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  • Posted: Nov 3, 2020
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    IT Senior Quality Assurance Engineer

    Purpose

    The IT Senior Quality Assurance Engineer leads, plans and executes the quality assurance activity for nominated products delivered by IT projects to the firm; ensuring that standards are adhered to, and that best practice is adopted.

    Key Performance Areas and Accountabilities

    Testing

    • Taking ownership of testing services, leveraging assigned resources to ensure commitments are made on schedule and budget
    • Managing third party resources engaged to perform various activities associated with QAS activities. 
    • Accountable for assuring that scope of work and expectations of projects/stakeholders are aligned and that services provided by these third party resources meet Hogan Lovells standards within agreed to schedule and cost
    • Reviewing requirements and specifications to plan and execute test scenarios verifying expected behaviours
    • Working with Project Managers and project stakeholders to coordinate quality expectations, plans, and assurance resources for projects
    • Building and mastering familiarity with business applications and IT products to ensure that an appropriate, measured approach is taken to quality assurance
    • Developing, executing and maintaining test plans for IT products
    • Executing quality assurance activity’s supporting process improvements including change control, release deep dives and knowledge sharing sessions
    • Measuring, analysing and reporting on test activity
    • Developing SQL test scripts to extract data so as to ensure product behaviour meets requirements
    • Parse XML and other interface files to verify that interfacing systems can support the handoff and receipt of required data elements
    • Other duties as assigned

    Requirements Profile

    Education

    • Grade 12 or equivalent (NQF Level 4) - Required
    • Bachelor’s degree in an industry-related field (NQF Level 7) - Recommended
    • Certification in Quality Assurance, Six Sigma or similar - Recommended

    Mental & Environmental / Legal Requirements

    • Ability to undertake other activities/tasks as required
    • A willingness to use initiative
    • A collegiate, non-status conscious attitude
    • Ability to take ownership of assigned projects
    • Clear criminal record

    Experience

    • 8 years' Quality Assurance or related job function experience at Operational level - Required

    System Skills

    • MS SQL - Advanced (Required)
    • XML - Advanced (Required)
    • Team Foundation Server / Azure Dev Ops - Advanced (Required)
    • Test Automation: Tool based, development languages and open source frameworks - Intermediate to Advanced (Required)

    Knowledge and Skills

    • Demonstrated understanding of quality assurance as it relates to IT projects and project management
    • Experience in several application lifecycle management techniques including agile, waterfall and iterative development. Familiarity with ISO9000 and/or CMMI family of standards a plus
    • Experience leading multiple project deliverables in parallel leveraging employee and contractor resources co-located and in distributed locations
    • Experience managing third party QA resources engaged to provide services; defining and negotiating statements of work; and managing scope of work and costs during execution of projects
    • Experience building or participating in a Testing Center of Excellence
    • Demonstrated experience and understanding of MS SQL scripting and XML to support verification of expected results during validation
    • Experience with test automation tools, language and frameworks a plus
    • Excellent working knowledge of Team Foundation Server testing tools or similar
    • Solid project management skills and communication skills
    • Ability to build consensus across teams
    • Experience with report configuration in PowerBI a plus
    • Knowledge of technology solutions in the legal industry a plus
    • Test tools architecture and development background a plus

    Behavioural Competencies

    • Ability to handle queries efficiently with diplomacy and tact
    • Strong collaboration skills
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills
    • Proven ability to communicate at all levels
    • Confident to make independent decisions
    • Embraces and supports the wider organizational vision
    • Ability to remain calm and focused in high pressured situations
    • Strongly task-driven, thinks outside of the box and can multi-task
    • Ability to follow instructions and meet expectations precisely
    • Adapting and responding to change
    • Strong work ethic with an inherent sense of urgency
    • Delivering results and meeting business expectations
    • Working with others
    • Delivering through others

    Additional Considerations

    • Applicants must be South African citizens or have a valid South African work permit
    • Preference will be given to Employment Equity candidates
    • Preference will be given to candidates who are living with a disability

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Hogan Lovells on hoganlovells.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com to apply

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