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Project Lead - Quality Management

St. Louis, MO 63110

Posted: 04/15/2019 Employment Type: Direct Placement Job Category: Project Management/Business Analysis Job Number: 12354

Adaptive Solutions Group is a premier provider of information technology personnel. We provide a variety of technical professionals available for contract, contract to hire, or direct placement positions to companies in and around the Kansas City, St. Louis, and Denver Areas.

 

We are currently looking for a Project Lead – Quality Management to join our team.

 

Responsibilities
  • Lead the establishment of an IT quality management (QM) strategy and methodology and for the application management process.
  • Provide strategic and operational leadership on quality management processes. 
  • Develop, train, and mentor staff to ensure that processes are executed in a manner that is repeatable.
  • Incorporate industry tools and technology in to the QM practice to achieve higher maturity and scale.
  • Continuously evaluate and improve quality management practices and processes to ensure that organization continues to improve and mature as desired and required.
  • Responsible for the development of an overall Quality Management and Assurance strategy to support current project efforts as well as create sustainable post go-live practices.
  • Develop the strategy with other key resources with a focus on maturity of the quality management capabilities and resources.
  • Develop and manage a quality management roadmap that clearly defines each of the key steps and milestones that need to be accomplished to in order ensure that the strategy is achieved.
  • Develop education and communicate strategy with leadership, application management teams and campus partners.
  • Manage and adapt strategy to ensure that the needs and goals adapt as the organization matures and new challenges arise.
  • Serve as the key expert in quality management practice for the organization.
  • Lead the development of a quality management and assurance methodology and best practices for: System testing, End to End testing, Performance testing, Vendor/SaaS Releases testing, data environment testing and other testing practices.
  • Lead and establish a Quality control (QC) methodology for Test planning, Test development, Test documentation, Automated Testing, Test repository management etc.
  • Lead and establish Quality assurance (QA) methodology for Effort estimation & management, Test coverage, testing reports and metrics.
  • Develop, establish and deliver training on QM best practices for project teams, testing resources, leadership, and other project stakeholders to ensure alignment of expectations and responsibilities. 
  • Define the roles and responsibilities for quality assurance with projects and in the organization.
  • Manage and monitor the methodology to ensure that it is adjusted where appropriate, over time, to continue to meet organizational demands and maturity.
  • Lead project and organizational team members in the development of testing plans, test cases, test scenarios, and actual testing execution based on the established methodology
  • Perform QM effort planning to meet organizational demand by partnering with leadership, project managers, and others to evaluate needs.
  • Lead and direct project teams to update test plans, ensure accuracy and consistency, and foster an environment of continual process improvement.
  • Train and coach team members and other staff to ensure a common process for quality assurance and control, established and practiced across the organization.
  • Mentor and train QM analysts, subject matter experts and stakeholders on QM best practices. 
  • Develop an onboarding and training plan to ensure that this is done consistently.
  • Develop project health reports based on established metrics to project teams and stakeholders
  • Manage and monitor issues report from service delivery team that are escalated to vendors.
  • Regularly assess growth in demands for QM service.
  • Lead the evaluation and purchase of test case management and automation software tools to support more effective testing.
  • Evaluate and recommend leading QM technologies that are essential to maintain a highly mature QM practice.
  • Develop and implement standards for the maintenance of testing repositories for the department to ensure consistency.

 

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’ s degree and 7 years equivalent experience in process development, business analysis, or quality assurance planning or protocols, or equivalent combination of education & experience
  • Experience in expectation setting on process across a large and complex Information Technology organization
  • Experience in QA and technical analysts in establishing standards for testing, change management, and a culture of continual process improvement.
  • Ability to influence people and processes at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to interact cohesively in a collaborative and cross functional team environment
  • Excellence in providing customer service and understanding customer expectations
  • Excellent oral and written communications
  • Ability to provide training individually or in a classroom setting
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong analytical aptitude
  • Self-disciplined and self-motivated

 

Adaptive Solutions Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes medical, dental, STD/LTD, life insurance coverage, 401k, paid vacation and holidays.

Adaptive Solutions Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and veteran or disability status.

 

Nick Bilpush

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