Lead QA Engineer

Denver, CO 80202

Posted: 05/20/2019 Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: QA/Testing Job Number: 12811

Lead QA Engineer

Blackstone Technology Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Lead QA Engineer to join the  team at our client’ s site in Denver, CO.

This is a full-time opening working as a direct employee of our Downtown Denver client partner.  They develop software solutions for the  insurance industry for the life and healthcare industries. 

This is a hands-on QA Lead to train, lead, and mentor an existing team. The testing will be both manual and automated testing. Automation tools being used include Selenium, JMeter, JUnit. They are a Java shop, so you will be working with HTML, JavaScript, XML, SQL code in an Agile environment. This role will be responsible to writing test plans and test strategies and to lead the local and remote testers in meeting project goals. It' s a great, collaborative environment where you can really make an impact on the team, culture, and products they develop.

The Lead QA Engineer will:
  • Create test cases to the giventraceability matrix and test scenarios.
  • Be responsible for quality  local and remote resources to meet the project goals.
  • Analyze functional specifications written by Business Analysts to identify test objects and potential gaps  the controls and procedures on the projects they are assigned to and lead  unusual workflow or system constellations which the functional specification does not define. 
  • Gather and analyze test data including special test artifacts like mocked up test data.
  • Will support the development team  by executing early tests for complex features which are initially partially  implemented.
  • Will execute designed test  cases and test functionality implemented by the developers; ensuring high  quality deliverable to our clients. After the test cycles they will define  which functional test cases are to be included in future regression tests.
  • Work with the rest of the QA team to continually improveour agile QA methodology and processes.
  • May also own the defect management role  by  evaluating incoming tickets raised by the client and reproduce reported  issues and ensure that incoming tickets are complete and inform the implementation  team accordingly.
  • Design test strategies and write test cases and scenarios for future test execution and automation to ensure the designed coverage
  • Gather test data and mock up required artifacts (e.g. test data files)
  • Design, develop and execute test scenarios and automated test scripts.
  • Clearly document defects identified during the
  • Prepare Release Notes with the results of the integration tests prior to each delivery
  • Prepare and deliver test cases to clients
  • Review functional specifications written by Business Analysts and participate in elaboration sessions to fully understand applications and feature design
  • Review client test cases and triage client reported defects
  • Attend project team meetings.
  • Keep application and process data updated
  • Provide direction and collaborate on tasks with QA Engineers both locally and in remote offices.
  • Provide job related mentorship and training to peers.

This position requires:

5+ years of test experience - manual and automated:
  • Working with Selenium, JMeter, JUnit, Java, SQL, Agile
  • Testing multi-tier web-based software including documentation of identified issues / defects as well as experience with common standard test tools and frameworks 
  • Analyzing functional specifications and identify test objects and gaps
  • Analyzing defects by performing a series of tests to isolate the potential cause
  • Analyzing  defects to identify the causing issue by executing database queries (SQL), checking web page code (HTML/XML and JavaScript) and reviewing log files
  • Writing and executing functional and technical test scenarios, including finding the  edge cases that may not be thought of during development
  • Working with clients to analyze reported defects and environmental issues
  • Reproduce UAT results reported by the client in local environments and check reported issues to be complete
  • Hands on experience designing, developing and executing automated tests
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Working in a highly collaborative team in an Agile development environment

Desired Experience:
  • Healthcare Industry experience, especially claims processing and/or products and benefits management
  • Other types of non-health insurance industry experience such as life, P&C, and disability
Blackstone Talent Group is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm that implements technological solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone’ s global staff augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Talent Group has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in providing clients the best talent across a variety of industries and sectors.
EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities
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