RESPONSIBILITIES:Kforce has a client seeking a QA Specialist in Columbus, Ohio (OH).This position will function as a highly skilled Quality Assurance Specialist with specific responsibilities that include: Proactively engage in the end-to-end software testing cycle as it pertains to the project Work closely with and follow direction from QA Manager Contribute to the establishment of and meet quality goals and objectives for the project Contribute to all aspects of quality assurance for the project including establishing relevant metrics, applying industry best practices, and developing new tools and processes to ensure quality goals are met With input from QA Manager and team, develop and execute test cases, scripts, plans and procedures (manual and automated) Work with the project team to test updates, patches, and repairs to the application software components in the development, test, and QA environments Develop software changes for promotion to production following best practice and standards as defined by the ITO Take corrective action, subject to the ODPS Management approval, to resolve all issues and problems encountered with testing to ensure the applications perform as required Design, develop, execute and maintain automated test scripts Perform, maintain, create and execute load tests on applications as needed based on defined processesREQUIREMENTS: 10 years in testing I.T products and applications 5 years’ automation experience using MS Visual Studio Coded UI, Team Foundation Server and Microsoft Test Manager 5 years of verifiable .NET Development/scripting experience in C# 5 years in End to End Test Automation experience 5 years of verifiable experience with SQL Server Database Design and development including optimization of queries, creating tables, views, stored procedures, and functions 5 years demonstrated experience in converting existing manual test cases to automation scripts 5 years conducting test case reviews to ensure scenarios accurately capture business functionality Needs to show at least 1-year Quality Assurance experience in a technical capacity with a large organization Must have at least 1-year experience working on Agile/Scrum I.T. projects 1-year experience or a demonstrable understanding of code repository strategies, code promotion strategies and recovery using Team Foundation Server Contributes to continuous process improvements to increase the efficiency of QA and development Excellent communication skills both written and oral The experience must encompass the writing of test strategies, test scenarios, test plans and test scripts Must have experience working with Microsoft Test Manager on at least one project Experience with load and performance testing in a multi-tier application tiers with multiple servers and SQL Server clusters Experience in analyzing the results of the testing to determine solutions to problem areasKforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.