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SQA Specialist
Ref No.: 16-00495
Location: RALEIGH, North Carolina
Client:  North Carolina Department of Transportation
Location: RALEIGH,NC
Duration: 6+ Months
Agency Interview Type: Both Phone and In Person



Job Description:
The Office of Information Technology Services (OITS) is seeking to fill a short term (approx. 6 month) contractor position to work mostly in agile software development environment.
The Office of Information Technology Services (OITS) is seeking to fill a short term (approx. 6 month) contractor position to work mostly in agile software development environment. The selected candidate will work as a member of the ITS SQA Testing Services team in OITS and will assist in providing SQA Testing Services for current & upcoming projects.

Description (including, but not limited to):
1.    Participate as needed in all aspects of the day-to-day operations and support of the SQA Testing Services.
2.    Develop detailed Test plans, Test cases, Test execution scenarios, automated scripts using/developing a framework based model, and status reports for tactical work activities as needed or requested by management.
3.    Schedule and perform testing services for SQA clients as needed including but not limited to test script development, functional testing services, and results reporting.
4.    Provide as needed SME based consulting services and support to clients for SQA best practices, methods, test plan development/execution, and SQA tools usage.
5.    Work within the Agile software lifecycle model from concepts to design and delivering through to formal release and maintenance
6.    Manage all activities in the test plan to ensure test objectives are met
7.    Communicate defects to developers and other stakeholders.
8.    Assist in troubleshooting issues/defects and retest.

A minimum of 5 years of experience in application development with a demonstrated concentration of experience in software quality assurance (SQA) methods, techniques, and tools. Minimum of one to two years of experience collaborating and testing in agile based test environment is preferred.
Other relevant experience requirements would include:
•    Hands-on experience with the Client portfolio of SQA tools including ALM Quality Center and Quick Test Pro/Unified Functional Test.
•    Ability to develop and enhance QTP/UFT scripts; Coding experience in VBsript.
•    Logical and systematic approaches to test plan development and execution for functional testing needs for IT business applications.
•    Functional testing experience for a wide range of technical platforms and applications.
•    Experiences in Quality Management Processes, SDLC and exposure to agile scrum process
•    Customer focused with excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to adjust to change, strong team and customer oriented interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to function as a consultant to customers on SQA matters.
•    Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and execute work tasks with strong problem solving and analytical skills.

Graduation from a four-year college or university with nine semester hours in programming and five years of experience in business applications consulting, development, or SQA. Note: Experience in the field of work related to the positions role may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.
 
Skill
Required / Desired
Amount
of Experience
 
Participate as needed in all aspects of the day-to-day operations and support of the SQA Testing Services.
Required
5
Years
Develop detailed Test plans, Test cases, Test execution scenarios, automated scripts using/developing a framework based model, and status reports
Required
5
Years
Schedule and perform testing services for SQA clients as needed including but not limited to test script development, functional testing services,
Required
5
Years
Provide as needed SME based consulting services and support to clients for SQA best practices, methods, test plan development/execution, and SQA to
Required
5
Years
Work within the Agile software lifecycle model from concepts to design and delivering through to formal release and maintenance
Required
5
Years
Manage all activities in the test plan to ensure test objectives are met
Required
5
Years
Communicate defects to developers and other stakeholders.
Required
5
Years
Assist in troubleshooting issues/defects and retest.
Required
5
Years
Hands-on experience with the Client portfolio of SQA tools including ALM Quality Center and Quick Test Pro/Unified Functional Test.
Required
5
Years
Ability to develop and enhance QTP/UFT scripts; Coding experience in VBsript.
Required
5
Years
Logical and systematic approaches to test plan development and execution for functional testing needs for IT business applications.
Required
5
Years
Functional testing experience for a wide range of technical platforms and applications.
Required
5
Years
Experiences in Quality Management Processes, SDLC and exposure to agile scrum process.
Required
5
Years
Customer focused with excellent oral and written communication skills
Required
5
Years
Ability to adjust to change
Required
5
Years
Strong team and customer oriented interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to function as a consultant to customers on SQA matters.
Required
5
Years
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and execute work tasks with strong problem solving and analytical skills.
Required
5
Years
 
 
Questions
 
 
Description
 
Question 1
Absences greater than two weeks MUST be approved by CAI management in advance, and contact information must be provided to CAI so that the resource can be reached during his or her absence. The Client has the right to dismiss the resource if he or she does not return to work by the agreed upon date. Do you accept this requirement?
Question 2
All work must be completed on site. Do you accept this requirement?
Question 3
Candidate must be able to attend an interview in person. Do you accept this requirement?
Question 4
Please list candidate's email address HERE that will be used when submitting E-RTR.
Question 5
Please indicate how soon this candidate is available to start work. Vendors are encouraged to submit candidates that are available for the duration of the assignment.
Question 6
Vendor must disclose to the agency if the candidate will be subcontracted at the time of submission. Do you accept this requirement?
Question 7
Vendor must notify the agency if any portion of the requirements listed in this task order are to be outsourced to other countries. Do you accept this requirement?