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Testing Specialist
Ref No.: 17-00910
Location: Houston, Texas
Long Term Contract - W2 Only

Location: Jacksonville FL

·         7 or more years of progressive work experience in business and/or system testing. 
·         Bachelor's degree in an IT related field or equivalent work experience
·         In-depth understanding of the Software Development Life Cycle processes with an emphasis on testing methodologies. Must have an in-depth experience in system testing techniques.
·         Thorough understanding of end to end business process(s) and flows involved in the system capabilities being tested from not only limited to the system under test but, end to end .
·         Thorough understanding of As-Is and To-Be business processes and able to relate and link system flows and identify any gaps if they exist.
·         Ability to link and relate test cases to possible business flows to ensure proper business process coverage.
·         Ability to communicate with the business in business language and with developers in technical language and is able to act as a bridge between them.
·         Must have strong PC skills and demonstrated proficiency in the MS Office Suite products. 
·         Working knowledge of Microsoft Project.  Must have expert proficiency with test management tools. 
·         Good understanding of the overall architecture of systems under test and their interfaces.
·         Must have the ability to extract data utilizing complex SQL queries.
·         Ability to create basic automated test scripts and execute automated test scripts as needed.
·         Ability to create or manipulate various system input/output files like XML, Flat, 834, 835 etc., for testing purposes.
·         Ability to clearly identify data requirements and define test data strategies for the respective test efforts.
·         Thorough understanding of what interfaces systems under test are connected to how they are connected.
·         Ability to stub out testing for specific interfaces as needed due to dependencies.
·         Ability to uncover requirement and design gaps in use cases, TDD, SAD documents, Crosswalks etc., and help identify possible resolutions.
·         Able to identify and implement any process improvements.
·         Experience in a full range of Scrum, XP, and Lean practices.
·         Desired to have a minimum of 3 years' experience in an Agile environment and working on Agile-based/Agile-Waterfall Hybrid development projects.
·         3 or more years of experience in an Agile environment and working on Agile-based/Agile-Waterfall Hybrid development projects.

·         CTFL certification is preferred. 
Scrum master certification or equivalent is preferred.