Job opportunity for Freshers with MSc Chemistry degree
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Schrodinger is looking for an associate for our Quality Assurance team based in Hyderabad. The team is responsible for ensuring the quality of different kinds of applications.
Job Title: Associate QA Scientist
Location – Hyderabad
Eligbility Criteria & Experience:
- An impressive educational background, preferably with a Master’s degree in Chemistry, Pharmacoinformatics, Pharmaceuticals, or Physics, with zero to two years of experience in a position offering high exposure to computers and software.
- Thorough analytical, logical, and problem-solving skills, as well as excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
- Any prior experience with Python and shell scripting will be preferred.
- Exposure to Molecular Modelling approaches like Molecular Docking/Molecular Dynamics/Protein Structure Modelling etc, will be preferred
- Prior exposure to Schrodinger software would be greatly encouraged.
- Knowledge and experience with the software development life cycle and software quality assurance (and Squish or any other GUI testing tools) would be added advantage.
Responsibilities include working on the design, implementation, and administration of testing strategies to assess cutting-edge, Schrodinger’s Qt-based applications and workflow management tools.
The candidate must be highly motivated, comfortable working underdeadlines, pay significant attention to detail, and possess the ability to be both self-directed yet work well within a team.
This person should have exposure to Molecular Modelling or Chemoinformatics. Prior experience in software testing, exposure to Knime and automation with Squish would be an added advantage.
Possible questions that can be asked in an interview for the position of Associate QA Scientist in Schrodinger, along with their answers, are:
- What motivated you to apply for this position, and what makes you suitable for it?
Answer: I have an impressive educational background, with a Master’s degree in Chemistry, and have zero to two years of experience in a position offering high exposure to computers and software. I have excellent analytical, logical, and problem-solving skills, along with good communication skills, both oral and written. I have prior experience with Python and shell scripting, which can be beneficial for this role. Additionally, I have exposure to Molecular Modelling approaches like Molecular Docking/Molecular Dynamics/Protein Structure Modelling, which can be an added advantage.
- What prior experience do you have with Schrodinger software, and how do you think it can help in this position?
Answer: Although I don’t have prior experience with Schrodinger software, I have researched and learned about the software, and I believe it can be highly beneficial in this position. Schrodinger software has numerous tools and features for molecular modelling, drug discovery, and workflow management, which can be highly useful for testing and assessing different applications. Additionally, prior exposure to Schrodinger software would be greatly encouraged, and I am willing to learn and work with it.
- Can you describe your experience with software testing and Squish or any other GUI testing tools?
Answer: I have prior experience in software testing and have worked with different GUI testing tools like Squish, which can be highly beneficial in this position. I have experience in working on the design, implementation, and administration of testing strategies for different applications. I have worked on assessing the functionality, usability, and performance of applications using different testing techniques like black-box testing, white-box testing, and acceptance testing.
- What challenges have you faced in your previous experience, and how did you overcome them?
Answer: In my previous experience, I faced challenges with testing complex applications that involved multiple workflows and complex data processing. To overcome these challenges, I worked closely with the development team to understand the application’s architecture, design, and functionality. I used different testing techniques like exploratory testing, regression testing, and boundary testing to assess the application’s performance, usability, and functionality. Additionally, I used automation tools like Squish to automate repetitive tasks and streamline the testing process.
- How do you ensure that the applications you test meet the quality standards set by the company?
Answer: To ensure that the applications I test meet the quality standards set by the company, I follow a rigorous testing process that involves different testing techniques and tools. I work closely with the development team to understand the application’s architecture, design, and functionality. I use different testing techniques like black-box testing, white-box testing, and acceptance testing to assess the application’s functionality, usability, and performance. Additionally, I use automation tools like Squish to automate repetitive tasks and streamline the testing process. I also perform regular code reviews, debugging, and defect tracking to ensure that the application meets the quality standards set by the company.
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