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Job #: R-00095435
Location: New Orleans, LA
Category: Testing and Quality Assurance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Are you interested in improving and shaping the delivery of IT projects? We’re seeking a Test Manager who is motivated by variety, is seeking a challenging environment for professional growth, and is interested in supporting large information technology projects for one of our clients in various customer businesses areas at an Investor-Owned Utility client headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana.

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Test Manager to oversee application testing efforts, Test Planning, Test Execution and Defect Management. The candidate should be fluent with HP Quality Center and ALM SDLC tools, setting up test projects, managing test cases, working testing processes, and generating executive level reports.

Location: Role may be remote, however preference will be given to candidates in The Woodlands, TX, New Orleans, LA, or Little Rock, AR, as this is where the client sites are.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Understand the business functionality and define over all test strategy.
  • Capability to understand the big picture – system / app / product and weave in a comprehensive test plan
  • Develop and maintain standard IT testing and test management processes and procedures; this also includes developing a set of test policies to define acceptable levels of testing based on a set of criteria which considers risk vs. cost benefit.
  • Develop and maintain standard requirements management processes and procedures 
  • Develop and maintain staff training materials for the above test and requirements management processes. 
  • Conduct staff training for test and requirements management processes. 
  • Effectively communicate at senior manager / director / executive levels about the program / project level risks / issues / escalations.
  • Provide consulting to project teams for test and requirements management. 
  • Develop requirements for standard test management reports and visualizations in the form of mockups, to be built and implemented by other IT staff. 
  • Develop requirements for standard requirements management reports and visualizations in the form of mockups, to be built and implemented by other IT staff. 
  • Become “go-to” – escalation point person for any project related test management activities.
  • Communicate effectively the daily status – risks / issues / dependencies, track progress and manage issue workflow to resolution.
  • Logging and managing the defects in ServiceNow
  • Work directly on projects in a test manager or similar technical lead role 
  • May be responsible for the technical direction, leadership, and training of less experienced staff. 

Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related. Additional 4 years’ experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • 7+ years of experience as a Test Manager
  • Experience with HP Quality Center and ALM SDLC tool set required
  • Experience using a performance testing tool like Loadrunner is preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of testing/QA techniques, practices, and processes. Experience with planning and leading QA efforts for a program or large complex projects.
  • Prior experience with development or testing of utility information systems preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of the System Development Life Cycle process.
  • Prior experience managing large, complex, testing efforts crossing multiple departments.
  • Excellent communication skills (written & verbal) both internally to the project team and leadership.
  • Ability to provide necessary support to the gathering and writing of accurate, complete test materials.
  • Strong business analysis skills for capturing business/clinical scenarios and translating them into test cases and scripts.
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical skills with an ability to organize and communicate thoughts clearly.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $81,900.00 - $126,000.00 - $170,100.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.


About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit

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