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Test Engagement Lead

Company: Cognizant
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Job Description:

Qualification Bachelors in science , engineering or equivalent Responsibility Project Proposal and planning : * Gather requirements from the Business Analyst to understand the client's requirements and the required skill sets. * Provide set of clarification questions to seek clarity from the customer. * Prepare high level test strategy outlining scope, assumptions and risks for the requirement. * Analyze the time, and effort required based on the initial estimation submitted by the Test Lead. * Seek review inputs on resourcing and estimation from the engagement lead. * Create case studies to highlight experience / credentials for the proposals. * Address clients' queries in partnership with the BD team understanding the test approach / strategy high level and seek review inputs on L0 estimate. Knowledge_Transition * For multiple projects. * Participate in the client meeting to understand the requirement. * Design KT plan (that includes KT scope, schedule, and deliverables like reverse KT document) and share the same with the customer. * Provide status to the customer/ stakeholder on the KT session. * Review the reverse KT document if required. * Provide training to the associates as a part of reverse KT. * Create portals to upload customer details, application and testing artifacts. * Seek signoff on the requirement document (eg SRD) in coordination with different stakeholders (Development Test Manager, Business Sponsors, Technology lead, Project Manager, BA). * Create ROM (rough order magnitude) estimation to understand feasibility of the requirement. * Only For Onsite Coordinator. * Provide support to BA at client side for identification/documentation of the requirements based on the experience. Test_Requirements_Study * For multiple projects. * Coordinate with BA at client side / refer the requirement document to understand the scope of requirements. * Clarify doubts/ queries raised by offshore team regarding the clients' requirements. * If required, seek clarification from the client on the same. * Create ambiguity document (or clarification document) to track any clarification. * Review testable requirements to ensure the test coverage. * Monitor the defects logged at the requirement stage. * Identify gaps in the requirements and take actions to close the same. * If requested, identify and document the test data requirement for the complicated projects. * Review test data, screen flow documents etc Evaluate and identify various tools to aid test execution based on the understanding of the requirement. * Identify test data source. * Identify tools to extract and validate the data generation. * Guide team on data masking rule and tools, particular fields. * Only For Onsite Coordinator. * Evaluate and identify customers' tools to aid test execution based on the understanding of the requirement. Test_Planning * Create/ Review the test strategy (that includes release date, type of testing, scope of the project, detail explanation of particular release, risk, critical defects) for small and medium projects. * Seek review from the onsite team and seek sign off from the client on the same. * Review/ Create test plans (covering scope, risk, responsibility, timelines, resource (Man /Machine), deployment, exit/entry criteria etc). * Identify the skill sets required and resources for the project. * Seek review inputs from different stakeholders (Business Sponsors, Development Leads, Business Analyst , Project Managers). * Seek sign off from the client on the same. * Review/Create detailed estimate based on the scope and understanding of requirements. * Communicate testing phase timelines to the team and seek approval from the Project Manager. * Design an incident process in case of any environmental outage. * Create test environment planning (how and which tool). For_The_Large_Size_Projects * Create test data plan and test automation plan capturing the test data, volume/ data type. * Seek review inputs from the different stakeholders on the same. * Identify the requirements for the POC to automate the process. Test_Design * Review the test scenarios. * Seek review from the onsite team on the test scenarios. * Track the root cause of the review comments and take actions to resolve them. * Review the test cases and traceability matrix to ensure total coverage of requirements. * Seek signoff from the client /onsite team on test scenarios and test cases. * Perform sanity testing to ensure system readiness for testing. * Based on the changes in the requirement, identify regression scenario and the impacted areas on need basis. * Provide technical guidance to the team in execution of regression scenario, identification of tools and creation of plan. * Conduct the defect triage meeting with the team and other stakeholders. * Only For Onsite Coordinator. * Support Business Lead at client side to perform UAT. * If requested identify the test data. Test_Execution/Functional_Testing * Validate readiness of the test environment for test execution. * Seek sign off from the client on the same. * Identify & create test data required for the testing activity. * Perform System test Execution. * Track the downtime and report the same to the client. * Organize and conduct defect triage meeting. * Support the team in conducting UAT if applicable. * Identify tools for performance testing. * Identify learning form the projects. * Identify the metrics to be tracked and analyze the same to identify areas of process optimization. * Provide guidance to the team to maintain the share portal if required. Test_Closure * Conduct root cause analysis of the defects (UAT, rejected/duplicate defects etc) Create test closure summary reports (covering defects passed or failed ). * Coordinate with the stakeholders to make gono go decision based on test results and test closure summary report. * Review the test summary report and seek signoff from the customers on go / nogo decisions. Defect_Prevention/Leakage_Retrospection * Schedule and conduct retrospection meetings with the stake holders. * Document the lessons learnt(for the next testing phase/projects). Project_Closure * Identify key learning from the projects and capture lessons learnt. * Review various metrics to analyze the overall health of the program and identify ways to deliver the projects more effectively. * Share best practices to enable cross pollination across projects. * Upload artifacts, sign off documents etc in SharePoint / related portal to customer. * Delivery Management For small sized projects. * Review all deliverables to ensure test process protocols/ internal quality processes are meticulously followed in project. * Participate in audits conducted by DAG team. * Take appropriate actions on NCs/observations reported by DAG team (if any). * resource run down plan and seek inputs from the test manager. * Provide technical guidance to the team during the process. * Address escalations / complaints and expectations as raised by customers. * Periodically share the revenues for projects against target with the engagement lead. * In coordination with the engagement lead, analyze customer feedback to understand tactics to be used for penetration and tactics to broaden the customer base. * Review the project estimates with the engagement lead. * Identify the resources for the project. * Monitor the performance of the project to ensure delivery as per SLAs. * Identify risks including those that have financial impact and suggest mitigation strategies to the engagement lead. * Resolve issues when escalated. * Share daily / weekly metrics (eg service efficiency) on schedule and any other deviations with the engagement lead. Only_For_Maintenance/Enhancements_Project * Create estimation for enhancements based on the understanding of requirement. * Perform POCs on the tools (eg accelerators, performance enhancers ) if required. * Coordinate with the release manager to keep abreast with the various activities in the test environment (eg build schedule) and to ensure the right components move to the production. * Setup a. Technical Skills SNo Primary Skill Proficiency Level * Rqrd./Dsrd. 1 MSQL PL1 Required 2 Informatica Analyst PL1 Required * Proficiency Legends Proficiency Level Generic Reference PL1 The associate has basic awareness and comprehension of the skill and is in the process of acquiring this skill through various channels. PL2 The associate possesses working knowledge of the skill, and can actively and independently apply this skill in engagements and projects. PL3 The associate has comprehensive, in-depth and specialized knowledge of the skill. She / he has extensively demonstrated successful application of the skill in engagements or projects. PL4 The associate can function as a subject matter expert for this skill. The associate is capable of analyzing, evaluating and synthesizing solutions using the skill. Employee Status : Full Time Employee Shift : Day Job Travel : No Job Posting : Aug 14 2019 About_Cognizant

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