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QA Lead(Core Administration)
Ref No.: 19-00143
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Need Healthcare experience
The Quality Assurance Lead establishes metrics, mentors team members and also manages variable staffing, as well as developing test programs. The QA Lead participates in coordinating testing aspects of large products using client server technologies.
RESPONSIBILITIES/TASKS:-
  • Responsible for analyzing and translating business information and technical requirements to define a comprehensive QA strategy to test the solution and achieve business objectives.
  • Works with application and infrastructure teams to review or produce optimal, high level designs.
  • Support in conducting any proof-of-concept projects to validate new feature sets and 3rd party technologies.
  • Review code of core platform features that are consumed by application teams. Review and provide inputs for design and build cross-cutting components.
  • Analyze enterprise business drivers to determine corresponding technical implementation and integration requirements.
  • Analyzes the current architecture to identify weaknesses and develop opportunities for improvement such as improving business processes, expanding capacity, reducing cost and increasing effectiveness.
  • Analyze technology industry and market trends and determine their potential impact on the enterprise.
  • Help in the implementation of an EA based on enterprise business requirements and IT strategies.
  • Support governance activities associated with ensuring EA compliance.
  • Help develop a road map of the evolution of the enterprise application testing portfolio from current to future state, as appropriate.
  • Evangelize proper architecture concepts and mentor others in the organization on usage of frameworks, patterns and design concepts. Conduct presentations and brown bag lunch sessions to socialize concepts.
  • Document all solution architecture design and analysis work.
  • Build and maintain credibility & trust when exposed to executive and senior level management and business partners.
  • Involved in the design of product and project requirements.
  • Identify test approaches, coverage, requirement gaps and risks.
  • Ensures quality measures are included in the initial project design.
  • Writes detailed test strategies and plans, making full use of different test estimation techniques in assessing best balance of coverage and efficiency for a project.
  • Contributes directly to project estimation efforts.
  • Writes detailed test scripts to test the functionality of the proposed system.
  • Performs risk analysis on the various components of the system to determine how to use testing resources most effectively.
  • Ensures requirements traceability in the team and identifies areas for improvement.
  • Preparation and management of complex test environments and test data conditions.
  • Focuses on solution oriented approach and identifies complete end to end testing needs involving multiple parts of a product and system.
  • Manages the validation test phase including executing scripts, monitoring testers, logging and tracking problems found, and regression testing any changes made to the system.
  • Able to design and manage automated test approach for projects and ensure that manual tests are automated using suitable tools and framework for the product.
  • Reviews and approves the Integration Test Plan and Procedures produced by the product Quality Solution Expert/QE Lead.
  • Validates the completion of Integrated Testing. Consults with development engineers in resolution of problems and suggest functional solutions.
  • Develops technical training for Advantasure staff and customers.
  • Develops, executes and analyzes the output from scripts that capture application and platform quality metrics.
  • Provides Performance and Architecture support and guidance to product teams.
  • Provides the Sales organization sizing support for potential customers requesting Advantasure products on Advantasure supported hardware platforms.
  • Troubleshoots errors found in the test environment with minimal help from Development teams.
  • Configures complex software solutions by following user guides and manuals instead of waiting to get helped by experts.
  • Analyzes defects functionally and technically before assigning them to Development teams
  • Supports project managers and other stakeholders to complete projects within schedule, without compromising quality.
  • Raises quality issues to right levels of management using established channels of escalation
  • Works with Business and Development Leads and helps the team make risk based decisions.
  • Participates on scrum teams working on short sprints and ensures on time delivery with high quality.
  • Analyzes functional requirements and translates requirements into written test plans and detailed test cases, for both front-end (UI based) back-end/database SQL Server) applications.
  • Works with offshore team to define and review testing approaches and monitors results of execution.SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES (SKA) REQUIRED:-
  • Basic understanding of C#, .Net framework, Asp.Net , MVC
  • Basic understanding of OOAD and multi-tier architectures, including MVC/MVP/MVVM design patterns.
  • Basic understanding of web services, WCF, REST, SOA Architecture.
  • Basic understanding with MS Entity Framework.
  • Basic understanding of MVC GUI design including the ability to incorporate JQuery, JavaScript and CSS, plus expertise with AJAX/SPA.
  • Ability to translate business needs into solution architecture requirements.
  • Ability to understand the long-term ( "big picture ") and short-term objectives.
  • Ability to apply multiple technical solutions to business problems.
  • At least 5 years of experience in solution areas such as application design and development, application integration, testing, middleware, database management or operations, information security, technical architecture, and network management.
  • Well rounded technology experience/exposure.
  • Proven Ability to give inputs to detailed solution designs. Understands Architecture Constructs - (Architecture & Design patterns, protocols SOAP, REST etc.), Development Methodologies (Agile, Waterfall).
  • Experience working with cross-functional technical teams. The ideal candidate will possess technology, business, and architecture background that enables them to engage at the CXO level as well as with business partners and solution vendors.
  • Possesses the essential consulting skills. These skills include but are not restricted to planning & preparation, expectation setting, persuasion, negotiation & objection handling, tact & diplomacy, sales & commercial awareness.
  • Articulate and effective communicator and presenter, able to describe complex problems and solutions in simple or understandable terms.
  • Substantial Manual Testing abilities.
  • Functional automation with QTP or Selenium is a plus.
  • Experience/knowledge with Agile process is a plus.
  • Experience with SQL query required.
  • Should be able to work weekend and nights if necessary.