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State of Ohio
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6 months
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15 Jan 2014
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Short Description:

The Quality Assurance Specialist (QAS) is responsible for the design, pilot, and implementation of the software quality assurance review processes.

Complete Description:

This position will function as a highly skilled Quality Assurance Specialist with specific responsibilities that include:


1.              Proactively engage in the end-to-end software testing cycle as it pertains to the ATPS Rewrite project.

2.              Work closely with and follow direction from QA Lead.

3.              Contribute to the establishment of and meet quality goals and objectives for the ATPS Blue project.

4.              Contribute to all aspects of quality assurance for the ATPS Blue project including establishing relevant metrics, applying industry best practices, and developing new tools and processes to ensure quality goals are met.

5.              With input from QA Lead and team, develop and execute test cases, scripts, plans and procedures (manual and automated).

6.              Work with the ODPS ATPS project team to test

      updates, patches, and repairs to the ATPS Blue

      application software components in the development,

      test, and QA environments. Develop software

      changes for  promotion to production following best

      practice and standards as defined by the

      ODPS ITO. 

7.              Take corrective action, subject to the ODPS

           Management approval, to resolve all issues and

           problems encountered with testing to ensure the

           applications perform as required.

Make recommendations for automated testing, where appropriate. Develop automated testing procedures and scripts.

The Quality Assurance Specialist (QAS) is responsible for the design, pilot, and implementation of the software quality assurance review processes. The QAS Specialist will work with Application Teams during pre and post assessment periods. The QAS Specialist reports to the Quality Assurance Team Lead. For each phase end review the Quality Assurance Specialist is responsible to plan, schedule, execute, and document findings of the review.  Quality Assurance Specialists must have a detailed understanding of processes which support the software development lifecycle. The Quality Assurance Lead is responsible for communicating with the State regarding the progress of the quality approach and a summary of the metrics, as well as managing the Quality Assurance Specialists.



Years of Relevant Experience:

7 years software development, testing and project management

Preferred Education:

4 year college degree or equivalent technical study.

Role Description:

All roles specified plus the following:

•Review project’s required work products to ensure compliance with approved tailored procedures and standards.

•Review and check project’s software development activities and the associated internal tasks required as employed by the project and specified in the project plan.

•Compare actual project procedures to the specified standards, procedures, and, if required, specific 3rd party contractual requirements.

•Perform detailed reviews of interim and final tasks as appropriate.

•Ensure process improvement opportunities are reviewed by appropriate contact to identify training needs of the organization.

•Perform or manage the required software quality phase end reviews of work product and process for each software project and produce the required software quality reports, as specified in the project's software quality plan.

•Develop, and manage short and long-term plans and schedules for organization wide software quality needs.

•Balance workload with team’s capacity by managing the team’s activities according to schedule and budgets.

•Coordinate and procure the required skills and techniques required.

•Obtain feedback from project teams regarding the overall effectiveness of processes and procedures – Forward to appropriate stakeholders and process owners.

•Provide feedback to project teams regarding process/procedure improvement opportunities and other potential areas for improvement discovered during software quality activities.

•Report all software quality-revealed non-compliance.

•Provide regular reports on the results of compliance reviews to the project team, project team leaders and management.  Report on progress on action item resolution and possible risk areas.

•Anticipate and resolve issues dealing with software quality.

•Develop options and recommendations to assist teams in resolving issues.

•Ensure action items are addressed and closed based on agreed dates and activities.

•Ensure that defined processes are followed.

•Communicate related improvement measures to the project team.

•Obtain feedback from project teams regarding the overall effectiveness of software quality processes followed.  Review with team and develop continuous improvement action plans.  Report status to executive team.

•Communicate and work with customers and other personnel as necessary.

•Communicate clearly the team goals, organizational philosophies, and policies and procedures to the team.

•Communicate to team members the relationship between their work assignments and the team and project objectives.

•Lead efforts in developing and facilitating implementation of team goals and metrics.




Required / Desired


of Experience


All roles and skills listed in QA1 and QA2 plus the following




Verifiable experience minimum 3 years with a large organization such as ODPS




Experience testing I.T products and applications




Experience in automation testing tools such as selenium, QTP, Jerkins etc




Experience using testing tools such as Quality Center, Team foundation Server (TFS), Microsoft Test Manager (MTM)etc




Experience with Team foundation Server and Microsoft Test Manager with the last three years is a must




Experience in VB scripting and SQL within the last three years is a must




Recent Experience in Automation testing frameworks such as Data, test, hybrid frameworks




Four year college degree with majors in I.T or equivalent




Excellent communication/interpersonal skills both oral and written





Please describe your recent projects within the last three years with TFS and MTM and your role ,

 Please describe your recent project experience with Automation testing frameworks and your role.

Please describe the largest organization and project you have worked with