Requisition Number: 2021-05-02101-0160-002
Job Title: IT Quality Assurance Specialist
City: New York
State: NY
Shift: Monday - Friday; 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Hours: 35

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is a leading global law firm with offices in New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Palo Alto, São Paulo, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. Established in 1884, the Firm currently has more than 850 lawyers. On a world-wide basis, the Firm provides coordinated legal advice on the largest and most complex corporate transactions and litigation matters in industries which include financial services, insurance, power and natural resources, consumer products, services, technology, telecommunications, media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare industries. Cross-border finance, banking and bank regulation, mergers and acquisitions, securities issuance and regulation, project and asset based finance, real estate, asset management, joint ventures, taxation, litigation and dispute resolution are important aspects of the Firm’s practice.

IT Quality Assurance Specialist

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Description/Job Summary

The Quality Assurance Specialist evaluates software to insure that each phase of the software development life cycle delivers quality outputs, so that the final product meets user requirements for function, performance and reliability, and so that the final product conforms to firm guidelines and standards.


  • Develop and maintain test plans and test cases to insure software quality in accordance with quality standards for each phase of the Software Development Life Cycle
  • Participate in product design reviews and review documents to evaluate the quality of functional requirements
  • Work with the business stakeholders and technical staff to establish software delivery acceptance criteria and defect severity classifications
  • Define and ensure testing environment will support testing requirements
  • Build a library of reusable testing tools for functional testing, database testing, regression testing, negative testing, error or bug retests, load testing, and integration testing for product specific quality assurance
  • Plan test schedules or strategies in accordance with project scope or delivery dates
  • Document requirements and software defects.
  • Work with business users, technical staff, third-party providers, developers, and others as required, for quality assurance

Required Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in QA
  • Must possess proven analytical ability and high-level technical background
  • Highly developed analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and complete project tasks within required deadlines
  • Ability to effectively communicate information verbally and in writing and present information to individuals or groups
  • Ability to be sensitive to cultural differences among individuals and groups of persons
  • Ability to manage multiple high priority initiatives in a fast paced, highly technical environment managing large scale IT projects across global IT environments

Preferred Experience

  • Law firm experience highly preferred 

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, IT or related field required
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