Job Description :
Title: QA Test Lead

Location: Denver CO

Duration: 6 Months



Job Description

This individual will serve as the test lead for an enterprise-wide development project involving both vendor and state development resources. Their primary responsibility will be to define, communicate, coordinate and lead end to end and user acceptance testing. This individual will be expected to provide updates at weekly leadership meetings and work collaboratively and productively with multiple work teams.



This person will interact with other engineering groups to define, document, analyze, perform, and interpret tests for products, systems, components, or modifications. They will identify functional problems and suggests resolutions. Assists in the definition of internal quality control standards and the maintenance of reliability programs. They will analyze test cases and provides regular progress reports.



Specific skills which will be helpful for this assignment:

* Strong communication, organizational, prioritization and leadership skills. Prior experience leading enterprise-level user acceptance test efforts preferred.

* Demonstrated knowledge defining and communicating metrics as they pertain to product and application deliverables (quality) and work effort (time

* Strong leadership skills in product or application test methodologies and the ability to mentor team members on the implementation of those methodologies.

* Demonstrated understanding of test methodologies and prior experience in the formulation and implementation of software testing strategies, and preparation and review of test plans, test reports, scripting. Prior experience with both Agile and Waterfall software lifecycle methodologies will be helpful.

* Experience with HPALM as a project administrator preferred.

* Prior experience implementing load and performance test tools such as LoadRunner helpful.

* Understanding of program and project management methodologies and their application. This is critical as this individual will be expected to contribute to the development and maintenance of the overall project plan as it relates to testing.

* Comfortable in a "hands on" role, driving application testing to completion, and be capable of working closely with the technical leads to monitor the progress of assigned work.

* Detail-oriented with strong analytical aptitude.


CANDIDATES LOCAL TO DENVER ONLY. NO RELOCATION!



Qualifications


Type


Qualification


Description


Competency


Experience



Skills


AGILE - Agile Development Methodology





Proficient


1-2 yrs



Skills


Communication skills both verbal and written





Expert


6-7 yrs



Skills


Data Analysis





Proficient


1-2 yrs



Skills


HPALM


Proficiency as an administrator and an enduser of the HPALM tool for test and defect management.


Proficient


2-3 yrs



Skills


Integration planning and strategy





Proficient


2-3 yrs



Skills


Project management





Proficient


1-2 yrs



Skills


Project Test Metrics


Define, document and communicate metrics to project stakeholders to track progress and state of the test effort. Communicate risks and maintain test effort schedule.


Proficient


2-3 yrs



Skills


Stakeholder Communication


Communicate test status, defects and defect status, milestone achievements, and risks appropriately and in a timely manner


Proficient


2-3 yrs



Skills


System and Application Access


Work with appropriate teams to ensure that state test resources have the appropriate level of access to business applications required for testing.


Proficient


2-3 yrs



Skills


Team work





Expert


6-7 yrs



Skills


Test Automation


Work with Manager, Enterprise Applications to make recommendations and propose strategies for test automation opportunities at the UI, database and application level


Proficient


2-3 yrs



Skills


User Acceptance Testing


Work with stakeholders to develop user acceptance test cases including training end users how to define and document test cases, coordinate resources for user acceptance testing and document defects related to user acceptance test cases.


Proficient


2-3 yrs



Skills


Vendor Management


Work closely with vendors to ensure contracted testing scope of work is followed, testing milestones are achieved and defects are communicated and escalated appropriately


Proficient


2-3 yrs