QA Analyst

  • 1 Denison St, North Sydney NSW 2060, Australia
  • Full-time
  • Work Arrangement: Fixed Term

Company Description

About Nine

Nine’s strategy is to create great content, distribute it broadly and engage audiences and advertisers. As the home of Australia’s most trusted and loved brands spanning News, Sport, Lifestyle, and Entertainment, we pride ourselves on creating the best content, accessed by consumers when and how they want, while celebrating our ability to give the shared experiences to audiences, the ones which connect us together. Living at the intersection of Australia’s best content, conversation and culture, Nine is where Australia connects.
Our business operates in the following four divisions: Australian Community Media, Printing and Stuff; Publishing (including, Metro Mastheads, Nine Digital and Events), Stan, and Television. Nine’s assets include the Nine Network, major mastheads such as The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and Australian Financial Review, digital properties such as, 9Honey, Pedestrian.TV, and CarAdvice, subscription video platform Stan and majority investments in Domain and Macquarie Media.

Job Description

Senior QA Analyst has the responsibility for analysing, designing and executing the testing of IT solutions provisioned by the 9Technology Commercial Products team and vendors. You are expected to be actively involved in maintaining the existing testing framework, and improving test quality monitoring processes and testing standards.

The duties of the Senior Test Analyst include (however, not limited to):

  • Analysis of business requirements and / or functional specification documents and translating these into test scenarios matrix
  • Work closely with business analysts to clarify requirements and provide constructive feedback on the quality of requirements
  • Detect, report, and manage defects through to remediation
  • Work closely with developers for pair testing, issue investigation and/or defect resolutions as required


Essential experience & skills


  • A passion for quality and ‘Can-do’ attitude
  • Energetic, dynamic and a great team player
  • Track record in establishing and maintaiing strong relationships with business stakeholders, Product Owners, Business Analysts and Developers
  • Strong diagnostic and problem-solving skills with specific attention to quality and detail
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) with good interpersonal skills
  • Results driven approach and history of delivering quality outcomes to set deadlines 
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate across all management and organisational levels
  • Ability to manage priorities in order to complete assigned tasks in time
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision
  • Strong negotiation, influencing, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Understanding cross-functional solutions and how they can be utilised
  • Understanding general business solutions from an industry perspective that may apply to internal issues
  • Maintaining awareness of new and emerging technologies
  • Willingness to be accountable for team and individual results             
  • A collaborative approach to work with good teamwork abilities


  • 7 years of minimum experience as a system and functional tester working on large scale projects within an agile environment
  • Ability to work within Scrum teams and obtain a strong understanding of Agile approach
  • Solid experience testing enterprise client-server applications, web-based applications and web services API testing
  • Proficiency with the use of JIRA, Confluence and API testing tools
  • In-depth understanding of test design methodologies, test lifecycle and best test practices
  • Strong understanding of SDLC and Agile methodologies
  • Good working knowledge of MS SQL Server database with hands-on SQL scripting skills

Desirable experience & skills

  • Experience testing broadcasting applications is highly desirable
  • Hands-on testing experience in Performance/Load testing is desirable
  • Hands-on testing experience in Tosca automated testing is desirable
  • Experience in testing middleware such as MuleSoft would be an advantage
  • Experience in vendor management would be an advantage
  • Tertiary qualification in Computer Science
  • Software Testing accreditation is desirable


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