Freelance Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist

New York
Feb 05, 2013
Mar 07, 2013
Ms. Bloomberg Recruitment
Digital Media
The Role
Bloomberg Mobile is seeking a freelance Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist who will be responsible for helping ensure Bloomberg's mobile products are best in class in terms of quality (performance, stability, content integrity) and customer service. This is a fulltime, freelance role.

The QA Specialist will:
-Work in cross-functional efforts to identify, prioritize and conduct root cause analysis on a diverse set of issues that impact the product lifecycle
-Create/execute test plans and manual test cases, execute ad-hoc functional testing and report findings
-Work closely with mobile application, content creation and services engineers and product managers to classify, resolve and rectify defects
-Create and maintain automated test scripts
-Audit solutions and validate the desired customer experience
-Focus on Android handset/tablet devices as well as iOS

Review usage reports of mobile applications and mobile web to identify product quality issues:
-Work with Analytics group and relevant business communities to identify problems
-Monitor for failures reported within analytics engines
-Analyze network failure, service or server failures and recommend failure mitigation procedures and upgrades

The role will require a strong functional, testing and operational mindset. A detail oriented person with a focus on user experience will excel in the role.

The ideal candidate will have mobile domain knowledge of content delivery, tested mobile applications on Android and iOS handsets/tablets and understands the various mobile reporting metrics.

-2+ years relevant experience in mobile, wireless, application development or web publishing industry (including internships)
-Experience in creation/maintenance of automated test scripts
-Product Development or Quality Assurance experience
-Experience in root cause analysis with technology issues, business case development, performance reporting and analysis
-Strong understanding of QA methodologies and processes within a development environment
-Experience testing on Android handset and tablet devices
-Has worked with internal development and vendor teams
-Experience with analytics from Flurry, Mobalytics, Google, Omniture or Webtrends
-Ability to create executable test scripts to exercise functionality
-XML and JSON fluent
-Demonstrable attention to detail and organizational skills
-Excellent communication skills and ability to present detailed analytical results to executives in verbal or written form.
-Can-do attitude and comfort working in an extremely fast paced environment
-Time management & prioritization skills for scope, resource and schedule management
-Creative problem solver
-Strong personal initiative, good judgment, and impeccable ethics; desire to succeed in a demanding, innovative, and entrepreneurial environment
-Accustomed to "open door" office setting

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