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SQA Engineer Consultant Technical Testing

Location: Atlanta, GA Additional Locations:
Job Number: 777457 Date posted: 03/15/2019

As a SQA Engineer Consultant of Technical testing, you will be responsible for leading a team of onshore/offshore  automation engineers and will be required to participate in all aspects of the software development lifecycle which includes estimating, technical design, implementation, documentation, testing, deployment and support of applications developed for our business partners. As a member working in this team environment you will be taking strategy direction from Director/Managers.  You will be expected to maintain the delivery of automation according to the strategies outlined by leadership. You will be working directly with the Automation Technology Group to ensure governance, compliance and delivery according to KP IT Automation standards, best practices and tools

Expected Technical Skills:

Working experience with Automation Development  (UFT/UI PATH)

Working extensive experience with Agile/DevOps tools  ( Jenkins/Jira/Rally/Git)

  • Hands on experience with building and enhancing automation framework
  • Programming and software development 
  • Working knowledge of source control system ( GIT/others) 
  • Working knowledge of Agile team dynamics 
  • Working knowledge of test cases creation, regression testing, and software testing 
In addition to the responsibilities listed below, this position is responsible for overseeing major programming efforts, designing and populating a Web Services Toolkit for internal use, and developing web-based JavaScript applications.Some of the unique challenges this position will face include coaching lower-level programming resources, training others and communicating best practices, monitoring development quality, and making build or buy decisions for Web Services tools.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Conducts or oversees business-specific projects by applying deep expertise in subject area; promoting adherence to all procedures and policies; developing work plans to meet business priorities and deadlines; determining and carrying out processes and methodologies; coordinating and delegating resources to accomplish organizational goals; partnering internally and externally to make effective business decisions; solving complex problems; escalating issues or risks, as appropriate; monitoring progress and results; recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities; evaluating recommendations made; and influencing the completion of project tasks by others.
  • Practices self-leadership and promotes learning in others by building relationships with cross-functional stakeholders; communicating information and providing advice to drive projects forward; influencing team members within assigned unit; listening and responding to, seeking, and addressing performance feedback; adapting to competing demands and new responsibilities; providing feedback to others, including upward feedback to leadership and mentoring junior team members; creating and executing plans to capitalize on strengths and improve opportunity areas; and adapting to and learning from change, difficulties, and feedback.
  • Leads the development of quality assurance (QA) test project strategies, methodologies, and standard processes for large-scale, complex IT initiatives spanning all QA domains by analyzing business and technology requirements to ensure testability and traceability, and determining testing scope and approach.
  • Oversees and addresses critical issues, dependencies, and risks related to testing.
  • Ensures quality assurance projects are appropriately staffed, work plans are followed, and milestones are met.
  • Reviews and signs off on testing scope and approach, and partners with cross-functional IT and business stakeholders to review and approve the overall testing approach.
  • Manages the development test scenarios and execution of test cases across all testing phases (e.g., SIT, Performance, UAT, Automation, Production, Validation).
  • Ensures quality metrics are tracked across testing phases (e.g., SIT, Performance, UAT, Automation, Production, Validation).
  • Manages the review and validation of testable business processes, test data, and test environment requirements.
  • Develops quality assurance (QA) project plans for moderately to highly complex projects by identifying project scope, work plans, schedules, milestones, and critical paths, and ensuring proper staffing.
  • Develops guidelines and best practices to ensure test plans and timelines are aligned with project/program milestones.
  • Defines and ensures adherence with entry and exit criteria according to Kaiser testing standards.
  • Reviews project status and milestones reports, provides justification for and first-level authorization for exceptions and waivers, and meets with IT and business stakeholders to address contingency plans, as appropriate.
  • Generates scheduled reports (e.g., test execution, defects, ad hoc reports) and provides daily test execution metrics to IT teams and management, as appropriate.
  • Initiates and evaluates required business process improvements in order to achieve business results and appropriate solutions for customers.

  • Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum four (4) years experience working with automation testing frameworks, including Minimum two (2) years in framework creation and maintenance.
  • Minimum four (4) years experience in software or systems programming and/or scripting.
  • Minimum two (2) years SQA experience working across multiple IT domains or business units in a corporate setting.
  • Minimum two (2) years in a leadership role working with technical teams.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, CIS, or related field and Minimum eight (8) years experience in SQA, software testing or related field. Additional equivalent work experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three (3) years experience working with Web Services technologies for system or software testing.
  • Three (3) years experience working with Mobile technologies for system or software testing.
  • Two (2) years of work experience in a role requiring interaction with senior leadership (e.g., Director level and above)
  • Three (3) years experience in a leadership role of a large matrixed organization.
  • Three (3) years experience working with IT vendors.
  • Four (4) years experience working on project(s) involving the implementation of software development life cycle(s) (SDLC).
  • Three (3) years experience writing technical documentation in a software testing or quality assurance environment.
  • Four (4) years experience working with integration technologies (e.g., web services, MQ).
  • Two (2) years experience working in and defining the requirements for virtual testing environments.
  • Two (2) years experience working in and defining the requirements for healthcare testing environments.
  • Two (2) years experience testing and defining the requirements testing business system applications.
  • Two (2) years experience working with and defining the requirements for data mart/data warehousing.
  • Master's degree in Computer Science, CIS, or related field.
  • Quality Assurance Institute (QAI) or American Society for Quality (ASQ) or similar certification.
  • Primary Location: Georgia,Atlanta,Pershing Point Plaza IT Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 9:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Individual Contributor Job Category: Information Technology Specialty: Quality Assurance Department: Integrated Quality Assurance Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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