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Quality Assurance Analyst III

Company: Common Securitization Solutions
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:


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The Company


Common Securitization Solutions (CSS) is seeking an experienced Quality Assurance Analyst III to join our team of talented professionals in Bethesda, MD.


Common Securitization Solutions (CSS) is a joint venture owned by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac representing the largest and most efficient securitization service in the world. Through the use of advanced technology, CSS created the Common Securitization Platform (CSP) which serves as the resilient engine for our securitization administration business activities. CSS is an indispensable business partner creating profound value for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac by managing the issuance of their Uniform Mortgage Backed Security (UMBS) and complex REMIC securitization structures. CSS manages the disclosure process for new and ongoing securitization issuance, the deal modeling and analysis of complex securitization frameworks, bond administration activities and tax preparation and reporting.


Today CSS manages over 1 million securities backed by 27 million mortgage loans for approximately $5 trillion in outstanding principal balances. As an entrepreneurial, forward thinking enterprise, CSS brings together a confluence of industry leading talent and business science in a technology enabled, client focused team approach to create solutions that permit our clients to capitalize upon market opportunities, and/or address internal business, operations and technological challenges in an expeditious and effective manner.


CSS prides itself on its ability to attract industry leading talent from a variety of diverse business sectors including global capital markets, technology, business sciences, operations, risk and compliance, and finance. We work together as “one team” with an intense sense of community, innovation and creativity as we create and deliver value for our clients.


Job Information

The Quality Assurance Analyst will work to monitor software quality and associated business/technical risks in support of joint functional testing with our partners. They will be dedicated to working with our partners to support joint functional test planning, developing test scenarios, monitoring and supporting execution of test scenarios, and analyzing results.


This position requires strong deductive reasoning, attention to detail, persistence, patience, and creativity. The individual will work with our modules test counterparts at our partner organizations, internal development teams, Database Administrators, Business Analysts, and support teams to analyze, maintain and execute performance testing procedures.


Key Job Functions

  • Act as the point of contact with our partner organizations for functional testing activities through the project lifecycle
  • Work with team to plan sprints and test planning for the modules
  • Work with our module teams to design, develop, and execute scripts which validate, to a high degree of confidence, test cases defined within the project’s test plan.
  • Support the automated load/performance testing by our partners across multiple messaging protocols (including HTTP), focusing on overall application performance - validating that application response and outputs accurately reflect business requirements.
  • Track and communicate task progress, status, and key performance metrics.
  • Report defects found in testing diligently, promptly, and accurately, using standard defect tracking tools.
  • Communicate effectively across multiple teams/external vendors (Operations, Project Teams, Quality Service, etc.), as well as different personnel (Developers, Scrum Masters, Project Managers, etc.) when required.
  • Perform data analysis when needed to analyze issues in Performance and/or Production environments.
  • Conduct troubleshooting/performance test execution in support of remediation efforts as required.
  • Analyze data and application changes and document their impact on the performance testing task (test cases, scripting, scenario execution, etc.).
  • Ensure the test execution results fulfill the defined test objectives. --Schedule/recommends test re-execution if necessary.
  • Ensure the appropriate testing and monitoring tools/technologies are configured accordingly with the test objectives/project team requirements.
  • Expected to maintain technical expertise via self-education in areas governing computer sciences, performance/load testing dictums, and Quality Assurance.
  • Interface directly with the DevOps and Infrastructure teams regarding Functional test environment.
  • Work with our partners to establish test data in sufficient quantity to support the performance testing effort
  • Active participant in the meeting(s) to verify firewall openings between performance testing software and that of the application.
  • Maintain up-to-instance repository of artifacts related to performance test executions.
  • Perform initial debugging procedures by reviewing configuration files, logs, or code pieces to determine breakdown source.
  • Adhere to defect tracking process; document software defects, using a defect tracking tool (Quality Center), monitor the progress in a timely manner, escalate aging and priority defects.
  • Timely and accurate communication of testing events, daily status, and test execution results, etc.




  • Bachelor’s Degree or related work experience 


Minimum Experience  


  • Minimum 5 years of related work experience
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring employer sponsorship currently or in the future. CSS does not offer H-1B sponsorship for this position.


Specialized Knowledge & Skills     


  • Experience with system resources measurement
  • Experience with relational databases
  • Experience with SQL Query tools
  • Experience with Agile Scrum methodology
  • Experience with ALM or other Open Source Testing tools
  • Experience with ALM, Rally, Jira or other Open Source Testing tools
  • Experience with Test script automation.
  • Experience with cloud-based solutions.


As a condition of employment with Common Securitization Solutions, any successful job applicant will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and to successfully complete a background investigation, which may also include a credit check for positions in some areas of our business.   


Common Securitization Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: Common Securitization Solutions, Bethesda , Quality Assurance Analyst III, Other , Bethesda, Maryland

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