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Quality Assurance Test Lead

Hartford, CT | Work from home flexibility

Posted: 01/27/23 Category: Government, IT Quality Assurance Job Number: 19501

Job Description

Position: Quality Assurance Test Lead
Location: Hartford, CT – Hybrid Onsite
Job Type: Contract
Duration: 12 months

Job Description
  • The specific focus of this candidate will be to ensure that new systems are built in a way that best ensures that functional requirements are met whilst also ensuring that service qualities (Performance, scalability, extensibility, maintainability, security, interoperability) for now and for the future are achievable.
  • In addition, this role is responsible for reviewing and improving on existing systems, making use of new technologies and methodologies to seek continual improvement for existing systems. 
  • The candidate will work to create a breakdown of the system into components, the component interactions, and interfaces (including with the environment, especially the user), and the technologies and resources to be used in the design.
Specific Services Required:
In the role of the QA Test Lead, the following services are required:
  • Follow the core technology and architecture for automated testing of large-scale distributed systems, midrange to client server and n tier e commerce applications and solutions.
  • Follow specifications to automate the testing of applications.
  • Work on all test automation components of solution and create/maintain required technical documentation.
  • Follow developed strategies for end-to-end system testing.
  • Assist in all testing processes involving the migration and integration of new and legacy technologies.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver business and technical value.
  • Must be very organized, pro-active and self-directed. Must be able to perform with minimal supervision.
  • Must have very strong abstract thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Must have very good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Work with the Quality Assurance Manager to establish goals and release quality while meeting requirements of projects.
  • Work with the Quality Assurance Manager to establish goals and release quality while meeting requirements of projects.
  • Follows and updates the testing standards and strategies and uses them correctly.
  • Makes sure the software and system testing frameworks are in synchronization.
  • Provide input as needed to issues like tool and environment selection.
  • Interface with the user(s) and sponsor(s) and all other stakeholders to determine their (evolving) needs.
  • Follows the set standards for the automated testing software, policies, and execution.
  • Reviews all system requirements, test scripts, test scenarios to create appropriate testing workflow. Ensures that this set of high-level requirements is consistent, complete, correct, and operationally defined.
  • Reviews software components and collaborates with development group, Product Owners, System Teams, and Operations to ensure best overall testing strategies, best practices, and techniques for automated testing.
  • Interfaces with the design and implementation teams, so that any problems arising during QA can be resolved in accordance with the fundamental design concepts, and user needs and constraints.
  • Collaborates on a set of acceptance test requirements, together with the project teams, and the user, which determine that all of the high-level requirements have been met, especially for the computer-human-interface.
  • Generates products such as unit tests, automated functional tests, regression tests, load tests, code coverage reports, and test scenario % pass/fail, ADA/508c/AWGA compliance, Cross Browser Compatibility, Mobile Compatibility.
  • Ensures that all testing libraries and artifacts are maintained in the most current state and never allowed to become obsolete.
  • Responsible for creating automated test case scenarios for Agile Delivery Team to meet Acceptance Criteria
Required Skills & Experience
An experience professional with demonstrating the following knowledge and skills:
  • 7+ years' Experience with Automated Testing Frameworks, Test Methodologies, Test Strategies and Test Beds.
  • 7+ years' Experience with Agile Methodologies
  • 7+ years' Experience Leading a Software Testing Team
  • Involved in a minimum of two large scaled Agile software development projects
  • Knowledge of Testing Tools, Testing Frameworks, Continuous Integration Methodologies
  • Knowledge of Web Application Testing, Distributed System Testing, Performance Testing, Regression Testing, Database Testing, Mobile Testing, Security Testing, Accessibility Testing, Web Service Testing.
  • Knowledge of .Net, SharePoint, Dynamics Web Application Hosting Environment
  • Knowledge of Data Modeling and Database Design preferred
  • Knowledge of Application Modeling and Design
  • Knowledge of Service Oriented Architectures
  • Experience with automated testing in enterprise system integration projects and initiatives; understanding of and experience implementing enterprise integration patterns.
  • Thorough understanding of standard QA best practices in an Agile environment including authoring test plans and test cases, executing tests and tracking issues to closure
  • Good understanding of DevOps and setting up Continuous Integration Environments.
  • Experience in Test Driven Development and testing tools and techniques.
  • Object-Oriented design principles and design patterns
Additional Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with code repositories, version, and builds in Azure DevOps
  • Experience with web automation suites e.g Selenium
  • Experience with QA Functional test suites such as Microfocus Quality Center / Unified Functional Testing.
  • Working automated testing knowledge for C#, WCF, JQuery, XML, JSON, WebApi, SOAP, .NET, JavaScript.
  • Testing experience with Web Services (REST, SOAP, WCF) and tools such as SOAPUI and SOAPSonar.
  • BS in Computer science, engineering, or technology-related baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, or commensurate experience.
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics
  • Experience Microsoft SharePoint
  • Experience with .Net Framework
  • Knowledge of Virtualized Hosting Environments
  • Knowledge of .Net, SharePoint, Dynamics Web Application Performance
  • Knowledge of .Net, SharePoint, Dynamics Web Application Security
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