QA Lead
Excel Management Systems, Inc. - Richmond, VA

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Job Purpose:
QA Lead to oversee the creation of test plans and procedures and manage the execution of test plans for a large Java development project. Virginia State Police (VSP) has completed the requirements for replacement of one its large statewide software applications. Planning for development and implementation activities is currently underway.
Role Description:
An EXPERIENCED QA test lead is needed to design testing strategies, identify testing tools and draft the overall test plan and procedures.
• The QA Lead will develop, publish, and implement test plans including those for load, performance and stress testing.
• Will evaluate, recommend, and implement automated test tools and strategies.
• The QA Lead will develop, maintain, and upgrade automated test scripts and architectures for test application products.
• The QA Lead will be responsible for the writing, implementation, and status reporting for system test cases including both automated and manual test cases.
• Will also prepare test plans or test cases for testing the integrations between more than two applications / systems.
• The QA Lead should be able to plan, draft and execute integration test cases that would be spawned across multiple applications/system.
• Will be responsible for defining and supporting the defect management procedures and the enhancement and bug tracking tools.
• Will lead the rest of the QA team in their activities and review all test plans and results. They will coordinate and oversee the User Acceptance Testing (UAT).
This position requires a MINIMUM of 2 years QA lead experience on a Large Development Project and software development experience. It is expected that this resource will have the experience and knowledge to write SQL queries to support backend testing and be able to support the installation and use of automated testing tools.

Experience as a QA Test Lead on a large software development project – Required 5 Years
Experience with development of software testing strategies and plans – Required 5 Years
Proficiency and experience in automated testing tools (Rational Functional Tester, Mercury (HP) QTP, or Borland Silk) – Required 4 Years
Experience with installation and support of automated testing tools (Rational Functional Tester, Mercury (HP) QTP, Borland Silk - Required 2 Years
Hands on experience with performance and load testing automated tools – Required 2Years
Experience with defect tracking systems (implementation, support, etc.) – Required 2 Years
Software development experience – Required 4 Years
Strong knowledge of software testing best practices and methodologies – Required 5 Years
Experience with test effort estimation and tracking – Required 2 Years
SQL experience – Required 4 Years
Relational database experience – Required 2 Years
PL/SQL and Oracle database experience - Highly desired 2 Years
PL/SQL and Oracle database experience - Highly desired 2 Years
Excellent Oral and written communications - Required
Experience with test driven software development - Highly desired 2 Years
Experience and knowledge of UML/Rational Unified Process (RUP) - Highly desired 2 Years
Experience with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Highly desired 2 Years