Quality Assurance Analyst - Research Products: The primary area of responsibility is of quality acceptance testing and monitoring of historical financial research data and related processes, and software products. Work closely with and assist the Associate Director, Quality Assurance in coordinating necessary testing efforts with various groups at CRSP. Assist in creating, documenting, and implementing quality processes at multiple stages during the system development life cycle to ensure the high quality of CRSP products. Utilize a background in finance, an understanding of corporate actions and their impact on securities and indexes.PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES- Assist in the design of tests for internal processes and CRSP historical products in all testing environments based on business requirements and financial data needs- Participate in the design and implementation of regression tests for CRSP research data and data access tools to insure data and database integrity- Execute and document above-mentioned tests.- Effectively analyze, document and report test results.Investigate and isolate suspected product defects, their interactions with supported systems and 3rd party software.- Effectively troubleshoot problems reported both internally and by subscribers, and report clearly and accurately to appropriate parties- Assist in the review, recommendation and implementation of test strategies and plans.- Work effectively with CRSP developers, Business Analysts QAs, and other stakeholders to strike the balance between ideal testing and available resources, and establishing long-term quality targets.- Serve as backup to other user support personnel specifically in providing front-line support and assisting in production of recurring customs.- Contribute to the creation of internal documents. - Present effectively to superiors in areas of responsibility (ie. Progress reports).
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