Team Lead/Senior QA Analyst
VariQ Corporation - Washington, DC

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Short Description:

Experience in IT Quality Assurance testing with experience in large database conversion projects involving Legacy data

Complete Description:

This is a hands-on position that requires multiple cycles of data analysis using complex SQL queries in SQL server and/or Oracle databases as needed. The candidate must be able to extract data dumps from databases where a direct comparison is not possible and then compare them for violations of business rules. The candidate must have working knowledge of how to compare records between databases using SQL queries, and leverage tools like Exam Diff, Beyond Compare, Edit Plus to compare data file dumps. The candidate must pay close attention to meticulous details in the data validation process in an iterative fashion to be 100% compliant with data quality standards set forth by the business requirements. Previous experience with automation of similar tasks will give the candidate a strong advantage. The candidate must write test plans and track/document results of each test cycle that is performed. The candidate will also work with the ETL team to resolve all identified data quality issues. After identifying violations of business rules the candidate will also be required to assist in the manual correction of errors in the source systems where needed. The candidate must have strong verbal skills and must be able to communicate with non-technical people. He/she must be able to write clear explanations of complex topics, as much of MPD’s correspondence is handled through e-mail. Candidates must be pro-active, follow written instructions and work independently. Candidate is expected to function as Project Manager/Team Lead for ongoing data quality analysis and cleansing as related to a large scale legacy data conversion. As such, candidate is expected to adhere to project lifecycle best practices and communicate project statuses, needs and risks to stakeholders and business owners.

Behavior Characteristics:

Candidates must be pro-active, follow written instructions and work independently. Candidate is expected to function as Project Manager/Team Lead for ongoing data quality analysis and cleansing as related to a large scale legacy data conversion.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Skill
Required / Desired
Amount of Experience

Experience managing expectations during project deliverables

Required
8 Years

Experience defining the test scope for the QA team, create test schedules, manage team resources, and delegate testing tasks among QA team

Required
8 Years

Experience resolving identified defects and document defects for tracking

Required
5 Years

Complete working knowledge of SDLC and STLC lifecycle model

Required
6 Years

SQL querying knowledge of SQL Server 2005 and above.

Required

6 Years

SQL querying knowledge of Oracle 10g and above.

Required

8 Years

Ability to write complex SQL scripts to accomplish data conversion/validation testing

Required

8 Years

Basic knowledge of performance tuning of long-running SQL queries with Oracle & SQL Server

Required

8 Years

Experience developing and documenting analyses of business needs and review and comment on testability of the standards set forth by the business team

Required

8 Years

Experience producing test plans and test cases

Required
8 Years

Tracking and preparing reports for testing activities (including results, test cases, resources, defects status, performance baselines)

Required

8 Years

Experience with recommending fixes and database performance and tuning optimizations to programmers

Required

8 Years

Experience with the development and execution of automated test scripts for regression testing and retesting

Required

8 Years

Experience creating Project Status Reports, track Project Risks and deliver to Management

Required

6 Years

Experience reviewing reports prepared by engineers

Required

6 Years

Experience preparing/updating metrics for project dashboards

Required

6 Years

Experience using Microsoft Project, SharePoint, Windows

Required

6 Years

Experience in Windows or Linux

Desired

8 Years

PMP certification

Highly desired

6 Years

Experience in automating data validation processes in similar data conversion projects

Desired

6 Years

Experience with scripting procedures/languages to automate and speed up project tasks

Desired

6 Years

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