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Tester Senior Normal
Ref No.: 18-01251
Location: Albany, New York
Start Date: 10/17/2018
New York State Department of Labor
Is this a Project or Program specific request (e.g., Connections, SFS)?
Multiple Program Areas (UI, DEWS, Labor Standards)
If yes, please list the Project or Program Name:
This request is in support of the Department of Labor's (DOL's) service-oriented architecture (SOA) critical SOA applications and services that span across multiple program areas.
Please provide a short description of the project:
DOL requires assistance from a skilled consultant to work within a service-oriented architecture (SOA) to support DOL critical SOA applications and services. This includes a Senior Tester to help maintain current applications that could cross over multiple program areas. The individual will be responsible for conducting all aspects of quality assurance work of Department of Labor (DOL) applications and services.
Please provide a full listing of the day to day tasks to be performed by the Consultant (be descriptive and specific):
Design and develop the following test artifacts:
Test Strategy document detailing how quality will be infused throughout the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) process
Test Scenarios (business entities/objects and their relationships)
Traceability matrix outlining the correlation between business rules, use cases, and corresponding test scenarios
Functional Test Plan describing the who, what, where, how, and why each business function will be tested
User Acceptance Test plan detailing entrance and exit criteria; including users in the process of decision-making re. testing specific business scenarios
Specific activities include:
Create SQL queries to verify tables are correctly populated
Participates in meetings with Business Analysts, Developers, and Architects in understanding requirements
Analyze Business and Technical requirements, identifying test scenarios based on business process
Execute functional test cases
Work with data management to acquire test data
Review Release Notes with each build for accuracy and completeness
Analyze test case failures; clearly and concisely report defects using QMC designated testing tool set, which includes Client ALM/QC, QTP/UFT, Katalon Studio, Selenium and SoapUI. Knowledge of Client Load Runner and IBM Rational tools is a PLUS.
Create test execution summary report and communicate results to manager and project team
Coordinate all test artifacts in common test location in QMC designated testing tool set for version control
Create using QMC designated testing tool set defect/enhancement queries
Design using QMC designated testing tool set reports to communicate quality progress to management and project teams
Re-test defects as assigned, following defect management process
Validate each screen with web accessibility compliance tool for American Disabilities Act compliance
Creating automated test scripts using java script within the Rational Functional Tester tool
Train user population on tool used to execute and report outcome of User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
Conduct automation testing and leading automation team members in the automation of test cases using QMC designated testing tool set.
Creating and troubleshooting automation testing script, which could be using knowledge of JAVA/VB script, C/C++, Selenium language.
Which Service Group is required?
Service Group 1
What is the number of staff being requested?
(maximum of 5)
Which Job Title Category is required?
Which Skill Level is required?
Which Skill Demand is required?
How many Candidate Response Forms are being requested per Contractor per position? (1 or 2)
When is the Target Start Date?
How long is the engagement? (in months)
When is the estimated completion date?
Is this a Full or Part-Time Position (Full time is considered 40 Hours Per Week)?
Full Time
If Part-Time, enter approximate number of hours per week:
What are the daily work hours? (note if negotiable or list preferred start and end time):
7:30 -9:00 (negotiable)
Where is the Home Base Region?
Region 1
Where is the work office located? Enter Building Name (if known) Full Street Address, City, and ZIP
State Offices Harriman Campus
Building 12
Albany, NY 12240
What type of software is typically used by the Agency? (e.g., Agency is an "IBM shop.”)
DOL is an IBM SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) shop
What type of hardware is typically used by the Agency? (e.g., Agency is a "Client shop.”)
DOL is an IBM SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) shop

Position Mandatory Qualifications
Develops and maintains user and technical documentation and project process documentation for Application Teams
Understand the user's view of applications and /or technology and are able to put procedures in a logical sequence
Senior (60 - 84 Months)
Candidate is able to work without assistance and can provide leadership for others; may have advanced education
Requested Qualifications
At least 80 months as the lead tester
At least 80 months working with industry leading test tools from the following list of vendors: IBM, Client, Mercury or Microsoft
At least 80 months experience in creating SQL queries to validate correct back-end processing
At least 80 months' experience with JAVA script/VB script, Selenium
At least 80 months' experience with Katalon, Client toolset (ALM/QC, QTP/UFT, Load Runner); or Rational toolset (ClearCase, FunctionalTester, ClearQuest, Manual Tester); or Microsoft testing tool.
At least 80 months' experience in testing web services in a SOA environment including functional and performance testing.
At least 80 months working as a tester supporting Agile development
Bachelor's Degree or greater in computer science
Additional Information Requests:
Are there additional security requirements for the Authorized User?
Resource must sign a confidentiality agreement in the event of any exposure to private and/or sensitive information
Will additional training possibly be required during the Engagement?
No additional training should be necessary
If Yes, provide description of anticipated training.
What type, or manner, of Knowledge Transfer is requested during the engagement?
Resource train/mentor State Staff in test process and tools
Is travel anticipated during the Engagement?
If Yes, please list anticipated frequency and locations for travel: