Quality Assurance Analyst

ACD Systems International, Inc.

October 22, 2014

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Job Category: 
Technical
Job Specialization: 
Software Development
Job
Company Overview: 

ACD Systems is recognized the world over as the leader in image management and technical illustration software, providing the ACD™ Family of products, headed by ACDSee and Canvas. ACD delivers the leading platforms for image management and technical illustration, giving consumers and professionals everything they need to manage, create, edit, share, and publish content for print, presentation and the Web faster, easier, and more efficiently.

Job Summary: 

SUMMARY

The QA Analyst tests ACD Systems software for the Microsoft Windows and Mac platforms.  Through collaboration with other members of the QA and Engineering team, the QA Analyst contributes to, or is responsible for, the creation of a test plan, test strategy, and test cases, which meet the needs of the high quality standards set at ACD Systems. 

KEY COMPETENCIES

  • Technical Expertise – demonstrable depth of knowledge and skill in Quality Assurance.
  • The ability to work with and coordinate efforts within a globally distributed team environment.
  • Initiative – the ability to identify what needs to be done and do it before being asked or before the situation requires it.
  • Innovation - the ability to foster, sponsor, or support the introduction of new and improved methods, products, procedures, or technologies.
  • Change management - support for improvement and departmental changes needed to ensure effectiveness as well as helping others manage change.
  • Results orientation - the ability to develop and communicate challenging goals in support of the department’s mission and focus on their accomplishment.
  • Teamwork - the ability to foster interest, skill, and success in getting groups to work well together.
  • Mentoring - the ability to delegate responsibility and to coach others in developing their potential.
  • Oral and written communication skills - the ability to express oneself clearly in writing and conversation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Define, document, develop, and execute black-box testing. Includes the development and execution of test plans, test strategies, and test cases.
  • Test software by comparing operation to documentation.
  • Identify, analyze, and document defects, questionable functions, and inconsistencies in software.
  • Recommend modifications, and additions to software features.
  • Work with Engineering to establish and verify benchmarks for program efficiency in operating and response times.
  • Review hardware, operating systems, networking environments, and competitor software.
  • Identify and build applicable hardware and software test environments.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Must understand black-box testing methodologies.
  • Have an understanding of white-box testing methodologies (desirable).
  • Experience working in an agile engineering environment (desirable).
  • Have strong test-strategy development skills, including creation of test cases, with or without a specification document.
  • Experience with code-level testing tools, and when their use is beneficial.
  • Good technical knowledge of digital imaging software as well as hardware products.
  • Good technical knowledge of PC/Mac, networking and operating systems.
  • Good organizational skills with an ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. 
  • Good business communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team. 
  • Solid analytical and investigative skills.
  • Refined problem-solving skills. 
  • Strong administrative skills with careful attention to detail.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Diploma or Degree in Computer Science; or related experience.  
  • 2+ years of QA experience in a formal testing environment.
How To Apply: 

Thank you to all who apply but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. 

Please send your resume to hr@acdsystems.com and include the position applied for and your name in the subject line.