Quality Assurance (QA) Lead

user acceptance testing (UAT) , Define and/or refine and confirm testing approach, tools, automation and documentation.
Contract W2, C2H W2, 3 years +
Depends On Experience
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

Position Description

seeking an experienced software testing and quality assurance lead to work as a key part of the project team to oversee and manage the testing phases of the project in which a system integrator is implementing a large-scale, complex integrated eligibility and enrollment solution based on a product called the IBM Curam Social Program Management Platform (version 7). 


The candidate must have significant full life-cycle systems development lifecycle (SDLC) experience including large-scale software testing management experience and hands on test automation skills and experience.


The system integrator has primary testing responsibilities for all phases of testing (unit, integration, system, regression, performance, recovery, etc.) except for user acceptance testing.  Will be responsible for user acceptance testing. 


Project Description and Status

The scope of the Eligibility and Enrollment Solution (EES) project includes acquisition, configuration, development and implementation of a modern, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) Medicaid eligibility and enrollment system compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and current Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) information technology standards and conditions.   The solution requires a modern application architecture which includes, an easy to use interface for both internal service delivery staff and public users, a high level of automation, and establishes a modern enterprise-class technical foundation that can be leveraged to modernize additional DHHS benefits programs, such as SNAP (formerly known as Food Stamps) and other Economic Assistance programs.  EES is the first of multiple phases to modernize system support for the DHHS programs currently supported by a legacy system. 


The foundational product for the EES solution is the IBM Curam Social Program Management Platform.  The EES project is a COTS system implementation.  Currently the project is finishing identification and design of system modifications and extensions to fill functional gaps and interfaces.  Development is in progress and initial testing has begun.  The system targeted for full implementation in the 1st quarter of calendar year 2019.  The systems integrator will host the EES solution and provide system maintenance and operations services subsequent to implementation. 


Position Duties

As the testing lead on the project under the direction of the project management team:

  • Oversee, integrate and coordinate all testing efforts and phases, including the entire solution testing life-cycle. 
  • Oversee system integrator testing. 
  • Manage user acceptance testing (UAT) and the state team conducting UAT. 
  • Manage the state testing team contributing to integration and system testing prior to the UAT phase.
  • Define and/or refine and confirm testing approach, tools, automation and documentation.
  • Participate in regular project status meetings, track and communicate testing progress, issues and risks.


Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.  Candidate may substitute 3 years of work experience for 1 year of education.
  • At least seven years of full life-cycle system development management and leadership experience with enterprise-scale systems.  Extensive SDLC technical experience utilizing waterfall, agile and hybrid methodologies. 
  • Experience implementing systems based on third party vendor products (e.g. ERP systems) through configuration and customization of the product based on the vendor defined implementation methodology. 
  • Considerable experience as a Test Lead on a large software development project.
  • Experience managing all phases of software testing including test planning, functional testing and regression testing.
  • Strong experience in testing automation.
  • Experience with building and maintaining automated testing infrastructure; design test framework; analyzing test results; and ensuring product quality standards are met.
  • Experience testing all layers of application, including web-based user interface, service layer, data migration, integration layer, data layer and performance testing.
  • Strong knowledge of software testing best practices and experience with test effort estimation and defect tracking tools.  
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to gather and provide information effectively when under pressure, regardless of audience (i.e., project sponsors, stakeholders, teams).
  • Must be able to work well within a team environment and have exceptional collaboration skills with all levels of business and technical staff.
  • Strong organization, planning, problem solving, decision making skills and attention to details.  Comfortable prioritizing and managing multiple tasks with minimal direction.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio).
  • Complete fluency in speaking and writing in the English language is required.


  • Experience with Rational Quality Manager, Rational Functional Tester, J-Unit, SoapUI, Rational Test Virtualization Server and Rational Performance Tester. 
  • Experience with state health and human services integrated eligibility and enrollment systems.
  • Experience with the Medicaid Information Technology Architecture (MITA) and other Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) IT guidance, including Conditions and Standards guidance and the MECT and MEET toolkits for system certification. 
  • Experience with health care data, transaction and interoperability standards (https://www.healthit.gov/standards-advisory/2016). 


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Cody Bright

12020 Shamrock Plaza, Suite 200 Omaha, NE, 68154

Dice Id : 10124769
Position Id : QAL_CB
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