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IT Quality Assurance Lead

Company: The Boston Consulting Group, Inc.
Location: Boston, MA
Posted on: November 24, 2021

Job Description:

IT Quality Assurance Lead (The Boston Consulting Group, Inc. - Boston, Massachusetts): Responsible for the full quality assurance and testing phase for our large initiative projects for applications that support BCGs Managing Directors & Partners (MDPs). Specific duties include: coordinate and oversee all quality assurance processes and tasks; oversee a group of offshore, vendor quality assurance testers on delivery of test scripts, testing approach, meeting deadlines, and reporting bugs in coordination with the Partner Services business analysts and development team; support projects that will primarily be large implementations to modernize, large scale change to our existing systems, or complete replacement of our current applications; work within Agile methodology to manage quality assurance for our human resource information systems and finance applications; lead an offshore QA team in the execution of test plans and manage all activities to ensure all testing objectives are met; monitor program performance to ensure efficient and problem-free operations; lead the QA team to write end to end test plans and communicating to the development team, BA team, third party vendors, and stakeholders; communicate the overall testing phase of the project health to the BA, development, and business teams; and work with cross-functional stakeholders from our Partner Services Group and various IT staff from our IT Business Systems and Product Engineering teams to ensure full quality assurance for the information systems and applications that support MDPs. Requires a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology Management, Information Systems or related field (willing to accept foreign education equivalent) plus five (5) years of experience in a quality assurance lead role. Specific skills/other requirements - Must also possess the following (quantitative experience requirements not applicable to this section): Test planning and estimation, test strategies, test execution, reporting, test data management and defect management, requirements traceability, building test scenarios and test cases during various phases of testing such as functional, regression, performance, stress, load, security, end-to-end and user acceptance testing; Agile Scrum methodologies and applying methodologies in Agile ceremony meetings including SCRUM meetings, backlog refinement, and sizing meetings; Sizing of user stories using story points and the Fibonacci sequence; Responding to immediate production issues, investigating fixes necessary from developers and business to create test cases to test the changes made for immediate deployment in production; Attending formal review meetings with project teams and developers and stakeholders to report, demonstrate, prioritize and suggest resolution of complex issues discovered during testing; Managing several small and large QA testing teams and testing of large-scale initiative projects, including new implementations or large-scale replacement of applications; Conducting technical interviews, hiring talent and procurement process; Mentoring, training, coaching and performance evaluation and feedback process; hands-on experience in SQL queries to validate data within databases; and supporting human resource or financial applications in a quality assurance role. Domestic/international travel required up to 10% depending on client/company need. M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 45+ hours per week. Send resume to An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: The Boston Consulting Group, Inc., Chicopee , IT Quality Assurance Lead, Consulting , Boston, MA, Massachusetts

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