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IT Quality Assurance Analyst III


Boise, ID, US, 83702-6924

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


The IT Quality Assurance Analyst position defines and coordinates what needs to be tested and to what degree to achieve maximum solution quality. Responsible for planning and testing the functionality of software & hardware platforms to ensure the stability & reliability of production platforms. Evaluates and tests new or modified software programs to verify program's function according to user requirements and conform to established guidelines. Provides assessment of overall software quality based on established guidelines and industry best practices. This role serves as an ambassador for quality to ensure testing best practices are employed.

Key Responsibilities

  • Evaluate and coordinate delivery of what needs to be tested & degree of testing to ensure proper testing coverage is achieved.
  • Own the testing process throughout entire project life to include:
  • Provide test work effort and resource estimates
  • Collaborate with business analysts, developers, stakeholders and product owners to clarify requirements
  • Attend project team meetings and consult on all testing matters
  • Ensure testability, consistency and completeness of requirements and/or user stories
  • Identify required test environments, test data and access for test activities
  • Provide test status, results and metrics
  • Identify and communicate potential risks as it relates to testing
  • Develop and maintain detailed test plan. Communicate and gain a common understanding and approval of the test plan.
  • Create and/or coordinate required test cases to ensure adequate coverage for the proposed solution. This may include positive, negative, boundary, regression, performance, load and other test types.
  • Perform and/or coordinate system and systems integration testing, covering all requirements as captured in the development requests and functional specifications.
  • Identify, document, communicate and manage defects. Facilitate defect awareness, risk and resolution.
  • Continuously strive to advocate and achieve testing best practices including promotion of testing tools and standards, supporting test activities within different project methodologies.
  • Build strong working relationships with stakeholders and partners.
  • Display high ethical standards including honesty, truthfulness, tolerance and social responsibility.
  • Comply with all legislative / statutory obligations and company policies.

Typical Education

  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or university

Relevant Experience

  • At least 5 years of experience in Information Technology, with experience in testing and quality practices.
  • At least 5 years of experience in test coordination, test script creation, test execution and defect management.
  • Experience and/or exposure of test automation capabilities.
  • Understanding of the software development lifecycle.
  • Exposure to project management methodologies.
  • Exposure working with vendor partners.
  • Combination of education, training and/or experience will be considered for this position.

Job Requisition ID: 5446

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): Simplot Headquarters - Boise 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**

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