Ref No.: 17-21325
Location: Duluth, Georgia
Immediate need for a Manager - Quality Assurance (Software) with experience in the Insurance Industry. This is a Full time opportunity located in Duluth,GA. Please review the job description below:
Job ID: 17 - 21325
Key Responsibilities
  • Ultimately responsible for signoff on products going from QA/test to UAT system. The quality "buck” stops at this position.
  • Responsible for the comprehensive, end-to-end test strategy for projects and system enhancements. This strategy includes all systems and functional areas involved in the support of all field technology applications and spans all levels and types of testing (non-functional, functional, system, regression and user acceptance) other than performance testing.
  • Lead cross-functional QA efforts across multiple agile projects within a release ensuring accurate, on-time delivery of required functionality with production-ready quality. Build strong working relationships with a diverse group of technical and business partners.
  • Focus on automating the manual tests and initiating a process of regression testing from Continuous Integration platform (e.g. Jenkins). Work with DevOps team to put all necessary processes in place.
  • Manage contractors and employees with a focus on capacity planning for QA team members, including resources assigned to multiple concurrent projects. Assign tasks to QA testing team members to ensure work is distributed to achieve testing targets.
  • Partner with Business Analysts to ensure the business community and IT understand proposed changes.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to individual team members.
  • Provide project status, metrics and process innovation to IT DevOps team, scrum masters, product owner, and appropriate business leaders.
  • Expert understanding of, and competency in, creating comprehensive test plans, test cases, resource plans, test schedules, and other QA work products. Own the development and delivery of test strategies, test plans, schedules and test summary reports
  • Pro-actively plan for Hardware & Software requirements within test environments.
  • Ensure metrics data is captured for the project; compute and report testing metrics.
  • Escalate all issues in regards to project requirements (software, hardware, resources and timelines)
  • Oversee coordination with development resources to resolve defects. Organize defect triage meetings, review sessions, and escalate unresolved testing defects to ensure QA testing deadlines dates are accomplished on time.
  • Ensure appropriate documentation is maintained for all QA tasks, processes, procedures and for tested processes, changes or enhancements. Ensure standards and governance procedures for QA testing are maintained and enhanced.
  • Support the audit workflow process put in place.
  • Support IT by assisting with Disaster Recovery testing.
  • Exceptional time management skills
Key Requirements and Technology Experience:

  • Some experience in coding with Java in Eclipse environment with maven is highly desirable
  • Working knowledge of version control tools, such as Git and Subversion.
  • Prior experience in the insurance and/or finance industry
  • Masters in Information Systems or related area.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field, such as Math or Engineering.
  • Minimum 5 years of QA/Testing experience with extensive experience in software quality assurance area, including handling test projects independently and managing small sized test teams
  • In-depth knowledge of structured testing methodologies and systems architecture approaches.
  • Knowledge of project management practices in both waterfall and agile setting.
  • Hands on experience with Silk Test, ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) or other such test/defect tracking tools
  • Hands on experience with test automation applications like selenium etc., for both web and mobile.
  • Expert understanding of, and competency in, creating comprehensive test plans, test cases, resource plans, test schedules, and other QA work products.
  • Hands-on experience with test processes and methodologies, testing techniques and software test tools used for software testing life cycle.
  • Prior test lead experience in backend, web and mobile testing processes.
  • Working knowledge of databases and SQL Query development experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • High standards of professionalism, integrity, and work ethics
  • Must be a team player who can pitch in as an individual contributor when the workload and priority requires it.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and business concepts (ie. Continuous learning, Professional Certifications)
  • Ability to be flexible and easily adapt to multiple different work assignments based on business needs
  • Working knowledge of Java
  • Proven ability to influence and gain commitment at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong organizational, planning and analysis skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead projects across organizational boundaries.
  • Results oriented, strong decision-making skills, innovative, and consistently meets deadlines.
  • Bachelor's or MIS degree in Computer Science or related field, such as Math or Engineering and 10+ years of related professional experience
  • At least five years of practical experience creating/using QA automation tools are needed and two years of Java programming experience are desired
Our client is a leading Insurance Industry and we are currently interviewing to fill this and other similar contract positions. Qualified candidates should apply online for immediate consideration.