Quality Assurance Analyst

ACD Systems International, Inc.

March 20, 2015

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

ACD Systems International Inc.

ACD Systems is the largest and most respected independent digital image editing and management provider in the world. The company was founded in 1993 in Texas by technology and imaging visionary Doug Vandekerkhove. Doug foresaw the importance of the convergence of analog and digital (print, photos, scans, video and metadata) in the 80’s, revolutionizing how analog and digital information was used in pre-Web applications. Today ACD holds seven patents, and millions of ACDSee products are in use throughout the world.

ACD Systems has offices in the United States and Canada, supported by a team of global channel partners. With a product family that includes ACDSee Pro, ACDSee Pro Mac, ACDSee photo editing and management solutions, and Canvas technical illustration software, the company serves millions of consumers, small and medium sized businesses, government agencies and educational institutions, and corporate customers.

Representative markets for ACD Systems' products include AEC (architecture, engineering and construction), insurance, manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, government, architecture/construction, education, gaming, technology, bio/health and oil/gas/energy. Customers include General Motors, Caterpillar, Boeing, The New York City Fire Department, NASA, CNN and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. ACDSee software was used in the making of the movie Titanic because the filmmakers recognized that only ACDSee could provide the illustration, editing and management tools required for their large scale, complex development tasks and image management requirements.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 PC/Mac, networking and operating systems.
  • Good organizational skills with an ability to balance multiple priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment. 
  • Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team. 
  • Solid analytical and investigative 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: 

Please submit your resume to hr@acdsystems.com.  Please include the position you are applying for in the subject line.

ACD Systems would like to thank all who apply but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted.