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Integration Test Analyst
Ref No.: 18-00246
Location: Basking Ridge, New Jersey
Position Type:Contract
Start Date / End Date: 04/16/2018 to 08/31/2018
Integration Test Analyst

Project/Projects
Veterans Affairs Community Connectivity Network

Team: VACCN – QA/QMO team responsible for overall QA effort for the program. The project includes new claims platform, customer service and portal. The person is responsible for preparation and execution support for testing various interfaces involving 8-10 stakeholder teams and 10-15 technologies, 4-5 vendors, with over 100 interfaces.

Responsibilities: 
Attend and support meetings with the business and development teams to identify the scope for integration testing, define a plan, initiate preparation activities and monitor progress through execution.
Prepare portions of the integration test strategy to include an approach, roles and responsibilities, test cases, test scenarios, data management, tools and accesses, schedule, risks, issues and dependencies
Support develop of the test strategy and obtain approvals
Directly support the integration test leads and indirectly support the business & development team managers
Coordinate with testers from various trains and monitor their progress.
Monitor interface transactions, research and resolve problems.
Analyze rejected and queued transactions and perform root cause analysis.
Coordinate updates to interface specification documentation.
Ensuring we have the correct reporting and metrics in place across the teams
Manage test cases and defects in CA Agile
Provide updates on the completion of planning, preparation and test execution tasks and activities
Ensure each effort has test cases and defects being properly managed and reported on.
Enable/support defect triage meetings
Enable reporting from the development/business teams
Support the approval process

"Advanced Proficiency" in the following responsibilities:
Establish/implement/ensure quality and best practices
Plan/coordinate integration testing environments & infrastructure
Plan/develop automated testing frameworks
Design/develop test strategy
Plan and create integration test data sets/scenarios
Identify and mitigate risks/issues related to integration testing
Ensure alignment of quality/test plans to business case/value
Ensure availability of internal/external resources needed to complete testing projects
Develop, document and implement risk mitigation plans
Design processes for reporting and communicating test status
Execute test status reports and communicate to appropriate audiences
Communicate potential issues to appropriate audiences
Document test results and ensure adherence to test reporting standards
Define testing/quality metrics and drive consistent utilization
Apply established test/quality metrics
Develop/implement automated test strategy and scripts
Execute test cases/scenarios
Provide support for automated test scripts/frameworks

Software tools/skills needed
Overall experience of 5+ years in IT experience
Minimum of 3 years of quality assurance experience
Experience in supporting System Integration, E2E, UAT Regression testing activities for complex projects.
Advance proficiency with Microsoft (MS) tools, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Project.
Advanced proficiency with SharePoint.

Tools:
Experience with CA Agile and/or Client ALM for test case and defect management.
Experience with traceability of requirements and/or features to test cases and defects.
Experience with automation tools, SOAP UI, Selenium, Cucumber, Jenkins, etc.

must have: 
Hands-on experience in supporting the planning, development, execution and validation of integration testing for complex projects
Strong interpersonal, oral and written communications skills demonstrated through successfully support of change initiatives and client facing engagements
Hands-on experience in preparing Integration Test Strategy, Test Plan
Knowledge or experience with X12, XML and other proprietary interfaces for the above types of data
Experience in Requirement Analysis, Traceability, impact analysis and reporting
Experience in Defect Management - reporting, triage, root cause analysis activities

nice to have: 
Knowledge or experience with provider, member, claim interfaces or data.
Business: Knowledge or experience with member lookups, provider lookups, referrals, prior authorizations, claim payment for medical, dental and/or pharmacy.