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Virginia Information Technology Agency
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6 Months
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16 Jul 2013
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Complete Description:

*local candidates strongly preferred


The Project Lead works in a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)-driven organizational framework and provides testing management expertise for major web-based project that includes new Medicaid program(s)


Project Lead 2  

Years of Experience:

8 or more years of experience in the field or in a related area.


•             Manage a testing team, lead team members in testing activities, assign and monitor workloads, communicate the overall test plan vision and guide the mechanics of manual and automated testing

•             Review and analyze technical requirements, gain a thorough understanding of project scope and build a test plan that is aligned with project parameters and goals

•             Develop and implement a comprehensive end-to-end test plan for a complex software environment on an SOA platform to include a mix of software solutions, state systems and external federal government entities

•             Develop and maintain systems integration test plans(SIT) and user acceptance test (UAT) plans using  approved software methodology (SDLM) standards and guidance; use testing expertise to ensure compliance with information security, IT and business policies, processes and procedures

•             Collaborate with IT and non-IT resources to ensure achievement of testing objectives and goals, timely defect resolution, testing schedules and resource availability

•             Educate testing team members on testing industry best practices

•             Document, track and report on testing activities including problems, defects, bugs and resolutions; provide a regular status on testing activities and outcomes using Rational tools related to Requisite Pro (requirements traceability matrix/use cases) and ClearQuest for defect tracking

•             Provide oversight for testing timelines, deadlines and schedules and ensure on-time task completion

•             Recommend software acquisitions/tools to improve business efficiency

•             Serve as a liaison between various stakeholder groups regarding testing; act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for testing and Quality Assurance (QA) topics in meetings, webinars, conference calls and other forms of communication

•             Work with key stakeholders and vendors throughout the testing and software development process; understand business needs and associated constraints to craft the best-fit solution

•             Create and maintain documentation such as test management plans, use case, test scenario templates

•             Identify training requirements and forward to Project Manager

•             Detect all errors and bugs, research the origin of errors and recommend bug fixes

•             Review technical documentation and maintain knowledge about software releases

•             Provide oversight for all software installations/updates on hardware in test environments

•             Demonstrate commitment to providing customer-focused quality service



Skill        Required / Desired          Amount               of Experience

IBM Rational Tools - Requisite Pro (requirements traceability matrix/use cases) and ClearQuest for defect tracking         

Required             5              Years

Experience managing a team of testers

Required             5              Years

Experience reviewing technical requirements and building test plans     

Required             8              Years

Documenting of use cases, test scenarios            

Required             8              Years

Document and report on bugs or defects in testing and make recommendations             

Required             8              Years

Provide oversight on timelines and schedules for on-time task completion          

Required             5              Years

Experience working in SOA environment a plus

Desired                                2              Years

Excellent oral and written communication skills 

Required             10           Years