Position: QA Tester
Location: Albany, NY
Duration: 24 Months
Job Title Category: Tester
Develops and maintains user and technical documentation and project process documentation for Application Teams
Understand the user’s view of applications and /or technology and are able to put procedures in a logical sequence
Skill Level: Expert [7 Years’ Experience]
Candidate is able to provide leadership of large teams and/or extensive industry experience and is considered at the top of his/her field
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) – The Division of Nutrition (DON) seeks to procure resources to enhance and expand the CACFP Information and Payment System (CIPS) application in order to improve system performance and provide new features for system security, fiscal audit, accounting, claiming, program reviews and application processes. CIPS is the primary tool used to support program participation from CACFP sponsoring organizations, to provide a streamlined fiscal process to negotiate sponsor claims, to manage program training and to provide oversight tools to ensure that nutritious and safely prepared meals and snacks are available to children and adults in day care settings. The system is essential to satisfy federal regulations and State Finance Law requirements for prompt and satisfactory payment of claims within specific time limits and to enable program staff to respond to the needs of 1,500+ CACFP sponsoring organizations. An important purpose of this project is to improve system security and to reduce system vulnerabilities.
Women, Infant and Children Food Supplemental Program (WIC) – These resources will also be used to maintain and enhance applications that were developed by a state staff that has recently left the Division. Several auxiliary applications have been developed or partially developed to assist with WIC operations. These utilities provide additional functionality that was not included in the core software application. The utilities need on-going support and enhancements, and in some cases the applications were partially completed and additional functionality is needed before the application is ready for use in a production environment.
Roles & Responsibilities
Candidate would function in a lead testing role, coordinating and participating in QA testing, preparing test plans, preparing test environments, and facilitating user acceptance testing through to sign-off.
Day-to-day tasks may include but are not limited to:
Coordinate and perform QA testing activities.
Participate in discussions with business analysts and agency staff regarding functional design specifications.
Develop standards and procedures for the testing phases, and ensure that processes are streamlined for efficiency
Prepare or review testing scope documents and/or test plans.
Review test cases.
Develop or validate automated test plans and/or test scripts.
Participate in the preparation of testing environments for QA and/or UAT testing.
Facilitate UAT testing.
Validate, track and follow up on defects from testing.
Create reporting mechanisms in HP Quality Center to monitor the status of testing activities.
Create/execute SQL queries as needed to investigate/validate test results.
Facilitate meetings to discuss defects as needed.
Prepare work estimates as requested.
Prepare testing documentation as requested.
Provide support for help desk tickets and production problems as requested.
Required / Desired Amount of Experience
7 Years of experience working directly with business analysts, program subject matter experts and technical staff, to create robust test plans for desktop and web applications.
7 Years of experience creating test schedules, and creating and executing test strategies based on software specifications.
7 Years of experience coordinating, tracking, and analyzing testing activities, including hands-on use of defect management tools to identify, document, track and communicate problems to technical staff.
3 Years of experience using HP Quality Center software for tracking of defects and requirements coverage, and creating reports to monitor testing status.
4 Years of experience in a Test / QA Lead role on software development projects, developing team procedures for the testing phases, coordinating and guiding team activities and providing sign-off of test phase completion.
3 Years of experience creating/executing database queries in SQL for validation of test results.
2 Years of experience using HP Quick Test Professional (QTP) for automated functional testing.
Bachelor’s Degree in an Information Technology related field, from an accredited institution
Requested Qualifications Must Always Total 80 Points For Maximum Score
Experience: 7 Years
Phone No.: 703-825-484
Salary Offered: Hourly rate on W2
Currency: U.S Dollars (USD)