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HP ALM Architect
Ref No.: 17-24696
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Client: Client GROUP HOSP (Keep it confidential)

Client is partnered with a healthcare insurance support provider in their search for an Client ALM Architect to join their team in Washington, DC.


Expert knowledge of Client Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) architecture and applying industry best practice to achieve operational excellence
Customize the Requirements Management module of the tool, run scripts and able to troubleshoot issues
Support waterfall and agile methodologies
Research and provide technical support on identifying operational problems and propose solutions
Report errors through a structured defect tracking process
Directly responsible for analyzing requirements, specifications and change requests to provide architectural guidance
Design, code, and review reports
Initiate, participate and facilitate project work groups (internal and external peer reviews, status meetings, Software Process Improvement, JAD sessions, etc.)
Communicate weekly with management verbally and via written detail status report
Develop and held responsible for the planning, organizing, scheduling, executing and reviewing ALM administration on assigned projects and proactively collaborating with the FTE ALM Architect Acts as a liaison with internal and external customers to research, analyze and propose solutions to technical, operational and test scenarios

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor of Science (BS) in a technical discipline (i.e., Computer Science, Engineering, Applied Science, etc.)
A minimum of 8-10 years of (hands-on) embedded software design experience with uniformly increasing levels of responsibility (i.e., toward serving as a lead architect)
Solid knowledge of Client ALM technologies, ALM customization, version control and continuous integration/build (Subversion/SVN, Jenkins, etc.)
Skilled at consulting with IT and business staff to troubleshoot and resolve all ALM issues. Interface with Client, if required
Work with current FTE ALM Administrator to maintain and add new projects, fields, workflows, etc.
End-to-end experience from requirements and software test planning, development, and execution
Experience using scripting languages (VB Script, Perl Script, JavaScript, etc.), Object-Oriented Design (OOD) and coding techniques, and Structured Query Language (SQL)
Experience with test management and automation tools (preferably Client/Mercury, but IBM/Rational is acceptable)
Experience with multiple operating systems (e.g. Windows, Linux, and UNIX) and databases (e.g., SQL, Oracle, DB2, etc.)
Analytical skills and understanding of programming, files, and utilities
Successful track record of estimation and delivery of projects on time
High level of self-motivation, and passion for test automation
Strong communication skills (oral/verbal, written, and presentation)
Strong problem-solving skills


Expert knowledge of Client Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
Knowledge of Mainframe (JCL, MQ series, etc.)
Knowledge of Serena ChangeMan and Dimensions migration tools
Knowledge of IBM WebSphere
Knowledge of PMLC/SDLC
Knowledge of Requirements Management Lifecycle, desired
Knowledge of Client Agile Manager, desired

Interpersonal Skills:

Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Excellent customer service skills
Proactive, works independently as well as a contributing member of a team
Must be well organized and detail oriented
Must be a team player, use professional judgment, and support organizational and departmental goals