The DFCI Enterprise Data Warehouse Quality Assurance Analyst is a critical member of the Informatics & Analytics team supporting the implementation and on-going development and operations of the enterprise data warehouse (EDW) in support of the overall DFCI mission to improve quality and manage healthcare expense trends.?? This is a hands-on position that requires a technical and functional understanding of healthcare analytics and data warehousing.
The role is expected to understand and apply best practices and provide expertise in test strategy, test plans, automating test scripts, and defect traige.?? As such, it is expected that the individual will understand the full lifecycle of data warehouse and business intelligence projects. The individual in this position will interact with directors, product owners, leads, consultants, business analysts, co-developers and business/clinical users. The successful candidate will be an experienced quality assurance tester with extensive enterprise background using quality assurance processes and automated test scripts.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.
Review product requirements, functional specs, and design specifications to create comprehensive test plans, scenarios, cases, and scripts
Define exit/entry criteria for project testing gates (unit, integration, acceptance)
Write and maintain automated scripts and test plans to insure quality of the data
Prepare and validate test data according to business rules using SQL queries
Execute test cases and document test results and escalate issues appropriately
Perform quality assurance of all data integrated into the DFCI Enterprise Data Warehouse
Report and track defects, assist developers in defect resolution, and compile test results for reporting
Identify the cause of the data issues (discrepancies, missing values, different formats etc.) and provide the solution to fix the problem
Assist in the User Acceptance Testing process for clients
Partner with project managers, developers, and analysts within the program team and across the Product Development team to manage and continually improve the test practice
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
At least 4 years of experience as a software quality assurance specialist; Bachelor's degree preferred
Strong knowledge of software QA practices in relation to the SDLC
Strong experience documenting, designing and developing test plans and test strategies
Experience developing and maintaining automated and performance test scripts
Experience validating data in enterprise data warehouses from source to target
Strong hands-on experience in SQL with data quality and data reconciliation experience
Experience with defect tracking tools, such as JIRA, Quickbase
Working knowledge of industry best practices in relation to software testing and quality assurance
Prior experience working with healthcare financial, Epic, Cancer research and revenue cycle systems is strongly preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Excellent Written and Oral Communication Skills
Must be able to identify, triage, action plan, and resolve or dispatch issues
Must be able to build and manage relationships with all involved, managing expectations at all levels.
Must be capable of working independently with limited to no supervision
Demonstrates potential for technical proficiency, creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought.
At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.?? As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.?? Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.
Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to under-served members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.