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SysMod QA Lead
Ref No.: 18-27578
Location: Saint Paul, Minnesota
 Description of Project
  • Create the Level of Effort (LOE) estimate for all testing activities within the project.
  • Support QA Project Leads in the creation of required QA artifacts as defined in the MNIT@Client QA Methodology and Best Practice documents.
  • Provide leadership including work assignments to QA resources consisting of state staff and contractors.
  • Create, review, publish and maintain QA release testing schedule for highly complex multi-project releases. 
  • Engage Release Management and the App Support Team in the execution of the release testing schedule.
  • Communicate, resolve and/or re-plan as issues arise that impact the QA release testing schedule.
  • Be the point of escalation for the QA resources. Resolve or escalate all challenges to the appropriate resource(s) in a timely manner.
  • Manage the overall scope of the testing effort at a release level.
  • Provide and maintain current and future capacity planning for resources to project demand.
  • Assist Program Management with change requests to current scoping as well as planning for future releases
  • Provide, in timely manner, status of assigned project when requested.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and written.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Eight (8) years' experience as a Quality Assurance Lead
    • A B.S. or B.A. Degree (4 year) substitutes for four years of experience, or an Associate's Degree (2 year) substitutes for two years of experience.
  • Five (5) engagements/projects lasting a minimum of three (3) months each in a Quality Assurance Analyst role.
Desired Skills
  • Experience leading the QA efforts at a release level for highly complex individual projects where each individual project has significant technical and business impact on the other projects in the release.
  • Experience day to day leading of QA team (40+ resources), including work direction, training, project assignments and scheduling of tasks.
  • Experience with future resource capacity planning, estimating level of effort and duration for projects.
  • Experience partnering with Program Management, Project Managers, Supervisors, Managers and Development in planning release work, estimating, problem resolution and escalation of issues.
  • Experience with IBM Cúram solution for healthcare reform and downstream integrated systems that consume or use the Curam data.
  • Resources are from the five state area (MN, IA, WI, SD, ND).