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PAS QA Team Lead (Hybrid or Remote)

3700 S. Stonebridge Dr. McKinney, Texas
Job number: 4638

Job Description:

PAS QA Team Lead (Hybrid or Remote)

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY

The PAS Quality Assurance Team Lead shares the dual role of QA process and resource governance, as well as, execution of QA testing activities to support the overall testing needs of the PAS program including test planning, test execution, E2E testing and test automation.

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Coordinate QA resources including offshore on assigned testing tasks
  • Working with pod leads to ensure all resources are following defined standards with regards to their management of testing-related user stories and tasks on the DevOps boards in an accurate and timely manner
  • Act as a project liaison for all QA activities between the QA team and other functional teams
  • Ensure resources attend requirements review(s) and provide appropriate feedback accordingly
  • Ensures QA feature test planning/design and execution for each feature release in the POD backlog
  • Oversee and present the QA level of effort estimates using the required organizational documentation
  • Oversee test strategy; ensure the creation, review and updates to a test plan
  • Oversees story points allocation of test case/data design, functional and integration test execution tasks
  • Ensure QA inclusion in release demos and appropriate feedback is provided accordingly
  • Oversee and participate in the creation of test cases and supported data needs using the organization-supported test management tools and processes; ensures business compliance via signoff
  • Oversee and participate in the execution of test cases using the organization-supported test management tools and processes
  • Provide on-going testing status reporting and metrics to QA Manager and release team; communicate issues and risks proactively
  • Oversee and participate in the entry and triage of bugs and tasks under bugs
  • Ensures traceability of test cases in DevOps environment with tags, FDDs and FRDs
  • Tracks original, completed and remaining hours for stories.
  • Oversees the quality of test cases going into QA repository based on guidelines outlined in QA documentation
  • Coordinate QA signoff and handoff to prepare user acceptance testing
  • Ensures that test case reviews according to SDLC standards are happening and approval emails are tracked
  • Ensures efficiencies in merging tests to have less tests in repository along with identification of automation candidates
  • Oversees escalations of blockers and also involves senior management for solutions
  • Supports QA resources and resource management along with participation on pod daily standups
  • Oversee UAT support; triages issues with release team accordingly
  • Coordinate QA resources around ‘pre’ and ‘post’ implementation activities
  • Assist the QA Manager and other functional team leaders in maturing formal QA processes, improving processes through metrics, ensuring QA team members are using industry-accepted best practices and ensuring quality goals are met
  • Manage non-release tasks, schedules, scope and deadlines
  • Lead and mentor QA team members, as well as guide outside contractual testers
  • Ensures that KT sessions are organized on a timely manner to help with resource management and organizes offshore work assignments

 

Required Skills

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES

 

  • Should be flexible with working hrs., might require to start early at 7am cst
  • Acting QA SME with broad understanding of business processes across POD and cross stream impacts
  • Overall understanding of life and health insurance
  • Ability to address issues/solutions across all levels
  • Team player who collaborates with others
  • Openness to program change and continuous improvements
  • Ability to productively work under Agile project methodologies
  • The PAS project will follow the appropriate Globe SDLC guidelines
  • Provide reasonable and accurate estimates for assigned work
  • Complete work within committed timeframes and budget
  • To ensure the program management team can make timely decisions team members must ensure project artifacts such as estimates, work completed, work remaining, task status, etc. are maintained on a daily basis
  • Risks that would impact the delivery of the assigned tasks on schedule are immediately communicated to the project management and/or program management team

 

Applicable to all employees of Globe Life & Accident and its subsidiaries:

 

  • Reliable and predictable attendance of your assigned shift
  • Ability to work full time and/or part time based on the position specifications.

 

 

 

Required Knowledge & Experience


EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Administration or other related field, or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years of responsible experience in an Information Technology environment which utilizes multiple subsystems, including three (3) years QA experience in a Senior or Lead role
  • Life insurance background and experience strongly preferred
  • Oracle OIPA (Oracle Insurance Policy Administration Solution) knowledge a plus
  • Experience working in Agile/Scrum teams
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio)
  • Knowledge of software development and software testing structured methodologies and techniques
  • Knowledge around both Traditional (Waterfall), Agile/Scrum and Hybrid methodologies
  • Ability to lead QA team members in SDLC processes and best practices
  • Proven experience in meeting deadlines and managing multiple priorities
  • Experience with software testing tools (i.e. MTM/TFS, Quality Center, SoapUI, etc.)
  • Familiar with automation and performance testing concepts and best practices, as well as, communication processes between manual and automated resources
  • Experience using SQL queries to retrieve or modify data within database(s)
  • Knowledge of service-oriented architecture (SOA) technologies a plus
  • Strong technical, analytical, and communication skills
  • Acts as a team player that motivates and educates other team members

 

Location: 3700 S. Stonebridge Dr. McKinney, Texas

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Savings and Investment Plan (401K) - Eligible employees may begin participating in the plan on the first day of employment.

Pension Plan - Eligible employees who complete one year of service with the Company become participants in the Pension.* (Not available to Cleveland Employees)

Medical - Benefits are available to all eligible employees and qualified dependents the first of the month following 30 days of continuous service.

Dental** and Vision - Eligible employees and qualified dependents are able to enroll the first of the month following 30 days of continuous service.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) - Our FSA has two components, Health Care and Dependent Care Accounts. These accounts allow employees to set aside a portion of their earnings on a pre-tax basis to cover out-of-pocket medical and dependent care expenses. Participation is elected on a calendar year basis and is available to all eligible employees the first of the month following the completion of 30 days of continuous service.

Health Savings Accounts (HSA) - A pre-tax Health Spending Account (HSA) is offered to those who enroll in the High Deductible Plan. It allows you to pay for many of the health care expenses not covered by your medical plan including deductibles and co-pays. Participation is elected on a calendar year basis and is available to all eligible employees the first of the month following the completion of 30 days of continuous service. Company contribution to HSA ($4500 family, $2500 single plans)

Short-Term Disability - Eligible employees may be entitled to salary continuance during periods of temporary disability. Benefits are based on employee status and years of service.*

Group Life and Long-Term Disability** - Eligible employees may elect life insurance and long-term disability coverage the first of the month following 30 days of continuous service.

Vacation and Paid Holidays - Employees are eligible for vacation upon the completion of six months of employment. In addition, the Company offers eight paid holidays.

Education Assistance - The Company supports employees who wish to continue their education to secure increased responsibility and growth within their professional careers. We offer a reimbursement program for expenses incurred through approved institutions of learning. In addition, Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI) and International Claim Association (ICA) program courses are offered after the completion of six months of services at no cost to the employee.

Fitness Reimbursement - Eligible employees are able to receive up to 100% reimbursement for monthly dues (employee only).

Supplemental Plans** - Cancer, Heart/Stroke, Accident.

*Please note, some benefits may vary by subsidiary. Please be sure to clarify with the Human Resources Department.
**Company paid benefit

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