Information Technology

Employment TYPE

Contract

LOCATION

Columbia, South Carolina

DATE POSTED

May 29, 2020

INDUSTRY

Information Technology

POSITION(S)

1

SALARY

Negotiable

Job# J664

CL - Quality Assurance Analyst - Project Lead

About The Opportunity

    SCOPE OF THE PROJECTS:
  • This is a new position that will be responsible for using their development and architectural skills in ensuring the completion of the agency transformation initiative, including the realization of Medicaid Enterprise System (MES) and constituent components, in accordance with the vision set-forth by the Deputy Director of Operations and Information Management.

Job Description

    DAILY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is seeking a consultant to act an Quality Assurance Analyst. This consultant must be a skilled professional with a deep level of performance testing and application tuning experience who can work independently and alongside project team members, State agency representatives and all impacted Third Party vendors. The following duties will apply for this position:
  • Responsible for the performance testing for monthly releases, small enhancements and major projects to ensure compliance to the SCDHHS TCOE standards.
  • Assist SCDHHS with the strategy, configuration, implementation, and standardization of the agency selected Performance Testing framework, tools, and environments.
  • Develop Performance test plans and strategies tailored for each project or system.
  • Develop realistic workload models that mimic production system activities, load and usage.
  • Lead large performance testing efforts of 15+ stakeholders including testers, dba\'s, admins, etc.
  • Monitor all servers, batch jobs and performance metrics during the performance each performance test event.
  • Provide metric backed performance tuning recommendations to both infrastructure and applications teams.
  • Manage and monitor the regression and performance test documentation, SDLC documentation and risk related materials.
  • Define, implement, and evangelize performance testing best practices, processes, and policies which are established internally and by applying industry best practices.
  • Re-enforce adherence and consistency within and across SCDHHS departments through audits.
  • Become the “Trusted Advisor” for both OIM and business partners in the quality assurance arena.
  • Oversees the performance Test Planning Resource Estimation & Allocation Request.
  • Ensures appropriate allocation of Performance Testing Resources for project coverage
  • Approves the \"High Level\" and “Detailed” Performance Test Estimates from both vendor led and internally led projects.
  • Develop, execute and maintain a Test Management Plan;
  • Develops Test Resource utilization & capacity metrics.
  • Maintains the TCOE framework and repository to ensure processes, procedures, and templates are current and in accordance to the SCDHHS PMO Governance standards.
  • Estimate the testing to be done and negotiate with management to acquire the necessary resources;
  • Ensure test environments and test data are in place before test execution and managed during test execution;
  • Co-operates with the State and project team(s) as required; maintains awareness of testing alternatives at a level where they can be analyzed and the most effective testing strategy selected and agreed;
  • Provide progress/status reports on testing activities to Management;
  • Ensures that any risks associated with the selected test strategy and the test plans are clearly documented and described to the State and project team(s). Manages all risks associated with the testing and takes preventative action when any risks become unacceptable.
  • Plans, arranges and controls meetings and relations with the State and project team(s) during test planning and throughout subsequent development and testing activities. Takes responsibility at a high level for the proper conduct of such relations.
  • Provides oversight/approval of vendor unit/system integrated test plans and test results.

Required Skills

    REQUIRED SKILLS (RANK IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE):
  • 10 years’ experience industry knowledge of Software Testing theories and best practices
  • 10 years of experience in Performance Testing and Performance Engineering Domain
  • Direct experience in application/system Bottleneck discovery for both System tuning and application tuning.
  • Must have direct experience Orchestrating large performance testing efforts of 15+ stakeholders including testers, dba\'s, admins, etc.
  • Experience with Rational Performance Tester is preferred or equivalent tool like LoadRunner, SilkPerformer, Blazemeter, etc.
  • Must be an expert in developing performance test strategies including formal planning, design, workload modelling, and capturing of non-functional requirements for testing.
  • Must have experience in application and system monitoring for the purposes of bottleneck discovery at all infrastructure tiers like Web, DB, App, Network, etc.
  • Must have experience in performance environment preparation, test data preparation and intake testing.
  • Batch performance analysis and processing experience is required.
  • Experience with deep diagnostics tools like Wily IntraScope or Dynatrace is a plus.
  • Experienced in providing Tuning Recommendations as a result of the performance test events.
  • Demonstrates ability to understand software requirements
  • Demonstrates leadership skills on a regular basis
  • Demonstrates effective communication, both orally and in writing, with subordinates, colleagues, clients and customers at all levels, both formally and informally
  • Demonstrates ability to develop test scripts/scenarios from business process models, use cases, requirements and business rules
  • Ability to make decisions at the appropriate time, taking into account the needs of the situation, priorities, constraints and the availability of necessary information.
  • Ability to acquire an understanding of the underlying issues in complex problems or situations by correctly relating these to simpler or better understood concepts, models or previous experiences.
  • REQUIRED EDUCATION:
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or business field. Master’s degree is desirable. Years of experience can substitute for formal education.• Direct experience in application/system Bottleneck discovery for both System tuning and application tuning.• Must have direct experience Orchestrating large performance testing efforts of 15+ stakeholders including testers, dba\'s, admins, etc.• Experience with Rational Performance Tester is preferred or equivalent tool like LoadRunner, SilkPerformer, Blazemeter, etc.• Must be an expert in developing performance test strategies including formal planning, design, workload modelling, and capturing of non-functional requirements for testing.• Must have experience in application and system monitoring for the purposes of bottleneck discovery at all infrastructure tiers like Web, DB, App, Network, etc.• Must have experience in performance environment preparation, test data preparation and intake testing.• Batch performance analysis and processing experience is required.• Experience with deep diagnostics tools like Wily IntraScope or Dynatrace is a plus.• Experienced in providing Tuning Recommendations as a result of the performance test events.• Ability to make decisions at the appropriate time, taking into account the needs of the situation, priorities, constraints and the availability of necessary information.• Ability to acquire an understanding of the underlying issues in complex problems or situations by correctly relating these to simpler or better understood concepts, models or previous experiences.• Commercial insurance and/or health care data experience• IBM Service Manager• Programming knowledge is a plus

Desired Skills

    PREFERRED SKILLS (RANK IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE):
  • Familiar with Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA)
  • Familiar with Medicaid Enterprise Certification Toolkit (MECT)
  • Commercial insurance and/or health care data experience
  • IBM Service Manager
  • ITIL knowledge
  • Experience with IEEE, ISO
  • Programming knowledge is a plus
  • Public sector experience is a plus
  • Project Management skills are a plus

Duration

12 Months

Please Contact me to discuss the hiring process!

Sumit Gupta

Sr. Executive Recruiter
Contact: (310) 929-8421 Ext: 104
Email: sumit.gupta@staffactory.com

Hi! My name is Sumit Gupta. I treat all my consultants in a manner that they feel comfortable while working with me on any position they are applying for. Although, the motive is to find the best match for my consultants. But I make sure that I suggest them the right job matching their profile and work history by interacting with them in detail and follow-up with them at each and every level of the hiring process.