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IT Quality Analyst Lead

Role: Contract to Hire
Duration: 6 Months to conversion
Location: MN ONLY (Within 50 Miles of Minneapolis)
Work Arrangement: Work in office a minimum of 1-2 days a week
Conversion Salary range: $92,500-$116,000

Role Summary:
Ability to apply depth of expertise within their product team and function as a subject matter expert for other staff including offshore team as well as partnering continuously with QA Practice community, regression and automation team and stakeholders on a daily basis to stay focused on common goals.

We embrace a culture of constantly striving for improvement and learning that are in the best interests of IT.

As a senior member in Information Technology, the may lead QA team members collaborating with vendor partners in delivering business value solutions. They will ensure that their team members have the guidance they need to deliver timely and relevant solutions.

This role is directly responsible to:
-Lead and mentor QA team members including offshore team within your product team.
-Design, Develop and execute test strategy, test cases, scripts, plans and procedures (manual and automated).
-Establish and evolve QA Best Practices, ensuring that the team is using proven best practices.
-Promote usage of tools, automation and develop new processes to ensure quality goals are met in alignment with stakeholder needs.
-Execute testing deliverables for the product team.
-Act as key point of contact for coordinating QA activities across various product teams and representing your team outside of IT
-Meet deadlines and work with an agile mindset.
-Advocate for test coverage within the team from anyone who can help.
-Have a strong commitment to delivering business value through critical thinking process and raw effort.
-Create and support a collaborative culture with team-oriented mindset.
-Work collaboratively within your product team, Automation team, QA Practice community and the IT department as well as when working with vendor partners.

Skills and Experience
-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in related field, and 5 years of work experience beyond degree.
-Have a broad Health Care Payor experience with specialization in at least one domain – Enrollment, Provider, Broker and/or Claims domain.
-Have deep understanding of minimum two testing methods, Web Content testing, Data Validation, API testing or UI validation that can be demonstrated verbally and supported with job history.
-This position needs to have leadership and people skills to lead offshore staff working closely with onsite coordinator and lead testing activities for the scrum team.
-Have high aptitude for technology and learning new skills and can demonstrate verbally during the interview process.
-Able to provide Automation requirements and use Automation suite for testing.
-The candidate must be an effective influencer in day to day decision making when it comes to what to do next, velocity that can be supported, team assistance needed to have effective coverage and test depth and breadth for horizontal and vertical test paths.
-Comfortable in understanding requirements and proactively clarifying ambiguity with stakeholders, BA, PO,SM or anyone in the product team.
-Experience with defect management tools for tracking and monitoring defects, experience with test management software with expertise in developing and executing regression suites and proficient in using Agile Management tools such as Version One , Azure DevOps etc

Nice to have
-Experience with any other role in a product team that goes beyond having filled in for someone-you lived it.
-Have experience in Digital Marketing and in using tools like Zipari
-Have experience in testing CRM applications
-Having experience on Broker Systems including understanding of Broker Contracting and Demographic Management, -Broker Commission and Broker Incentive Programs.

Work Arrangement:
Approved states for sourcing: Minnesota only
Flex 40 (1-2 days onsite per week) or more

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

This serves as notice per Iowa drug testing notification laws; applicants that reside in Iowa are subject to drug testing.