The Service Management and Operations Branch is seeking a results oriented individual to lead project teams in software quality assurance testing for current and future projects within the Government Services Cluster.What can I expect to do in this role?You will:• develop test strategies for application portfolios, coordinate and oversee the completion of test strategies and test plans• define quality assurance targets, create templates using IBM Rational Toolset• lead and promote a load testing discipline among projects• conduct reviews, assessments and create reports on overall quality assurance status in the cluster• participate in cluster project management, risk management, development and issues management activities• prepare, validate, automate and execute all related test cases and test scripts• review and analyze client business requirements for system changes and upgrades to determine testing requirements• contribute directly to the cluster/ministry mandate by creating a strategy for quality control of applicationsHow do I qualify?Technical Knowledge and Skills• proven experience in the development, testing and implementation of applications including good knowledge of different platforms, operating systems, environments, database technologies, languages and telecommunications protocols• proven facility in structured methodologies for the design, development and implementation of n-tier applications and extensive experience in the use of test and development tools• knowledge of database design and data dictionaries• working knowledge of industry best practice automation tools including HP Load Runner, Rational Functional tester• knowledge of current development and testing tools/languages within the different frameworks and platforms (eg. J2EE, NET, Domino, IMS, Oracle etc.)Knowledge and Skills in Quality Assurance Testing• knowledge and understanding of quality assurance methodologies and object-oriented analysis/design techniques • experience in monitoring and enforcing application quality control standards• knowledge of current trends in IT quality assurance domainAnalytical and Problem Solving Skills• analytical and problem solving skills to ensure compliance with quality control guidelines, assessing and reporting on quality control findings and making decisions on the quality acceptability • excellent skills in systems analysis, systems design, problem solving, project planning, test planning, creation of test cases and execution of testing activitiesCommunication and Negotiation Skills• strong oral and written communication skills to provide quality control advice and guidance to project teams• strong negotiation and consulting skills to liaise and facilitate communications with numerous internal and external stakeholders• demonstrated customer service and consensus building skills to determine client expectations for the development and implementation of information systems and technology
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