Associate Quality Assurance Analyst at Optum (Minneapolis, MN)

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Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)
Combine Fintech and Healthcare, two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet, with a culture of performance, collaboration, and opportunity and this is what you get - leading edge technology that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about providing advanced, state-of-the-art payment solutions to help those we serve be healthier, happier, and more productive.
About Us:
Careers at Solutran®, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group®, offer a unique and exciting opportunity to create large-impact, market-leading payments, and financial technology innovations, while delivering on the mission of improving the health and wellbeing of tens of millions of Americans.
Our industry-leading S3® payments platform is integrated at 35,000+ retail locations and supports some of the largest benefits and rewards programs in the world by offering value to consumers and directing the spending of funds to approved health-enhancing products and services. This advanced technology has led to Solutran's rapid ascent to market leadership in healthcare benefits and has broader applicability across numerous other industries.
Working within a FinTech powerhouse, Solutran team members enjoy a culture of performance and collaboration, along with the resources and technology of a Fortune 5 company that comes with being a part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses. Our teams work in close partnership with the largest and most forward-thinking companies in America including Aetna, Anthem, CVS, General Mills, Kroger, UnitedHealthcare, Walmart, Walgreens and more. Learn more about our latest innovations at www.solutran.com .
Position Summary:
The Associate Quality Assurance Analyst is responsible for supporting the planning, design and execution of system testing on simple to complex projects. The Associate QA Analyst works collaboratively with the Development and Product teams to define testing strategy, write test plans, write test cases according to requirements, and execute cases.
This role is responsible for system testing and publishing test results to stakeholders. The Associate QA Analyst should be comfortable creating and cleaning up test data,including querying databases to access information to support test execution and validation. Their motivation should be to strive for excellence while facilitating testing, supporting development, and ensuring quality to deliver systems that meet or exceed client expectations.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Consistently uses established testing standards and practices to assure quality in all products.
  • Review and understand functional requirements to ensure that requirements are testable and define test scenarios required to validate development aligns with requirements.
  • Execute and maintain regression test suites.
  • Perform testing on various software and reporting systems.
  • Effectively communicate to both technical and non-technical sides of the business, articulating issues or needs in a clear and concise manner.
  • Demonstrate strong participation in the SCRUM team, willingly taking on roles outside of QA when it benefits the team's goals.
  • Show willingness and ability to serve as a resource to other team members.
  • Support, troubleshoot, and analyze product issues including triaging issues with data processing and web applications.
  • Collaborate with other departments to develop effective solutions that meet end user and client business requirements.
  • Contribute to strategic project teams from kick-off through successful implementation within established timeframes.
  • Proficiently use SQL and other data tools to research issues and obtain information for testing.
  • Support production deployments as scheduled, including occasional after-hours events.
  • Contribute to test automation as needed.
  • Support Client Service as needed during client implementations.
  • Demonstrate an end-user focused approach to testing
  • Other duties as assigned.

An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
Required Qualifications:
  • Highschool diploma or GED
  • Understanding of SQL and relational data models
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, Visio, and DBMS tools

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Working towards a 2 or 4 year degree
  • Understanding of mobile and web application development
  • Knowledge of building, maintaining, and executing regression test suites to support CI/CD development
  • I understand this role requires me to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, including receiving a booster dose when I become eligible if I am located in a state that mandates booster doses. I agree that I will provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to beginning employment, or that I believe I qualify for an exemption under federal or state law and will apply for one

Work Location: This is a hybrid position, working some days in our office in Plymouth, MN and other days remote.
Travel Requirement: This position does not require frequent travel.
Please note: This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
AAP/EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.
To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment.
Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
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