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QA Manual Tester

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: QA Manual Tester
Role Title: Information Technology Specialist I
Posting Number: SW0170812
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation supports the university community and its missions by fostering quality research and scholarship, providing access to funding information, enhancing the ability to respond to national research priorities and pursue opportunities, encouraging and directing inquiry into new and emerging fields, promoting solutions to problems and advances of basic knowledge in diverse disciplines and through interdisciplinary cooperation, ensuring compliance with policies and procedures related to research, marketing faculty talent and university capabilities within the university community and to external audiences, and fostering partnerships with outside agencies and businesses.

The CREST Team (or Comprehensive Research Enterprise Solutions Team) within OVPRI is responsible for developing a customized system to provide online tools for university researchers, business managers and administrators to manage funded research activities at Virginia Tech. The CREST team has an opening for a Quality Assurance Manual Tester to serve as the test coordinator and primary tester for applications developed by CREST, and providing manual testing support. This position will require direct interaction with other testers, application developers, project leadership and some customers, along with the ability to effectively and professionally communicate with each.

In this position, the successful candidate will be responsible for:
- Write test cases and carry out manual testing of research administration applications.
- Investigate, document, triage and track bugs.
- Develop testing standards and procedures.
- Assist with the development and functional teams to write test plans and schedule testing according to sprint schedules and application release dates.
- Perform usability testing and formal testing with user groups (faculty, administration).
- Assist with demos during sprint reviews.
- Assist with providing training on new features to user groups.

Required Qualifications:

- Demonstrated QA experience in manual testing using various testing techniques for Java applications, including functional, system, acceptance and regression testing
- Testing knowledge in browsers such as Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari
- Skilled in writing test plans, and identifying and executing test cases from user stories and software requirements
- Experience working with Jira or similar scrum, bug and project tracking tools
- Ability to self-direct while demonstrating strong collaboration skills and team-oriented motivation
- Proactive approach toward learning and understanding of applications and technologies

Preferred Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree in IT, business, administration or related field, or equivalent progressive professional experience
- Exposure to SQL and DBs such as PostgreSQL
- Experience working in an Agile/Scrum environment.
- Mobile application testing experience

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

For a complete listing of position qualifications, and to apply, please visit, and search for posting # SW0170812 . Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2017.

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Restricted
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FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band: 4
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Research/Interdisc Prg - Admin
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8-5
Posting Date: 10/10/2017
Review Begin Date: 10/30/2017
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Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. List of References
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