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full time QA Data Warehouse Analyst (BI) at Radiopoint (Montreal)

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Radialpoint helps large consumer technology brands (PC OEMs. MSOs/Telco's and Retailers) realize their share of the growing revenue potential of the Connected Home. Our Connected Home Services solutions generate revenue and deepen customer relationships by simplifying technology and solving end-user frustrations. We bring a partner-led platform-based SaaS solution to market that combines our customers' assets and 3rd party services with our strategic and operational expertise to deliver end-to-end, monetized premium services. Some of the world's most successful service providers, OEM's and retailers are powered by Radialpoint generating nearly $1B in revenues to date, and growing. Radialpoint is headquartered in Montreal, Canada with offices in the United States and Europe.

Position Overview & Main Responsibilities

As a Quality Assurance Data Warehouse Analyst you will develop and implement software test strategies/plans, test procedures, test scripts and test cases for a mass market product and supporting server systems. You will ensure that defects are identified and addressed prior to releasing the product and approve the software for release. This role requires a person who has a passion for QA and loves analyzing and driving testing efforts in a high-caliber team environment. If you interested in working in a QA environment where QA is done right, then this is the position for you!

The QA Data Warehouse Analyst reports to the BI QA Team Lead. As a QA Data Warehouse Analyst you will:

- Simulate end user interaction through the generation of data and validate the data's integrity throughout the various transformation stages.

- Internalize customer usage of the Data Warehouse to ensure that it meets the customers reporting requirements.

- Identify and analyze business and functional requirements (implicit and explicit), failure modes, and quality factors.

- Represent the QA team in software design discussions.

- Install and configure the test environments as required by the various QA assignments.

- Test requirements (implicit and explicit), failure modes, quality factors and specifications, provide bug isolation and work closely with the development team to help identify root cause of and resolution of software defects.

- Use a combination of scripted (analytic) and exploratory (heuristic) testing techniques in conducting QA on our products.

- Track and communicate project status: work done, work to go, testing completed, testing to go.

- Ensure the documentation and communication of test results and issues (bugs) through an issue tracking system.

- Document work-around solutions when a release requires it.

- Participate in Bug Triage.

- Assist in the reproduction and follow-up of issues reported from end-users.

- Participate in the development of test effort estimates.


REQUIREMENTS

- 2 to 3 years experience in Software Quality Assurance working in testing software in a commercial software development environment.

- At least 1 of these years installing, configuring, debugging and troubleshooting a server application (i.e. Operating System installation, IP Tables, DNS, TCP/IP, Apache, TOMCAT, etc. . .).

- At least 1 years experience validating data in transactional databases (i.e. Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, DB2).

- University degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent program/experience.

- Ability to use manual, automated or partly automated testing approaches to implementing test cases.

- Ability to recommend several different possible approaches to solving any assigned testing activities including the use of different combinations of testing tools and techniques.

- Good technical writing skills and ability to clearly describe complex processes and tasks.

- Strong verbal and written communication abilities in English and a working knowledge of French.

- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

- Team player who is detail oriented and has superb organizational skills.

- Ability to plan and prioritize multiple tasks and adapt to changing priorities.

- Ability to anticipate, foresee and act on problems and manage risk associated with job responsibilities.

- Ability to write and troubleshoot SQL queries as well as write tests using SQL.

- Ability to validate Database Schemas through validation and troubleshooting.

- Black box test case design skills such as: Equivalence partitioning, Boundary analysis, State modeling.

- Clear verbal and written communication skills (terse, clear and complete).

Additional competencies that will be considered assets

- Experience as a Test Lead on a QA project.

- Knowledge of reporting/data warehouse tools like Cognos, or Websphere.

- Knowledge of Load testing tools (i.e. SOAPui, SOAtest, OpenLoad).

- Familiarity with unit test harnesses.

- Knowledge of a scripting language (i.e. Bash, Python).

- Good knowledge of Web Services (SOAP, REST), Application Servers (Weblogic, JETTY) and Linux.

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