Quality Assurance Lead

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SS&C is a global provider of investment and financial services and software for the financial services and healthcare industries. Named to Fortune 1000 list as top U.S. company based on revenue, SS&C is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut and has 20,000+ employees in over 90 offices in 35 countries. Some 18,000 financial services and healthcare organizations, from the world's largest institutions to local firms, manage and account for their investments using SS&C's products and services. Job... Description Quality Assurance Lead Department Overview:Quality Assurance Center of Excellence (QA CoE) is the provider of software testing services across the organization. QA CoE is responsible for providing appropriate testing solutions and quality control for projects and/or release for the organization. The goal of the QA CoE is to create a best in class testing team, focused on leveraging industry best practices and processes for Software Quality Assurance and Quality Control.Automation CoE is part of QA CoE which consists of both Test Automation and Test Performance. The goal of automation is to regress builds fast and identify issues / defects before moving to next phase. Overall Accountabilities :This role is responsible for testing expert in automation for the purpose of designing, developing, maintaining, and executing automated testing solutions iFAST and surrounding applications. Meeting overall project objectives. The QA Automation Lead reports to QA Manager or Sr. QA Manager. Job Description:Leadership:• Ability to drive enterprise level automation Vision & Objectives. • Ability to lead a team of 3-4 members which may include technical guidance, review and validation of their work. • Designing Automation Strategy, Plan, Estimation, schedule and resource forecast for projects. • Identifying project risks, threats and providing mitigation strategies to QA Managers. • Prioritize tasks based on project objective and risks also ensuring testing milestones, activities are completed as scheduled. • Developing a positive work environment that promotes quality, innovation and good teamwork. • Identify areas of improvements and opportunities for overall development productivity, effectiveness and operational efficiency of the business unit and or team. • Provide insight, information and recommendations on industry trends and significant issues • Advise QA Lead & Management and peer team members on leveraging test assets and practices across the teamQuality Assurance:• Conduct project requirement analysis, Support in high level test strategy creation, attend JAD & Agile ceremonies and coordinate with QA Lead and Project stakeholders to conduct Functional/ Integration / Project Regression test and qualify the code for enhancements /projects and programs • Apply various QA techniques , best practices , tools , framework and solutions to test applications developed using various technologies • Responsible for all phases of testing for assigned projects / programs and adherence to SS&C QA CoE processes and audit requirements • Create defects clearly and track them to closure and retest the defects and surround test cases as appropriately required • Periodically report the status of test planning, test execution and defects via daily /weekly status reporting to QA Lead and Project Manager as appropriate and requiredTechnical:• Developing, implementing and assuring automation using various test automation tools & frameworks. • Hand on experience on automation tools like Micro Focus UFT, Selenium, Cucumber, API Testing tools (SOAP UI/Postman, etc.) • Strong knowledge and experience is using Test Management tools like HP ALM, JIRA, XRay, Service Now etc., • Strong knowledge in automation scripting languages like JAVA, VB Script, Python etc., • Experience in automating legacy applications developed in Mainframe / Progress/ Java / C++ and also on latest technologies, third party applications etc. • Implementation of automation through CI/CD pipe by using tools like JENKINS, GITHUB for building and running automation scripts. • Implementation of BDD / TDD approach by using Cucumber. • Ability to work with different types of QA automation frameworks using automation tools like UFT, Selenium / Java.• Participate in technical discussions and POC for tools and solutions • Generating test metrics & ROI to utilize them for process and efficiency improvements. • Building complex SQL queries to build automation scripts for data mining requirements and migration • Develop and run complex SQL queries for data sourcing and experience in testing ETL, Reports, feeds, XML, APIetc. extensively.Knowledge Management:• Plan, train & participate knowledge transfer activities to the QA team members and clients as required • Support training new or less experienced team members in the QA team and work to bridge knowledge gap in the team as it arises and stays available for the team to support on need • With the strong business / domain knowledge contribute sharing knowledge of the system & business to the project team and peer team members • Continuously willing to learn new processes, methodologies, technologies, tools, techniques and implement them in suitable projects as required. • Mentor team members and support them for their career growth in all possible aspects. Key Accountabilities / Responsibilities:• Accountable for all QA Automation deliverables in all phases of testing including Inception, Sprint Testing, System Integration testing (SIT), Business / User Acceptance testing (BAT / UAT), Regression & Warranty support. • Co-coordinating with onshore and offshore teams for Estimates, planning, Test Data preparation, Test execution activities in adherence to the SS&C standards • Identification, Implementation and Governance of SS&C QA(CoE) best practices and process improvements across all projects & programs • Responsible for implementing quality and standards for assigned projects/ program. • Support for measurement and improvement of client satisfaction, building of action plans to address gaps • Collaboration and communication with SS&C teams on initiatives, resolution of issues and risk mitigation strategies • Support for hiring, onboarding and retaining team members • Step up to handle emergency changes / fixes for production issues/ defects. Critical Requirements:• 6+ years of working experience in automation projects and technical activities. • 6+ years of working eexperience with Test Automation tools & Framework ( Like HP UFT / ALM / Selenium, Postman, JIRA, Confluence, Xray/ Service Now) • 2+ years of experience in DevOps, Cucumber, Jenkins, Excel macros ,Shell Scripting etc., • 5+ years working in the financial / wealth management domain (No Loans & Credit cards), with strong knowledge in various financial products & instruments including Mutual Funds/ Segregated Funds. • Working knowledge of QA methodologies ( Agile, Waterfall, Hybrid Agile , BDD) • Experience working with 3rd party vendors • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Strong negotiation and project management skills • Excellent organization and time management skills • Must be able to work until 12:00pm EST and more as required to have better overlap with teams in Canada & Europe • Experience in people management and working with geographically distributed teams • Experience in Data sourcing , ETL process and proficiency in building complex SQL queriesUnless explicitly requested or approached by SS&C Technologies, Inc. or any of its affiliated companies, the company will not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies, or fee-based recruitment services. SS&C offers excellent benefits including health, dental, 401k plan, tuition and professional development reimbursement plan. SS&C Technologies is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other classification protected by applicable discrimination lawsRead more

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