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Manager, Software Validation and IT QA
Ref No.: 16-02621
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 02/19/2016
 Position Summary:
The Manager, Software Validation and IT QA, is responsible for planning, resourcing and managing IT QA and Validation resources related to testing and validation activities, respectively.   These activities include Requirements reviews, Validation / Test planning, Test Execution, and Reporting. 
 
The Manager, Software Validation and IT QA, will work with multiple groups, including Project Management, App Development, Quality and various Business departments. This person ensures that the IT QA and validation processes are understood and appropriately used during system implementation, and issues are escalated / resolved in a timely manner.  In addition, the Manager reviews IT processes for quality improvements, and that identified quality improvement initiatives are completed.
 
Primary Duties/Responsibilities: (give an estimated percentage of time for each duty)
Essential Duties                                                                                                                                                                                                                             % of Time
  1) Teams with and guides project teams to ensure high quality IT application implementations.  Provides regulatory and software quality knowledge and experience to support high quality application deployment while embracing a risk-based approach. 50%
  2) Resources and manages CSV and IT QA resources, including consultants, that participate in computer system validation and testing activities.  This includes management of annual performance reviews and development plans. 50%
  3) Provides resource estimates for IT QA and validation efforts related to project and budgetary planning. Manages real-time resource allocation to approved projects. included
  4) Establish effective communication and collaborative relationships with other functional groups and key stakeholders. Actively seek broad input and provide well thought out recommendations that are business driven, sound, pragmatic and have broad buy-in. included
  5) Ensures documentation and practices meet quality standards, applicable regulatory compliance, company guidelines/policy using sound computer system validation and/or IT QA test practices. included
  6) Provide expertise in the review of all deliverables across the product lifecycle, ranging from requirements documentation, high level/detailed design, and code deliverables to packaged solutions for release. included
  7) Assist in project work as required to meet project timelines included
  8) Provide leadership and direction to ensure that IT computer systems are audit-ready.  Identifies IT quality improvements and ensures approved quality initiatives are completed. included
 
Position Scope and Magnitude:
 
This position supervises the interactions of computer systems validation and IT QA resources.  The position liaises with project development teams including Project Managers, Business Analysts, Developers, System Administrators, business subject matter experts, and others to develop and introduce high quality/regulatory compliant new functionality into systems.