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Programmer Analyst - Projects Cognizant
Dallas, TX

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Job Description

Test Lead


Bachelors in engineering or equivalent


Knowledge Transition:

* Understand and analyze business requirements based on the review of documents (functional specifications document, technical specification documents etc) as received from client / onsite.
* Participate in KT calls to understand the requirements.
* Conduct reverse KT with the client / onsite or share the document detailing out the requirement or application/domain knowledge to ensure understanding on the same.
* Prepare and share query log (tracker) to track queries.
* Followup to ensure resolution of queries as documented in the query log.
* Organize KT sessions for new team members.
* Conduct training on tools (like ETL tools etc) as applicable.
* Seek signoff from the client team.

Test Requirement Study:

* Participate in the requirement walkthrough session conducted by Sr Test Analyst and identify the gaps in the requirement, Seek clarification on requirements from the Test Architect if required.
* Seek clarification on requirement and update the clarification tracker with the same.
* Identify the preliminary test data requirements.
* Provide inputs to the test lead/sr test analyst on the scope of testing, analyst effort estimate for the total volume of work, requirement analysis and clarification, test approach etc.

Test Planning:

* Only for select projects (Simple and Small sized where there is need for 2 team members offshore to support the assignment).
* Document the test plan based on the understanding of test strategy (covering project details, items under scope, items not of scope, type of testing, assumptions, dependencies, risks foreseen, entry/exit criteria) for each cycle.
* Seek signoff on the test plan from the client.
* Provide inputs for test plan creation including number of test scenarios and test cases used for estimation of the test cycles /schedule, dependencies etcin addition to the other dependencies from various teams like environment availability , third party interfaces and test data etc.
* Provide inputs to the test lead/sr test analyst on test tool evaluation if required.

Test Design:

* Identify testable scenarios and create test scenario document.
* Track resolutions through query log.
* Seek review from the senior test analyst / test lead at offshore.
* Update the requirements traceability matrix with test scenarios.
* Seek sign off from client on test scenarios.
* Based on sign off, identify test cases and test data.
* Map the requirements to the test scenarios and test cases in QC.
* Share test data requests/requirement with the test data management team.

Test Development:

* Based on signed off test scenarios, identify test data.
* Create test cases based on the understanding of the requirements and ensure the test coverage.
* If using Quality Centre (Test Management Tool), ensure follow up on the processes and rules to be followed during developments.
* If using Excel, the test cases are written in such a manner that they can be uploaded on to QC for ease in reuse.
* Create/Update the RTM if applicable and Query log with test cases and test data.
* Modify the existing regression scenarios based on the impact of change.

Test Execution and Closure:

* Conduct smoke testing to ensure system readiness for testing.
* Execute automation test scripts/manual test cases post the same.
* Record and maintain testing evidences and track execution status of assigned test cases.
* Share findings with the Senior Test Analyst.
* Identify defects and log failures.
* Track defects (defect log as generated from the QC tool) to closure.
* Participate in the defect triages to gather evidence for defect identification on periodic basis for defect prioritization and fix.
* Retest the defect and update the status.
* Conduct acceptance testing, if required.
* Track defect metrics to ensure testing effectiveness as generated by QC tool.
* Track # of test cases executed as part of the daily tracker to ensure productivity.
* Provide deployment and post production support if required.
* Identify the test suite for execution, if required.
* Provide inputs to Sr Test Analyst for test summary report.


* Participate in audit at various stages to check for adherence to Cognizant processes and guidelines.

Knowledge Management:

* Create/Update Knowledge Repository /artefacts based on project/customer needs inclusive of business/ application levels requirements details in WIKI.

About Cognizant

Cognizant is a provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services.

291700 employees

500 500 Glenpointe Centre W

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