Quality Assurance Engineer


(Chicago, Illinois)
Full Time
Job Posting Details
About Morningstar
Morningstar provides independent investment research to investors worldwide. It offers internet, software, and print-based products for individuals, financial advisors, and institutions. It also supplies asset-management services to advisors, institutions, and retirement-plan participants.
As a Quality Assurance Engineer, you will collaborate with the project managers, developers, and product managers to create test plans and scripts as well as execute testing projects. You will be involved in technology projects for the development and enhancement of various Morningstar products or services from the beginning to ensure the highest level of quality. We have several openings for Quality Assurance Engineer across multiple teams requiring varying types of expertise in manual or automated testing.
* Acts as guardian of software quality. * Participates in the design, development, and implementation of software quality standards and procedures to maintain high levels of software quality and product reliability. * Reviews product business and technical specs with ability to provide feedback. * Develop test plans, scripts, and other documentation for various functional and non-functional testing activities. * Executes manual, automated, and/or scenario-based testing on multiple platforms. * Records testing defects per defect tracking process set by our QA organization. * Works closely with the development team to diagnose issues, resolve defects, and ensure that product releases follow project specifications. * Be proactive on following through testing progress to ensure minimum technical debt. * Monitors product defects and maintain proper QA documentation. * Works with QA team and team leads to prepares quality documentation and reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends in software development and production.
Ideal Candidate
* A Bachelor's Degree in science, technology, engineering, or a similar field is required. * Minimum 2.5 years of working experience with knowledge of established QA practices and the software development life cycle is required. * Strong attention to detail, excellent verbal, written, and analytical skills. * Ability to multitask and manage several projects at any given time. * Ability to collaborate, act as a team player, communicate across various layers of the organization, and work in cross-functional distributed teams. * Self-motivated and the ability to work effectively with limited guidance when necessary. * Financial or investment knowledge is a plus.
Compensation and Working Conditions
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