Our Direct Client is looking for a LEAD SOA TESTER for a Contract to hire Project in Richmond, VA below is the Detail requirement
Job Title: LEAD SOA TESTER
Location: Richmond, VA
Duration: Long Term
local candidates strongly preferred
The Project Lead works in a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)-driven organizational framework and provides testing management expertise for major web-based project that includes new Medicaid program(s)
More than 2 years of Experience as Project Lead 2 with 8 or more years of experience in the field or in a related area.
Manage a testing team, lead team members in testing activities, assign and monitor workloads, communicate the overall test plan vision and guide the mechanics of manual and automated testing
Review and analyze technical requirements, gain a thorough understanding of project scope and build a test plan that is aligned with project parameters and goals
Develop and implement a comprehensive end-to-end test plan for a complex software environment on an SOA platform to include a mix of software solutions, state systems and external federal government entities
Develop and maintain systems integration test plans(SIT) and user acceptance test (UAT) plans using approved software methodology (SDLM) standards and guidance; use testing expertise to ensure compliance with information security, IT and business policies, processes and procedures
Collaborate with IT and non-IT resources to ensure achievement of testing objectives and goals, timely defect resolution, testing schedules and resource availability
Educate testing team members on testing industry best practices
Document, track and report on testing activities including problems, defects, bugs and resolutions; provide a regular status on testing activities and outcomes using Rational tools related to Requisite Pro (requirements traceability matrix/use cases) and ClearQuest for defect tracking
Provide oversight for testing timelines, deadlines and schedules and ensure on-time task completion
Recommend software acquisitions/tools to improve business efficiency
Serve as a liaison between various stakeholder groups regarding testing; act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for testing and Quality Assurance (QA) topics in meetings, webinars, conference calls and other forms of communication
Work with key stakeholders and vendors throughout the testing and software development process; understand business needs and associated constraints to craft the best-fit solution
Create and maintain documentation such as test management plans, use case, test scenario templates
Identify training requirements and forward to Project Manager
Detect all errors and bugs, research the origin of errors and recommend bug fixes
Review technical documentation and maintain knowledge about software releases
Provide oversight for all software installations/updates on hardware in test environments
Demonstrate commitment to providing customer-focused quality service
Skills and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Computer science or equivalent, with More than 8 years of Experience.
More than 5 years of IBM Rational Tools - Requisite Pro (requirements traceability matrix/use cases) and ClearQuest for defect tracking Experience Required
More than 5 years of Experience in managing a team of testers
More than 8 years of Experience in reviewing technical requirements and building test plans
More than 8 years of Experience in Documenting of use cases, test scenarios
More than 8 years of Experience in Documenting and reporting on bugs or defects in testing and make recommendations
More than 5 years of Experience in Provideing oversight on timelines and schedules for on-time task completion
More than 5 years of Experience working in SOA environment.
Demonstrate excellent communication skills including the ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.
Ability to use strong industry knowledge to relate to customer needs and dissolve customer concerns and high level of focus and attention to detail.
Strong work ethic with good time management with ability to work with diverse teams and lead meetings