Aetna Testing Analyst in San Francisco, California

Req ID: 53394BR


Ensures the quality of the NextGen Platform with a focus on Medicare processes: Enrollment, Billing, Member Communications, Reconciliation and Reporting. Interacts with other areas of the organization to effectively develop the test framework to align with the business strategy and goals for the release. Performs testing tasks, as required.

Fundamental Components:

Provides expertise on one or more applications or technologies to support project teams

Participates and provides recommendations in the development of the test framework

Responsible for the level of quality delivered for the application testing within the release

Promotes repeatability, reusability, efficiencies, and cross training to facilitate the development and maintenance of a matrixed organization

Provides estimates for testing

Contributes to defining, developing, and maintaining the test case inventory, requirements traceability matrix, and test plan over the life of the release

Monitors changes in test case priority based on changing project delivery priorities

Identifies and requests appropriate data based on testing requirements and types of tests to execute

Responsible for interaction with key areas to define test cases, establish the requirements traceability matrix for functional and nonfunctional requirements, identifies test data, and assists in the development and execution of test scripts and validation of test results

Provides cross training of application / technical knowledge to other individuals within the organization

Defines, develops, and maintains test scripts

Independently executes test plans and test scripts

Independently validates results of test execution and actual vs. expected results

Records and tracks defects uncovered during the execution of tests and actively participate in resolution; proposes and designs retest cases/scripts/data to retest defects; represents the team at project meetings to discuss status, defects for responsible area, assess impacts and provide input into schedule revisions at both project and release level

Participates in deployment certification tasks


Experience with software development lifecycles, having contributed to: estimation (resource planning), capacity planning, requirement traceability matrix, testing framework and strategy, and post implementation review.

Experience with software development lifecycles, having owned: test case development, manual/automation test scripts, test results review.

Experience in quality engineering practices and execution of the various types of test creation and execution.

Experience with industry standard testing tools (e.g. Rational Tool Suite, Mercury, etc.)


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


Information Technology/Testing/4-6 Years

Information Technology/Quality engineering / assurance/4-6 Years

Telework Specifications:

  • Full-Time Telework (WAH)

  • Considered for any US location; training period in the office may be required


    Highly visible NextGen program building out the future state platform for Medicare - we always dream of having the opportunity to build new and get it right from the beginning and NextGen is your chance to do exactly that.

    Excellent working knowledge of Requirements Traceability Matrices and how to utilize the process of tracing test cases to functional and nonfunctional requirements.

    Thorough knowledge of building test strategies and test frameworks.

    Strong analytical skills.

    Ability to assess risk and quality measures based on testing outcomes

    Strong verbal and written communication skills, internally (within team or department) and externally to all business partners and constituents.

    Understanding of data management and knowledge of data required to operationalize test scripts.

    Knowledge of Extract Transfer Load processing (ETL) and technologies and concepts as it relates to data warehousing.

    Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

    We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

    Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

    Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Job Function: Management

Aetna is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veterans status.