business analyst / quality assurance

April 12, 2017

Effective April 12th, 2017

Business Analyst- Quality Assurance (“QA”) for Efron Consulting, Inc. will work as part of a project team and apply his or her technical expertise to challenging programming and design problems relating to quality assurance and data security for the Company’s clients.  More specifically, Business Analyst- QA will be responsible for: planning, coordinating and implementing test plans, programs and procedures to identify and analyze software, database, and database management system defects; conducting software compatibility tests of new software and system modifications to prepare for implementation; reviewing software documentation and historical test results analysis to ensure optimum technical functionality and to identify defects and security risks; documenting software defects and security risks and reporting them to software engineers/developers; performing initial debugging procedures by reviewing configuration files, logs, or code pieces to determine breakdown source; monitoring bug resolution efforts and tracking the success of the efforts; participating in software specification reviews to provide input on functional requirements, schedules, or potential problems; and providing QA support and training to clients’ employees as needed.


Must have: BA in Computer Science, Information Systems or a closely-related field (foreign equivalency accepted), plus four (4) years of progressive post-baccalaureate experience as an IT professional in Quality Assurance.  Must also have: experience in the financial industry; experience working in a mainframe environment; experience with web service testing using SOAP UI; knowledge of database servers and management tools, including: DB2, TOAD, TSO/ISPF, Oracle PL/SQL, and SPUFI; knowledge of application servers, launchers and lifecycle management tools, including: Remedy, HP ALM 11, 12.20, Atlassian JIRA; ability to understand and code using XML, UML, HTML, and JavaScript; and familiarity with the Request for Change process.  (Experience may be gained concurrently.)


Full-time; position is located at 27 School Street, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02110 with possible placement at clients’ offices in the Boston metro area.  Interested applicants should send resumes to jjimenez@efrongroup.com; no phone calls please.