Job Description :
QA Test Manager for state of Georgia
Location: Atlanta GA
Duration: 1 year

Job Description:
Primary duties of this position will be to manage all testing activities required to validate conversion and development of new systems.

Required Skills:
The candidate must have a thorough understanding of the SDLC, and Software Quality Assurance concepts and best practices and a minimum of (5-7) years’ experience in software testing. The candidate must be able to manage defects to closure or resolution and develop QA metrics.
Must have the ability to work closely with other teams, facilitate defect meetings and be able to interact with both technical, business, and vendor team members.
Must be able to decompose the developed modules into subsystems which can be tested.
Strong people management and communication (verbal and written) skills are required.
Proficient in Software Testing techniques, methodologies and defect management.
Understand the differences in testing objectives (e.g. functional testing, unit testing, integration testing, etc and how to build a test schedule and construct appropriate testing cycles, test plans and scripts to meet the different objectives
Working knowledge of the HP Suite of testing tools, including ALM (Quality Center) and Quick Test Professional (QTP
In-depth knowledge developing test strategies and test plans for large complex systems.
Expert in creating test plans, developing test scenarios for Java systems, and creating QA metrics and reports.
Demonstrated skills in facilitating and organizing test execution of test cases/scripts in a proficient manner.
Ability to identify gaps in test coverage to meet business requirements/needs.
Proven analytical skills.
Responsible for coordinating activities that impact testing initiatives.
Experienced in managing testing milestones, estimates and timelines.
Strong problem/conflict resolution skills.
Strong vendor management skills.
Must be able to adapt to an ever-changing environment.
Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience.

Success Criteria:
In order to be successful in this role, at minimum the candidate should:
Be innovative, energetic, energizing, flexible and eager to learn
5-7 years in a Testing lead role in managing testing/QA teams for mainframe and distributed systems
Knows how to get to the real technical issue and/or root cause of defects
Understands diverse technology and integration points (e.g. mainframe vs. distributed, java technologies, Cobol/cics, secure transfer protocols, DB2, VSAM)
Be able to create a realistic, detailed schedule to support all testing activities needed to manage the project
Organize, manage and provide clear guidance to teams in order to reach the testing goals and tight deadline
Be able to practice, candor, transparency and collaboration
Deliverables to be expected:
Testing schedule with detailed activities and milestones
Weekly/Monthly status report identifying risks, issues, assumptions & constraints, decision needed/made relative to testing
Daily project action items, issues, risks, decisions
Testing Strategy
Test Cases/Scripts
Weekly/Monthly defect report
Weekly/Monthly testing progress report
Chair weekly defect meetings
Daily updates on defects in HPALM
Preferred Skills:
Experience testing in public service is a plus.
Experience with complex data testing.
Experience with Mainframe and distributed technologies.
Proficient in testing integrated and complex systems.
5 years as a QA Test Lead.

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Client : State of Georgia