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Assistant Test Lead (Utilities - Electric)
Denver, CO

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CGI offers more than a job. We offer limitless opportunities to make a difference for the clients and communities we serve. Come join committed, skilled and passionate people just like you! Come be part of our team who supports a top global utility practice, serving 250+ utility providers in electric, water, and natural gas, including 8 of the top 10 in both Europe and North America. Their dress is business casual; Flexible work hours but, culture leans toward an earlier workday (i.e. - there will not be many people in the office at 5:30pm); Enterprise uses Skype for communication; and most of our team works from home on Fridays, although the official policy is to work on site.

CGI is seeking an Assistant Quality Assurance (AQA) Lead who is responsible for development of test strategies, plans, scripts, and cases on large, complex projects. Testing includes functional, non-functional, user acceptance, integration, and performance tests. The AQA ensures traceability of test cases back to requirements. The AQA Lead will partner with the QA Lead to manage the test execution portion of the project, reporting to the Project Manager. This includes test execution planning, test environment planning, status reporting, defect tracking, and vendor coordination. The AQA Lead will also function as a hands-on Software Tester / Quality Assurance Analyst responsible for design review and software testing. The AQA Lead must have demonstrated technical acumen.

The specific project requiring a AQA Lead is SailPoint - Identity and Access management tool. The team has implemented the tool and is in the process of onboarding applications to the tool to provide access management.

This position can be located in Denver, CO or Minneapolis, MN!

Your future duties and responsibilities:

~Develop test strategy and test plans including task schedules and resource assignments.

~Assist leading the test stream of the project. Develop a work breakdown structure and resource plan to be incorporated into the master project plan.

~Assist managing test resources' work assignments and deliverables.

~Accomplish vendor coordination during the test cycle. Ensure coordination between vendor and Xcel Energy for core product defect fixes and product configuration defect fixes.

~Review project requirements and define the test strategy.

~Manage the creation and updating of test cases.

~Ensure that testers evaluate discrepancies between expected results and actual results of test execution.

~Ensure that defects are appropriately recorded.

~Manage the defect lifecycle. Provide dashboard reporting and trend analysis.

~Provide test execution status reporting.

~Collaborate with other test leads to help develop and improve existing test methodology and processes.

~Reports to project manager.

Required qualifications to be successful in this role:

~Demonstrated experience managing a complex testing effort.

~Minimum 5 years of Test Lead experience, with participation on projects with a $5M project budget or greater.

~Experience in coordinating testing in large multi-platform environments involving complex integrations and geographically dispersed teams.

~Experience developing structured test plans and detailed test cases through analysis of complex business and technical requirements and high level design deliverables.

~Ability to prioritize testing based on risk.

~Experience in QA Process Development

~Experience mentoring others in QA best practices.

~Experience with Structured Test Planning, QA Tracking software - Rational experience preferred.

~Experience working within the utility or energy industry. Familiarity with Gas Transportation System domain area a plus.

~Experience in Organizational Change Management (OCM) a plus.

~Experience in training development and administration a plus.

~Experience in the Utility/Energy industry is a MUST!


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At CGI, our success comes from the talent and commitment of our professionals. As one team, we share the challenges and rewards that come from growing our company, which reinforces our culture of ownership. All of our professionals benefit from the value we collectively create.

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