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Sr Data Quality Automation Tester
Ref No.: 17-00835
Location: Arlington, Virginia
Position Type:Contract
Sr. Quality Automation Analyst
Location: Arlington, VA
Duration: 6+ months contract

Our direct healthcare client is looking for a Sr. Data Quality Analyst to be a key member of the Information Management Team. This person will be responsible for ensuring and maintaining the quality of the client and vendor data received as part of each assigned data onboarding initiative. The Data Quality Analyst will work closely with the client, carrier & PBM vendor(s) and internal/UPMC Data and Technical Leads to understand the client / vendor data and develop the appropriate test plan, test cases and test schedule in support of data onboarding and all necessary data quality assurance tasks.
In the first year, your essential accomplishments should include:
  • Understand the data warehouse and Identifi platform including the various components of the technical architecture and its alignment with the business.
  • Integrate with the assigned scrum team and develop good working relations and touch points with other cross functional team members.
  • Understand the agile software development processes. Identify the gaps in the current state and provide recommendations for process maturity in the assigned functional area
  • Develop and review of test plans based on business requirements, mapping and transformation logic.
  • Execute test plan, document issues and defects, including relevant brief descriptions of the issue with detailed steps to replicate
  • Execute test cases, scripts and procedures. Automate regression tests often.
  • Track defects to resolution, perform root cause analysis and for continuous quality improvement.
  • Ensure the scrum teams implement and follow best practices to prevent defects
  • Participate in code reviews, grooming sessions and provide inputs into work estimation and sign off on the product acceptance
  • Lead and establish nurture strong client and business partner relationships
  • Raise data quality and performance levels in the Information Management Team
  • Provide a high level of data quality awareness across the enterprise.
  • Proactively improve the quality of reporting on data quality
  • Requires BS/BA degree and 10+ years quality assurance experience, which includes skills necessary to work with computer systems, knowledge of data manipulation tools and analysis techniques
  • 7+ years of advanced SQL skills to write queries & view/test data in relational database and DataWarehouse environment
  • Experience with the Health Care industry and testing in a health care environment
  • Senior/strong testing automation skills, with emphasis on scripting and automation tool execution
  • Experience with ETL processes using ETL tool like Informatica, SSIS and knowledge of BI tools like Micro Strategy
  • Past experience with training or instructing testers in the use of automation testing tools
  • Must possess strong written and verbal communications skills to present findings and recommendations. Self-motivated and can work with minimal oversight
  • Should be detail oriented, have strong problem solving skills and understand benefits of data quality
  • Knowledge of healthcare data and industry is strongly desired
  • Experience in converting mapping documents and transformation requirements into a testing strategy, test cases and test data required
  • Experience with creating QA checks  to test data integration and data transformation required
  • Participates in analysis and design sessions to create test scenarios for input into test deliverables for complex projects;
  • Reviews project deliverables produced during the project lifecycle to understand application changes, project scope and testing scope
  • Reviews and validates accuracy of all test deliverables; ensure appropriate sign-offs
  • Execute test cases within the Functional, Mobile, or Web Services automation framework
  • Develops quality control end to end estimates and work plans for high complexity projects for the focused area of business - encompassing all test levels and test types
  • Collaborates with cross-functional areas to create a consolidated end to end test strategy plan for high complexity projects
  • Creates, maintains, and executes automated or manual test scripts and data for high complexity projects across multiple business areas
  • Anticipates and identifies issues and risks both internal and external to the project and create the appropriate resolution and mitigation strategies for high complexity projects
  • Works with the different areas to build out an end to end testing environment and data solution that connects the different application areas for high complexity applications
  • Communicate effectively, explain the problem and propose solutions
  • Critical thinking - the candidate must be able to work through the details of a problem to reach a solution.
  • Inquisitive and persistent at gathering information from technical and business partners
  • Be flexible and efficiently multi-task
  • Take initiative and ownership of issues and resolutions; use independent judgment outside of established procedures
  • Ask probing questions to find root cause and propose solutions to address the root cause
  • Coaches and develops team members; provide performance feedback to managers of QC team members; act as a QC expert for junior QC analysts
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced, collaborative environment
  • Identifies and implements enhanced testing techniques and practices; supports research and benchmarking activities.
  • Identify and recommend tools and process improvements in testing and SDLC
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