Job Description :
Sr. Test Lead

Rate: $55/hr on C2C / 1099 (MAX)

The IT Consultant – Test Lead is principally responsible for the design, standardization, governance and oversight of Customer’s IT Standardized Test Methodology, using Customer’s HP Application Lifecycle Management Quality Center/Performance Center (ALM QC/PC) test platform. The team member will also serve as a Test and Deployment methods and process Subject Matter Expert (SME) responsible for the definition, review, and approval of process and tools standards. The role is an active thought leader who grasps the project significance, regardless of the given business unit, and translates that significance into the required testing and deployment planning, as well as, the required operational readiness for handoff to the operations team.

The Test Lead will also establish project status reporting standards, metrics, and calculations and will oversee reporting out to project teams, IT Leadership, and key stakeholders. The role requires knowledge and experience in these areas:
* A working knowledge of industry leading application lifecycle and test management tools.
* In-depth knowledge and demonstrated experience with structured test methodologies such as Unit Test, System Test, Integration Test, Regression Test, Performance Test, User Acceptance Test, and Release Test.

The abilities and experience to translate, adapt, and apply these test methodologies to the specifics of a given project, such that proper emphasis is evident in the testing and deployment plans, based on the given project’s characteristics, and also accommodates current and future, industry-accepted development methodologies, while adhering to Customer’s Solution Development Lifecycle (SDLC) framework.

Serve as the primary technical SME for Customer’s application lifecycle and test management tool, including:
* Actively manage tool users to optimize license costs
* Enforce adherence to IT Testing and Deployment standards and deliverables (e.g. Test Management Plan, Test Readiness Review, Deployment Management Plan, Operational Readiness Review)
* Work closely with project teams to improve quality of test planning and preparation.
* Work closely and continually mentor project teams to improve quality of test cases and test case reviews.
* Define performance testing standards for Customer IT projects
* Conduct quality assessments during preparation, execution, and implementation phases of projects.
* Provide Tier III technical support as needed
* Provide technical oversight to vendor services and solutions delivery

Minimum education required of the position
Bachelor''s degree or equivalent work experience. Advanced degree is a plus.

Minimum experience required of the position
IT Consultant: 7 years relevant experience
IT Consultant Sr: 10 years relevant experience
Desired: At least 7+ years of experience leading application or infrastructure development projects plus 3+ years working with HP ALM QC/PC
or other industry-leading platforms and how it supports structured testing methodologies.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position
* Deep understanding and practical experience of industry test solutions, with specific experience with HP ALM v12 desired
* Wide experience in structured test methodologies, processes and tools
* Working knowledge in all areas of technology (infrastructure, commercial applications, software development, end-user platforms, IT operations
* Ability to communicate and present effectively with all levels in the organization, including executive management.
* Excellent interpersonal communications skills.
* Excellent writing and presentation skills.
* Working knowledge of architecture concepts and the ability to integrate business needs and technology capabilities.

Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position
International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) certification is a plus.