The QA Lead is responsible for the testing oversight of corporate projects, systems implementations, and new application development, and works as a liaison to the project team to communicate testing needs and requirements. The QA Lead I will possess the necessary analytical and technical skills required for supporting and accomplishing the testing efforts. They may perform some or all of the following functions: Interviews of technical and business Subject Matter Experts; Systems analysis; Diagram work flows; Developing the test plans and test cases to evaluate these scenarios for application; Test team leadership.
Primary Job Duties:
Participates on Corporate Projects in the role of QA Test Lead.
Develops testing strategy and documents in a project Test Plan.
Acts as liaison with the Business to develop the appropriate testing strategy for their applications. This can include creation and development of test scripts, test process, and data validation strategies.
Ensures test plans and schedules reflect the necessary activities and durations to achieve the defined requirement and objectives following available standards and guidelines.
Provides quality assurance of test processes and automation by continually monitoring activities and reporting trends.
Leads, monitors and mentors junior colleagues in QA Tester roles.
Develops and/or maintains standards for test planning, test case development, and defect reporting.
Have an active role in change management processes.
Strong SQL and data validation skills
Cognos experience and testing and validation
Strong database experience (prefer DB2 and Sybase / SQL Server)
ETL Testing and validation (prefer experience with Informatica PowerCenter, but not required)
Ability to write complex SQL queries to build expected results and compare expected and actual results
Knowledge of Health Care required
Experience testing Web Services
Proficiency in HP Quality Center or similar testing tool
Knowledge and experience working with XML
Experience in Data Profiling is preferred, but not necessary
Experience Data modeling and relationships
Strong Data warehousing knowledge (Star and Snowflake schemas, dimension and fact tables, data marts for reporting, etc.)
Experience in the following tools is preferred but not required:
advanced text editor programs (UltraEdit, etc)
comparison tools (Beyond Compare)
basic knowledge of Unix OS and filesystem
Advanced proficiency in HP Quality Center, MS Access & MS Excel
Advanced proficiency in MS Word, MS PowerPoint, Lotus Notes, Visio and Internet applications
Demonstrated time management skills
Demonstrated project management skills
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Able to lead small (2-4) test teams through all phases of software development life cycle
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including public presentation
Strategic thinking/planning skills
Ability to work effectively with minor supervision
Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with daily work processing deadlines
High degree of business maturity and demonstrated confidentiality
High energy level and ability to project enthusiasm
Persuasive communication style
Polished, professional image and reputation
Demonstrated customer service orientation
Demonstrated change management and change catalyst competencies
Demonstrated leadership skills (coaching, mentoring, staff development)