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QA LEAD - Automation/Data

  • Location: Minneapolis, 55402
  • Salary: $55 - $60 / hour
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 9 months ago

Quality Assurance Lead
Location: Minneapolis, MN/Hybrid remote 2 days a week (Tuesday/Wednesday in office)
Length of Contract:  6 months with possibility for extension or conversion to FTE 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate directly with Capability Managers, Project Managers across various functional areas to gather information on scope for projects in pipeline and forecast/estimate for these projects
  • Resource planning for upcoming project demands
  • Work with appropriate vendors to acquire testing resources
  • Participate in Requirement walkthrough and design review sessions
  • Actively contribute to estimation and planning, risk assessment, contingency planning, tracking and management of progress, issues, risk, and resources.
  • Ensure test process, methodologies and tools are applied appropriately and that test phase entry/exit criteria are agreed to by stakeholders and applied by the test team.
  • Define Project Test Strategy, Test plans and gain approval from stakeholders for the same
  • Work with business/UAT team to define test scenarios/test cases, execute test cases and update test results
  • Prioritize testing tasks based on goals and risks of projects and ensure testing milestones, activities and tasks are completed as scheduled.
  • Collaborate with Business Teams to define UAT Test plans and strategy
  • Ensure all sign offs on deliverables (overall test strategy, test plan, test cases, etc.) and that testing meets governance requirements.
  • Collect and report quality metrics report of testing activities such as testing results, test case coverage, required resources, defects discovered and their status, performance-baselines etc.
  • Presentation of metrics dashboard at the end of a phase or at the completion of project.
  • Identify opportunities for automation of test projects and provide recommendations for the same
  • Lead and mentor fellow QA Analysts regarding testing best practices and processes


Required Qualifications

  • Written Communication - Ability to produce a variety of business documents that demonstrate command of language, clarity of thought and orderliness of presentation. 
  • Problem Solving - Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving problems including ability to utilize various system utilities, networking, and verification tools to pinpoint abnormal behaviors. 
  • Verbal Communication - Ability to express oneself and communicate with others verbally; recognizing that verbal communication is more than just language - it includes tone, style, and structure. 
  • Application Testing (Web testing, Functional and Performance testing)- Ability to design, plan and execute application testing strategies and tactics to ensure software quality at all stages of application development. 
  • Managing Multiple Priorities - Ability to manage multiple concurrent objectives, projects, groups, or activities. Effective judgment in prioritizing and time allocation. 
  • Standards, procedures, policies - Understanding of and ability to use and administer the organization's policies, practices, standards, and procedures. 
  • Quality Management - Knowledge of quality management methods, tools and techniques used to create and support an environment that meets the needs of the organization. 
  • Project Management - Knowledge of and experience with tools and techniques for planning, organizing, monitoring, and controlling projects. 
  • Application Delivery Process - Knowledge of major tasks, deliverables, formal methodologies, and disciplines for delivering new or enhanced applications. 
  • SDLC/Methodologies –Knowledge of overall functions of SDLC, experience with Waterfall, Agile, Iterative methodology
  • Onsite/Offshore Model – Experience working in onsite/offshore model and understanding of challenges and complexities in the model
  • Testing Best Practices – Should have knowledge about testing best practices

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of or working experience with various areas of insurance domain
  • Experience in agile methodology
  • Certified System Test Professional (CSTP) and Certified Test Manager (CTM), Project Management Professional(PMP)
  • Experience in HP Quality Center, QTP, IBM Rational toolset and Loadrunner
  • Experience in functional automation testing


8-10 years of experience in software application development/testing areas


  • BS/BA degree in computer science, related discipline, or experience equivalent.

• Lead the QA test effort across multiple large, complex projects
• Planning: estimate QA effort, resource projects (onshore/offshore/vendor model), complete Test Strategy and Plan, gain stakeholder approval for test plans.
• Execution: lead execution effort, manage execution resources, defect management, gain end of test approval from stakeholders.
• Actively work to uplift the QA capability and portfolio. Improve the portfolio by driving change - automation, regression coverage, identify opportunities for increased QA coverage.
• Communicate with and build relationships with diverse group of stakeholders at numerous levels of the organization.

Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

About Us

At MATRIX, we expertly match talented professionals with job opportunities to elevate careers. Since 1983, we have placed thousands of professionals at innovative clients across every industry ranging from small startups to Fortune 50 companies. It’s why we’re a top 15 U.S. IT staffing firm and why our consultants rate us well above the industry average. People come to us for a job, and stay with us because of our top-notch consultant care.

For hourly W2 contract roles, MATRIX offers a highly competitive benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, HSA, and 401(k) with pre and post-tax options. Please see for more information. For direct hire placement with our clients, benefits will be offered in accordance with that particular client’s offerings. This may include PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K and other pre and post-tax options.

Motion Recruitment Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including Veterans/Disability/Women. All applicants must be currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in the country for which they are applying, and no sponsorship is currently available. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Motion Recruitment Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.