Testing Manager

Clearance Level
None
Category
Test Engineering
Location
Woodlawn, Maryland

REQ#: RQ57516

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: Other
Requisition Type: Pipeline

GDIT is has one of the largest and most diverse portfolios of work at Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). We combine deep insight into healthcare benefit administration policy and technology across all of CMS’s operational areas. The Test Manager will be responsible for planning, designing, deploying, maintenance and troubleshooting through all layers of the Testing Development Life Cycle. The Test Manager the program management office, government customer, technical teams and end users. He or she will be responsible for working with all application teams to facilitate the delivery needs of the program.  This position provides an opportunity to play a critical role in the migration of CMS’s legacy mainframe systems to modern cloud-based architectures, delivering improved scalability and lower total cost of ownership. 


The Test Manager:

  • Manages testers, negotiates scope, develops estimates, plans, monitors metrics, and provides daily guidance to the team and the client.  Provides daily metrics to the project leadership.  Supports the life cycle of the change requests.
  • Performs complex analyses of business goals, objectives and needs of the general business environment to align information technology solutions with business initiatives for a complex account.  Serves as a subject matter expert and the liaison between technical personnel and non-technical personnel.  Plans and designs complex business processes and system modifications.  Makes recommendations to improve and support business activities.
  • Facilitates and coordinates all Test project activities from inception through completion of entire systems development lifecycle of multiple projects; including estimating, scheduling, status tracking, reporting, and issue and risk mitigating responsibilities.
  • Identifies appropriate resources and staffs projects. Organizes automation test team(s) members to ensure communication and understanding of deadlines, assignments and objectives. Acts as the point of contact to client's project management.
  • Manages costs, schedules and quality by overseeing testing deliverables. Ensures schedule and budget are met. Identifies need for change, determines course of action and revises as appropriate.
  • Oversees the ongoing review of test(s) status; identifies risks. Develops, recommends and implements risk mitigation solutions and implements as appropriate.
  • Works in conjunctions with team members and stakeholders to anticipate and manage changes to test project. Determines when additional resources are needed and implements same. Identifies or gathers information regarding possible solutions that may create additional, different or unique objectives or results. 
  • Manages client expectations and balances the needs of company and client to ensure satisfaction for relevant parties.
  • Determines testing strategies and guides the work of less experienced team members.

Requirements: 

  • Knowledge of software development and testing techniques 
  • Experience working with test tools, processes, approaches and techniques 
  • Must have proven experience in developing automation test scripts 
  • Good analytical skills and proven experience in analyzing and writing automation scripts for complex business rules and rule engines
  • Proven experience leading a team of software and/or systems testers
  • Strong creative, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good leadership and negotiation skills to manage testing phases. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and switch between tasks quickly. Ability to work in and foster a team environment. Ability to manage large or multiple projects with changing priorities. Ability to deal with ambiguity and change
  •  BA/BS and at least 5 years of related experience. 
  • The selected applicant will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet requirements for Public Trust.

Preferred

  • Prior experience supporting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • Working understanding of Medicare Advantage systems and data
  • Agile certification (e.g., Certified Scrum Master)
  • Experience with DevOps principles
  • Experience with test automation
  • Experience with modern repositories and build and deployment automation (e.g., gethub, Jenkins)
  • Existing Public Trust
     
We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.