Aetna QA Analyst in Chicago, Illinois

Req ID: 56517BR


The Quality Assurance Analyst is responsible for the technical system validation and verification of functionality for reporting/analytics and ETL applications. This position performs functional and automated testing of software changes to ensure quality and stability before changes are deployed to production systems.

Fundamental Components:

Define, develop, maintain, and execute test scripts on time and escalate issues and risks as appropriate to ensure project stays on track. Responsible for defect ownership from identification to closure through the project life cycle. Ensures the product testing is complete and of high quality prior to sign off.

Create test plans, test cases, test data, requirement traceability metrics and daily testing status reports.

Contributes to the delivery and support of QA services through adherence to the SDLC and QA process methodology; identifies process deviations for correction or process improvement opportunities and works with appropriate areas to define and implement.

Supports the QA team/project team by participating/providing input during requirements and specification walkthroughs; contributing to the development of project and release Master Test Strategy documents.

Participates in test plan/test case/test script walkthroughs to understand testing to be accomplished and suggest changes, efficiencies within or between projects.

Assist QA team in keeping regression test bed up-to-date by identifying test cases to be included in the next run at the end of each release.

May be focal point to the project team for status, issues and metrics; responsible for escalating project, release items (issues, concerns, defects) to the manager and for communicating own issues, developing options to mitigate negative impacts to release scheduleDefines, develops, and maintains test scripts

Independently executes test plans and test Scripts. Independently validates results of test execution and actual vs. expected results

Records and tracks defects uncovered during the execution of tests. Actively participates in resolution; proposes and designs retest cases/scripts/data to retest defects; represents the QA organization at project to discuss status, defects for responsible area, assess impacts and provide input into schedule revisions at both project and release level

Proactively manages to assigned schedule and reports status against plan; ability to understand and relate project issues to release impacts and to define options that sustain the testing schedule

Proactively escalates issues, problems, status to the QA Project Manager and alerts/communicates with team on items of impact to ensure adherence to QA test schedule. Actively participates in meetings to address research options and define best approach


Experience with software project life cycles and Agile methodology

Proficient on testing life cycles and defect life cycles.

Extensive experience on testing the reporting applications/analytics and ETL testing.

Hands on experience on QA Automation tools (Selenium, Cucumber, Test Complete and Rational tools) and coding experience in Java/VB Script.

Experience in automation framework and scripts. Create proof of concepts on advanced technologies and tools (manual and automated tools)

Hands on experience on test management tools (Rational Quality Manager, Xray, HP Quality Center) and JIRA

Extensively created and executed SQL queries in Oracle or SQL server in order to view successful transactions of data and to validate/compare data at the back end

Demonstrated ability to multi-task and support multiple projects/testing efforts, releases simultaneously.


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


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Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Aetna is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veterans status.