Lead QA Tester at Detroit, MI

Position: Lead QA Tester

Location: Detroit, MI

Duration: 6+ months contract


Local candidates only

Face to Face is must



Job Description:

  • The desired candidate will coordinate and lead activities of testing including system, integration, regression, end to end and performance testing of complex programs/projects..
  • Determines testing strategies and provides testing resource estimations and consulting to project teams.
  • The position will also include working with external vendors, business and technical resources to analyze problems encountered in testing and determining changes required to correct problems.
  • Minimum 10 years related experience preferred.
  • Bachelor degree in related field preferred.


Required Skills:

  • Extensive experience in leading complex projects and programs with division or company wide scope.
  • Strong skills required in communications, leadership, presentations to senior management, problem-solving, project management, team development and organization.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Business or Computer Science, or 5+ years related work experience required
  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience in leading team of QA Testers.
  • Minimum 5+ years of web, client server application testing experience.
  • Minimum of 2+ years of Rational Quality Manager
  • Must have the ability to multi-task and adapt quickly to changes while maintaining urgency in completing assigned tasks.
  • Ability to convert requirements documents (Business Requirements, Functional Requirements and Technical Requirements) into test strategies/plans, test scenarios and test cases, including appropriate SQL scripts to execute testing cases.
  • Experience and ability to participate in test planning, coordination and resource estimation for the project.
  • Prepare and manage test schedule, resources with project development schedule
  • Should be able to coordinate with internal and external teams.
  • Propose testing best practices across clients/industry to strengthen testing methodology
  • Successful teamwork experience and demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Solid understanding of relational database concepts, SQL and procedural SQL
  • Will be responsible for explaining and validating test results to peers as well as clients.
  • Must be able to question the work of others to ensure accuracy and be able to defend theories and methodologies used to create individual results.
  • Strong executive presence and ability to interact with top executives
  • Solid time management skills with emphasis on multi-tasking


Preferred Skills:

  • Prior Health Care industry experience is a plus.
  • Understanding of concepts of Performance testing and Load Testing
  • Prior experience with Agile Projects is a plus.
  • Prior working experience of Rational Tools is a plus