Kforce QA Test Lead in New Haven, Connecticut

Kforce's client in New Haven, CT is currently looking to bring on a QA Test Lead for a long term contract.The Quality Assurance Test Lead will be responsible for execution and delivery of quality assurance activities which ensure that critical companies applications function appropriately. This position is expected to understand the functionality of the applications being tested and to work in partnership with functional areas, technical teams, and testing specialists to establish and run effective testing processes. This position will perform hands-on work as well as provide direction to other resources. Principal Responsibilities:

  • Establish effective testing processes for enhancements, maintenance, and defect correction

  • Prepare a variety of deliverables, including test approach, test plan, test scenarios, and defect tracking. Develop test scenarios and test cases

  • Acquire business domain expertise, and lead identification of specific testing activities needed, including functional, regression, platform, performance, and load testing. Identify candidates for automation

  • Provide direction to other resources participating in the testing process. Ensure that the work done by other resources is of high quality

  • Plan and schedule test iterations, manage execution, and manage defect triage processes. Execute Test Cases and record defects. Prepare and publish Test Metrics

  • Coordinate with project managers, developers, functional areas, and testing specialists

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related field and a minimum of five years experience in IT Quality Assurance in a leadership role, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Ability to rapidly build knowledge of application business area and of application requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of testing principles and concepts, and experience designing, planning, and executing tests. Ability to write well-articulated test plans and test scripts. Ability to clearly document defects and to follow through on resolution

  • Ability to positively manage work in a dynamic environment

  • Ability to articulate open issues and risks in a timely manner to management

  • Experience with automation and reporting tools such as HP Quality Center/Application Lifecycle Management

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Excellent oral and written communication, organizational, management and analytical skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to and to work with people from a variety of disciplines

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours