QA Lead (ETL/SQL)
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Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Quality Assurance Lead


Essential Functions and Responsibilities

* Collaborate directly with Capability Managers, Project Managers across various functional areas to gather information on scope for projects in pipeline and forecast/estimate for these projects

* Resource planning for upcoming project demands

* Work with appropriate vendors to acquire testing resources

* 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, Test plans and gain approval from stakeholders for the same

* Work with business/UAT team to define test scenarios/test cases, execute test cases and update 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.

* Collect and report quality metrics report of testing activities such as testing results, test case coverage, required resources, defects discovered and their status, performance-baselines etc.

* 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

* Lead and mentor fellow QA Analysts regarding testing best practices and processes


Required Qualifications

* 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 (Web testing, Functional and Performance testing)- Ability to design, plan and execute application testing strategies and tactics to ensure software quality at all stages of application development.

* 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.

* Project Management - Knowledge of and experience with tools and techniques for planning, organizing, monitoring, and controlling projects.

* Application Delivery Process - Knowledge of major tasks, deliverables, formal methodologies, and disciplines for delivering new or enhanced applications.

* SDLC/Methodologies -Knowledge of overall functions of SDLC, experience with Waterfall, Agile, Iterative methodology

* Onsite/Offshore Model - Experience working in onsite/offshore model and understanding of challenges and complexities in the model

* Testing Best Practices - Should have knowledge about testing best practices


Preferred Qualifications



* 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

* Experience in functional automation testing


Experience

8-10 years of experience in software application development/testing areas


Education

* BS/BA degree in computer science, related discipline, or experience equivalent.


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