Sr. QA Business Analyst Who Wears Many Hats (And Does Other Stuff Good Too) at Dorsata () (allows remote)

Sr. QA Business Analyst Who Wears Many Hats (And Does Other Stuff Good Too) at Dorsata () (allows remote)

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Type: Full Time
Created: 2021-10-16 05:00:26

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What. Is. THIS...? A Job Description for ANTS!??

(Stack Overflow says to not use a generic title. So, originally, "QA Human" and "Fungible Quality Unit" were on the table. Laughing at the bad jokes of the VP of Product is not a job requirement, however. Making fun of the VP of Engineering may be, however.)

Le Job Overview (The Job Overview)

We're looking for a QA / Business Analyst to join our tiny-but-mighty product team and play an integral role in launching our newest product line — Dorsata Real World Data (RWD). We need someone who enjoys wearing multiple hats and relishes juggling both business analysis & QA responsibilities in a "move fast, but actually don't break things" environment. On the product team, we employ Design Thinking approach that puts the customer first by balancing creative thinking & high-touch stakeholder engagement with structured, documented product processes & robust testing.

Given that, it’s crucial that you feel comfortable:

  • immersing yourself in the process of building out manual test plans as well as the process & framework for running those plans
  • immersing yourself in business requirements, documenting workflows and confirming data & workflow needs before building
  • getting things done in the convergent world of execution via good planning, clear communication, and hands-on project management while working closely with product and engineering team members


  • Engage internal customers & external stakeholders to document business requirements.
  • Work with engineers & other stakeholders to clarify requirements during the feature lifecycle.
  • Take a leading roll in QA & release management by creating & running test plans, collaborating on progress, maintaining quality thresholds, and communicating our development status effectively.
  • Write user stories with acceptance criteria, success metrics, and sufficient depth of explanation through the lens of customer and business goals.


  • Scrappiness - ability to get things done, even as conditions change and new information is presented.
  • Curiosity - ability to explore and synthesize a large amount of domain knowledge quickly
  • Well organized - with the ability to pay attention to the details while keeping a bead on the broader context.
  • Process focused - able to listen to multiple descriptions of need and build optimized workflows and technology solutions.
  • Empathetic - cares about the customer's needs and is respectable of different stakeholder goals and needs.
  • Good communicator - solid writing skills, and ability to clearly express goals & tradeoffs with a variety of people.
  • Technically minded - enough experience & interest to discuss scope/timeline tradeoffs with engineers.