QA Manager

Confidential Company  •  Lacey, WA
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/04/17 by Cynet Sytems
Confidential Company
Lacey, WA
IT Consulting/Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/04/17 Cynet Sytems

We are looking for QA Manager ?for our client in Lacey, WA

Job Title: QA Manager

Job Location: Lacey, WA

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

Job Description:

  • Development and implementation of a comprehensive system to track and manage its Underground Storage Tank Loan and Grant Program.
  • The new system should allow for seamless integration across agency programs, and should be integrated into the agency’s website.
  • The system will handle capital loan management, insurance claim expenditure tracking, infrastructure/construction documentation, cleanup documentation, and financial assurance method tracking.
  • The system should be adaptable to client’s needs and include options to update the system based on changing state and federal regulations. 
  • Services required of the awarded System Vendor during implementation include, but are not limited, to the following:
  • Data conversion, migration and documentation.
  • Configuration of PLIA specific user stories/use cases.
  • Development of interfaces to internal and external systems necessary to maintain business processes.
  • Configuration of standard reports necessary to support business activities and to increase transparency to the public.
  • Development of comprehensive system documentation.
  • Comprehensive functional, system and performance testing.
  • System hosting or provisioning of the System by a cloud provider.
  • Implementation and roll-out of the System.
  • Compliance with state project management standards.
  • IT projects determined by the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) under “OCIO Policy 121 – IT Investments – Approval and Oversight” as being “Under Project Oversight” are required to have an Independent Project Quality Assurance Practitioner (as specified in “OCIO Policy 132 – Project Quality Assurance” and its associated Standards), assigned for the life of the project.
  • OCIO Policy 132 Project Quality Assurance
  • OCIO Policy 132 Appendix A - Providing Quality Assurance for Information Technology Projects
  • Standard 132.10 Minimum Qualifications for Project Quality Assurance Providers
  • Standard 132.20 Minimum Project Quality Assurance Activities – Readiness Assessment
  • Standard 132.30 Minimum Project Quality Assurance Activities

Scope of Work:

  • As specified in OCIO Policy 132, Project Quality Assurance, the Contractor will minimally be required to develop and present the initial project Readiness Assessment.
  • Upon OCIO approval of the Project, the remaining deliverables include:
  • The formal, baseline Quality Assurance Plan.
  • Attendance at meetings required to support the creation of the mandated Quality Assurance Monthly Report and findings and recommendations as required.
  • Draft and Final versions of the Quality Assurance Monthly Reports, including findings and recommendations over the life of the project.
  • Updates to the OCIO’s Project Dashboard website.
  • Participation in Technology Service Board (TSB) or subcommittee meetings, or other external oversight briefings as required.
  • The final Closeout Report upon project completion.
  • The Contractor is responsible for reading, understanding, and committing to fulfillment of the OCIO Standard 132.10 Minimum Qualifications for Project Quality Assurance Providers as pertains to the required prior experience, knowledge, skills and abilities for the fulfillment of this work request.
  • The Contractor shall provide goods, services, staff, and otherwise do all things necessary for or incidental to the performance of work, as included in this Statement of Work:

Mandatory Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  • The Information Technology Quality Assurance Practitioner has recent (within the past five years) experience successfully performing the Information Technology Project QA activities outlined in the Minimum Project Quality Assurance Activities Standard, OR The Information Technology Quality Assurance Practitioner has recent (within the past five years) experience as a lead or deputy project manager providing the successful project management services including the activities outlined in the Minimum Project Quality Assurance Activities Standard, OR The Information Technology Quality Assurance Practitioner has a combination of prior Information Technology Project Quality Assurance or Information Technology Project Management experience totaling five (5) or more years, AND The Information Technology Quality Assurance Practitioner must have provided these services on information technology (IT) projects of similar or greater size, risk, and complexity when compared to the project being undertaken.
  • The Information Technology Quality Assurance Practitioner must have prior experience in creating the mandatory Project Quality Assurance Deliverables.
  • The Information Technology Quality Assurance Practitioner has knowledge of, and experience in compliance with, the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) Policy 132 – Providing Quality Assurance.
  • The Information Technology Quality Assurance Practitioner has Minimum of two (2) years of experience in providing Quality Assurance Assessments for Washington State Information Technology projects.

Demonstrated skills and knowledge:

  • Information Technology Quality Assurance.
  • The Project Management Institute (PMI) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK).
  • The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK).
  • The Washington State OCIO Policies, Standards and Guidelines.
  • Software Development best practices.
  • Washington State Government Request for Proposals (RFP) best practices.

Desirable skills and knowledge:

  • The Information Technology Quality Assurance Practitioner has prior experience in Information Technology Project Quality Assurance of small Washington State agencies of fewer than fifty (50) employees Information Technology projects.
  • The Information Technology Quality Assurance Practitioner has Information Technology Project Management and/or Information Technology Project Quality Assurance experience greater than the minimum required.
  • The Information Technology Quality Assurance Practitioner has prior public sector Information Technology Project Management experience.
  • The Information Technology Quality Assurance Practitioner has prior experience in Information Technology Project Quality Assurance of configurable systems, such as Software as a Service (SaaS) or Platform as a Service (PaaS).
  • The Information Technology Quality Assurance Practitioner has additional Information Technology subject matter expertise applicable to the assigned project.
  • The Information Technology Quality Assurance Practitioner has prior experience on multiple large-scale projects.
  • The Information Technology Quality Assurance Practitioner has expert knowledge of WA State Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) IT standards, policies, and guidelines.
  • The Information Technology Quality Assurance Practitioner has expert knowledge of the IT Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) standards and guidelines.
  • The Information Technology Quality Assurance Practitioner has expert knowledge of physical and IT securitytechnologies.
  • The Information Technology Quality Assurance Practitioner has prior experience with managing pre- implementation planning and system implementation.
  • The Information Technology Quality Assurance Practitioner has a valid project management certificate issued by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
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