QA Test Lead
WAVSYS - Cincinnati, OH

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WAVSYS has partnered with a major client in the Cincinnati area, and we are seeking a Test Lead for a contact role.

Job Description:

  • Lead medium to large SAP testing efforts (system/functional/integration/regression) for all applications including the testing coordination and validation with other interfaces.
  • The test lead is responsible for the overall quality of any application release, and approval of application readiness for release to production; if quality does not meet standards, responsible for proper escalation and communication of impact to testing/release timeline.
  • Enforces and manages to the Test Strategy and methodology.


  • Plan and create test strategy related to scope for application release project.
  • Plan and create test estimates based on scope of release to drive final testing sign-off date for overall project plan.
  • Manage code deliveries in to the test environments, coordination activities with development, environment manager, and release manager.
  • Establish daily priorities for the test systems and manage testing team associates accordingly to meet those priorities.
  • Lead all test cycles and validation efforts for final certification and sign-off.
  • Coordinate activities with key business partners to facilitate testing needs and coordinate any support needed to their interface testing efforts.
  • Work with SMEs to implement test scenarios and test scripts to address new system functionality outlined in delivered business requirements.
  • Setup Quality Center with identified test scripts for specific test cycle for both new functionality and regression testing.
  • Manage and maintain the test documentation within the Quality Center tool.
  • Document and deliver written defects through Quality Center to development team for defect fixes; identifying test effort needed to appropriately test defect as well as regression test around defect once fix is delivered.
  • Work with environment manager to maintain and setup test environments to align with production and support test data needs for application releases.
  • Create, document, and maintain daily test status reports to key stakeholders outline overall test status progress, roadblocks, defects and delays
  • Run and manage defect meetings weekly/daily with development to insure proper delivery of defect fixes and priority of defect fixes to meet timeline.
  • Prepare initial version of release notes, documenting all changes and open issues for a release. Prepare and publish final testing certification sign-off document that goes to change management to initiate release to production.
  • Create SQL/PSQL database queries to verify published data requests, retrieve specific data sets and results as needed for testing/verification purposes.
  • Maintain and organize test evidence for Sox compliance standards related to defined guidelines and retention period.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong project management skills, with ability to champion change and continuous improvement. General understanding of database structure and table relationships.
  • Ability to create, execute, and understand SQL queries to assist in data research.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong listening skills. Strong analytical and critical thinking skills. Strong organizational and documentation skills. Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects/tasks. Customer service oriented.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with SAP a plus.
  • College degree or equivalent experience.
  • Experience: 3+ years test management and/or testing experience.
  • Experience in Quality Center application.
  • Understanding of test methodology and the SDLC