Lead Tester
Interpublic Group - New York, NY

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Purpose, Key Responsibilities, and Essential Functions of the position:
  • Knowledgeable and experienced with application testing methodologies in a highly integrated ERP/SAP environment (including multiple third party tools, Web and mobile interfaces)
  • Experienced with definition of an overall testing strategy and for implementation of a detailed test plan to support project requirements
  • Ability to work effectively in a high-paced environment and to refine/optimize the testing approach, processes and scope in an agile environment
  • Familiar with the application of End to End testing methodologies to ensure the overall quality of technical deliverables
  • Experienced with various types of testing including Functional unit testing, String Testing, Integration testing and User Acceptance testing
  • Experienced with estimating the test cycle duration and the establishment of appropriate metrics for test execution and quality control
  • Conversant and familiar with release management concepts, change control and test management practices
  • Effective communication skills to interact and closely work with cross functional teams to resolve issues and ensure quality of the deliverables
  • Experienced in leading a team of SAP QA/testing professionals in an onsite and offshore model
  • Team lead experience to drive day to day activities of testing teams (across all areas of test preparation and test execution)
  • Ability to document and communicate the status of test preparation and execution progress against plans and to initiate corrective action as necessary
  • Ability to review project test preparation related deliverables for completeness, quality, and compliance with established project standards and processes
  • Ability to identify, plan and drive continuous improvement activities throughout the testing processes

Challenges Faced:
  • Collaboration with a wide range of internal and client teams to ensure successful delivery of testing objectives
  • Leadership of the execution of test plans across all development and operations projects, utilizing most appropriate testing methodologies
  • Leadership, mentoring and motivation of test teams to achieve high quality results
  • Co-ordination of offshore and onshore efforts and ensuring the effectiveness of the global testing model in multiple time-zones
  • Detailed monitoring and reporting of testing activities (including logging, analysis and reporting of results and follow up on defects)
  • Tight timelines for project delivery and expectations for
  • Challenge to ensure continuous improvement of testing processes and activities

Responsibilities:

Key Functional Responsibilities:
  • Reporting to the North American Functional manager the Functional Testing Lead will provide overall direction to the testing efforts to ensure integration with the program release and deployment initiatives
  • The Functional Testing lead will collaborate closely with the SAP Compliance and Offshore Testing Manager to effectively plan and co-ordinate resource requirements and testing delivery
  • This position will be required to interface with Product Development (Configuration) teams, business management, technology and other program delivery teams
  • Activities will span multiple business units across various global locations
  • Additional responsibilities
    • Provision of updates to Project Management on testing status and Go-Live readiness
    • Leading and co-ordination of teams to ensure timely, orderly and successful delivery of multiple releases and change requests
    • Prioritization and co-ordination of testing for production fixes in conjunction with other internal teams and business partners and in line with software development standards
    • Ensuring all appropriate sign-offs and approvals are in place to provide evidence of successful testing
    • Development of go-live check lists and tools to support execution of testing activities to required quality standards
    • Management of defect resolution process (identification, prioritization, reporting, tracking, verification, assignment and resolution)
    • Communication to management and other key stakeholders
    • Ensuring the quality and integrity of the technical SAP environments through effective co-ordination with Product Development, SAP Basis and Release management teams
Qualifications:

Education and Experience Required:
  • BA in Comuter Science or related Experience
  • Design/Build/Test/Deploy for global projects
  • Involvement In Test preparation and execution steps
  • Lead team of client business and IT experts for test preparation
  • EXCELLENT COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS REQUIRED

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