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Colorado Springs Utilities Quality Assurance Lead in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Quality Assurance Lead

Job Type: Information Technology

Pay Range $98,176 to $122,720

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 3/10/21

Quality Assurance Lead (BSA Lead)

Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking an Information Technology Quality Assurance and Testing Lead to join the Quality Assurance Portfolio Department. In this job you will work under the direction of the IT Quality Assurance and Test Supervisor in assisting, leading, maturing and sustaining the program. We are not only looking for a leader, but also someone who can take direction, all the while, implementing industry Q&A best practices, planning, organizing, and coordinating with individual project test leads. If this describes you and your abilities, then please apply!

Key Areas of Focus:

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

  • Perform manual testing, writing project test plans, developing requirements traceability matrices, writing/executing test cases, and defect logging

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

  • Collaborate with all levels of leadership and departments across the organization

  • 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 to include 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

  • 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

Who you are: You will bring 7+ years of progressive experience as Test Lead in a relevant information technology-oriented field as an analyst or systems engineer. Additionally, come with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Technology, Software Engineering or a closely related field (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).

Please detail in your resume, the desired experience listed below:

  • Implementing complex functional and non-functional tests requiring an understanding of application logic

  • The ability to lead teams and drive results

  • Quality control concepts and methodologies, and Automated testing tools and processes

  • Experience installing and administering test management tools and testing software suites; ability to develop automated testing processes and scripts

  • Experience with testing multiple products and going through multiple release cycles

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

  • ITIL and Change Management and Release Management Processes

Who we are: We are a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community through new and innovative technologies. 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 Quality Assurance and testing, please join our team so you can contribute ideas and solutions in a collaborative and empowering environment!

Colorado Springs Utilities offers a comprehensive benefits program to help you and your family protect your health and financial security.

  • Medical – Select from three medical plans including a Health Savings Account compatible plan

  • Voluntary Wellness Program – Earn incentives, gift cards, and gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two plans including orthodontia coverage

  • Vision Insurance – Voluntary plan covering a full range of vision care services

  • Health Savings Accounts – Tax-advantaged savings account used for healthcare expenses

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Tax-advantaged spending accounts for healthcare and/or dependent daycare expenses

  • Disability Insurance –Short-Term and Long-Term coverage provides income replacement for illness or injury

  • Life Insurance – Term life coverage with the option to purchase supplemental coverage

  • Paid Time Off – vacation, personal leave, sick leave, holidays, jury and bereavement

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase additional vacation time

  • Pension – Colorado PERA retirement plan funded by both employees and the organization.

  • Retirement Saving Programs

Supplement your pension with PERA 401(k) or PERA Roth 401(k), ICMA Roth IRA, ICMA 457 or 457 Roth plan

  • Educational Assistance – Financial assistance for qualifying courses

  • Additional Benefits

Employee Assistance Program, and Long-Term Care Insurance

ATTENTION:

  • Colorado Springs Utilities is considered an essential business delivering critical services to our community. During the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, we are hiring for a variety of positions. Interviews for many positions will leverage remote technology solutions, including the enhanced use of email, telephone, and video solutions where possible. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

  • All postings will close at 11:59 pm 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 .

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

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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Job Type: Information Technology

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