Women Impact Tech

Quality Assurance Analyst I

    Houston, TX, Remote

Full Time

About the Role:

OpenStax is a non-profit textbook publisher, learning software producer and platform for learning research based at Rice University. Our mission is to provide every student with free or low-cost access to high-quality learning materials and tools that help them succeed in their education and career. We have created software to help college students read with more engagement and practice more effectively, incorporating our research team’s expertise in cognitive science and machine learning. OpenStax has published more than forty high-quality, peer-reviewed textbooks, available for free and used by millions of students annually.

OpenStax seeks a passionate and committed Quality Assurance Analyst to join the OpenStax team. The Quality Assurance Analyst I will perform test execution, send reports to stakeholders informing progress, and track defects using the defined QA tools, processes, and methodologies. The Quality Assurance Analyst I will be detail oriented, and will be expected to participate in any testing activity and planning involved in the project. Must have willingness to learn and develop automation and programming skills is a must.

This quality assurance position is grant funded and continuation of this position is dependent on funding and need. You will join a team who is driving change at a pivotal phase of our evolution, as we deliver high quality educational content, ranging from textbooks to simulations and videos to exercises to full courses, and give educators and learners the support they need in core college and high school disciplines.

We celebrate diversity of all kinds and we are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment. We seek to hire, develop, and retain talented people from all backgrounds. We are part of a private university, but our team comes from a variety of backgrounds and includes people who attended universities and community colleges, as well as people who did not graduate from college.

Essential Functions

  • Participates in the software development lifecycle process to catch defects as early as possible
  • Gathers test requirements, and performs analysis of existing systems and new requirements to ensure proper testing coverage
  • Reviews and maintains test cases; implements test strategy, tests case design, tests coverage, and traceability on assigned projects based on approved protocol
  • Builds and executes manual and automated test cases for functional, regression, and performance testing
  • Reports defects, defect status, and testing status accurately and concisely Additional Functions
  • May supervise student interns helping with quality assurance

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (In lieu of the education requirement, additional related experience, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis may be substituted)
  • Understanding of software development lifecycles and QA testing environments and methodologies
  • Ability to think outside of the box
  • Ability to work effectively and independently in a fast paced environment
  • Good planning, organizational, analytical, problem solving, critical thinking and research skills with attention to detail
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with technical and nontechnical resources

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic or web design, computing, advertising, marketing communications, English, or related field
  • 2 years of related software testing experience
  • Experience with Agile
  • Familiarity with JavaScript, Ruby, Python, SQL, HTML5, CSS3
  • Familiarity with GitHub
  • Proven ability in writing test cases, developing test automation, running functional, automated, or performance tests, and managing defects
  • Solid experience in test-driven development, functional testing, system integration testing, regression testing, GUI testing, web service testing, and browser compatibility testing

Remote work acceptable. Working hours: Monday – Friday 9 AM – 5 PM CT.

Rice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

Meet OpenStax

OpenStax is a non-profit textbook publisher, learning software producer and platform for learning research based at Rice University. Our mission is to provide every student with free or low-cost access to high-quality learning materials and tools that help them succeed in their education and career.