Job Description :
Quality Assurance Delivery Manager/(512246)
DImondale, MI
6 Months
Either Webcam or In Person

Short Description:
A QA Delivery Manager is needed for executing quality assurance activities in planning, requirement gathering, development and testing of major upgrades and application maintenance projects.

Complete Description:
Candidate MUST possess:

10+ years’ experience delivering large, complex projects in enterprise systems.
8+ years’ experience as a QA and/or PPQA Manager responsible for developing delivery strategies that include designing, planning and executing testing in the public sector industry
8+ years’ experience actively managing customer relationships and expectations.
5+ years’ experience gathering business and functional requirements
5+ years’ experience completing requirements documentation
5+ years’ experience working within and leading agile teams in a Scrum Master capacity
5+ years’ experience managing risks & issues and correcting projects that were behind schedule
Expert knowledge of quality assurance processes throughout the entire System Delivery Lifecycle
Expert knowledge of change management principles and experience implementing significant changes on an application development team.
Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree (Masters degree in public administration preferred)

Job duties, includes:
1. Drive/coach/mentor and support the agency and technical delivery teams in developing processes around release/sprint scope development, user story and/or requirement development and documentation, planning activities, estimation, backlog management, agile practice adoption and communication strategies.
2. Create a collaborative environment which allows the technical teams and clients to interact closely and facilitates agile, scrum and waterfall methodologies.
3. Define roles and expectations for all phases and types of testing.
4. Develop functional and performance test strategies and implementation plans for complex system upgrade.
5. Coach, mentor and support team members and managers on the development of detailed test plans and test artifacts.
6. Collaborate with project managers and participate in the planning and management of release schedules.
7. Identify issues and risks to scope, schedule or budget and escalate appropriately.
8. Estimate test resources, including people and tools, needed to complete projects and work with project manager to staff projects.
9. Manage assigned scope of work performed within the team.
10. Review work within team to verify that it meets quality, functional, technical and requirements.

Skill
Required / Desired
Amount
of Experience
10+ years’ experience delivering large, complex projects in enterprise systems.
Required
10
Years
8+ years’ experience as a QA and/or PPQA Manager responsible for developing delivery strategies that include designing, planning and executing testing
Required
8
Years
8+ years’ experience actively managing customer relationships and expectations.
Required
8
Years
Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree (Masters degree in Public Administration Preferred)
Required


Agile/Scrum or Quality Test Certifications
Highly desired


Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Required


Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Required


5+ years’ experience working within and leading agile teams in a Scrum Master capacity
Required
5
Years
Experience with Sybase and PowerBuilder application development environments
Desired
3
Years
5+ years’ experience leading clients and technical staff in requirement gathering discussions and creating documentation.
Required
5
Years

Questions
Description
Question 1
Absences greater than one week MUST be approved by CAI management in advance, and contact information must be provided to CAI so that the resource can be reached during his or her absence. The Client has the right to dismiss the resource if he or she does not return to work by the agreed upon date. Do you accept this requirement?
Question 2
Please list candidate''s email address that will be used when submitting E-RTR.
Question 3
The selected candidate will be responsible for any and all costs associated with parking for this position. These costs will not be reimbursed by CAI or State of Michigan. Please confirm you have discussed this with your candidate and he/she accepts this requirement.
Question 4
Interviews will take place on January 18th/19th.
Question 5
Please include a paragraph re: candidate''s availability, location, applicable skills, and other pertinent information in the Summary of Qualifications tab, when submitting. Thank you.