Project Manager - Software QA

Location: Covington, KY
Date Posted: 03-17-2018
** PLEASE NO C2C AT THIS TIME

The Project Manager of the Service Delivery Manager (SDM) will have responsibility for end-to-end Quality Assurance & Testing of software applications within a specified capability cluster, and will ensure high quality software is installed into the production environment.
  • 5+ years of experience of Leadership of Quality Assurance testing and systems development lifecycles (Waterfall and/or Agile) a must
  • Looking for a Project Manager with a QA background
  • Able to handle multiple projects & oversight
  • Make sure resources are assigned to the project and escalate when needed
  • Need to be hands on and able to produce burn down charts
  • sign-off on all changes, ensuring audit adherence
  • Quality Center experience
  • Financial experience
Position Description
 
Our client is seeking a Quality Assurance Service Delivery Manager. The Service Delivery Manager (SDM) will have responsibility for end-to-end Quality Assurance & Testing of software applications within a specified capability cluster, and will ensure high quality software is installed into the production environment. This role requires excellent communication and organizational skills and candidates will need to demonstrate their ability to manage numerous project deliverables simultaneously within an extremely active portfolio of projects. The role involves managing test deliverables throughout the entire software project lifecycle (inception, requirements gathering, test planning, test case development/definition, test execution and transition as well as support of ongoing maintenance).

The SDM will ensure that appropriate strategies are proactively defined to prevent defects from entering the system and will play a key role in defining and reporting of metrics to all levels of the organization. The person filling this role will need to be an advocate for quality and for improvements that build integrity into the software development process. This role will have specific responsibilities for: tracking, managing and reporting on all project deliverables (including budgets); providing functional QA sign-off on all changes; ensuring audit adherence; relationship management with all project stakeholders; release coordination and have sole responsibility for management of all end-to-end  functional and regression testing deliverables for their capabilities cluster.

The SDM will serve as the primary point of escalation for all QA deliverables within their portfolio and will have responsibility to drive these escalations to resolution to support successful project delivery. As such this individual needs to be accountable and action oriented and able to bring teams to consensus on issues and their remediation.
 
Job Responsibilities

Provide end-to-end functional oversight and management for QA deliverables across multiple projects within a defined capability cluster
Establishes/Defines metrics for status reporting, and ensures they are fully up-to-date and accurately reflected on project/program dashboards
Determines and communicates project/program status and health from QA perspective
Tracks and reports project budget
Ensures audit adherence/compliance to meet prescribed standards
Provides QA sign-off on all project related changes
Ensures automated smoke tests and monitoring strategies are prepared and functional for all projects/applications within their portfolio/capabilities cluster
Provides detailed requirements package to functional QA teams (Work Intake, Test Composition etc.)
Facilitates requirement review feedback loop
Attends project test planning, review sessions
Identify opportunities to make improvements
Serves as point of escalation
Manages relationships between all project stakeholders
Provide final resource needs at Committed Software Release (CSR) phase
Generates automated burn down template to be completed by Test Operations team
Fulfills release facilitation / release coordinator role, as required
 
 
Education and Experience
Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or Finance from an accredited college/university or equivalent experience
5+ years of experience of Leadership of Quality Assurance testing and systems development lifecycles (Waterfall and/or Agile) a must

Demonstrated ability to Manage QA testing initiatives
 
Skills and Knowledge
Ability to drive consensus and lead/support change within the organization
Independent thinker who is self-motivated and innovative
Quality Center
Strong verbal and written communication skills
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