Quality Assurance Analyst

Quality Assurance Analyst, IBM Cram
Contract Corp-To-Corp, Contract Independent, Contract W2, C2H Corp-To-Corp, C2H Independent, C2H W2, 1 year

Job Description

Position: Quality Assurance Analyst

Duration: 1 year with extensions likely

Location: St Paul, MN (remote until covid restrictions are lifted)

Description of Project

Department sure is issuing this event to secure two Quality Assurance Analyst resources with strong experience testing in large and complex systems development projects. These Quality Assurance Analysts are needed to bring several active, high visibility projects to successful completion, to enable the Department System Modernization technical solutions to be deployed and fully operational. The software Quality Assurance Analysts will be responsible for performing all testing activities for Department Systems Modernization projects such as ISDS, MMIS, and METS as determined by the State's Project Manager. These will include several cross-agency projects with key collaborators from MMIS

For each project, the quality assurance analysts will be working with the project teams, and will be expected to create or participate in creating:

  • A QA test strategy, QA test plan, QA test cases, and QA test closure defect documentation
  • A requirements traceability matrix
  • Other documentation as requested (i.e., meeting notes, documented processes, change requests, and status reports)

The quality assurance analysts will need to interface with a variety of individuals-both on the project team and outside the project team-who may have a vested interest and can offer information pertaining to the project, including:

  • A project director, project managers, business analysts, developers, database administrators, and information technology group system architects.
  • All members of the QA staff (managers, supervisors, leads, and other QA analysts), MNsure business staff, Department business staff, MNIT employees, external vendors, and the stakeholder community, including the counties and health care provider organizations
  • Other agency team members

In order to meet project requirements, work must comply with:

  • The Statewide enterprise architecture
  • The State's Enterprise Security Policy and Standards Statewide project management methodology
  • Applicable industry and agency standards
  • Ability to work independently, with little or no supervision
  • Drive to resolution in situations with high ambiguity and confusion
  • Quality Assurance Analyst will report to the vendor's resource manager, who will receive work direction from the State's QA supervisor

Department does not anticipate that the quality assurance analysts will need access to private data on individuals or protected health information, and therefore does not anticipate that vendor will need to enter a business associate or data sharing agreement with Department.

When COVID restrictions are lifted, the resource will be expected to work onsite.

The following document contains the samples tasks and qualifications for this MNSITE Event.

Sample Tasks

Work with the appropriate resources to define and write Functional and Technical Testable Requirements (Waterfall) and/or User Stories and Acceptance Criteria (Agile).

Have complete understanding of all functional and technical Requirements and/or Acceptance Criteria.

Approve Requirements if asked to perform QA project lead duties.

Have complete understanding of Design document to ensure the design complements the Requirements. Approve Design document if asked to perform QA project lead duties.

Work with the QA Supervisor and/or QA Lead to create the Level of Effort (LOE) estimate for all testing activities within the project.

Work with the QA Supervisor and/or QA Lead to create the Test Strategy.

Work with the QA Supervisor and/or QA Lead to create the Test Plan.

Work with Business Analyst, Developers, and DBA's in defining detailed and reusable Functional, System Integration, and Regression test cases and completing Requirements Traceability Matrix.

Write detailed and reusable Functional, System Integration, and Regression Test Cases.

Assist the Performance Engineer in determining business flows to be scripted and utilized in Performance/Load testing.

Assist the Automation Engineer in determining test cases to be scripted and utilized in smoke / regression testing.

Accurately document all defects in the defect tracking tool in a timely manner.

Escalate all challenges to the appropriate resource(s) in a timely manner.

Communicate effectively, both verbally and written.

Attend and participate in the Defect Triage and Review meetings.

Assist in managing the overall scope of the testing effort.

Complete required QA documentation in an accurate and timely manner. Provide edits to QA documentation as necessary if the project's Requirements change, if scope changes, if testing schedule changes, etc.

Receive appropriate approval and sign-off for all testing documentation.

Provide QA leadership to assigned project, when requested.

Provide support to the UAT team, if requested.

Provide, in timely manner, status of assigned project when requested.

Execute manual and automation Test Cases for various test types (smoke, functional, regression, etc.).

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Execute all Test Cases according to the Test Plan, or explain why risk-based / priority testing is executed.

Provide knowledge transfer.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Seven (7) years' experiences as a Quality Assurance Analyst
    • A B.S. or B.A. Degree (4 year) substitutes for four years of experience, or an Associate's Degree (2 year) substitutes for two years of experience.

Five (5) engagements/projects lasting a minimum of three (3) months each in a Quality Assurance Analyst role.

Two (2) years IBM C ram solution for Healthcare Reform manual testing experience.

Desired Skills

Computer Science or Information Technology degree

Experience planning and executing end to end testing of integrated systems including validation of the integration layer

Experience writing and executing basic SQL query commands

Experience utilizing RTC as a defect reporting tool

Four years' experience with IBM C ram solution for healthcare reform and/or downstream integrated systems that consume or use the Curam healthcare data

Resources are from the five-state area (MN, IA, WI, SD, ND)

Dice Id : 10365731
Position Id : 2021-228
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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