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Computer Systems Analysis Services
Ref No.: 13-02869
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
*** Respost of TSS-001821**

The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking to fill a short term (approx. 12 month) contractor assignment, serving as a Test Scripts Writer to support the development and implementation of North Carolina Families Accessing Services through Technology (NC FAST) Health Benefit Exchange (HBE).

This position will be responsible for ensuring proper test coverage for all NC FAST HBE software applications by reviewing, analyzing, and understanding all business, design, and functional requirements for testability and completeness. This position is responsible for creating suitable test plans, manual test cases, reusable automated test scripts, regression tests and test data, execution of test sets, producing and analyzing test results, reporting and tracking defects; working with other product team members to diagnose and recreate problems; and prioritizing and implementing solutions to quickly close defects in order to verify that all NC FAST HBE software applications are thoroughly tested end-to-end, fully operational and free from defects. This position must demonstrate an understanding of the software testing lifecycle, and adhere to standard best practices, procedures, and methodologies.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements:
Required Skills:
¿ Must have considerable experience testing web, GUI, client/server, and database applications as well as knowledge of testing on Windows and UNIX platforms.
¿ Must have experience with requirements analysis and test cases/script development and experience with manual and automated testing, testing tools, writing test plans and reviewing test cases.
¿ Must be able to prioritize tasks within the project, execute tasks with minimal supervision or guidance, work in a rapidly changing environment, and interact on a daily basis with system developers, business analysts, system testers, and other staff.
¿ Must have experience and be proficient in using HP test tools including Test Director/Quality Center 9.0 or higher and Quick Test Professional (QTP) 9.5 or higher.
¿ Must have strong analytical and problem solving skills, communications skills, both oral and written, and the ability to maintain effective working relationships with end users, staff, and management.

Training and Experience Requirements:
Position requires a bachelor¿s degree with nine credit hours in programming and one year experience in business applications consulting of development, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience in the field of work related to the position¿s role may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.
Other Requirements:
The vendor must notify the Agency if any portion of the requirements listed in this Task Order are to be outsourced to other countries.   Include this information in your Task Order response.

All work must be performed on State premises.
Some local travel may be required.

Submission Instructions:
* Important *
In the email submission, please indicate how soon your candidate is available to start. Also, vendors are strongly encouraged to submit candidates that are available for the duration of the assignment.
* Do not submit without being certain of the authenticity of the resumes.
* Ensure resume highlights required and preferred skills.
¿ Vendors must send submission by email in MS Word format to:
¿ The Subject Line of the Email must reference: Task Order No., Candidates First and Last Name, and Rate
¿ Up to (3) submissions per Vendor will be allowed / (1) candidate submission per email - Vendors are advised to submit their Most Highly Qualified Candidate(s) at their Best Rate

*** NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE - Vendors will be contacted if an applicant interview is desired.

Evaluation Criteria:
1. Hourly Rate
2. Applicable Skills and Experience
3. Interview Evaluation
4. Availability