QA Lead Analyst

  • Bellevue, WA
  • Contract

Company Description

  • Idea Entity is one of only fourteen other companies to have been listed on the Puget Sound Business Journal’s Top 100 Places to Work in Washington State in 2009, 2010, and 2011.


  • Named on the Inc. Magazine’s top 500/5000 list for the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the US


  • Recognized in the Best of Bellevue 2009 for Computer Software Services

Job Description

We are hiring!

The QA Lead Analyst is responsible for adhering to standardized QA policies, processes and documentation standards, overseeing and/or participating in all aspects of project testing, overseeing IS QA test environments, providing technical guidance to less senior QA team members, and ensuring schedule adherence for assigned projects. 

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Participate in requirements & use case reviews   
  • Provide accurate estimates for QA resources and testing schedules 
  • Responsible for creating and gaining project approval on project test plans 
  • Responsible for creating and/or overseeing the creation and approval of project test cases
  • Responsible for overseeing or generating all QA-related documentation
  • Ensuring adherence to standardized QA policies, processes and documentation standards
  • Execution of test cases and adherence to test schedule
  • Coordinate onshore and offshore testing
  • Responsible for helping to mentor and develop other members of the IS QA team 
  • Responsible for being familiar with source code, version management, and code deployment standards and for utilizing this knowledge to ensure that QA processes and procedures for test environments are followed and that the integrity of the various environments is not compromised. 
  • Weekly QA status reports

Required skills, abilities, and certifications

  • Minimum 5 years software quality assurance experience as a QA Test Team Lead or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years experience testing in one or more of the following environments: IBM I-series, Windows Server, UNIX, AIX, SAP, Websphere Commerce, n-tier client/server, and RDBMS environments
  • Minimum 3 years hands-on experience using HP, Mercury, IBM, or other industry standard SQA tools
  • Strong knowledge of a typical SDLC and SQA methodology
  • Excellent troubleshooting, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Excellent testing resource planning and test scheduling skills
  • Ability to produce effective software test plans and test cases
  • Solid understanding of build tools and software configuration management standards

Recommended skills, abilities, and certifications

  • 2 years SQA experience working within an iterative development framework
  • 2 years experience leading offshore testing a plus
  • 2 years project management experience to include scheduling via M.S. project
  • 2 years C# and/or JavaScript experience
  • 3 years experience with MS SQL Server  or DB2 and the ability to write basic SQL queries 
  • Experience with multiple Costco business areas/systems
  • 2 years experience creating test automation scripts with C3 and/or JavaScript
  • Degree in computer science or related technical field preferred

Additional Information

Please send resumes to or contact 425-454-2905