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Testing Specialist

Chennai, TN
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The Test Specialist is responsible for the implementation of testcases, test execution, test management and test coordination for Apollo and other GSM projects and thereby for assessing the quality delivered by the internal and external suppliers. After system testing by the internal/external supplier and before the actual user acceptance testing by the functional stakeholders, the Test Specialist will execute detailed testing of functionality and other quality attributes and/or coordinate the testing by other testers/stakeholders.Key activities1. Review test cases delivered by third party based on business requirements (user stories/solution overviews, functional specifications)2. Create test data and set application parameters3. Specify test data needed for test execution and other requirements in the test environment that need to be in place for test execution4. Execute test cases in acceptance and live production testing with focus on functionality and usability5. Make regression test set available and keep it updated6. Log test findings with high quality descriptions, reporting on progress & results7. Support end users, service management, AMs and functional stakeholders during the user acceptance testing process8. Attend and have input in meetings on test progress, and defect tracking9. Contribute to test team evaluation of the tested processes, evaluating and reporting the areas in the process for improvement Key Result Areas1. Test Preparation & Specification Intake test documentation by reviewing with focus on consistency with other specification and design documents. Translation and understanding of business requirements (user stories/solution overviews, functional specifications/UI specifications) into test cases and detailed test scenarios based on a thorough understanding of the editorial process in Elsevier. Understanding of written specifications of initial test data needed for test execution. Understanding of specification of other requirements on the test environment for successful testing in the test execution phase. Creation of test data and reporting of test results independently understand and implement required test scenarios and test plans 2. Review of testcases and test execution Review testcases delivered by external parties based on test scenarios defined by the test team Perform intake test on test environment to check whether thetest environment meets the entry criteria for testing Execution of test cases in acceptance testing with focus onfunctionality and usabilityTest execution based on test cases specified by the TestSpecialist him-/herself or by other test specialists. Logging test findings with high quality descriptions.Report about test progress and test results. Support end users, application management, and otherstakeholders during User Acceptance Testing.3. Test coordination Coordinate test results performed by other testers and/or stakeholders and report on the progress and status4. Process management and improvement Contribution to lessons learnt meetings Contribution to evaluations of the test process to enableimprovements for the next release.Completion and improvement of the regression test set. 5. Liaison with stakeholders and partners Keep abreast of changes in business needs, new projects etc. Meet with stakeholders, project teams and other parties to ensure the process delivers according to require-ments and to manage expectations QualificationsKey Competencies, skills and experience Drives for results Works hard to achieve objectives Stays focused on key commitments Looks to overcome obstacles or barriers to performing Works with others to achieve joint goals Technical and Professional Expertise Applies a detailed understanding of own work and relates effectively to overall business context Can be depended upon by manager and peers for technical or professional advice Delivers within own role to make an important contribution to the team Is able to resolve technical issues or questions quickly and effectivelySolves Problems and Analyzes Issues Is able to ask effective questions and collect facts from multiple sources in order to solve problems Is able to effectively identify and analyze problems and propose solutions Effectively manages day-today issues and problems without interventionPractices Self Development Continually develops depth and breadth in key competencies Actively seeks feedback from others Takes concrete actions relating to feedback to improve performance Understands own strengths and weaknesses and looks for opportunities to build on bothBuilds Relationships Is approachable and friendly Asks for opinions of others Participates in formal and informal gatherings to meet new people and develop new relationshipsCollaboration and Teamwork Encourages co-operation between all members of the team Identifies and removes barriers to team performance Helps people to resolve conflict Identifies ways for further collaboration across teams Seeks team members input and expertise; facilitates open and interactive discussion of matters affecting the team* Skills, Experience and Education Knowledge and Technical Skills Certification in software testing Knowledge of Agile and waterfall development techniques Understanding of processing of journal and book XML, text content, graphics and multimedia content for publication Strong knowledge in XML, DTDs and Schema based processing to include the ability to validate and correct XML content Experience in journal and book editorial production workflows and processing of files from author acceptance to final delivery to PDF proof and XML Experience working in projects for system and application based development Understanding of Elsevier production workflows end-to-end Analytical approach Flexible solution-driven mindsetEducational Level and Experience A minimum of 3-5 years professional experience in software and process testing in a journal or book publication production based environment Demonstrated ability to communicate with technical and non-technical teams University degree or equivalent
Additional Degree: BE/ B.Tech (Engineering)

Experience: 3-5


Application Programming | Internet/E-commerce | Quality Assurance/Testing | Software Engineer
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