Quality Assurance Analyst

POSTED ON 9/9/2022 CLOSED ON 10/7/2022
Spotlight Analyst Relations Hired Organization Address Kansas City, MO Full Time

Job Posting for Quality Assurance Analyst at Spotlight Analyst Relations

Spotlight, a leading analyst relations firm, is seeking a Quality Assurance (QA) Analyst to assist the product development team with the development of Spotlight Oz, our insights-driven AR platform. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated professional who enjoys collaborating to create excellent experiences for Spotlight Oz users.


At Spotlight, our clients are ambitious software companies with big growth goals. To help fuel that growth, we connect our clients with the most influential industry analysts to win the coverage that will make them famous. We call this the practice of Analyst Relations (AR). If you're looking to join a fast-growing, industry-leading organization come join us at Spotlight, six-time winner of KC Business Journal’s Best Place to Work.


Essential Functions

  • Interfaces with day-to-day operations of the product managers and the development team
  • Analyzes software functionality and any available documentation to create detailed suite of test plans, test cases, and test scripts for our software products
  • Provides recommendations on areas for test case automation
  • Executes test cases and analyzes results
  • Identifies, records, documents, and tracks code bugs as they arise and perform thorough regression testing when they have been resolved
  • Investigates and identifies any defect patterns and escalates to the project team
  • Participates in daily SCRUM meetings to report defects and test execution status to other team members
  • Communicates within the team on challenges and escalate where necessary


Required Qualifications

  • College diploma or university degree in software engineering, computer science, or business administration or equivalent work experience
  • 1 years of proven software testing experience
  • Must be based in Kansas City
  • Experience within Agile development environments
  • Deep understanding of the software development and QA life cycle processes (including test planning, test case design, execution, defect tracking and reporting)
  • Quick learner and self-starter who requires minimal supervision to excel in a dynamic environment
  • Prior experience driving issue resolutions with development
  • Analyze data to identify areas for improvement in the quality system.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 


Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of analytical tools, root cause analysis, or corrective/preventative action
  • Excellent listening, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and laymen’s terms
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to be self-motivating and work independently
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Experience with Jira, Github, and automated testing tools


Spotlight is a unique, rapidly growing firm based in downtown Kansas City’s up-and-coming Crossroads neighborhood. Learn more about Spotlight at spotlightar.com.

Expected start date is Q4 2022.

Spotlight is an equal opportunity employer.


In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

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