Job ID :
3933
Company :
Virginia Information Technology Agency
Location :
richmond, VA
Type :
Contract
Duration :
6 Months
Status :
Active
Openings :
1
Posted :
5 years ago
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Complete Description:

 

QA Lead to oversee the creation of test plans and procedures and manage the execution of test plans for a large Java development project. The successful candidate will have actually been a developer at some point in their career.

 

Virginia State Police (VSP) has completed the requirements for replacement of one its large statewide software applications.  Development and implementation activities are currently underway. 

 

An EXPERIENCED QA test lead is needed to design testing strategies, identify testing tools and draft the overall test plan and procedures.  The QA Lead will develop, publish, and implement test plans including those for load, performance and stress testing.  They will evaluate, recommend, and implement automated test tools and strategies. The QA Lead will develop, maintain, and upgrade automated test scripts and architectures for test application products.  The QA Lead will be responsible for the writing, implementation, and status reporting for system test cases including both automated and manual test cases.  This will also prepare  test plans or test cases for  testing the integrations between more than two applications / systems.  The QA Lead should be able to plan, draft and execute integration test cases that would be spawned across multiple applications/system.

 

They will be responsible for defining and supporting the defect management procedures and the enhancement and bug tracking tools .   They will lead the rest of the QA team in their activities and review all test plans and results.  They will coordinate and oversee the User Acceptance Testing (UAT).

 

This position requires a MINIMUM of 2 years  QA lead experience on a Large Development Project and software development experience.    It is expected that this resource will have the experience and knowledge to write SQL queries to support backend testing and be able to support the installation and use of automated testing tools.

   

Skills:

Skill        Required / Desired          Amount               of Experience

Experience as a QA Test Lead on a LARGE software development project            

Required             5              Years

Experience with development of software testing strategies and plans 

Required             5              Years

Proficiency and experience in automated testing tools (Rational Functional Tester, Mercury (HP) QTP, or Borland Silk)   

Required             4              Years

Experience with installation and support of automated testing tools (Rational Functional Tester, Mercury (HP) QTP, Borland Silk         Required             2              Years

Hands on experience with performance and load testing automated tools          

Required             2              Years

Experience with defect tracking systems (implementation, support, etc.)            

Required             2              Years

Previous or Current Software development experience               

Required             4              Years

Strong knowledge of software testing best practices and methodologies             

Required             5              Years

Experience with test effort estimation and tracking        

Required             2              Years

SQL experience               

Required             4              Years

Relational database experience               

Required             2              Years

PL/SQL and Oracle database experience              

Highly desired   2              Years

System integration and back-end (database, etc.) testing experience    

Required             2              Years

Excellent Oral and written communications        

Required                             

Experience with test driven software development       

Highly desired   2              Years

Experience and knowledge of UML/Rational Unified Process (RUP)        

Highly desired   2              Years

Experience with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)    

Highly desired   2              Years

XML/Schema knowledge            

Required             2              Years

SOAP UI testing for Web Services experience    

Required             2              Years

Hermes or IBM MQ testing experience 

Required             2              Years

Web Services load testing experience   

Required             2              Years

Data migration testing experience          

Required             2              Years

Any emulation testing experience          

Desired                                

Experience developer at some point in their career        

Highly desired   2              Years

 

What is the largest project in terms of cost and length that you have been the QA lead on?

 

What automated testing tools have you used - include the length of time?

 

What load or performance testing tools have you used?

 

What is the largest QA team that you have supervised?