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QA Lead- Direct Hire- $95k- Tampa in Tampa, FL at Vaco

Date Posted: 3/27/2018

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Job Description

Vaco is looking for a QA Lead for our client in Tampa. This is a direct hire role capping out at $95k/year.

The ideal candidate will have Property & Casualty Insurance- preferably in the homeowner sector. This candidate will also have automation experience- he/she will be introducing the automation side to the team.

What You'll Do: The Quality Analyst Lead is responsible for executing functional tests using automated test tools or manual processes to quality assure new or modified applications/systems, primarily in a web-based environment. He/she will be responsible for facilitating stakeholder sign-offs and guiding the team throughout the testing life cycle. This position also executes test suites, provides input into the quality processes and continually improves the effectiveness and efficiency of testing within the Decision Support / Information Technology team.

You'll be Responsible for:

  • Planning and establishing testing processes to execute projects.
  • Analyzing the requirements and preparing the program level test strategy and identifying objectives in accordance with the requirements.
  • Managing cost, time, quality, risk, scope and resources.
  • Arranging risks and issues meetings with relevant stakeholders to identify testing related risks and formulate plans to mitigate them.
  • Monitor progress on tasks and status related to testing deliverables by arranging working group sessions with offshore team members.
  • Reviewing and approving the test cases as per the approved test approach and facilitate the sign-off from business.
  • Preparing of test closure artifacts after completion of project and reporting to all relevant stake holders.
  • Conducting daily stand up meetings, defect follow up meetings, and daily progress meetings with on-site and other senior management teams.
  • Guiding the team members throughout the testing life cycle.
  • Facilitating stakeholders sign-offs on projects and deliverables.

Top Candidates will have:

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Business Management, Computer Science, Information Systems or related field.

Experience: Five (5) to seven (7) years' experience in enterprise level software testing with web-based applications preferred. Experience with ISCS policy administration tool preferred.


  • Demonstrated skills in the use of computer software applications.
  • Knowledge and experience in technical aspects of software solution being tested (SPIN) experience
  • General knowledge of AGILE/SCRUM methodologies preferred.
  • Good understanding of business approach.
  • Liaison with development, project management, decision support and business.
  • Property and Casualty Insurance testing experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of test data management tools.
  • Knowledge of database testing.
  • Strong leadership and excellent communication skills.


  • Ability to communicate interpersonally with individuals and groups via telephone and in writing.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of technical / professional / consumer clients.
  • Ability to develop and maintain open and trusting working relationships with clients / agents in order to gather pertinent information.
  • Ability to balance timeliness and accuracy.
  • Ability to listen and communicate clearly while maintaining proper confidentiality.
  • Strong decision-making and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to innovate regarding methods and approaches to existing and future work processes.
  • Ability to be resourceful in information gathering and assess information for the best possible decision.
  • Ability to manage onshore and off shore QA operating model.