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Hire IT People, LLC
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Job Description

Quality Assurance Specialist

This Job was posted over 30 Days Ago on 05-01-2012

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Company :

State of Delaware

Location :

newark, DE

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Duration :

6 Months

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Posted :

5 years ago

Job Seekers, Please send resumes to or Call: (202) 719-0200 Ext: 127

Engagement Type: Contract

Location: Newark, DE

Duration: 6 Months

Short Description:

The Quality Assurance Specialist (QAS) a UAT Manager. The

profile of qualified candidates should be consistent with QA Managers. This individual will be responsible for

Quality Review, design and testing and should have prior planning and gap


Complete Description:

The Quality Assurance Specialist (QAS) is responsible for

the design, pilot, and implementation of the software quality assurance review

processes. The QAS Specialist will work with Application Teams during pre and

post assessment periods.

The candidate will be accountable for overall UAT test

planning, including review of use cases, oversight of development of test

scripts, schedule development, resource assignment, and preparation of

testers. UAT Team will be responsible

for defect identification and tracking as well as independently creating test

cases if testing gap is found.

Testers will be drawn from functional end users.

Position / Role Activities

• Work with Project Management and project team to

understand system scope and provide high level estimates

• Coordinate the scheduling and execution of UAT with

Project Management

• Develop test strategies and test plans

• Create and manage UAT project plans

• Work with business partners and manage the priority of

UAT tests and communicate sequence of testing groups

• Coordinate tasks with other contractors

• Manage UAT Team Leads and testers

• Work with technology partners to ensure the UAT region

is available on schedule

• Work with project team leadership to ensure that SIT

exit and UAT entry requirements are met

• Ensure all UAT testing is conducted according to the

agreed upon schedule

• Ensure that all test resources are adequately trained

• Work with project leadership to hold Defect Review


• Ensure that all appropriate test related documentation

is updated and posted on the project SharePoint site

• Work with project team leadership to ensure UAT exit

criteria are met on schedule

• Drive UAT to conclusion

• Communicate with Development team regarding defects and

ensure that defects and issues discovered during UAT are prioritized and


• Perform team conflict resolution

• Gather and maintain accurate up to date Scope and

Requirements information

• Develop accurate weekly status metrics for project


• Ensure defined metrics will identify risks to the

schedule and work with the Project Team to mitigate these risks on weekly bases

• Develop automated process strategies for regression

testing where possible

• Development of test scripts and tracking in MS TFS tool


Years of Relevant Experience: 7 plus years software

development, testing and project management

Preferred Education: 4 year college degree or equivalent

technical study.

Role Description:

All roles specified in QAS2 plus the following:

• Review project’s required work products to ensure

compliance with approved tailored procedures and standards.

• Review and check project’s software development

activities and the associated internal tasks required as employed by the

project and specified in the project plan.

• Compare actual project procedures to the specified

standards, procedures, and, if required, specific 3rd party contractual


• Perform detailed reviews of interim and final tasks as


• Ensure process improvement opportunities are reviewed

by appropriate contact to identify training needs of the organization.

• Perform or manage the required software quality phase

end reviews of work product and process for each software project and produce

the required software quality reports, as specified in the project’s software

quality plan.

• Develop, and manage short and long-term plans and

schedules for organization wide software quality needs.

• Balance workload with team’s capacity by managing the

team’s activities according to schedule and budgets.

• Coordinate and procure the required skills and

techniques required.

• Obtain feedback from project teams regarding the

overall effectiveness of processes and procedures – Forward to appropriate

stakeholders and process owners.

• Provide feedback to project teams regarding

process/procedure improvement opportunities and other potential areas for

improvement discovered during software quality activities.

• Report all software quality-revealed non-compliance.

• Provide regular reports on the results of compliance

reviews to the project team, project team leaders and management. Report on progress on action item resolution

and possible risk areas.

• Anticipate and resolve issues dealing with software


• Develop options and recommendations to assist teams in

resolving issues.

• Ensure action items are addressed and closed based on

agreed dates and activities.

• Ensure that defined processes are followed.

• Communicate related improvement measures to the project


• Obtain feedback from project teams regarding the

overall effectiveness of software quality processes followed. Review

with team and develop continuous improvement action plans. Report status to executive team.

• Communicate and work with customers and other personnel

as necessary.

• Communicate clearly the team goals, organizational

philosophies, and policies and procedures to the team.

• Communicate to team members the relationship between

their work assignments and the team and project objectives.

• Lead efforts in developing and facilitating

implementation of team goals and metrics.





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