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Quality Assurance Tester

Status: Full Time
Posted: 9/18/2017
Location: Waterloo, Iowa

Job Description:
Are you a perfectionist and a technology professional, organized and motived to support the business from a behind the scenes tester role? If so, VGM is hiring with full-time and contract to full-time positions available.  

Position Summary
The QA tester will be testing UI input validation and operation, participate in UX and design, and conduct both manual and automated unit and integrated testing. Work will include testing for web applications, APIs, and MS SQL procedures. Automated test experience and ability to read C# is absolutely necessary.

Reports to: VP of Information Services
Hours: Full-time 40 hours/ non-exempt
Working Location: Waterloo, Iowa; will entertain remote applicants

Responsibilities/Duties of the Job
Responsible for ensuring the software product deployed to production is of high quality with few defects. 
Design and implement automated test solutions for new products. 
Assist with design and execute manual tests for new and existing products. 
Prepare specification documentation according to procedure and industry best practices. 
Work as part of the development team to isolate issues by collecting and analyzing detailed process steps, log files, and data input. 
Documents within TFS testing results in order to assist in defect resolution, working closely with the Development and Change Management team(s), as appropriate. 
Evaluate problems identified in production and assist with resolution strategies. 
Execute special projects, including but not limited to a functional and performance testing. 
Perform other duties, as assigned. 

Position Qualifications
Bachelors in CS is highly preferred along with 3+ years of accomplished experience working in software development. 
Experience testing/coding .Net applications, ASP.Net, MVC, ADO.Net or Entity Framework.
Strong experience and understanding of object oriented development principles.
Experience with Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, and TFS Source Control.

Company Summary
VGM Group, Inc. is a national leader in diverse industries including health care, insurance and golf. Since inception in 1986, VGM ( has been providing business solutions to more than 25,000 companies throughout the United States and Canada, positioning them to save money and run more efficiently. 

We are headquartered in Waterloo, Iowa, where nearly 80 percent of our more than 900+ employee owners are based. Other offices are in Georgia, Kansas, Florida, Arizona, New Jersey, and Toronto, Ontario (Canada). 

The VGM Group is one of the Top 10 Best Workplaces in Iowa, 100% employee owned, and has a company culture like no other. As an employee of the VGM Group, Inc. one has the opportunity to interact with all levels of the organization. In doing so, the right person will see the opportunity for personal and professional growth and take the appropriate steps to make that happen for their benefit and that of The VGM Group.

VGM Group, Inc. is 100% employee owned. As an employee of VGM individuals receive
Gifted Employee Stock Ownership, 
401k with up to 3% company match, 
Health Benefits - single to family, Dental, Vision, Long-term Disability etc., free walk-in clinic, 
PTO (Paid Time Off), 
Paid holidays.

This job description reflects the general duties of the job but is not a detailed description of all duties which may be inherent to the position. Reasonably related additional duties may be assigned to the individual Associate. VGM is an equal opportunity employer.

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