Quality Assurance Specialist - 10 Years of Experience - Near 20716


Quality Assurance Specialist


Bowie, MD

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Areas of Expertise * Quality Audits of websites, applications, documents and processes * Procedure Development and Refinement * Project Analysis - Critical Problem Analysis/Resolution * Staff Training - Technical and non-technical personnel * Liaise with Senior Management, Technical Teams and Clients * Software/Application Testing - manual and automated Lead Represented the Quality Control Testing Center's multi-disciplinary quality assurance team at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), performing a suite of functional testing specializing in Section 508 Accessibility Testing and Usability evaluations. * Lead Usability Analyst responsible for overseeing 3 testers during usability evaluation phase trained, mentored on usability testing and guidelines to ensure that defects are communicated clearly and are technically sound. Authored and co-authored over 250+ software testing documents including system test plans, system test cards, defect reports and meeting minutes with MS Office Suite for official submission to the SEC through MS SharePoint. * Performed third party system testing to ensure that the compiled software components of the applications are Section 508 compliant, as well as performance criteria and functional specifications on COTS software and MS SharePoint applications. * Conducted automated and manual Section 508 Compliance Testing and Evaluation using WinScreamer, JAWS, Watchfire Bobby in accordance with Section 508 and Accessibility Standards for Custom-developed in house development applications, MS SharePoint developed applications and Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software subject to Section 508 law evaluated functional test requirements and design documents to ensure the application is prepared for deployment to meet or exceed technical business requirements. * Assisted project teams with understanding tools and resources available to assist with development and testing applications for Section 508 compliance understanding of government regulations, policies and procedures, in particular, those relating to accessibility and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794 (d)) trained and mentored over 50+ Staff members on Section 508 standards, and the use of Section 508 testing tools. * Responsible for documenting and tracking defects identified during testing into Serena TeamTrack to ensure quality control and adherence to specified testing requirements reviewed software documentation reporting to the Project Manager/Team Leads about inconsistencies use to ensure technical accuracy, compliance and completeness or to mitigate risks. * Collaborated with the Project Development Teams to identify the business objectives, testing scope, system overview and design of the application to develop the appropriate test plans. Verify features and functionalities prepared, presented formal, informal oral/written reports and briefings on the testing progress and preliminary testing results for projects teams. * Coordinated with the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR), Quality Control Manager and other SEC Government Officials to establish appropriate risk reduction, recommend solutions, and meet the technical and business requirements of the project. * Assisted the network teams with agency wide migration from Windows XP to Windows 7 responsible for logging and tracking all agency and contractor software into MS SharePoint during migration. Analyst oversaw a Quality Assurance Team of 2 Analyst responsible for training and development to ensure their analytical skills meet the company's requirements. * Coordinated with the Senior Vice President and Project Director on planning development management budgeting acquisition and implementation of programs for technical manuals and equipment publications related to the web development contracts. * Evaluated the technical and procedural requirements to validate the business needs of The Office of Healthy Homes Lead Hazard Control web development project performing a variety of writing editing and research duties in connection with the preparation of technical manuals and publications using MS Office Suite tools. Developed material for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) website (internet and intranet) - editing and proofing material to be posted to the website in a timely manner using Dreamweaver and Adobe Photoshop. * Assisted the web development team with the design and development of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) web site verified that the site met technical requirements and was compliant with federal web regulations. * Administered quality assurance evaluations to establish Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794 (d)) compliance and HUD web standards to assist web content technicians with identifying and troubleshooting web site related issues while developing solutions in HTML.





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