QUALITY ASSURANCE ASSOCIATE
Aidmatrix - we are a small team of passionate people dedicated to helping others. We value aptitude over experience; we also value maintainable teams and products, feedback loops, and prefer essence to ceremony. We work in an environment where caring for our team, our partners and the world are valued attributes. We focus on being a game-changing organization, and have taken supply-chain management and re-worked it for use in humanitarian relief organizations. Previously, such technology was considered out-of-reach technology.
The Aidmatrix Foundation, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit headquartered in Dallas, Texas, USA, with offices in Germany and India. More than 40,000+ leading business, nonprofit and government partners leverage our solutions to mobilize more than $1.5 billion in aid annually, worldwide. The donated goods, money and services impact the lives of more than 65 million people.
We’re looking for someone with intelligent, dynamic and results-driven qualities, who wants to take care of people around the world using Technology.
You should strive for success and be mission driven, adaptable, intelligent, and articulate. You will design and perform quality assurance testing for disaster and hunger relief supply chain solutions on a regional and global scale. You will be expected to provide leadership in the development and adoption of Quality Assurance policies and procedures for the organization. Additionally, you will supervise and lead others (including interns) in performing Quality Assurance tasks and activities.
Characteristics/concepts we value –
Excellence as a Product
Innovation and usability as key components in the journey to create whole products
High level design/functional and non-functional understanding of the business and
Tech savvy, keeping up-to-date with latest and greatest
Superior written and oral communication
Multi-tasking and switching gears
Had you been with us last month, this is what you would have accomplished:
Developed testing scripts for over five Supply Chain Management products
Managed three interns to follow the test scripts that you developed
Identified defects and provided feedback to the product managers
Identified enhancements and provided them to our sophisticated online user voice
application to be considered and voted on by customers and employees
Completed a full life-cycle of application functional and regression testing
Attended team meetings to discuss process improvements
Created User training documents to support the five releases you had
Developed product release notes and distributed them within our collaboration system
Enjoyed congratulations from co-workers when the company receives public praise
because of the support you gave
Took a break from development and support to pair program on innovation projects
and training endeavors
Went to bed feeling so good that people around the world are being fed and housed
because of your work – Can it get any better than this?
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
Candidate must have 1-2 years experience in overall systems testing and quality assurance (preferably supply chain related).
Candidate must have a Bachelors degree from an Accredited University – preferably with a Major in Computer Science, MIS, or Supply Chain.
Candidate should have experience designing and conducting Quality Assurance testing,
business systems including testing of new functions and capabilities, as well as
regression testing of existing systems capabilities.
Experience with QA and stress testing of multi-tenant SAAS based systems is a plus.
Candidate should have experience with one or more formal SDLC methodologies.
Candidate must be able to be both a strong individual contributor who can design
and implement Quality Assurance solutions and an effective team leader who mentors
and advises less-experienced team members.
Candidate is expected to investigate and recommend improvements to our Quality Assurance
policies and procedures and techniques.
Candidate is expected to interact professionally with upper management and external customers.
Candidate must be able to ensure that projects are completed on time and within
budget, while communicating details of the project's status with the team.
Candidate must have a strong desire to deliver a social mission and help Aidmatrix make organizations around the world more efficient.
Candidate must have the ability to multi-task and manage several projects at once.
Candidate must have the ability to learn and adapt quickly.
English Language Proficiency is required (oral and written); Other Language proficiency,verbally and written, is desired but not required.
Candidate must have experience with Quality Assurance Tools. Familiarity with Six Sigma and Quality concepts and formal Project Management methodologies is a plus.
Understanding of Supply Chain Solutions is a plus.
Position is based in Irving, TX.
Scope, design, and implement Quality Assurance activities for supply chain solutions
within approved budgets and schedules.
Recommend and utilize standardized Quality Assurance methodologies and procedures
Ensure internal and external customer satisfaction with the Quality Assurance of
each assigned project.
Provide regular reports on individual and team status of projects and key objectives
Manage the formal project plan for the activities of the project you are directly
delivering and/or leading.
Monitor the project from design through delivery.
Mentor less experienced members of the delivery team.
Provide supervision of assigned resources (interns, etc.).
Document, refine and follow department level practices.
Please DO NOT apply if:
You feel that your work is more important than team work.
You feel that doing emergency deploy, weekend/after hours support is beyond you.
You're accustomed to using the phrase "it's not part of my job description".
You’re afraid of constructive feedback and a focus on efficiency and effectiveness.
Please DO apply if:
You have the desired experience (this is not a ‘learn on the job’ position).
You have a proven track record of employment demonstrating knowledge, expertise and mentoring skills that are valued by your peers.
You're accustomed to a small company environment including wearing many hats and managing way too many things at any given time.
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