Quality Assurance - QA for Mobile - Freelance

Employer
Location
New York
Posted
Apr 08, 2013
Closes
May 08, 2013
Contact
Ms. Bloomberg Recruitment
Category
Technology
Duration
Freelance
The Role
Bloomberg Mobile has a Quality Assurance (QA) freelance role available. This person 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 person in this QA role 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 mobile handset/tablet devices

Review usage reports of mobile applications and mobile web to identify product quality issues:
-Work with Analytics group and relevant internal departments to identify problems
-Monitor for failures reported within analytics engines

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 handsets/tablets and understands the various mobile reporting metrics.

Qualifications:
-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 mobile handset and tablet devices preferred
-Has worked with internal development and vendor teams
-Experience with analytic platforms such as Flurry, Mobalytics, Google, Omniture or Webtrends helpful
-Ability to create executable test scripts to exercise functionality
-Demonstrable attention to detail and organizational skills
-Excellent communication skills and ability to present detailed analytical results 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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