Overview

Comet Global Consulting is a fast-growing consultancy that specializes in inbound and outbound CRM, marketing and decision management solutions. We deliver high-impact strategy and technical consulting and provide ongoing development and operational support services.

Summary of Position

The Tester performs a range of functions to assist in the successful delivery of testing engagement and is a critical member of the software development and quality assurance teams, responsible for the quality of release for user acceptance testing.

Major Responsibilities

Software System Testing

  • Performs intermediate level testing tasks requiring strong analytical skills, interpretation of test cases and scripts, planning & scheduling of technical activities
  • Review of requirements, preparation and execution of test cases, defect reporting and tracking
  • Meet test requirements, schedule, and test milestones
  • Perform ad hoc/exploratory testing and defect characterization, writes clear and concise defect reports & performs or directs test case maintenance
  • Ensures that all test activities are properly executed, documented, and reported
  • Actively involved in defect finding & trouble shooting, reporting and verification, suggesting root causes reporting test results
  • Effectively communicate and track issues discovered during testing and working directly with Test Manager and/or Senior Tester, application developers, and project manager toward issue resolutions

Personal Development

  • Implements and maintains a personal development program
  • Proactively identifies own training needs

Desired Skills and Experience

Education

  • Engineering, Science or Computer Science undergraduate degree/diploma, or equivalent work experience

Experience & Knowledge

  • Minimum of 3-4 years of professional experience developing software applications. With an emphasis on test development
  • Ability to travel 50 – 75% at a minimum with periods of 100% travel
  • Previous experience working in a team with more and less experienced engineers
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and support unscheduled events
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and self-manage multiple project tasks
  • Candidate must have a software development background with an excellent grasp on programming logic
  • Able to leverage functional requirements documents, existing system tests and a solid knowledge of intranet-based solutions to perform black-box testing
  • Able to work in a collaborative environment where requirements will be written and spoken and must be understood and captured in such a fluid environment
  • Strong collaboration skills, strong organization and logic skills, exceptionally speedy and accurate with the ability to see the critical path for testing
  • Knowledge of TFS and automation of testing is a plus
  • Pega certification a plus

Personal Skills

  • Self-starter.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build business relationships
  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and all levels of management and external stakeholders
  • Clear and concise writing and verbal skills are crucial to the ability to obtain and disseminate information
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to balance multiple concurrent assignments
  • Collaborates with others, both internal staff and clients, with consideration and respect
  • Provides timely feedback and responses to all, especially clients
  • Represents company in a professional and positive manner

Business Application Software

  • Advanced skills with PC-based tools including MS project, MS Office (i.e. Word, Excel, Visio, and PowerPoint) required

Attributes

  • Enjoys taking ownership for the delivery of measurable results
  • Relentless focus on execution: detail oriented, organized and task oriented
  • Ability to work well under deadlines
  • Ability to learn and make effective use of new technologies
  • Client focused
  • Accountable
  • Agile
  • Business acumen.
  • Solutions oriented problem solver
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • A strong team orientation
  • Proof of legal authority to work permanently in the U.S