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Colorado Springs Utilities IT Test Lead in Colorado Springs, Colorado

IT Test Lead

Job Type: Information Technology

Pay Range $94,099 to $120,00

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 11/21/19

IT Test Lead

Do you have a passion for testing and leading test initiatives? If yes, Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking an Information Technology Quality Assurance and Testing Lead. In this job you will work closely with the IT Quality Assurance and Test Supervisor in leading, maturing, and sustaining the program. The program includes testing of independent objectives for software packages, infrastructure to support those packages, configuration, development, enhancements, patching, upgrades, integrations and implementation of commercial off the shelf and custom developed enterprise applications. The position will bring experience to implement industry best practices for testing and quality assurance. The IT Test Lead will be responsible for ensuring the correct testing tools and processes are used for manual and automated testing.

What your focus will be:

  • Leading the automation team to design an effective automation framework to include the evaluation of processes, procedures, tools, licensing, cost analysis and making appropriate recommendations

  • Researching, evaluating, recommending test management tools and procedures to include licensing, cost analysis and making appropriate recommendations

  • Leading large initiatives as the Program Test Lead, planning, organizing and coordinating with individual project test leads

  • Reviewing and giving input to the testing standards and processes including:

  • Manual, performance and automated testing functions for IT Projects and maintenance release cycles

  • Creation and implementation of testing templates including; test plans, traceability matrices, test case templates for unit testing, system integration testing and user acceptance testing

  • Defect tracking and prioritization

  • Developing and communicating testing return on investment (ROI) metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPI)

  • Participation in requirements gathering for business, technical, functional and non-functional requirements

  • Able and willing to perform manual testing, writing project test plans, developing requirements traceability matrices, writing and executing test cases, and defect logging

Why should you apply? Our Test and Quality Assurance team and its contribution to the department is valued by senior management and our customers. We are a service organization ensuring our customers’ needs are met with the highest quality. If you are an achiever, excellent planner, responsible, and want to be a leader in Test and Quality Assurance, please join our team so you can contribute ideas and solutions in a collaborative, empowering environment!

What will it take to be successful? Most people typically offer 7+ years of progressive experience as Test Lead in a relevant information technology-oriented field as an analyst or systems engineer. Also come with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Technology, Software Engineering or closely related field (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).

Additionally, if you have experience in the following, please include on your resume:

  • Strong experience in implementing complex functional and non-functional tests requiring an understanding of application logic; The ability to lead teams and drive results by exerting influence without direct supervisory authority

  • Experience installing and administering test management tools; Experience with testing multiple products going through multiple release cycles; Ability to develop automated testing processes and scripts

  • Working knowledge of structure and behavior of .NET C#, XML and Java applications; knowledge of databases and the ability to write SQL queries

  • Knowledge of testing software suites and tools; Knowledge of ITIL and Change Management, Release Management Processes; Quality control concepts and methodologies; Automated testing tools and processes

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you:

  • The ability to stay ahead of the business curve with our established priority to continually update and incorporate state-of-the-art technology.

  • The opportunity to work for a pioneer in providing four utility services in one enterprise with a 100-year reputation for integrity.

  • A work culture dedicated to innovation, collaboration, and synergy.

  • The stability vital for growth-oriented careers.

Join a diverse team of high performers who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community and tap into the power of your potential!

All postings will close at 11:59pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled . Actual starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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E-Verify and Right to Work Notice . Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Colorado Springs Utilities participates in E-Verify. For more information on your rights and responsibilities as an applicant, please visit: http://coloradospringsutilities.jobs/applicants-rights-and-responsibilities/ . If you have a legal right to work in the United States, there are laws to protect you against discrimination in the workplace. You should know that no employer can deny you a job or fire you because of your national origin. Unless mandated by law or government contract, employers cannot require you to be a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident or refuse any legally acceptable documents. If any of these things have happened to you, you may have a valid charge of discrimination that can be filed with the OSC. Contact the OSC for assistance in your own language. Call 1-800-255-7688. TDD for the hearing impaired is 1-800-237-2515. In the Washington, D.C., area, please call 202-616-5594, TDD 202-616-5525 Or write to: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel NYA 950 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. Washington, DC 20530.

Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas. All eligible applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Job Type: Information Technology

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