Are you interested in improving and shaping the IT industry? Leidos is seeking a Test Manager who is motivated by variety, is seeking a challenging environment for professional growth, and is interested in supporting an Investor Owned Utility client headquartered in New Orleans, Louisiana. Leidos has a long-term customer who we have supported in all areas of IT operations since the client’s first outsourcing engagement over 20 years ago.
We are looking for a Test Manager who will be responsible for developing testing and test management requirements, procedures, standards and policies. These responsibilities include areas such as: scheduling and management of testing assignments, project testing status, defect tracking, and measurement reporting.
Location: Looking for someone in the New Orleans, LA, Little Rock, AR or The Woodlands, TX area. Role is currently remote, however once COVID restrictions loosen candidate may be expected to report to the office/client site.
- 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.
- 4+ 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.
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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 www.Leidos.com.
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