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Atlanta, Georgia - USD Full Time Posted: Thursday, 15 August 2019
Job Description

Identifying software problems before release is a critical role. If your specialty is being that key individual who has the creativity and planning to find those elusive feature's and if you have experience with Customer Information and Billing Systems in the utilities (water, gas, electric etc.) that is a strong consideration.


- Works closely with Project Manager and Release Manager to ensure a good understanding of functional changes (scope to be tested) for a given project or release.

- Work closely with the Build Team to understand the widget level of technical changes that will be delivered from Build into Test.

- Conduct Test and Defect Management for a specific Project/Release, including Testing Status Reporting for the entire testing life cycle.

- Coordinate formal review and approvals of all testing deliverables as required by SDLC internal controls.

Technical Testing: For smaller scope projects/releases, the IT Test Lead may be requested to engage with IT Technical Testing. If so:

  • Test Planning: Estimate Assembly Testing efforts and either author or minimally review the Assembly Test Plan.
  • Test Execution: Coordinate Assembly Testing activities. Work closely with IT Development and QA teams on prep and test execution. Conduct root cause analysis and determine resolutions for any defects found in testing. Review data for accuracy.
  • Perform informal on-line testing to reasonably flex functionality.
  • Refine prep/setup based on testing lessons learned.

Functional Testing:

Test Planning:

  • Author the Test Plan (Functional, Integration, & Regression = UAT). Assist with estimating business time for test Scripting and test execution - both effort and duration.
  • Obtain resources and manage the work.
  • Work closely with Business Test Lead(s) to ensure that test scripts adequately cover the breadth of scenarios needed to fully flex functionality.
  • Determine and estimate IT App/Dev activities needed to support the testing.
  • Request resources. Obtain resources and manage the work.

Test Prep work:

  • Coordinate testing prep work such as Account Selection activities, data prep to mock-up accounts, or the gathering or mock-up of batch input files.

Test Execution:

  • Approve migrations into test regions and coordinate all testing activities. Work closely with business team(s) on scripted test execution. Work closely with IT QA on prep, batch execution, and review of defined metrics, including coordinating Regression discrepancy analysis.

Defect Management:

  • Break/Fix during Test Execution:
  • Run defect meetings to assess, triage, and assign defects.
  • Coordinate IT Break/Fix Analysts (technical staff) throughout the Defect Mgmt life cycle, following-up with staff as needed to ensure defects are moving through the process timely.
  • Conduct or assist with root cause analysis and determine resolutions for defects found in testing (defects raised either from failed tests or raised from batch abends, error mgmt, and regression discrepancies).

- Identify/recommend testing process improvements.

- Lead or assist with implementation of testing process improvements.

Skills and Background

Skills Required:

- Demonstrated ability to author large, complex Test Plans that require integration of multiple applications, external business partners, and vendors.

- Demonstrated leadership having led: Business resources in a functional role (ideally UAT) and Technical resources through Defect Mgmt/resolutions.

- Cross-functional testing experience, including Test Metrics & Status Reporting.

- Good communication skills and follow-ups on open items, with both internal project teams and external business partners or vendors

- Strong trouble-shooting/problem solving skills

- Process oriented, detail oriented, and quality focused


- SQL fluent

- Data Analysis skills

- HP Application Lifecycle Mgmt (ALM) and/or Team Foundation Server (TFS) testing tool knowledge

- HP Quick Test Professional (QTP)/Unified Functional Testing (UFT) knowledge is a plus..


  • Estimated duration is 9-12 months or longer
  • Strong consideration given to candidates with a background in utilities domain.
Company Description Opportunity knocks to work with a great management team that supports their employees.

Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
IT Consulting Firm
IT Consulting Firm
8/15/2019 12:34:58 AM

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