Laboratory Corporation of America Senior QA Software Analyst in Burlington, North Carolina

LabCorp is seeking a Senior QA Software Analyst for it's Burlington, NC location. This position will be responsible for identifying, planning and executing testing activities to ensure high quality software and ensure compliance according to regulatory statutes, policies and procedures. Test Web Application software, including Java and .Net, Web Services. Perform white-box tests. Create and maintain test plans, cases and summaries. Execute manual and automated test cases/scripts. Manage test data and perform data analysis. Define, maintain and organize input and output data. Develop and maintain quality repositories to assure quality data integrity, including IBM DB2, Oracle and Sybase database platforms. Communicate QA risks, milestones, and status to the QA lead or Project Manager. Review and verify functional and system requirements to ensure project deliverables pass QA criteria. Provide work estimates for testing activities. Assist in the setup and maintenance of QA test environment and tools. Collect and report on quality statistics and metrics. Record and monitor discovered defects and QA related issues. Participate in quality related discussions. Promote continuous improvement. Improve test cycle duration through the use of testing tools.

In addition, the job requirements for Sr. Quality Assurance Analyst:

  • Self-managing with the ability to control the analysis and quality processes throughout the software lifecycle while continuously driving quality into the overall work process.

  • Ability to project, schedule and track assigned tasks or tasks of others; able to determine scope and provide input to manage work effort, project resourcing and risks as required.

  • Conduct and/or participate in user interviews, workflow/process analysis, site visits, surveys and documentation analysis to compile, evaluate, reconcile and determine user needs, requirements and objectives.

  • Create, review and/or evaluate business and product requirement documentation, use cases, technical/design documents, architecture/workflow diagrams and other specifications as inputs into test documentation.

  • Develop, review and/or provide inputs into test plans, user acceptance plans, test cases/scenarios, test matrices and other quality documents.

  • Perform and/or provide support into the test execution, defect reporting and resolution, user testing/reviews, metrics reporting and status, results validation and documentation storage.

  • Collaborate with various IT entities such as the Development, Application Support, Infrastructure, ensure the proper implementation of key functionalities, requirements and processes.

  • Serves as a conduit between the IT entities and the business community (internal or external customers).

  • Organize and manage assigned tasks, provide project estimations and perform risk assessments and planning.

  • Provide peer support, Production support during normal or off-hour timeframes


General skills (required):

  • Bachelor's degree (or higher) or equivalent in a technical, business, or clinical discipline.

  • 5-7 years practical experience in Software Quality Assurance.

  • Experience using enterprise-level requirements definition and management systems.

  • Experience using both Agile and Waterfall testing methodologies.

  • Ability to analyze complex processes and systems, identify problems, develop logical conclusions, and implement effective solutions.

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • Ability to reduce abstract ideas to easily understood procedures and processes.

  • Must be able to work independently in the absence of supervision.

  • Experience in the healthcare industry is a plus, but not required.

  • Experience testing various application types (mainframe, web based, client/server, COTS, etc.) from a functional and integration perspective.

  • Ability to provide detailed testing documentation to developers/automation engineers in clear concise method.

Technical skills:

  • Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Project, etc.) - required

  • Software Management tools: HP Quality Center or equivalent test management tool (required), Defect Tracking tools (JIRA, ALM, Web-based), Database Analysis tools (TOAD, SQL Developer or similar)

  • Experience using Change Management applications or Enterprise-level tracking systems to manage business work requests.

  • Knowledge of HIPAA, PCI and other regulatory compliance policies and procedures.

  • Experience testing or analyzing mainframe, web, .NET, VB, middleware components, services and other development technologies.

  • Experience with various lifecycle methodologies: Waterfall, Agile.




8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

As an EOE/AA employer, the organization will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.