QA Portfolio Lead
Allianz Life is in search of a QA Portfolio Lead to our QA team. This position will be responsible for leading test efforts and test resources across multiple functional areas for large project initiatives by working closely and collaboratively with IT and Business Teams and ensuring that projects are delivered with quality by adhering to standards, processes and procedures and applying industry best practices where appropriate.
This position will have the overall accountability and responsibility to deliver projects in the portfolio successfully
Essential functions and responsibilities:
Collaborate directly with Capability Managers, Project Managers across various functional areas to gather information on demand and forecast for projects in pipeline
Resource planning for upcoming project demands
Participate in Requirement walkthrough and design review sessions
Actively contribute to estimation and planning, risk assessment, contingency planning, tracking and management of progress, issues, risk, and resources.
Ensure test process, methodologies and tools are applied appropriately and that test phase entry/exit criteria are agreed to by stakeholders and applied by the test team.
Define Project Test Strategy ensuring right coverage and approval of test plans and test results
Prioritize testing tasks based on goals and risks of projects and ensure testing milestones, activities and tasks are completed as scheduled.
Collaborate with Business Teams to define UAT Test plans and strategy
Ensure all sign offs on deliverables (overall test strategy, test plan, test cases, etc.) and that testing meets governance requirements.
Presentation of metrics dashboard at the end of a phase or at the completion of project.
Identify opportunities for automation of test projects and provide recommendations for the same
Written Communication - Ability to produce a variety of business documents that demonstrate command of language, clarity of thought and orderliness of presentation.
Problem Solving - Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving problems including ability to utilize various system utilities, networking, and verification tools to pinpoint abnormal behaviors.
Verbal Communication - Ability to express oneself and communicate with others verbally; recognizing that verbal communication is more than just language - it includes tone, style, and structure.
Application Testing - Ability to design, plan and execute application testing strategies and tactics to ensure software quality at all stages of application development. Should be technical enough to understand integrations and code flows.
Analyzing skills – Ability to identify errors in the system, analyze logs, etc to identify and communicate first level of potential breakdown and communicate to project and capability teams.
Managing Multiple Priorities - Ability to manage multiple concurrent objectives, projects, groups, or activities. Effective judgment in prioritizing and time allocation.
Standards, procedures, policies - Understanding of and ability to use and administer the organization's policies, practices, standards, and procedures.
Quality Management - Knowledge of quality management methods, tools and techniques used to create and support an environment that meets the needs of the organization.
Application Delivery Process - Knowledge of major tasks, deliverables, formal methodologies, and disciplines for delivering new or enhanced applications.
SDLC –Knowledge of overall functions of SDLC.
Onsite/Offshore Model – Experience working in onsite/offshore model and understanding of challenges and complexities in the model
Testing Best Practices – Knowledgeable in testing best practices
Test Automation - Experience in functional automation testing
Knowledge of or working experience with various areas of insurance domain
Knowledge of and experience with tools and techniques for planning, organizing, monitoring, and controlling projects.
Experience in agile methodology
Certified System Test Professional (CSTP) and Certified Test Manager (CTM), Project Management Professional(PMP)
Experience in HP Quality Center, QTP, IBM Rational toolset and LoadRunner
Demonstrate Technical knowledge and background in SQL, .Net and Java Technologies.
8-10 years of experience in software application development/testing areas
Prefer Certified System Test Professional (CSTP) and Certified Test Manager (CTM)
BS/BA degree in computer science, related discipline, or experience equivalent.
*** Allianz Life will not sponsor or transfer H1B employment Visas, or sponsor individuals for Green Card status, for this opening. ***
Reference Code AZL-1807470-2
Why Allianz? We provide benefits for your career and life that are a cut above the rest. From day one, you are eligible for benefits including medical, dental, 401(k), annual paid leave and tuition assistance. In addition, after a designated period of time you are eligible for disability coverage, stock purchase program and much more.
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