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Working at Aquifer

  • Work at the forefront of healthcare education with the nation’s leading medical educators
  • Collaborative, friendly, and innovative team
  • Salary and benefits competitive in the Upper Valley region
  • Flexible work environment

Working in the Upper Valley

Aquifer is located in Lebanon, New Hampshire in the scenic Upper Valley region – across the street from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, next door to Hanover and Dartmouth College, and across the river from Vermont. The area offers a friendly, safe lifestyle where people support and care about each other.

New England’s best hiking, skiing, and other spectacular outdoor adventures are just around the corner. The Upper Valley has an active arts and entertainment scene, terrific museums, convenient shopping, great schools, and convenient travel to Boston and New York.

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Quality Assurance Analyst

Aquifer is seeking to fill a newly created role for a Quality Assurance Analyst.  Ideal candidate will bring experience with testing procedures and ensure that Aquifer software meets quality standards.  The candidate should possess a deep working knowledge of agile Software Development Lifecycle and champion quality through each of its stages.  This position will report to the IT Project Manager and is located in Lebanon, NH. Onsite strongly preferred, however remote option will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates.   

Aquifer

Aquifer is a non-profit organization dedicated to delivering the best health care education through software-based virtual teaching and learning tools. We develop virtual patient cases designed by the nation’s leading medical educators and deliver this via web, IOS and Android applications to health professions students.  Each year, more than 75,000 students take Aquifer courses and complete over 1,350,000 virtual cases. The Aquifer team is committed to the mission of transforming healthcare education and learning.  

Responsibilities 

  • Owns all aspects of testing documentation, this includes; templates, SOP’s, KPIs, project test plans and road map.
  • Lead the preparation and execution of automated and manual testing during an iterative development lifecycle (e.g., system integration, functional, end-2-end, component, regression and acceptance testing of new or modified applications/systems.)
  • Apply technical, business and QA discipline expertise in partnership with Software Engineers and Lead Users to ensure test coverage of business and system requirements of all complexity levels and instill testing best practices.
  • Responsible for the development of risk-based test strategies / plans, test cases, triaging defects and reporting status through JIRA/Confluence.
  • Integrate best quality practices during defining of system solutions and the product roadmap with development team and business stakeholders; assisting the product owner in story creation and participating in the feature/test prioritization process.
  • Participates in the development of a comprehensive test strategy and works in partnership with a cross-functional team to define and complete testing deliverables.
  • Reviews and validates system data and product quality to ensure system integrity and test data needs.
  • Assists in the creation and maintenance of automated testing scripts and conducts automated testing on client-facing applications, including web, IOS and Android deployments.
  • Develops, reviews, refines, uses and documents plans for both automated and manual functional, integration, and regression tests and assures that tests are successfully completed prior to production.
  • Identifies test resources required and works with Business Owner and IT Project Manager to insure that testing staff resources are available.
  • Champions quality at every stage of the Software Development Lifecycle; including requirements gathering, design, implementation, feature testing, deployment and maintenance. 
  • Plans and implements automated testing to close gaps and ensure system wide health. 
  • Perform feature testing for requirements as they proceed through the development process.  This includes review of user interfaces for conformity and functionality, finding and isolating bugs, and tracking/documenting bugs through resolution.
  • Trains the Development Team and other stakeholders on testing procedures, expectations and outcomes.

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with a demonstrated ability to bridge lead users and developers in developing high feature content software. 
  • Able to lead, manage, and/or implement collaborative execution of complex projects and an ability to complete assignments in a timely fashion with attention to detail and high quality.
  • Familiarity with Root Cause Analysis tools and current research in software testing.
  • Ability to manage confidential and sensitive information and data.
  • Legally able to work in the US.

Requirements

  • Strong knowledge of Agile principles and concepts.
  • Experience with Ruby on Rails and React development environments; Jira/Confluence project management tools; experiencing with IOS and Android application testing.
  • Demonstrated expertise using automated testing tools (Selenium, TestingWhiz, Squish, Cucumber, etc.).
  • Testing Certifications (ISTQB) preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a technical or business discipline or equivalent experience.
  • 2-4 plus years’ experience in Development/Performance Testing.
  • Experience within the QA space to include automation, specialty testing, test plans and performance.
  • Experience in continuous process improvement desired.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; presentation skills.

The Work Environment 

Aquifer is located in Lebanon, New Hampshire in the scenic Upper Valley region – across the street from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, next door to Hanover and Dartmouth College, and across the river from Vermont. The area offers a friendly, safe lifestyle where people support and care about each other.

New England’s best hiking, skiing, and other spectacular outdoor adventures are just around the corner. The Upper Valley has an active arts and entertainment scene, terrific museums, convenient shopping, great schools, and convenient travel to Boston and New York.

Aquifer strongly values diversity and the inclusion of people from a wide range of backgrounds and experience, recognizing that such diversity will enrich our culture and is likely to strengthen our ability to fulfill our organization’s mission.  

This position will generally work in an office environment with substantial time spent in front of a computer screen and interacting with staff, both on-site and virtually. Some local and longer distance travel by car and plane may be necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this position. This position will require the physical and mental ability to work independently and to interact successfully with a wide range of employees, contractors, and advisors. Aquifer staff share a common philosophy which we demonstrate by being professional, team players, action-oriented, transparent, honest, resilient, patient and unflappable.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume/c.v. via email to [email protected].