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Federal - Tester ++

Job Location: TX - San Antonio

Regional Description: Southwest

Job Number: 00536142


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Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location: San Antonio, TX


Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company that helps clients transform bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes.  We serve every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Our 9,000 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with clients at the heart of the nation's priorities in defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and health to make a difference for the people they employ, serve, and protect.  


The Tester Associate Manager is responsible for managing the complex testing effort in the areas of work planning, personnel management, training and communicating with onsite and center leadership. Expectations for this critical role include creating test estimates and managing to the work plan to predict impacts to budget and schedule; defining/building reusable testing assets; defining and administering standard testing architecture methodologies, processes, and tools across the engagement; advising the customer on innovative testing products and solutions.  The Tester Associate Manager will work closely with other Test Leads and delivery teams to create and share the best solutions, to ensure compliance with the test plan and methodology throughout the life cycle of the project.

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Provide input to estimating models and refine factors as necessary.  Facilitate appropriate use of standard estimation model(s).
  • Responsible for development of test estimates within area(s) of responsibility.
  • Works with other project team Architects, delivery managers, and Project Managers to ensure consistency in estimating and understanding of requirements.
  • Provide test expertise in the development of test processes, standards and guidelines for the unit.
  • Responsible for the creation of the Test Strategy and Test Approach deliverables and provide strategic direction for testing activities/initiatives.
  • Provide testing SME support across area(s) of responsibility.
  • Advise onsite team on industry standards and practices in the area of testing.
  • Evaluate testing products and develop proofs of concepts for new, innovative solutions.
  • Manage data load and scheduling for testing usage.
  • Provide input to the test environment plan.
  • Ensure correct use of automated testing tools as appropriate.
  • Provide input and guidance to the in the development of the test data approach as appropriate.
  • Identify and initiate continuous improvement opportunities in the testing area.
  • Plan and support integrated testing of all applications within and across domains as defined by the project test plan to ensure business process flow is adequately supported.
  • Conduct test quality assurance reviews for large/complex projects.
  • Support the planning and preparation for UAT.
  • Develop short-term and long-term planning to maintain alignment with the client's current and future needs.
  • Working with AFS colleagues to identify and replicate testing best practices.
  • Define, develop and build reusable testing assets.
  • Communicate and work with client personnel as necessary.
  • Manage key vendor relationships.
  • Build strong customer relationships    


Basic Qualifications:

  • 2+ years in a supervisory or lead capacity
  • 5+ years of experience testing custom or ERP systems
  • 2+ years of experience creating estimates and managing work plans
  • US Citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated understanding of software development lifecycle activities
  • Test Automation experience

An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.


Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.


Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require now or in the future sponsorship by the employer for a visa.


Accenture is a federal contractor, an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.


Equal Employment Opportunity

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.


Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.


Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.


US Citizenship Required.



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