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IT App Dev & Support, Professional, Senior Quality Engineer

Headquarters Office, 625 State Street, Schenectady, New York, United States of America; Rochester Office, 220 Alexander Street, Rochester, New York, United States of America Req #487
Monday, March 16, 2020
Be a part of the transformation at MVP Health Care®. MVP Health Care is a nationally-recognized, regional not-for-profit health insurer. We care for more than 700,000 members across New York and Vermont and are powered by the ideas and energy of more than 1,700 employees. We employ talented people  with diverse backgrounds and experience—tech people, numbers people, even people people—to make health insurance more convenient, more supportive, and more personal. If you’re ready to join a thriving, mission-driven company where you can create your own opportunities—it’s time to make a healthy career move to MVP.

Status: Full-time, Exempt: Yes

The Senior Quality Engineer is a critical part of this transformation.  As a member of a Scrum team, the Senior Quality Engineer is primarily responsible for ensuring that quality products are delivered to the organization. The candidate will work with a
cross-functional team to understand business requirements and break them into user stories, develop test plans, test cases and execute test scenarios to ensure we are delivering high quality code.  The ideal candidate is a highly motivated, self-starter who is passionate about quality assurance and can work effectively in an agile environment to ensure commitments are met.  The engineer also serves as a role model on the Scrum team to promote quality, innovative, and scalable solutions.

The role includes but is not limited to the following: 

  • Lead quality assurance efforts of Scrum teams and serve as a subject matter expert to other Quality Engineers

  • Serve as a quality expert for the team often participating in design and architecture sessions

  • Work with Quality Assurance leaders to define and implement process improvement initiatives that drive improved quality and accuracy while promoting industry best practices

  • Leverage DevOps concepts to promote good quality and automation practices

  • Derive test strategies utilizing industry standard testing techniques and methodologies

  • Compose and execute master test plans for large scale projects

  • Lead Agile defect management process

  • Ensure quality solutions are delivered to the business by executing a strategic and well planned test approach

  • Create detailed, comprehensive, well-structured test cases that are automatable

  • Create system or business process flow diagrams

  • Utilize structured query language (SQL) for data mining and data seeding purposes

  • Identify critical path regression scenarios

  • Conduct root cause analysis and participate in debugging activities

  • Ensure proper test coverage by utilizing a traceability matrix

  • Participates in release/sprint planning activities and daily stand-up meetings

  • Participates in user story creation, backlog refinement scrum ceremonies ensuring appropriate test acceptance criteria, test cases, and test plans are in place

  • Provide story points estimates for quality deliverable portion of a user story

  • Provide an hours estimate for quality assurance tasks being performed for user stories

  • Accountable for regular status updates to all assigned sprint tasks during daily stand-up meetings


One or more of the following preferred:  SQL,T-SQL, .NET, C #, Android/iOS, SSIS, SSRS, and SSAS


Position Qualifications


Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field/relevant work experience required


Minimum Experience

5+ years’ experience working as quality engineer

1 years’ experience working in an agile environment

Experience with test automation and tools


Required Skills

  • Ability to problem solve and implement solutions

  • Command of the software development lifecycle (SDLC)

  • Detailed understanding of testing methodologies and techniques

  • Highly self-motivated and directed with the ability and dedication to meeting
    aggressive deadlines while ensuring quality delivery

  • Proficient at test case design, test scripts, test execution and defect management

  • Demonstrate proficiency with structured query language (SQL)

  • Ability to understand and embrace our SDLC, business processes, and strategy

  • Understanding of Agile Development Methodology (SCRUM)

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical team members and customers

 Preferred Skills

  • Detailed understanding and experience in DevOps concepts preferred

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Other details

  • Job Family Information Technology & Transformation Services
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Headquarters Office, 625 State Street, Schenectady, New York, United States of America
  • Rochester Office, 220 Alexander Street, Rochester, New York, United States of America