LEAD QA

University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
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Posted on May 20, 2020
Req #: 179346
Department: UW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Appointing Department Web Address: http://www.washington.edu/uwit/employment/
Posting Date: 05/20/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education. 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

If you would like to find out more about what it is like to work for UW-IT, as well as to get a feel for our culture and our people, visit us at our employment website.  

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.

UW-IT is the central IT organization for the University of Washington, providing technology solutions to all three campuses, UW medical centers and global research operations. UW-IT collaborates with University partners to advance teaching, learning, innovation, and discovery at the UW. UW-IT is currently looking for a Senior Q/A Lead who will support the UW-IT work on Finance Transformation, the University’s large-scale project to modernize its finance operations, business systems and processes. The position is a role in the newly established UW-IT FT program (ITF).

In order to be successful, the individual will need to have experience leading end-to-end quality assurance and testing efforts within a complex enterprise-level environment and be experienced with automated testing processes and tools. Have experience working closely with development teams and deployment managers throughout the testing lifecycle, to ensure that the overall quality of the delivered solution is aligned with business expectations. Have the ability to forecast resources around testing activities, mentor and develop SDETs and provide direction and guidance for leadership on testing activities.

REQUIREMENTS   
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Management, related technical field, or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience with end-to-end testing in a data-centric environment, such as a data warehouse
  • Experience leading and participating in functional analysis that informs technical testing decisions
  • Experience designing and implementing end-to-end quality assurance and testing methodology for enterprise solutions
  • Experience with reviewing requirements and developing test cases based on those requirements
  • Experience working with automated software testing applications as well as producing automated test scripts and tools
  • Experience training, mentoring, and guiding others
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills, technical documentation skills, user liaison skills, and personal interaction abilities
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on an Agile team
  • Experience with SQL

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.

    DESIRED
  • Experience with Agile testing methodologies
  • Advanced SQL skills
  • Experience with ETL testing
  • Experience with SSIS and/or Red Gate SQL Compare tools
  • Experience with SSDT SQL Unit Tests
  • Experience coding in a modern programming or scripting language such as C++, C#, Java, Python, PowerShell, etc.
  • Experience testing data quality
  • Experience testing enterprise-wide data systems both onsite and in the cloud
  • Experience with data warehousing, such as industry standards, data modeling techniques, and design methodologies
  • Experience working at a large Research University

    WORKING ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
    Work in an open office environment and contribute to collaborative teamwork focused on problem-solving. Daily interactions with other team members, subject matter experts and stakeholders at all levels of the organization. While the general working hours are within Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., this position will, on occasion, need to adjust hours to accommodate the business needs and deadlines.

    This position on the Finance Transformation Project is temporarily funded; continued employment is contingent on ongoing funding and performance.

    Application Process:
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.