Job Description :
What is the specific title of the position
Integration Test Lead


UPDATE: Looking for someone with a good understanding of healthcare files and integration testing coordination experience.


TOP REQUIREMENTS:
Hands-on experience in planning, developing, executing and validating integration test efforts for complex projects
Strong interpersonal, oral and written communications skills demonstrated through successfully leading change initiatives and client facing engagements
Hands-on experience in preparing System Integration Test Strategy, Test Plan


* What experience will set candidates apart from one another Hands-on experience in planning, developing, executing and validating integration test efforts for complex projects.

SOFT SKILLS:
Strong interpersonal, oral and written communications skills demonstrated through successfully leading change initiatives and client facing engagements.

What Project/Projects will the candidate be working on while on assignment
Veterans Affairs Community Connectivity Network

Is this person a sole contributor or part of a team
Individual contributor role

If so, please describe the team (Name of team, size of team, etc
VACCN QA/QMO team responsible for overall QA effort for the program. The project includes new claims platform, customer service and portal. The person is responsible for overseeing and providing recommendation for integration testing involving 8-10 stakeholder teams and 10-15 technologies, 4-5 vendors, with over 100 interfaces.

What are the top 5-10 responsibilities for this position (Please be detailed as to what the candidate is expected to do or complete on a daily basis)
Conduct meetings with the business and development teams to identify the scope for integration testing, define a plan, initiate preparation activities and monitor progress through execution.
Development of detail integration schedules including facilitating schedule wall walk meetings with required.
Tracking Integration and test procedure development and execution closure
Prepare the integration test strategy to include an approach, roles and responsibilities, test cases, test scenarios, data management, tools and accesses, schedule, risks, issues and dependencies.
Monitor interface transactions, research and resolve problems.
Analyze rejected and queued transactions and perform root cause analysis.
Coordinate updates to interface specification documentation.
Complete test strategy and obtain approvals
Communicating with business/development team manager regularly
Coordinating testers from various teams and monitoring their progress
Assists in troubleshooting of issues during integration testing.
Ensuring we have the correct reporting and metrics in place across the teams
Assisting in vendor management
Reviewing the test scripts
Reviewing the test execution results
Reviewing the final test results
Enabling defect triage meetings
Presenting the report to the development/business teams
Securing the approvals from the appropriate stakeholders
"Advanced Proficiency" in the following responsibilities:
Establish/implement/ensure quality and best practices
Plan/coordinate testing various interfacing environments & infrastructure
Plan/develop automated testing frameworks
Design/develop test strategy
Plan and create interface test data sets/scenarios
Identify and mitigate risks/issues related to interface testing
Ensure alignment of quality/test plans to business case/value
Ensure availability of internal/external resources needed to complete testing projects
Develop, document and implement risk mitigation plans
Design processes for reporting and communicating test status
Execute test status reports and communicate to appropriate audiences
Communicate potential issues to appropriate audiences
Document test results and ensure adherence to test reporting standards
Define testing/quality metrics and drive consistent utilization
Apply established test/quality metrics
Develop/implement automated test strategy and scripts
Execute test cases/scenarios
Provide support for automated test scripts/frameworks

What software tools/skills are needed to perform these daily responsibilities
Overall experience of 8+ years in IT experience
Minimum of 5 years of quality assurance experience
Experience in leading System Integration, E2E, UAT Regression testing activities for complex projects.
Expert with Microsoft (MS) tools, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Project.
Administrative experience with SharePoint.

Tools:
o Experience with CA Agile and/or HP ALM for test case and defect management.
o Experience with traceability of requirements and/or features to test cases and defects.
o Experience with automation tools, SOAP UI, Selenium, Cucumber, Jenkins, etc.


What skills/attributes are a must have
Hands-on experience in planning, developing, executing and validating integration test efforts for complex projects
Strong interpersonal, oral and written communications skills demonstrated through successfully leading change initiatives and client facing engagements
Hands-on experience in preparing System Integration Test Strategy, Test Plan
Knowledge or experience with X12, XML and other proprietary interfaces for the above types of data
Experience in Requirement Analysis, Traceability, impact analysis and reporting
Experience in Defect Management - reporting, triage, root cause analysis activities

What skills/attributes are nice to have
Knowledge or experience with provider, member, claim interfaces or data.
Business: Knowledge or experience with member lookups, provider lookups, referrals, prior authorizations, claim payment for medical, dental and/or pharmacy.

Where is the work to be performed (Please list preferred Client facility, if other please specify i.e. remote work, rural, etc
Location: Basking Ridge, NJ

What are the work hours (ex. 9am-5pm, day/night shifts, rotating shifts, etc)
Work Hours: East Coast, generally 8-5pm


What type of interview process is preferred (Face to face, phone, Skype, or a combination of the three)
Phone interviews and possible on-site in NJ interview