At the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, employees come first - that's why we offer a highly competitive compensation and bonus package, and access to a comprehensive benefits program designed to meet the needs of our employees.
* Medical, dental and vision insurance * Retirement program (401k and Pension) * Generous PTO plan * 11 paid holidays per year * Hybrid working model (effective February 22, 2022) * Casual dress code
The Lead QA Analyst will be responsible for creation, execution and maintenance of manual and automated testing scripts using Protractor and Typescript or any additional automation tools/plug-ins or products acquired. In addition, the role is very collaborative by way of daily interaction with developers, business system analysts, product owners, and stakeholders on high performing delivery teams. The candidate will help collect and analyze metrics of the testing process over time to help identify quality assurance process improvements. The position requires writing testing scripts through code to improve quality throughout test automation.
The Lead QA Analyst also mentor their team and motivate them during an agile development process. The candidate must collaborate across the organization to define testing strategies that ensure the product being released is up to company standards. The Lead QA Analyst create testing plans, including individual testing phases, and ensure the team meets the deadlines set forth in those plans. To be successful in this role, the Lead QA Analyst must have a positive attitude, always open to learn new technologies and process and possess effective communication skills.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Create and maintain both manual and automated testing scripts
Collaborate on an agile team, with an emphasis on quality through the SDLC
Represents testing team and participates in agile events to obtain an understanding of system changes in preparation for test case development
Optimize test cycle efficiency and add test automation into the continuous delivery pipeline.
Track all results, problems and defects throughout the testing cycle
Expected to provide valuable input on process improvements to help the team focus on quality
Has the ability to introduce, develop skills to support new automation frameworks, technologies and ideas for the betterment of advancing the Bank's overall automation strategy as needed
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
College diploma or university degree in the field of computer science, information systems, or computer engineering and/or 10 years equivalent work experience
Certifications (CSQA, CSTE) or equivalent relevant experience
Familiar with agile methodologies
10 plus years experience with test automation and/or a combination of course work & hands-on
Strong working knowledge of system testing and software quality assurance best practices and methodologies
Hands-on experience using industry-standard software QA tools. Experience in automation, black box testing, web app testing, regression testing, test plan generation, documentation, problem-solving/analysis, troubleshooting complex issues, and bug/defect tracking and reporting.
Working knowledge of general testing principles and best practices, including shift left
Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language
Experience with scripting in automation frameworks such as Protractor, Rapise, Selenium
Requires a working knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and multiple testing methodologies (Agile, Waterfall and Hybrids)
Understanding of DevOps, Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
Practical time-management skills are required. Working knowledge of estimating work and actions to complete tasks. Timely deliveries are a high expectation.
Experience working with financial banking applications is a plus
Strong teamwork ethic by demonstrating ability to work at ease with both development and non-technical users
Advanced database skills for writing SQL query writing and back end validation
Ability to troubleshoot software defects and identify the root cause
FHLBank Chicago Maintains a Safe Work Environment With A Mandatory Vaccination Policy For All Employees.
We are committed to providing a safe work environment for all our employees. The FHLBank Chicago requires all employees, except those who may require accommodations under federal or state civil rights laws, to be fully vaccinated. #LI-Hybrid
The Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago is a $100 billion wholesale bank and one of 11 district banks chartered in 1932 by the U.S. Congress to support mortgage lending and community investment. Each FHLBank operates as an independent organization and is governed by a board of directors elected by its member institutions. As a cooperative, we provide reliable liquidity to our member banks, credit unions, insurance companies, and community development financial institutions located in Illinois and Wisconsin, focusing on the distinct needs of their individual businesses and communities.
We offer products and services to help our members fund loans and investments held in portfolio, manage liquidity, fund mortgages into the secondary market, secure third party agreements, and achieve asset liability management goals. Through our Community Investment and Affordable Housing programs, we also help our members to provide affordable housing and economic development in the communities they serve.
FHLBank Chicago is a place, where everyone can make a difference—both for our organization and for the communities we serve through our member financial institutions. We aim to create a diverse... and inclusive environment where employees are fully engaged and positioned to do their best work. Teamwork is valued, and even entry-level hires may find themselves working side-by-side with senior-level executives.