QUALITY ASSURANCE TESTER in Irving, TX at Cottonwood Financial

Date Posted: 4/12/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Reporting to our Project Manager, this position will be responsible for ensuring the product or service meets the established standards of quality including reliability, usability and performance.  This position is based at our Administrative Office (HQ) in Irving (Las Colinas), Texas.


  • Create, maintain, and execute comprehensive test plans and test cases against our software platforms based on an analysis of requirements, user stories, use cases, and technical design specifications

  • Work closely with other team members, business analysts, support team, and software developers to deliver high-quality products in a timely and cost-effective manner

  • Evaluate adequacy of quality assurance standards

  • Ensure coverage of the software requirements through traceability

  • Recognize areas in need of improvement and solves complex problems related to interconnected software components

  • Document internal audits and other quality assurance activities

  • Work with software engineers to resolve software bugs and issues

  • Analyze data to identify areas for improvement in the system

  • Successfully monitor and track system defect resolutions efforts in a timely manner

  • Prepare reports to communicate outcomes of quality assurance activities

  • Identify training needs and organize training opportunities to meet quality standards

  • Monitor risk management activities

  • Work with team leadership to develop test schedules and tasks to deliver high quality products

  • Assure ongoing compliance with quality and industry regulatory requirements

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field

  • 3+ years of work experience

  • Experience using SQL (T-SQL) Scripts for data validation

  • Experience with Agile delivery and SCRUM methodology

  • Strong hands-on experience on software product testing and planning

  • Good data collection, management, and analysis skills

  • Good problem analysis and problem-solving skills

  • Customer service orientation

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamically changing environment

  • Ability to work independently and be a self-starter

  • Ability to work in a team environment

  • Ability to communicate with all levels within the organization  

  • Good communication skills both verbal and written

  • Local (Dallas/Fort Worth area) candidates only – no relocation

  • Must be currently authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship and not require sponsorship in the future


  • Team Foundation Server

  • Certifications around Quality Auditor, Quality Engineer, Quality Improvement Associate, or Six Sigma

  • Product or industry-specific experience

  • Knowledge of QA tools, concepts, and methodologies

  • Knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements

  • Familiarity with acceptance test-driven development (ATDD) and Behavior-driven development (BDD)

  • Annual salary of $64,346


  • Medical, dental, and vision

  • Voluntary life/ AD&D

  • Short-term & long-term disability

  • 401K with company match

  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time

  • Paid maternity, paternity, extended medical leave, and jury duty

  • Corporate discount program on personal cell phone accounts with select providers

  • Business casual work environment


Founded in 1996, Cottonwood Financial is one of the largest privately held retail consumer finance companies in the United States.  We have zero debt, have been profitable every year since inception, and our growth is funded entirely through internally generated capital.  Headquartered in Irving (Las Colinas), Texas, we have company-owned locations, under our Cash Store brand, across the country.  Through this national brick-and-mortar footprint, we provide best-in-class customer service and offer an innovative mix of financial products and services to our customers.

We have been named multiple times to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies, as well as to the Dallas 100 list of the fastest-growing private companies in North Texas.