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Quality Assurance Manager

Job Title: Quality Assurance Manager
Location: Rockville, Maryland. With possible regular travel to client's site in Baltimore for meetings.
Company Background:
TISTA Science and Corporation is a dynamic, fast-growing information management company serving customers in the federal and state and local sector. TISTA focuses on delivering consistent high value to its customer, investing in employee career growth, and cultivating collaborative company culture.
Job Description:
The QA Manager will lead the testing team to perform quality assurance/testing activities for a suite of mission-critical web sites for the agency. The testing team will provide independent quality control (QC) for development and maintenance of websites, the system tools, components, and applications. The goal is to ensure successful development of new websites and systems and maintaining the continuity of operations of those web sites.
Provides testing documentation and deliverables that clearly and concisely show results, trends, progress, and performance against objectives/goals.
Designs test strategies, processes, and test data in support of QC objectives.
Plans and leads testing efforts comprised of teams of cross-organizational testers.
Provides continuous Section 508 compliance and compatibility testing on all tasks.
Establishes processes and procedures for receiving software from other contractors and verifying it meets user needs.

Qualifications:
Minimum of 5 years of testing experience with complex web systems.
Minimum of 1 year of experience as Testing Manager/Test Lead with a team of multiple testers for Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Efficient verbal and written communications skills.
Experienced in preparing Test Management Plan, Test Reports, and other artifacts.
Demonstrated collaborative approach working with clients and other stakeholders.
Experienced with Agile development.
Hands-on experience with the following tools:
JIRA and its plugins
Confluence and its plugins.
Device/OS/Browser Emulation Tools
Hipchat
Test Automation (i.e., Selenium, NewRelic Synthetics, Browserstack, SauceLabs)
Marklogic, XML, EDI, Database Query, JSON, CSV, MS Access, MYSQL, MSSQL

Expertise in creating comprehensive test data using automated means, especially in areas associated with the Federal and State Based Marketplaces. Expertise in conducting Root cause analysis, defect analysis, data analytics, cloud hosted solutions, virtualization, infrastructure, Agile methods, and DevOps
Experienced in testing both English and Spanish websites.
Experienced with Section 508 testing.

Certifications:
Certification with one of the following:
Certified Software Tester (CSTE) or other equivalent certifications
American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB) Certification
Test Maturity Model Integration (TMMI) Professional Certification
Certified Software Test Professional (CSTP)
Immediately send resume and cover letter with salary requirements if qualified to Marvin Goffe, Recruiting Manager
Salary to $110,000 depending on qualifications


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