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Minneapolis, Minnesota York Solutions, LLC

Position Summary:

The Business Analyst/Quality Assurance (QA) Lead is responsible for development of test strategies, scripts, and cases on large, complex projects. The Business Analyst/QA Lead ensures traceability of test cases back to requirements, coordinates testing efforts across the organization, and leads the project team in Software QA process and procedure.

The Business Analyst/Quality Assurance (QA) Lead is responsible for the test development and execution portions of the project, reporting to the Project Manager. This includes execution planning, environment planning, status reporting, defect tracking, and vendor coordination for all test phases (i.e. System Testing, End to End Testing, Data Migration Testing, and User Acceptance Testing). This will require leadership and collaboration with Business Users, Vendor Managers and Business System resources.

The Business Analyst/Quality Assurance (QA) Lead for the WAM Design Tool project will also function as a hands-on Software Tester / Quality Assurance Analyst responsible for design review and software testing. The Business Analyst/Quality Assurance (QA) Lead must demonstrate technical acumen in complex, integrated software and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Summary of Responsibilities:

Develop test strategy and plan including: software integration, data build planning, task schedules, and resource assignments

Review of project requirements, definition of the test strategies, and test cases Manage the creation, validation, and update of test cases

Ensure that testers evaluate discrepancies between expected results and actual results of test execution

Ensure that defects are appropriately recorded and resolved Manage the defect lifecycle Provide dashboard reporting and trend analysis

Provide data build and test execution status reporting.

Collaborate with other test leads to help develop and improve existing test methodology and processes.

Reports to the Project Manager

Skill Set Requirements:

Demonstrated experience in managing test and QA functions for large, complex, integrated software systems

Minimum 5 years of Test Lead experience, with participation on projects with a $1M project budget or greater Experience in coordinating testing in large, multi-platform environments involving complex integrations and geographically dispersed teams

Experience developing structured test plans and detailed test cases through analysis of complex business and technical requirements and high level design deliverables

Ability to prioritize testing based on risk

Experience in QA Process Development and re-engineering Experience mentoring others in Software QA best practices

Experience with Structured Test Planning, QA Tracking software and Test automation Experience working within the energy industry;

Familiarity with transmission and distribution functions for gas and electric systems is a plus

Familiarity with Geographic Information Systems; Experience with GE Smallworld system a plus

Experience with the Rational Quality Manager toolset is a plus

Familiarity with work management systems a plus Minimal travel is required
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