Job Description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location: San Antonio, TX

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.
 
We believe that great outcomes are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world’s leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast—the first time. So you can deliver what matters most.
 
Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 7,200 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation’s priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect. 
 
The Test Manager is responsible for strategic planning for testing efforts.  Key responsibilities include advising the customer on innovative testing products and solutions; defining and administering standard testing architecture methodologies, processes, and tools across the engagement; creating test estimates and defining/building reusable testing assets for large/complex projects.  The Test Lead will work closely with other Test Architects and delivery teams, to ensure compliance with the test plan and methodology throughout the life cycle of the project.  The Test Lead will lead test activities as required.
 
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
  • Work 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 in the development of 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
  • Work 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
  • Ensure issues are being recorded, tracked and updated


Qualifications

Basic Qualifications
  • At least 4 years in a supervisory capacity
  • At least 7 years of experience software testing
  • At least 3 years writing test automation scripts in a large enterprise environment. (using a combined suite of tools such as Selenium WebDriver, Tosca, Cucumber, Worksoft Certify or HP UFT/BPT or equivalent)
  • At least 3 years experience creating estimates and managing work plans
  • US Citizenship Required/No Dual Citizens
 
PREFERRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Experience with at least three software development lifecycle activities; Agile, Waterfall, XP, PMP, etc.
  • Recent Java, .NET and SQL development background
  • Recent Experience with CI/CD tool architectures; Jenkins, Git.*, Maven, Jira, Nagios, Ansible, etc.  
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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