Test Manager

The Judge Group

Job Description

Location: Chicago, IL
Description: Responsible for overall coordination, status reporting and stability of project / program oriented test efforts. Establishes and implements project management processes and methodologies for the project/program test community to ensure testing activities are delivered on time, adhere to high quality standards and meet customer expectations. 

Responsible for assembling and monitoring integrated test schedules across the SDLC for projects, or across multiple projects for programs, directing and assisting Test Phase Leads in identifying and estimating resource needs and testing schedules, entrance/exit criteria to test phases, establishment of testing projects in Quality Center, and escalating functional, quality, and/or schedule issues appropriately. 

Responsible for establishing and managing key testing milestones and working with Test Phase Leads to adjust project schedules and/or resources to meet the needs of customers. Coordinates communication with all areas of the enterprise that impact the scope, budget, risk, and resources of the test effort being managed. Assists Test Phase Leads and/or Project/Program Manager(s) in identifying and prioritizing testing related risks and mitigation approaches to achieve the goals of the project. 

Must possess advanced knowledge and proficiency in the use of project management methodologies and tools, resource management practices and change management techniques. This is an individual contributor role with some human resource management responsibilities (e.g., interviewing, training, managing assignments and resources). 

Manages one or more projects of medium to high complexity, or manages multiple test coordinators in a program environment. More senior role has responsibility for large, complex, cross-functional or multiple projects with greater impact to the enterprise. Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with co-workers, management, customers, etc. Comply with HIPAA, Diversity Principles, Corporate Integrity, Compliance Program policies and other applicable corporate and departmental policies. Maintain complete confidentiality of company business. 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field. Or equivalent work experience. 5 years of IT work experience, including knowledge and experience managing projects in a project manager role or above. 
  • Requires specialized knowledge and experience in testing function 
  • Takes initiative to solve complex problems; takes an outside in perspective to identify innovative solutions 
  • Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external business issues to improve products or services 
  • Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations 
  • May lead teams, projects and/or other test coordinators Effective communicator across all levels from staff through senior leadership Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience; may direct the work of other staff members

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