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Test Lead

by / Monday, 22 July 2013 / Published in Information Technology

Title: Test Lead

Location: Detroit, MI

Department Requirements:

  • The desired candidate will coordinate and lead activities of testing with cross-functional teams for specific release testing efforts.
  • The candidate must be a self-starter and be able to work with little or no supervision.  Requires leading the testing of new applications and coordinate all testing activities.
  • Determines testing strategies and provides testing resource estimations and consulting to project teams. Documents and assists in the resolution of complex problems and issues.
  • The position will also include working with external vendors, business and technical resources to analyze problems encountered in testing and determining changes required to correct problems.
  • Extensive creativity required across areas of expertise.  A high proficiency level in specific job related skills is required.

Top Three Skills/Experience: 

  • Extensive experience in Mainframe (5+ years) related Project Testing.
  • Strong skills required in communications, leadership, presentations to senior management, problem-solving, team development and organization.
  •  Extensive creativity required across areas of expertise. The candidate must be a self-starter and be able to work with little or no supervision

Required Skills/Experience:  

  • Extensive creativity required across areas of expertise The candidate must be a self-starter and be able to work with little or no supervision
  • Requires leading the testing of new applications and coordinate all testing activities. Determines testing strategies and provides testing resource estimations and consulting to project teams.
  • A high proficiency level in specific job related skills is required
  • Extensive experience in Mainframe (5+ years) related Project Testing.
  • Strong skills required in communications, leadership, presentations to senior management, problem-solving, team development and organization.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in leading team of QA Testers.
  • Must have ability to use Rational tools for testing
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and adapt quickly to changes while maintaining urgency in completing assigned tasks.
  • Ability to convert requirements documents (Business Requirements, Functional Requirements and Technical Requirements) into test strategies/plans, test scenarios and test cases, including appropriate scripts to execute testing cases.
  • Experience and ability to participate in test planning, coordination and resource estimation for the project.
  • Prepare and manage test schedule, resources with project development schedule
  • Should be able to coordinate with internal and external teams.
  • Propose testing best practices across clients/industry to strengthen testing methodology
  •  Successful teamwork experience & demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Solid understanding of relational database concepts, SQL and procedural SQL
  • Will be responsible for explaining and validating test results to peers as well as clients.
  • Must be able to question the work of others to ensure accuracy and be able to defend theories and methodologies used to create individual results.
  • Solid time management skills with emphasis on multi-tasking

Preferred Skills/Experience:  

  • Minimum 10 years related experience preferred.
  • Prior Health Care industry experience is a plus

Educational Requirements: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business or Computer Science, or 8+ years related work experience required

 

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