DAILY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:
DSS is seeking a Test Manager to be responsible for working with the State and software development contractor to plan and execute a successful user acceptance testing. The Test Manager is also responsible for monitoring and ensuring the proper execution of the development contractor's test management plans and processes.
Scope of Work:
Produce, while working with the State Project Team and System Development Contractor, and manage the detailed step by step test plans for acceptance testing. These plans encompass input data, testing conditions, and expected results.
Monitor and report the execution of the System Development Contractor's performance under the CFS Project contract as it relates to all testing phases. This involves working with System Development Contractor's tools and appropriately extracting data to produce metrics and reports.
Assisting with developing processes and plans for functional, system, integration, regression, performance/stress, and acceptance testing performed on the CFS Project and ensure that they are followed
Work with Requirements Manager(s) to ensure product requirements are testable
Work with Development Manager(s) to ensure that developed components are testable
Clearly understand the testing deliverables needed for all phases of testing
Working with System Development Contractor, the State Project Team and end users in establishing test cases and test scenarios in a manner that will ensure that all requirements are thoroughly tested
Assist in the successful transition from acceptance testing to pilot. This will involve working with the State and the System Development Contractor in incident management and communication.
Work with the System Development Contractor to meet deliverable goals
Build, update, and manage the testing sections of the project schedule
Manage and report testing results by State and other user staff for acceptance test activities as described in applicable plans
Anticipating, identifying, and implementing test process changes as appropriate
Reporting and/or confirming the System Development Contractor's reporting of testing status and status of related activities being performed or monitored
Overseeing incident reporting and correction process
Ensuring that appropriate test metrics are produced and monitored
Ensuring the Test Plans are being followed
Ensuring that the test database is updated.
REQUIRED SKILLS (IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE):
5+ YEARS EXPERIENCE MANAGING AN IT TESTING TEAM (PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO EXPERIENCE RELATED TO MANAGING A CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM TESTING TEAM)
10+ YEARS EXPERIENCE PREPARING, DOCUMENTING, AND EXECUTING TEST CRITERIA, TEST CASES, TEST SCRIPTS, AND TEST PLANS FOR IT SYSTEMS PROJECTS (PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO EXPERIENCE FOR THIS QUALIFICATION RELATED TO A CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM)
7+ YEARS OF SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT OR PROJECT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE, OR COMBINATION THEREOF
2+ YEARS EXPERIENCE WITH AUTOMATED TEST TOOLS (PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO EXPERIENCE WITH QUALITY CENTER/TEST DIRECTOR)
ABILITY TO PLAN, ORGANIZE, INSTRUCT, AND REVIEW THE WORK OF THE TESTING TEAM
ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE (ORALLY AND WRITTEN) EFFECTIVELY WITH TECHNICAL, NON-TECHNICAL STAFF, CUSTOMERS/STAKEHOLDERS (STATE AND FEDERAL) AND EXECUTIVES
KNOWLEDGE OF INDUSTRY STANDARDS (E.G. ISO, IEEE)
EXPERIENCE WITH MICROSOFT TEAM FOUNDATION SERVER (TFS) AND MICROSOFT TEST MANAGER
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