Quality Assurance Engineer

University of Colorado

University Staff


University Information Systems (UIS) provides technical services and enterprise applications to the University of Colorado campuses and the Office of the President. UIS is committed to excellence in customer service and technical expertise. Through the development of enterprise applications, UIS supports the University as a whole with systems used by students, faculty, human resources employees, finance employees, and others. 

The Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist position exists to assist in the development and implementation of quality test scripts and documentation in compliance with the overall QA Methodology for UIS student administration systems including portal and mobile delivery. This position works in collaboration with the QA team, student administration team, and UIS management to ensure that developed services have been tested thoroughly and meet the required deliverables and quality standards.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support creation and preparation of test plans and test scripts 
  • Adheres to all established timelines 
  • Communicate, organize and report application deficiencies to application developers 
  • Assist in the planning, design, and execution of functional, performance, regression test scripts using various MicroFocus testing tools 
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the QA Assistant Director
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Requires strong oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills
  • Ability to quickly grasp new technologies and react in a fast changing environment
  • Ability to deliver quality results on time, within scope, and under pressure
  • Ability to prioritize workflow in accordance with departmental goals and initiatives

Who we are: 

System Administration, which also houses the Office of the President, is located in the uptown neighborhood of Denver with an office in Broomfield and a few smaller offices located on the campuses. This position is located in Denver. Many of our departments support the educational and research missions of the four University of Colorado campuses. We provide diverse opportunities for professional development, innovation, and collaboration with talented staff and faculty. 

The University of Colorado is committed to recruiting and supporting diversity and equality in education and employment. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans.

What we offer: 

Salary: The salary range for this position is $48,000 - $52,000.

Benefits: The University of Colorado offers an excellent benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental, Disability, Vision, Life and Wellness
  • Retirement: 10% Employer Match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Tuition Benefit
  • ECO Pass

For more information on benefits programs, including eligibility, is available at www.cu.edu/employee-services/.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor Degree in Business, Computer Sciences, Information Systems, or other related fields, or equivalent work experience. 
  • At least 1+ years relevant work experience in Enterprise IT, including the following:
    • Developing or assisting in creation of test case scenarios 
    • Documentation of test results, process, and metrics 
    • Tracking and logging project issues/defects and escalate as needed 
    • Experience with all phases of software testing (functional, integration, regression, user acceptance and release management).
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Working knowledge of web technologies such as HTML/DOM, Javascript, CSS, AJAX 
  • Experience with an ERP system such as Oracle PeopleSoft including HCM/FIN, Campus Solutions and Portal 
  • Experience with an issue tracking software such as Cherwell, JIRA or ServiceNow 
  • Knowledge of Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies

For full consideration, completed applications must be received by Friday, October 27, 2017. Those who do not apply by October 27, 2017 may or may not be considered. Reference checking is a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including email addresses, for up to five references as part of the search process for this position. *Please note: All application materials must be submitted through CU Careers; emailed materials will not be considered.* The University of Colorado is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires a verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References You must attach a cover letter, resume, and list of references to your application as three separate documents. Please ensure you check the “Job Specific Attachments” box next the each document on the “Required Documents” page of the application for the appropriate documents to be attached. For full consideration, please apply by October 27, 2017.

Job Category

Information Technology

Primary Location

Denver S0001 -- System Administration - 50119 - University Information Systems



Posting Date

Oct 16, 2017

Unposting Date

Ongoing Lauren Morain lauren.morain@cu.edu 00698349

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