Crystal Lake, IL, USA
DISCOVER. A BRIGHTER FUTURE. With us, youll do meaningful work from Day 1. Our collaborative culture is built on three core behaviors: We Play to Win, We Get Better Every Day & We Succeed Together. And we mean it we want you to grow and make a difference at one of the world’s leading digital banking and payments companies.We value what makes you unique so that you have an opportunity to shine. Come build your future, while being the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future with Discover. JOB DESCRIPTION From the outset of the project, senior leads, in collaboration with the other stakeholders and management, devise the test objectives, organizational test policies, test strategies and test plans for the project. Plans, monitors, and controls of the testing activities and tasks. Provides input into the estimation of the testing effort. Prepares the software test plan. Analyzes requirements during the requirements analysis phase of projects. Keeps track of the requirements from the project and manages Change of Scope (COS). Schedules the project effort in conjunction with the PMO. Checks for timely delivery of project milestones. Arranges the hardware and software requirement for the test setup. Escalates the issues about project requirements (Software, Hardware, Resources) to Project Manager / Test Manager. Identifies training requirements and forward it to the Project Manager (Technical and Soft skills). Documents, implements, monitors, and enforces all processes and procedures for testing as per established standards defined by the organization. Leads, guides and monitors the analysis, design, implementation and execution of the test cases, test procedures and test suites. Ensures content and structure of all testing documents / artifacts is documented and maintained. Assigns tasks to all testing team members and ensures that all of them have sufficient work in the project. Acts as the single point of contact between Development and Testers for iterations, testing and deployment activities. Reviews System, Integration and User Acceptance Tests prepared by testers. Ensures proper configuration management of the test artifacts produced and traceability of the tests to the requirements. Recognizes when test automation is appropriate and, if it is, they plan the effort, select the tools, and ensure training of the team. As test execution approaches, they make sure the test environment is put into place before test execution and managed during test execution. Schedules the tests for execution and then they monitor, measure, control and report on the test progress, the product quality status and the test results, adapting the test plan and compensating as needed to adjust to evolving conditions. Prepares the agendas for meetings, for example: Weekly team meeting etc. Frequent status check meetings with the team, communication by means of chat / emails etc. Tracks and reports upon testing activities, including testing results, test case coverage, required resources, defects discovered and their status, performance baselines, etc. Attends the regular test team meetings. Sends the status report (Daily, Weekly etc.) to the Test Manager. Reviews reports prepared by Testers. Assists in the timely resolution of quality/test challenges at the team level providing guidance, training, technical support and where necessary mentoring individuals. Champions Test Automation where appropriate for faster testing feedback in the development process. Takes ownership of delivering such test automation efforts from inception to completion of such scoped tasks. QUALIFICATIONS Bachelors Information Technology 4 years Experience Leading software testing teams utilizing Agile delivery methods within Payments Industry or equivalent Minimum Certifications and Licenses : ISTQB Foundation In Lieu of Education 6 years Experience Leading software testing teams utilizing Agile delivery methods within Payments Industry or Equivalent Experience BONUS POINTS IF YOU HAVE 6 years of experience in leading software testing teams utilizing Agile delivery methods within the Payments industry or equivalent experience ISTQB Intermediate Test Manager LI-BG1 Remote What are you waiting for? Apply today The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law) [ We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.