QA Analyst - Costco Travel (Dallas, TX)

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
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This is an environment unlike anything in the high-tech world and the secret of Costco's success is its culture. The value Costco puts on its employees is well documented in articles from a variety of publishers including Bloomberg and Forbes. Our employees and our members come FIRST. Costco is well known for its generosity and community service and has won many awards for its philanthropy. The company joins with its employees to take an active role in volunteering by sponsoring many opportunities to help others. In 2018, Costco contributed over $39 million to organizations such as United Way and Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Costco IT is responsible for the technical future of Costco Wholesale, the second largest retailer in the world with wholesale operations in twelve countries. Despite our size and explosive international expansion, we continue to provide a family, employee centric atmosphere in which our employees thrive and succeed. As proof, Costco consistently ranks in the top five of Forbes "America's Best Employers".

Quality Assurance Analysts are responsible for ensuring quality across team/domain specific applications through software/web testing, evaluating and approving of development tasks as completed for their team/domain, developing, modifying, and executing software strategies and test plans, analyzing and writing test standards and procedures, maintaining documentation of test results to assist in debugging, and modification of software.

If you want to be a part of one of the BEST "to work for" companies in the world, simply apply and let your career be reimagined.

ROLE
  • Designs, develops, and executes software test strategies, test plans, and test scripts.
  • Confirms accuracy and completeness of functional, integration, system, end to end, and acceptance test plans.
  • Designs, creates, and approves or oversees the creation and approval of project test cases, scripts, and conditions, as well as QA-related documentation.
  • Develops and ensures adherence to standardized software quality assurance best practices, policies, processes, and controls as it pertains to the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).
  • Develops and communicates accurate project estimates based on testing dependency analysis as requested by project/management team.
  • Analyzes and determines test dependencies including QA environment, QA tools, training, build and deployment plans, and communication processes.
  • Analyzes relevant business content and participates in requirement gathering sessions; provides input on requirement and design documents; assesses requirements for testability, clarity, purpose, inherent ambiguity, contradictory functions, and implementation.
  • Works closely with development team on test results and testing required code changes.
  • Executes automated test scripts, researches test run failures, and reports defects and results.
  • Troubleshoots test runs and environments.
  • Develops, documents, and leads the Defect Management process.
  • Ensures test cases are traceable to originating story/requirement and fully tests for feature requirements and/or user story acceptance criteria.
  • Manages defects appropriately by assigning, monitoring, and providing timely communication through the defect lifecycle.
  • Conducts QA risk management process throughout the test plan phase; defines and differentiates between risk, defect, and issue.
  • Assists teammates in growing and developing the skills necessary to grasp application concepts and tool suite.
  • Identifies and resolves problems, often anticipating issues before they occur or before they grow; develops and evaluates options and implements solutions.

REQUIRED
  • More than 2 years' in QA domain designing, developing, and executing manual/automated tests.
  • More than 2 years' of experience creating effective, robust UI automation testing using Selenium or similar.
  • Minimum of 2 years' of progressive, hands-on software quality assurance experience, functional and back-end testing of websites and back-end applications.
  • Minimum 2 years' of hands-on experience using industry standard software QA tools.
  • A sound understanding of Quality processes and methodologies and their purpose and place within the SDLC.
  • Must have current design and development experience in Java or similar.
  • Knowledge and understanding of typical multi-tier application architecture (presentation, service, data).
  • Well-rounded computer science engineering skills or equivalent experience.
  • Solid experience with Microsoft SQL or similar relational database.
  • Knowledge of web-based SOAP/RESTful services.
Recommended
  • Experience working in a Scrum/Agile environment.
  • Appreciation for CI/CD and DevOps.
  • Development of test tools.
  • Proficiency in any of the following tools: TFS, IntelliJ, Maven, Git, Junit, Jenkins, Splunk, SOAPUI.
  • Tomcat/Apache/IIS knowledge.
  • Self-driven continuous learning mindset.
  • Inventive problem solver - open minded but practical.
  • Travel industry knowledge preferred.
  • Detail-oriented and capable of working in an environment with changing priorities.
  • Ability to work within a team environment.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Analytical thinker possessing strong problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.

Required Documents
• Cover Letter
• Resume

California applicants, please click here to review the Costco Applicant Privacy Notice.

Apart from any religious or disability considerations, open availability is needed to meet the needs of the business. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the United States. Applicants and employees for this position will not be sponsored for work authorization, including, but not limited to H1-B visas.
More Information on Costco Wholesale
Costco Wholesale operates in the Food industry. The company is located in Seattle, WA and Tucson, AZ. Costco Wholesale was founded in 1983. It has 54818 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 90 open jobs at Costco Wholesale, click here.
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