and measurements of general office administrative staff to effectively and efficiently meet customer needs and business objectives. Manages the G&A budget for office furniture, supplies, repairs and renovations. Handles office equipment purchases or leasing. Conduct customer surveys. Writes and conducts associate performance reviews for the Administrative Team. Directly supervises the Service Administrative Team insuring that service company MBO goals are met. Serves as the company Safety Leader and chairman of the Safety Committee. Conduct departmental meetings. Establishes the central filing system for the Systems Company. Serves on the Executive Committee. Interact with coaches to insure customer satisfaction is being meet by the administrative team. Monitors daily activities of the Administrative Team and oversees incoming phone calls to ensure outstanding customer service. Handles customer complaints and problem calls to avoid downstream issues. Oversees/monitors all office supply orders. Organizes meetings by making arrangements and distributing related materials. Oversees/monitors travel arrangements to insure proper billing is executed. Ensures quality standards of all administrative process and procedures. Oversees the ordering of company forms. Manage PTO schedules for payroll. Performs other duties as necessary. Flexibility to work outside normal working hours and weekends, as required.
Comments for Suppliers: Looking for a professional resource with potential to add to the team at a later date.

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Sr Project Manager

Job Reference: 20-06662 Type:
Some quick references about this opportunity are as below:
Job TitleSr. Project Manager
Duration06+ Months Contract
(Possible Extension or Conversion to Full-Time)
Location100% Remote

Job Description:
The Business Support & Operations Sr Project Manager will be responsible for understanding, organizing, communicating, documenting, and coordinating all planning and business enablement activities that are supported by the First Line of Defense Center of Excellence (FLOD COE). These projects will include but are not limited to Policy and Procedure documentation; Issue Framework, Monitoring and Management; Resiliency Incident Management & Customer Recovery; Complaints Monitoring and Expansion; Root Cause Analytics; Business Intelligence and Analytics; and Interactions and Control Testing & Monitoring. The individual will need to maintain a strong working relationship with First Line and Second Line teams, individual business units, support teams and Information Technology (IT) to ensure a successful deliverable. This is a high visibility role that involves strong leadership.

Job Description:
  • Ability to work with large and diverse teams in multiple locations.
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic, fast paced environment within a matrix reporting structure.
  • Manage multiple, complex projects in parallel focusing on on-time delivery.
  • Proactively identify and report on risks, issues and dependencies.
  • Provide regular updates on project status, including a risk assessment and list of outstanding issues. Escalate risks to leadership accordingly.
  • Coordinate with the FLOD-COE management team to identify individuals and resources needed to meet project deadlines.
  • Understand who the business is; provides realistic expectations; and actively monitor stakeholder satisfaction.
  • Develop improvements and innovations to enhance timeliness and accuracy of data.
  • Ensure open communication on the project team. Consult and provide advice, facilitate discussions and resolve conflict.
  • Make decisions and take timely independent action in pursuit of priorities.
  • Create clear measures for quality and success of the team.
  • Participate in special projects as needed and perform other duties as assigned.

Required Experience, Skills, or Abilities:
  • Experience with Traditional Waterfall and Agile Scrum Project Management methodologies.
  • Possess strong presentation and documentation skills. Proficient in PowerPoint, Word and Excel. Smartsheets is preferred.
  • Extensive experience leading global, multi-disciplinary teams in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Exceptional problem solving and negotiation skills with the ability to work across organizational boundaries to drive complex delivery challenges.
  • Strong business and technical insight, with the ability to quickly understand and communicate technical ideas and challenges across a broad audience.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the professional confidence to effectively engage and interact with senior and executive management.
  • Ability to make strong decisions and handle multiple projects under pressure.
  • Ability to direct and motivate others.
  • Ability to focus on desired results, determining what is important and urgent, clarifying next steps, and delegating effectively to meet deadlines and achieve desired results
  • Self-starter, motivated individual who can move a project forward with little direction and/or guidance. Willingness to ask the right questions, engage appropriate points of contact to launch a project from conception into motion.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing moderately sized programs from start to finish within a highly complex operating environment.

Preferred / Plus:
  • General experience in one or more of the following areas: call center management, customer service, business analyst.
  • Experience with SQL Server is preferred.
  • Strong technical background is preferred.
  • Experience with Quality Assurance/Quality Control is preferred.

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Technical Writer

Job Reference: 20-06651 Type: Manager contact is Vishnu Vardhan Reddy Pati [***]

Description: We're a great team of writers who work collaboratively with developers, quality engineers, product managers, and usability experts to make the ***.com application easier to use. You're a problem solver with excellent people skills who'll write easy-to-understand user interface text, online help, and developer guides; create videos, tutorials, and other user assistance to help customers use a variety of business applications. You're a great match if you're self-directed, passionate about technology, produce high-quality documentation, and understand how your work contributes to the overall success of the product. You'll work with teams that are on-site in Dallas and San Francisco and whose features interest you. You'll use innovative technical communication tools and Agile methodologies to deliver the best work of your career!
----------Responsibilities:
Responsibilities: Source code analysis (preferably force.com and apex programming) and documentation; Basic application testing experience; Create and update documentation for the *** CRM application and Chatter, including mobile applications. Develops, writes, edits, and formats materials such as Standard Operating Procedures, Business Practices, forms, checklists, technical manuals, installation guides, user manuals, and related technical and business process documentation. When creating, updating and enhancing the documentation, adhere to format, content and style guidelines, giving consideration to usability and ensuring accuracy, consistency and quality. Additionally, this position will be required to administer the processing of documents via the established Document Processing Review process. May require communication through a variety of media (e.g., web-based, Gdocs, Quip, etc.).
----------SKILLS: ------
Previous coding and testing experience; Gdocs, MS Office expertise; ------ previous technical writing experience; ------ document version control experience; ------ excellent communication/writing skills; ------ 6-8 years industry experience

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Developer

Job Reference: 20-06649 Type: **Open to all remote U.S. candidates

* Developing functional automated tests in Java and/or Apex
* Plan, design and enhance automation framework, utilities and tools
* Design and implement automated test suite that are fast, robust, and maintainable using Java-based tools such as OATS (Oracle Application Testing Suite), JUnit, and Apex
* Diagnose, track and manage quality issues to resolution required
* Document test plans and publish test results with the goal of continuous improvement in code quality and test coverage
* Experience in testing web based environment, SAAS preferred
* Experience with an automation scripting language, Java script, Junit and other/
* Experience with Oracle forms* Experience with Java Enterprise Edition* Experience with JEE on weblogic Experience with technical design, development, test, deployment, and production support* Strong Oracle Form development development skills* Strong Java development skills* Strong Web Services development skills* Experience with Jdeveloper and Tortoise SVN (Subversion) tools* Preferred JavaScript experience* Bachelors degree in computer science or equivalent experience

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Content Coordinator

Job Reference: 20-06648 Type: General Responsibilities: Make editorial changes within the queue for change requests sent to a specified email address Serve as backup for dispatching incoming queue cases to Content Editors. Coordinate the process of soliciting new hotel information. Coordinate bulk loading of content changes and regular data feeds. Run weekly metrics performance reports. Coordinate assignment of work to vendors. Run database queries for multiple types of information. Create and maintain status spreadsheets and project plans. Own local SEO expertise and implementation.
This person will receive content files and publish them in our content management system. Experience coordinating and publishing content to the web required. Must be adept publishing with one or more content tools such as Salesforce Knowledge, Adobe Experience Manager, WordPress, or similar applications. Ability to build basic automation a plus. An eye for detail and quality assurance background ideal

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IT Quality Assurance Engineer

Job Reference: 20-06632 Type: Duration:0-6 month(s)

Description/Comment:Summary: Responsible for providing Quality Assurance services to projects, maintenance activities and taking ownership of the quality of one or more applications while conducting Quality Assurance development processes, developing test solutions, and assisting in the development, implementation, and maintenance of Quality Assurance best practices and testing standards. Analyzes business requirements for completeness, testability and develops test plans, test scenarios, test cases, test scripts, test data and will carry out the Quality Assurance testing activities to ensure the applications and products and/or releases are in compliance with the Quality Assurance standards of the organization. Job Responsibilities: 1. Analyzes business requirements, design documents for completeness and testability. 2. Develops test plans, test scenarios, test cases, test data and test scripts for different types of testing activities. 3. Performs execution of test cases, test scripts, captures test results, test metrics and reports them. 4. Identifies and tracks system defects, Performs root cause analysis of the defects and works with the development team to resolve them. 5. Partners with test leads and architects to develop and establish Quality Assurance standards and best practices. 6. Performs and coordinates system verification and validation test activities utilizing various tools such as Client Quality Center/Application lifecycle Management. 7. Performs Quality Assurance testing activities to ensure the applications and products and/or releases are in compliance with the Quality Assurance standards of the organization. Skills: *Verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, customer service and interpersonal skills. *Basic ability to work independently and manage one's time. *Basic knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. *Basic knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. *Basic knowledge of computer development software, such as Microsoft Visual Basic, Linux, JavaScript, etc. Required Education: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field Experience: 5-7 years of experience in the Information Services field, focusing on Quality Assurance activities and testing. Minimum 5 years experience with Quality Assurance processes and testing methodologies.

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FAQs

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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