QA Sr Professional Agile, SCRUM, HIX and Catalyst
AppLabs - Aurora, CO

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Essential Job Functions

Establishes and documents a tailored strategy quality plan in collaboration with the project manager, for the performance of quality assurance activities for assigned project or task.

Develops and maintains quality assurance documentation for projects and tasks to include quality metrics. Ensures documentation complies with software development standards, policies and procedures or best practices.

Conducts assessments and evaluations through analysis and interpretation of objective and subjective evidence to verify compliance to standards and applicable quality plans. Determines level of process and product quality. Develops written reports of findings; escalates unresolved issues to appropriate management levels.

Evaluates work products to assess quality and reports findings. Researches alternative solutions to problems, determines proper approaches, makes verbal and/or written recommendations to appropriate parties and implements solutions. Implements recommendations as approved.

Gathers, uses and analyzes defect metrics data. Presents analysis findings to the appropriate levels of management verbally and through the preparation of periodic written reports.

Participates in special projects, external audits and process improvements in support of quality assurance initiatives.

Defines and maintains an effective and efficient quality programs including developing and presenting associated training and familiarization to affected staff. Revises standard practices and procedures as appropriate.

Provides leadership and work guidance to less experienced personnel.


Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience

Bachelor's degree in business, mathematics, engineering, management information systems, computer science, or related field preferred

Six or more years of quality assurance, engineering or management information systems experience

Six or more years of quality assurance testing experience working with software systems, applications, databases, web services, and multi-tier, networked environments

Six or more years of experience in Creating use case/test script development, test data setup, test quality reviews, test execution, and presentation of test results

Five or more years experience in full project and software development lifecycle, including ALM, agile, and SCRUM methodoligies

Excellent collaboration skills to understand requirements, processes and changes in order to identify and maintain visibility on the high risk-based development driven testing

HIX knowledge will be added advantage

Experience working with quality metrics and software industry metric data collection and analysis techniques

Experience working with quality assurance principles and practices and software development methodologies such as Catalyst

Experience working with standard software development methodology assessments, such as SEI/CMM or ISO 9000

Experience working with project management methodology

Experience working with software test science and tools

Other Qualifications

Good organization and time management skills

Communication skills to interact and present findings to team members, customers, management and support personnel

Good analytical and problem solving skills

Interpersonal skills for interacting with project and task team members

Good personal computer and business solutions software skills

Basic leadership skills to mentor less experienced quality assurance personnel

Ability to handle activities on multiple projects and tasks within the same or different accounts

Ability to work independently

Ability to work in a team environment, even when remote support is required

Ability to deal with and manage change

Ability to complete assigned responsibilities in a given timeframe within a given budget

Ability to handle multiple project and task responsibilities simultaneously and switch among them quickly to meet prioritized business needs

Ability to independently generate presentations regarding quality assurance group activities and status, and present them to senior management, customers and development staff

Willingness to travel

CSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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