We are currently seeking a motivated, career and customer-oriented IT PMO Strategic Test Coordinator to join our team in Northern Virginia and on the client location in Washington, DC to begin an exciting and challenging career with Unisys Federal Systems. In this role, you will be part of a PMO that supports a large-scale system modernization effort that uses Agile methodologies. The PMO coordinates and monitors performance across multiple contractor development teams, manages business and functional requirements, manages program risks and issues and conducts other management functions. This position requires a self-starter who can work independently with little daily supervision.
The successful candidate will work as a member of our engagement team to provide day-to-day testing coordination for approximately eight projects/development teams. In this role, you work with the client to identify and implement steps to improve test strategy/approach. Coordination is critical because several of the development/project teams are not co-located (i.e., distributed teams). This coordination includes working with test leads from each project team to ensure that testing standards are being met, proper templates are being used, test results are being properly documented, etc. The Test Consultant will actively participate in the Operational Test Authority (OTA) and bi-weekly Test Working Integration Project Team (WIPT) meetings. The Test Consultant will also assist with User Acceptance Testing (UAT) facilitation, consolidate test information across all teams, and create reports/charts that summarize test results/outcomes.
The IT PMO Strategic Test Consultant role does not involve “hands on” testing, but prior knowledge of and experience with testing processes and tools would be ideal.
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
• Participate in Project Operational Test Authority (OTA) meetings.
• Participate in Test Working Integration Project Team (WIPT) meetings.
• At the request of the customer, run testing meetings (as needed).
• Review Project test documentation, including the Test Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP), considering existing strategy and potential need for improvement/updates.
• Review test documentation (test cases, test metrics, test results, etc.) submitted from various projects/teams and provide feedback/comments.
• Consolidate test metrics and results for slides, charts, dashboards, and other reports – to provide visibility into performance areas such as the number of medium, high, and critical defects that occurred across all development teams for a particular release.
• Help to plan for and facilitate User Acceptance Testing (UAT). This may include providing instructions to users, documenting UAT issues, troubleshooting, and documenting UAT findings/results.
• Work with Section 508 accessibility testers, as needed, to consolidate/summarize their findings.
• Work with IV&V and Cybersecurity testers, as needed, to define strategy and approach.
• Assist, as needed, in documenting IV&V and Cybersecurity test results and summarize the results for slides, charts, dashboards and other reports.
• Use Atlassian JIRA and Confluence reports and collaboration sites to view the test progress and the test results from various teams.
You must be to work collaboratively in a team environment. Excellent written and oral communications skills are essential. Other requirements include:
• US Citizenship.
• A BA/BS degree, preferably in a related field with five years of experience or equivalent.
• Familiarity and experience with software testing processes and tools.
• Knowledge of the Systems Engineering Lifecycle (SELC), best practice test methodologies, and guidance (e.g., CMMI, ITIL, etc.).
• Knowledge of Agile development methodologies.
• Ability to work with multiple development teams/projects with various testers who are not co-located.
• Ability to review existing Pivot test documentation and to develop effective strategies/approaches for the development/project teams.
• Ability to review, consolidate, and summarize test results and test metrics to produce reports that include charts.
• Ability to facilitate meetings and UAT sessions, as needed.
• Ability to use Atlassian JIRA and Confluence to review test documents, materials (test cases), test metrics, and test results.
• Ability to work well with clients to determine requirements and to execute a plan to meet those requirements in a timely and efficient manner.
• Strong quantitative skills and comfort working with, analyzing, and synthesizing program information and data.
Familiarity and experience with the following is highly desirable:
• Experience in Federal government consulting.
• Active DHS/FEMA Public Trust clearance.
• Hands-on experience with the DHS Systems Engineering Life Cycle (facilitates reviews for compliance with DHS templates/guidance).
• Understanding of and experience with DHS SELC documentation templates and required gates.
• Strong familiarity with the DHS MD-102-01-001, the DHS SELC, the DHS Agile SELC, and the DHS Technical Review Document.
• Hands-on experience with JIRA and Confluence.
• Hands-on experience working with multiple/distributed development teams to create consolidated documents.
• Genuine desire to learn is essential.
• Certification in DevOps, Scaled Agile Framework for Enterprise (SAFe), Scrum Master, Project Management, etc. is highly desirable.
• In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
The successful candidate must be able to obtain a Public Trust Clearance from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Work can commence before a clearance is granted, but must wait until the initial background check is complete.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
Local candidates only. Work location: Washington, DC.
Do you have what it takes to be mission critical?
Your skills and experience could be mission critical for our Unisys team supporting the Federal Government in their mission to protect and defend our nation, and transform the way government agencies manage information and improve responsiveness to their customers. As a member of our diverse team, you’ll gain valuable career-enhancing experience as we support the design, development, testing, implementation, training, and maintenance of our federal government’s critical systems.
Apply today to become mission critical and help our nation meet the growing need for IT security, improved infrastructure, big data, and advanced analytics.
Unisys is a global information technology company that solves complex IT challenges at the intersection of modern and mission critical. We work with many of the world's largest companies and government organizations to secure and keep their mission-critical operations running at peak performance; streamline and transform their data centers; enhance support to their end users and constituents; and modernize their enterprise applications. We do this while protecting and building on their legacy IT investments. Our offerings include outsourcing and managed services, systems integration and consulting services, high-end server technology, cybersecurity and cloud management software, and maintenance and support services. Unisys has more than 23,000 employees serving clients around the world.
Unisys offers a very competitive benefits package including health insurance coverage from first day of employment, a 401k with an immediately vested company match, vacation and educational benefits. To learn more about Unisys visit us at www.Unisys.com.
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