Federal - Tools Configuration Specialist
Accenture - Bethesda, MD

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Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location:
Calverton, MD

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Accenture, helps U.S. federal agencies build the government of the future. With 4,000 dedicated US employees, Accenture Federal Services is uniquely positioned to support federal agencies in shattering the status quo, achieving profound efficiencies and relentlessly delivering results. Accenture Federal Services is a long-time and trusted resource for the federal community. Every cabinet level agency in the United States-and 20 of the country's largest federal government agencies-have worked with Accenture Federal Services to achieve outcomes and move toward high performance.

Join us and you can help our federal clients achieve what matters most, powering the services that touch the nation every day.

Accenture's Services workforce

is a dedicated team of people who work on outsourcing engagements. These are long-term partnerships with clients for whom we manage and provide increasingly specialized business operations, such as finance and accounting, IT, applications development and maintenance, help desk services, and HR. We not only maintain key business functions for clients, we constantly seek to improve them to help our clients move ahead of the competition.

The

Tools Configuration Specialist

will support efforts to develop, configure, and maintain program testing tools needed to successfully test the client solution. Initially, the Tools Configuration Specialist will be responsible for tool set up, configuration and development. Once the test tools are configured and in use, the Specialist will support and maintain them. After the test tools are configured, the Specialist will transition a portion of their time to functional testing. It is anticipated that after the initial set-up and configuration of the tools, the Specialist will have a 50/50 time-share between the following responsibilities:

Tool Configuration:
Assists with the research and selection of tools needed to meet all testing efforts

Understands the requirements and parameters for installation and configuration of the testing tools

Coordinates with the Test management/client/architecture/environment team(s) to install, configure, and validate the functionality of Test tools/applications

Develop new/modify existing custom tools if necessary to meet project/test capabilities (e.g. data creation tools, interface simulators, etc.)

Serve as the administrator for test tools including: set-up, maintenance, and removal of user profiles; and the modification of system capabilities and processes

Creates and maintains test tool workflows and processes

Serve as the general Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the test tool capabilities and support team members

Create documentation for the administration, configuration, customization, and general management of the test tools

Conduct demonstrations and develop overview presentations and user guides for project stakeholders

Report detailed progress to leads

Testing:
Identifies test case scenarios from Requirements and Design documents

Maps test cases to functional/system requirements for appropriate testing coverage

Develops detailed test case procedures, automated test scripts, and test data for execution

Assists with the development of overall test plans and other test artifacts

Executes test cases to meet required execution targets to keep the project on schedule

Identifies, records, and helps manage defects to resolution

Identifies and communicates any testing issues and/or risks to Testing Lead

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
Minimum 1 year of professional experience

Minimum 1 year of Testing experience (Functional, Regression, Integration, and/or Performance)

Minimum 1 year of Configuration Management experience (testing tools, support tools, etc.)

Minimum 1 year of Software Development experience

Bachelor's degree in a related field

Preferred Qualifications:
Rational Jazz Suite (Quality Manager, Test Workbench, Virtualization Server)

TOAD, Benthic, SQL Server, other database query tools

Seibel

HP LoadRunner

508 Testing tools

JAVA, PERL, JavaScript (and/or other common programming languages)

Experience working with Federal Government projects

Experience with DHS Systems Engineering Life Cycle (SELC)

Experience working on large scale, enterprise wide Rational Tool implementations

Strong technical background with extensive knowledge of Rational Tool customization

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require now or in the future sponsorship by the employer for a visa.

This role requires US Citizenship due to Client Clearance requirements.

Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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