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Integration/System Test Lead

Posted: 08/01/17 | SHARE:


The Financial Information Services Agency and the Office of Payroll Administration (FISA-OPA) has a vacancy for an Integration/System Test Lead. The primary roles include: 1) ramping up the test team(s) for new applications/releases of new functionality; 2) developing test plans to ensure appropriate test coverage for code releases (i.e., for functional projects, financial  business events, change requests, or defect fixes); 3) driving test development and execution to meet the established time frames for each release; 4) maintaining the stability of the existing code base by regression testing functionality impacted by major code fixes and change requests; and 5) establishing and maintaining a testing framework that promotes a repeatable, quality-driven test process for all phases of the software development lifecycle (SDLC).

Responsibilities include:

Under the direction of the FMS/3 Testing Manager, the Integration/System Test Lead will:

• Participate in tester hiring and orientation;

• Develop and implement formal training plans for testers to ensure an adequate testing resource pool;

• Develop and implement formal test plans for specific releases;

• Develop and implement formal resource plans for specific releases;

• Develop and/or assist the testers in developing functional test flows and test scripts/cases for releases or on-going maintenance;

• Define, and/or assist the testers in defining of data /system set-up requirements for releases or on-going maintenance;

• Conduct quality reviews during test development (i.e., test cases cover requirements and meet standards for format and content);

• Coordinate and drive test execution (assign tester responsibility, establish completion targets, provide guidance, monitor progress against plan using formal metrics)

• Manage the assigned testing efforts from a project management perspective (prepare status reports, maintain and update metrics, maintain and update the test plan, access risk, and implement corrective action to keep the testing effort on track);

• Coordinate and schedule test support from technical staff (e.g., access/security set-up, running batch jobs, etc.);

• Conduct quality reviews during test execution (i.e., test cases properly executed and documented, failed cases documented and retested appropriately)

• Demonstrate to FISA and Client Management that programs are ready for User Acceptance Testing (i.e., meet user requirements, conform to functional designs/technical specifications, and are free of material defects)

The Lead will also work with the Financial Systems management to establish and maintain an overall testing framework for FMS/3. In this capacity, the Lead will:

• Perform quality reviews of the vendor's proposed testing strategies and high level test plans;

• Review the FISA Development and vendor package / integration test results and build/adjust test plans accordingly;

• Recommend appropriate quality assurance/testing roles for the City in every testing stage including unit, integration, functional, system, application/infrastructure security, and user acceptance testing;

• Structure FMS/3 test processes, test tools, and testing work products by:

• Developing/updating testing policies and procedures,

• Implementing automated test tools,

• Developing/updating standardized formats for testing work products such as test plans, scripts, and cases,

• Establishing appropriate test environments,

• Maintaining/updating the existing defect tracking process and system,

• Maintaining/updating the existing metrics model for tracking testing progress and defect density.

The Test lead will be expected to execute the tasks of the Integrated System Tester as necessary during periods of peak test activities as well. These tasks included the authoring of test cases / scripts, execution and documentation of test cases. 


Minimum Qual Requirements 

1. A master's degree in computer science from an accredited college and three years of progressively more responsible, full-time, satisfactory experience using information technology in computer applications programming, systems programming, computer systems development, data telecommunications, database administration, planning of data/information processing, user services, or area networks at least 18 months of this experience must have been in an administrative, managerial or executive capacity in the areas of computer applications programming, systems programming, computer systems development, data telecommunications, data base administration, or planning of data processing or in the supervision of staff performing these duties; or

2. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and four years of experience as described in "1" above; or

3. A four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State's department of education or recognized accrediting organization and six years of experience as described in "1" above; or

4. A satisfactory combination of education and experience equivalent to "1", "2" or "3" above. However, all candidates must have at least a four-year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State's department of education or recognized accrediting organization and must possess at least three years of experience as described in "1" above, including the 18 months of administrative, managerial, executive or supervisory experience as described in

"1" above.

Qualification Requirements (continued)

NOTE: The following types of experience are not acceptable: superficial use of preprogrammed software without complex programming, design, implementation or management of the product; use of word processing packages; use of a hand held calculator; primarily the entering or updating of data in a system; the operation of data processing hardware or consoles. 

Preferred Skills 

• Hands-on, in-depth knowledge of software quality assurance/testing methodology and practices.

• Strong understanding of standard SDLC methodologies.

• Hands-on experience performing system testing for accounting and budgeting functions (e.g., financial management ERP functionality).

• Proficiency running back-end/database queries for data set-up and verification (DB2 on MF and Oracle on the Web-side).

• Proficiency running batch/jobs (MF using JCL and for UNIX using UNIX scripts).

• Excellent English language written and verbal communication skills.

• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team.

• Self-motivated with ability to work with minimal supervision.

• Ability to plan and manage time based on schedules.

• Problem solving skills.

• Flexibility to work overtime or weekends in order to meet target dates.

• Extensive experience leading / supervising a system test team of a minimum of 10 testers.

• Extensive hands-on testing experience (integration, interface, system, regression, and user acceptance testing) with accounting and/or budget ERP Systems (Advantage ERP package software preferred).

• Extensive experience writing test outlines, detailed test case development from requirements and/or design documents for accounting and/or budget ERP Systems.

• Extensive experience hands-on testing of complex applications in Mainframe and Web-based environments (e.g., interfaces/ETL's, integration code, middleware, etc.).

•Extensive experience hands-on testing with industry-standard automated functional test and defect tracking tools (QTP/UFT, HPALM and Clear Quest preferred). 

Additional Information:  P537 

To Apply: 

External applicants please visit https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/ to apply to Job ID # 294365. Current NYC employees may apply via Employee Self Service (ESS). While all complete applications will be given consideration, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted by FISA-OPA.


Hours/Shift:  Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm. 

Residency Requirement:  New York City Residency is not required for this position

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