Software Test Manager

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POST DATE 9/12/2016
END DATE 10/18/2016

DiversityWorking MD

Company
DiversityWorking
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
7283885
AJE Ref #
576149988
Location
MD
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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* Software Test Manager
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* Requisition ID:
16018726
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United States\-Maryland\-Woodlawn
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* US Citizenship Required for this Position:
Yes
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* Relocation Assistance:
No relocation assistance available
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* Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry\-leading company whose work with cutting\-edge technology is driven by something human:
the lives our technology protects? If so, Northrop Grumman may be the place for you\. It's not the systems that drive us:
it's the soldier our systems bring home\. It's not just the equipment that motivates us:
it's the people our equipment protects\. It's not the innovation that gets us up in the morning:
it's whom those innovations serve\. We're united by our work to help people and protect the world\. And that mission makes our team even stronger\.When you join Northrop Grumman, you'll have the opportunity to connect with coworkers in an environment that's uniquely caring, diverse, and respectful\. Employees share experiences, insights, perspectives, and creative solutions with some of the best minds in the industry\. We collaborate through integrated product teams, cross\-functional teams, and employee resource groups, while thriving through the support of training and development, mentors and every day coaching, along with extensive health and work/life benefits\. We're committed to our employees' professional and personal development and success\.Northrop Grumman recruits top talent with traditional and non\-traditional backgrounds in order to ensure our team is united, connected, skilled, focused and innovative\. An inclusive workplace of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives is the key to our performance\. At Northrop Grumman, we want our employees to bring their whole self to work\. All your different sides are welcome here, as we believe they make our team, our products and our services, that much better\.Northrop Grumman Information Systems sector is seeking a Software Test Manager to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals\. This position will be located in Woodlawn, MD\.We are looking for dynamic, professional, team\-oriented, self\-motivated individual with good verbal and written communication skills, a positive attitude and the ability to lead a large software testing team\. The Software Test Manager shall serve as a liaison with the customer and will provide the day to day management for the test team\.The ideal successful candidate will use their functional knowledge, technical expertise and skill set to provide leadership to the project\. They will be responsible for leading the test team in test planning and approach, developing and executing test deliverables and test cases, and reporting on quality metrics to ensure changes are of high quality and meet requirements\. You will document the results and findings of the QA testing and assist the engineering staff in clarifying requests for software changes\.Roles and Responsibilities:
+ Lead the software testing function, which is primarily backend testing but includes some front end as well\. Included are smoke testing, functional testing, end\-to\-end testing, regression testing, system testing, performance/load testing and user acceptance testing+ Brief the client weekly on issues, risks and progress of test execution+ Develop and manage formal system test procedures and reports+ Manage customer reports and deliverables - test plans, test case specifications, test results, weekly test metrics, test incident reports, test defect summary reports, test summary reports, SOPs+ Manage and coordinate defect testing+ Maintain performance metrics and report DAILY status of test progress to Program Management and customer, and respond to customer inquiries+ Document and manage all test anomalies and actively support the investigation and resolution of all anomalies+ Develop and track closure plans for issue closure and risk mitigation+ Manage test program compliance with applicable policies, procedures, standards and all contract requirements+ Coordinate with other program SDLC managers/leads to accomplish program objectives+ Analyze customer change requests and provide assessments and levels of effort for the testing function+ Manage testing function to comply with release deadlines+ Assign workload to staff+ Write mid\-year and annual performance appraisals of staffBasic Qualifications:
+ Bachelor's degree and 10 years overall experience in software development and integration testing+ Must have at least 3 years of experience managing/leading a team of diverse Test Engineers+ Strong coordination, negotiation, and decision\-making skills to manage staff, partners, customers and other stakeholders+ Must have experience generating requirements test matrix and test scripts from the functional requirements documents+ Must be able to exercise application software and architecture sufficient to prove or disprove the tests success+ Be able to convey the results of the test both verbally and in writing to management, stakeholders and customers+ Be able to present and lead validation readiness gate reviews involving customers+ Hands\-on testing experience on mainframe technologies is preferred+ Hands\-on experience in executing automated testing scripts is preferred+ Excellent interpersonal and communication \(written and verbal\) skills+ Knowledge of Microsoft Project+ Must be either US Citizen or Green Card holder+ Must be able to obtain a Position of Trust designationPreferred Qualifications:
+ Ideal candidates will have proven experience in writing/executing test scripts and in automated testing+ PMP certification+ Experience in consulting to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services \(CMS\)+ Experience in healthcare industry+ Professional software testing certification+ Hands\-on experience leading testers in agile methodology+ Scrum master certificationNorthrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce\. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class\. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visitwww\.northropgrumman\.com/EEO\. U\.S\. Citizenship is required for most positions\.
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