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FEP Quality Assurance and Testing Manager

Resp & Qualifications

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:  Under the direction of the  Director, FEP Operations Center (FEPOC) Quality Assurance and Testing, the incumbent’s accountabilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage departmental resources and assignments for Operations Center testing; provide guidance, training, support and leadership to assigned staff consistent with CareFirst HR policies, in order to ensure a competent and effective workforce with the necessary skills to accomplish departmental goals.
  • Responsible for researching, developing and implementing testing methods and procedures. Ensures that products meet the highest quality standards. Monitors and reports on defects.
  • Develop the strategic planning for all phases of FEPOC testing and quality assurance practices and manages the preparation and execution of tactical plans; ensure the utilization of project management and quality assurance in the execution of plans.
  • Ensures that quality methods and procedures are executed. Ensures that products, applications, and systems are in compliance with established quality standards, and meet customer requirements.h
  • Develop and manage the development of division testing  documentation,  policies and procedures; ensure that capabilities developed or purchased during any project are carried over to successive projects and that new IT capabilities integrate with existing capabilities. Design and manage testing automation and regression testing suites.
  • Provides expertise in knowing all platforms, environments, tools, and data for the test environments; identifies and coordinates cross functional problem resolution activities; identifies and coordinates intra/inter-project test environment dependencies; coordinates schedules and timelines between the different project phases; provide support and coordination for technical testing plan.
  • Works with Systems and Application Architecture to anticipate and plan future test environment configuration changes; coordinate technical and architectural support requirements; and coordinates the different releases, patches and emergency fixes of existing software and custom development into the test environments.
  • Keep abreast of current testing and assurance technology through research and self-training.  Provide potential technology use and enhancements to the enterprise as architecture and integration technology changes occur in the industry.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
• Knowledge, understanding of, and experience with multi-platform testing architectures, practices and standards across Intel, Unix and mainframe platforms.
• Awareness of new testing technologies / approaches and how they could be leveraged to benefit validation strategies and initiatives.
• Experience in testing life cycle methodologies, specifically Agile methodology and complex enterprise application integration testing disciplines.  
• Strong analytical skills and proven ability in determining the root cause of problems and base set of conditions for their occurrence.
• Exhibit the ability to assess the priority and severity of issues by understanding business objectives, technical costs, and user needs as well as weigh alternatives for solution.
• Outstanding oral and written communication skills. Proven communication skills that demonstrate understanding of complex technical details, clarity of thought, and the ability to persuade others.

Required:
Bachelor of Science  in Computer Science or related field (i.e., Engineering, Applied Science, Math, etc,) .or equivalent experience
A minimum of 7 to 10+ years of hands-on systems testing, validation and verification
A minimum of 5 years of technical management experience, in a systems testing and/or support discipline
A minimum of 5 years experience with Agile practices, Scrum or Kanban methodologies
Experience in developing and conducting test processes for multiple types of systems, client users and/or units across an organization
Experience with applications support of multiple operating systems and environments
Proven experience with test automation to lead and mentor the team and help integrate with DevOps
Experience with the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

Abilities/Skills:
• Project Management experience in large scale system deployments
• Excellent leadership skills
• Effective technical and programming skills
• Effective negotiation skills
• Must be able to manage a departmental budget
• Must be able to recruit and supervise contractor resources
• Effective organizational, interpersonal, analytical and communications skills
• Self-motivated, adaptable to change, forward-thinking
• Must be able to prioritize and manage time under tight deadlines, and demonstrate initiative in problem-solving ability to engage in continuous learning

Preferred: Experience in healthcare and claims processing

 

Department

Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Hire Range Disclaimer

Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.

Where To Apply

Please visit our website to apply: www.carefirst.com/careers

Closing Date

Please apply before: 4/10/2020

Federal Disc/Physical Demand

Note:  The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position.  Occasional walking or standing is required.  The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects.  The associate must frequently talk and hear.  Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Sponsorship in US

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship

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