Senior Quality Assurance Analyst - Minneapolis, MN

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Aug 12, 2017
Sep 14, 2017
Employment Status
Full Time

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At UCare, we deliver high-quality health coverage and services to help members of all ages maintain and improve their health. It's a big job that takes innovative ideas, strategic partnerships, and a commitment to doing the right thing. Above all, it takes a compassionate team that is dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of our members and our communities.


Working at UCare is more than just a career; it's a mission. A mission that defines us as professionals, unites us as an organization, and shapes how we interact with our members and each other. Our values of integrity, community, quality, flexibility, and respect permeate every aspect of our organization - from who we are and how we act, to what we do and how we do it. We owe our continued success to our employees who proudly embody our mission and values in everything they do.


Position Description

For an independent, non-profit health plan provider of health coverage and services, the Senior Quality Assurance Analyst is responsible for following standards and best practices within the Quality Assurance program. The Sr. QA Analyst assists in the development and maintenance of regression and integrated test scenarios to sustain usability and mitigate risks, and will develop and establish quality assurance standards and measures for the information technology services within the organization. The Sr QA Analyst gathers and analyzes data in support of business cases, proposed projects, and systems requirements. This will include writing test plans and scripts for tracking defects and fixes in product development, software application development, information systems, and operations systems. The Sr QA Analyst applies proven analytical and problem-solving skills to help validate IT processes through careful testing in order to maximize the benefit of business investments in IT initiatives.

Job duties include:

·Collaborate with business partners, IT team leads, project leads, business analysts, end users and third party contacts to design, plan, execute, and validate test scenarios, scripts, or procedures to test system modifications  and receive business user acceptance prior to implementation;

·Develop and test automation framework using Selenium and C#;

·Design and develop automated test scripts and scenarios;

·Develop and establish quality assurance measures and testing standards for new applications, products, and/or enhancements to existing applications throughout their development/product lifecycles;

·Develop testing programs that address areas such as database impacts, software scenarios, regression testing, negative testing, error or bug retests, or usability;

·Identify, analyze, and document problems with program function, output, online screens, or content;

·Document software defects, using a bug tracking system, and report defects to software developers and project managers or leads;

·Monitor bug resolution efforts and track successes;

·Participate in product design reviews, providing input on functional requirements, product design, schedules, or potential risks;

·Review software documentation to ensure technical accuracy, compliance, or completeness, or to mitigate risks.

·Utilize the following tools and technologies: Selenium, C#, Bugzilla, XML, and UNIX.


Master's degree or foreign equivalent degree in Computer Science, Engineering, MIS, or closely related IT field of study.

Required Experience

The qualified candidate must have at least three years (36 months) of experience as a software Quality Assurance Analyst working with health insurance-related systems such as programs for Medicaid, Medicare, managed care and private insurance programs and at least three years (36 months) of experience designing test scenarios and test scripts, mapping requirements, building automation frameworks for applications using Selenium, utilizing the following tools and technologies: Selenium, C#, Bugzilla, XML, and UNIX. All experience may be gained concurrently.


UCare is proud to be a recognized Star Tribune Top Workplace for the 8th consecutive year. As a part of our collaborative team, you'll experience the rewards that come with helping others and seeing the positive results of your hard work. We value and respect each individual's ideas and contributions, and give you the freedom to grow both personally and professionally. We are centrally located, and offer onsite education, equipment and wellness resources, a myriad of volunteer activities, and a number of other rewards. If you're looking for a welcoming environment that celebrates what you have to offer, helps you build on your strengths, and gives you the opportunity to truly make a difference, we invite you to apply.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.


Enter a highly collaborative environment where people are truly engaged, and feedback is valued. You'll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits, as well as a host of other perks, including a nationally recognized wellness program, and a bright, open, award-winning office space in Northeast Minneapolis just minutes from major freeways and retail centers. At UCare, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.

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