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This position is a part of Global Technology Services (GTS) - Software Quality Assurance (SQA) The successful candidate will be leading testing activities within one of business verticals. This person will be responsible for managing a group of on-site and off-shore QA Analysts as well as designing and developing test plans derived from business and functional requirements and other applicable project artifacts. Integration of legacy systems with newly developed applications is an important part of most projects, so fast learning is a must feature of the successful candidate.
The major emphasis will be on providing risk-based coverage of major functionality and GUI. Subsequent responsibility will be to analyze test results and produce appropriate metrics reports. Some of these and other responsibilities should be delegated to off-shore partners and coordinated by a successful candidate.
He/she must have a proven track record of successfully managing teams of 5-10 QA analysts who will be creating and maintaining risk-based test plans and scripts, as well as documentation of test specifications, results, and metrics.
Management, planning, and providing directions
Design and development of test plans and test cases
Efficient and sufficient risk-based testing using applicable tools
Metrics-based reporting to Business Unit and GTS
Transparency of performed test conditions and results
Knowledge and usage of test management tools
OTHER REQUIRED ACCOUNTABILITIES
Establish good working relationships with business and development communities
Provide knowledge sharing and control to off-shore and on-site testing consultants
KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Good managerial skills
Good analytical skills
Some understanding and knowledge of OO technology
Good understanding and knowledge of relational databases (preferably Oracle) and SQL
10+ years working experience in software testing
5+ years of managerial experience in testing complex systems
5+ years of managing off-shore testing teams
Great communication skills