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Test Lead - QMO Contract in Bethesda, MD
Ref No.: 17-15422
Location: Bethesda, Maryland
Position Type:Contract
Job Title:  Test Lead
Location: Bethesda, MD
Duration: 6+ Months of Contract


This role will be located in Bethesda, MD. and will interface with various Client and external vendor teams. The QA Test Lead Role will help track quality within the assigned QA Phase (End to End) and will be the resource on site helping QA Managers that work remotely half the time. This role will help establish QA Solutions and Quality Improvements (based on performance based metric results), be a key player within a larger product delivery team and will report to a QA Program Lead.
This role works very closely with QA Managers, Delivery Heads, Development Lead(s) and Business Stakeholders and will also act as the first point of escalation for QA within their portfolio.
Oversight of Resources: We do not expect this role to directly manage resources but rather ensure that the right resources are available for the given tasks and efforts.
• Oversight of a global pool of FTE, Contractor and Vendor resources
• Oversight of Test Leads (Contractor, Vendor Delivery Specialists in Quality Assurance)
• Oversight of Test Analysts (Multiple Vendors)
Strategic Quality Assurance Policy / Planning:
• Point of contact for Product Quality in assigned area.
• Responsible for measuring, monitoring and reporting quality and ensure compliance to quality standards within the
product portfolio.
• Responsible for tracking the Execution and escalating issues related to progress
• Ability to work and plan in a highly ambiguous and changing environment
• Ability to easily summarize and report at various levels (from VP level down to the low level details)

Quality Assurance Release Planning:
• Influences / Approves QA scope of testing within the context of the End to End phase (Estimates / Scope)
• Accountable to track and report on all QA Delivery (Capital and/or Maintenance) within a given portfolio
• Assess, Remove Barriers, Mitigate Escalations for all QA Progress and Effectiveness of the test effort
• Accountable for Quality Assessments for all products in a given portfolio
Requirements
• College Degree/Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
• 5+ Years of experience in Test Management
• In depth knowledge of Software Delivery methods (Waterfall, Agile, Iterative)
• Knowledge of the software test engineering process
• Experience in a wide variety of testing efforts, techniques and tools
• People skills (Ability to foster collaborative relationships, diplomacy and advocacy skills)
• Milestone planning and management skills
• Knowledge of the Testing Maturity Model (TMMi)
• Knowledge of industry testing tools (Quality Center, JIRA)
• Knowledge of Automation solutions
• Experience leading testing efforts within an outsourced resource model