Quality Assurance Analyst

Employer Info:

Boston University


Boston University (BU) is the fourth largest private research university in the nation, 12th largest employer in Massachusetts, and the fourth largest employer in the City of Boston, with an endowment of $2.44B and annual operating budget of $2.75B. Founded in 1839, BU has grown to include 17 schools and colleges and the Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences, offering over 300 programs of study, with a low 10:1 student:faculty ratio. BU received $574.1M in sponsored research awards in FY2020 and was invited to join the prestigious Association of American Universities in 2012. The University places a strong emphasis on excellent scholarship, outstanding teaching, and interdisciplinary research, with major research initiatives in data sciences, antiracism, public health, neuroscience, systems biology, photonics, biomedical engineering, medicine, and emerging infectious diseases, along with communications, the humanities, and the arts. With nearly 34,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and over 130 countries, and over 10,000 faculty and staff, discoveries and advances take place on our three Boston campuses. Our “affordableBU” program ensures access to a BU education regardless of family means, and our Pell Grant program guarantees eligible students a loan-free aid package. BU provides over $17M annually in financial aid to Boston Public School graduates and contributes $6.3M a year in PILOT payments to the City. U.S. News & World Report ranks BU among the top universities and named BU among the nation’s “Most Innovative Universities” for 2020.
Job Name
Quality Assurance Analyst
Posting Date
Brief Description
Analytical Services & Institutional Research Office seeks a technical-minded and detailed-oriented person to join our staff as a Quality Assurance Analyst. This individual will be responsible for test design, scripting, execution, and leadership in reporting projects in the Academic Reporting & Analytics and Public Health Reporting & Analytics service areas.

Job Category
Institutional Research
Job Type
Education Level Required
Location City
Boston, MA 02215, United states
How to Apply
Visit the BU HR website to apply, all open IR positions are currently posted under the SIS (Student Information System) Renewal Program:

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Job Details
Duties include meeting with project sponsors, working with other project leaders and architects, defining projects, business analysis and requirements elicitation, test planning, test development and execution, test automation, metrics reporting, assisting with implementation, and support. This individual is also responsible for leading clients through User Acceptance Testing and mentoring staff on quality assurance techniques and best practices.

Required Skills
  • Bachelors Degree in computer science or related field, and five years of experience working in quality assurance, preferably focused on reporting and analytics.
  • Successful candidates will demonstrate a well-rounded portfolio of analytical, technical, and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, including experience with testing complex solutions for accuracy and ensuring requirements are met.
  • Strong organizational skills, with the ability to create and maintain documentation of projects and processes.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to communicate and facilitate the communication between technical and business staff. Must be flexible and responsive to stakeholders across campus.
  • Demonstrated experience with data warehouses and transactional databases. Experience as a report developer in various tools (e.g, PowerBI, MicroStrategy, Tableau) preferred.
  • Strong programming, scripting, and database management knowledge (e.g., SQL, R, Python, Powershell, VBA, C++, Java).
  • Comfortable working autonomously or collaboratively, while managing multiple projects in a fast-paced and deadline-driven environment. Ability to adapt to changing requirements.
  • Experience in the field of institutional research or other higher education areas strongly preferred. Must quickly become a subject matter expert in academic reporting in order to assist in business analysis and problem-solving.
A cover letter is required for consideration.
We cannot support sponsorship for this position.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.