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US-Maryland-Columbia: Senior Software Tester

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Date: 16-Nov-2010

Senior Software Tester II, Information Technology


* Coordinate day-to-day tasking and activities of test efforts in all phases of the software development lifecycle including test plan creation and execution. * Execute the test plan including both automated and manual testing where applicable. * Write and execute SQL queries to interpret test results and create test data. * Perform detailed data analysis as required. * Conduct regular meetings to facilitate the flow of communication among team members and to identify and escalate project risks to management. * Participate in project planning and estimation. * Monitor progress against project plan tasks and milestones. Assess requirements changes and risks to project; make corresponding scope and resource adjustment recommendations to management. * Implement automated testing where applicable. * Monitor and enforce test team record keeping defect tracking, internal status reporting, etc. * Mentor and train (or arrange formal training for) subordinate test team members in testing methodology, processes, and tools. * Represent project team in meetings as appropriate; collaboratively work with development team members to drive defects/issue to resolution. * Coordinate and facilitate meetings between test team and applicable development team members to identify and resolve defects identified by the test team. * Participate in presentations as needed to cover project status and test plan. * Facilitate testing status meetings with developers, and business users when appropriate, to prioritize and review status of defects; plan releases. * Anticipate and plan for the needs of the test team with regard to testing space, testing environment (including equipment, system/access permissions, test data, etc.), and test tools. * Coordinate end-user support during acceptance testing. * Proactively identify to the management team risks to the project; recommend appropriate risk mitigation strategies. * Participate in Enterprise Testing Community meetings to represent the project team, and help develop company-wide testing practices. * Coordinate testing across several projects including testing performed on-shore and off-shore.


* Bachelor Degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science including advanced course work in technical systems + continued education in technical disciplines. * 8 years of software testing experience * 6+ years experience with Integration, Acceptance, and System testing * 4+ years experience with Performance/Stress, Load, Platform testing * 3+ years experience with automated test tools * 3+ years experience leading/managing testing efforts across entire lifecycle * Leading team(s) and/or people; including large scale projects with multi-system dependencies.

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US-Maryland-Columbia: Senior Software Tester