Lead QA


Boston, MA

Industry: IT Consulting/Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 331 days ago

  by    Cynet Sytems

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We are looking for Lead QA with Appian? for our client in Boston, MA

Job Title: Lead QA with Appian?

Job Location: ???Boston, MA

Job Type: Contract ? 12 Months / Contract to Hire / Direct Hire

Job Description:

  • Reporting to Director of Software Quality Assurance, provide senior SQA professional service, typically on a project or program basis.
  • Evaluate and contribute to testab
  • Lead project QA/testing effort. Lead/Manage project QA resources in Boston and Hangzhou, China.
  • Understand and convert complex business requirements and functional specifications to test cases, including creation of applicable test data.
  • le business requirements and functional specifications, including performance and information security.
  • Develop and document comprehensive test plans for large, strategic and\or complex new development projects, enhancements to existing applications, and infrastructure upgrades of high risk.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with business analyst, business/systems analyst on full scope of testing coverage for new business requirements and infrastructure upgrades.
  • Collaborate with technical and project management staff on testing approach, project planning and technology reviews.
  • Execute manual and automated test cases, create high quality defects, develop automated test scripts and test status reports.
  • Conduct project post implementation reviews for large projects to identify lessons learned and actions for continuous improvement.
  • Supervise on\offshore QA project teams in test estimation, planning and test execution and provides training to staff.
  • Support Director of Quality Assurance on assigned departmental Quality improvement initiatives and take independent charge on any of the initiatives assigned.
  • May or may not have direct people management responsibility.
  • Escalate in timely manner resource needs/contentions and provide input for resolution
  • Escalate in timely manner environment conflicts and issues and provide input for resolution
  • Facilitate timely reviews of test artifacts such as test plans, test cases and obtain timely approvals/sign offs by the key stakeholders
  • Facilitate timely defect triage and timely resolution of issues blocking the QA execution
  • Resolve issues and prioritize actions in the absence of the direct manager
  • Continuously explore ways to improve domain/business knowledge to enhance QA adequacy and accuracy, combined with capacity creation.
  • Assist in test tool evaluation and recommendations
  • Coordinate QA release deployment and verification
  • Assist with the User Acceptance Testing.
  • Assist in Smoke testing on Production checkout.
  • Conform with the 'risk' escalation chain e.g. for operational issues and suspicious transactions
  • Perform other duties as needed
  • Coach junior QA engineers on specific SQA skills;
  • Mentor or manage junior QA engineers, contractors;
  • Project or program SQA responsibility;
  • Assist in setting SQA team strategic goals. Directly contribute to SQA technical advancement, in tools or methodologies.
  • Minimum 7+ years Development Process Lifecycle experience in the investment management industry
  • Experience in leading QA
  •  team in large scale\complex software development releases over multiple release cycles.
  • Database and web technology background
  • Degree in Computer Science, Finance or equivalent
  • Ability to create test plans, test cases and test data from business requirements and functional specifications
  • Ability to clearly and concisely communicate test strategy in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to provide critiques of testing approaches and plans
  • Ability to work effectively, often acting in lead position, with a distributed QA team.
  • Experience in Waterfall and Agile SDLC methodologies, Web Architecture and Technologies, J2EE Development Environment, WebLogic Application Server or similar Application servers.
  • Hands-on development experience using test automation tools such as QTP, Selenium etc.
  • Ability to write complex SQL queries
  • Working knowledge of UNIX commands.