Sr. QA Test Lead (Cyber Security)

Posted on August 8, 2019


Madison, WI

Position Details


Job Summary

Do you want to support a global Cyber Security/Data Loss Prevention program by leading quality assurance (QA) activities by creating and executing test plans and models to processes? You've come to the right page. Beacon Technologies is looking to hire a Sr. QA Test Lead for Cyber Security to work in Madison, WI.

This person will handle infrastructure and system applications, provide recommendations for improvement and implementing procedural changes to ensure technical solutions align with organizational objectives, regulatory standards and business needs. 

 Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Develop a comprehensive test plan(s) to facilitate successful execution of multiple projects within the global program 
  • Manage assigned projects in designated areas of responsibility by prioritizing tasks and adhering to deadlines to meet project and program objectives and individual performance metrics 
  • Analyze business requirements for accuracy, completeness, redundancy, ambiguity and testability 
  • Define and identify testing scope, risks, assumptions used to design, build and prioritize test cases 
  • Work with members of project/program team, infrastructure, security, other IT areas, leadership, and Project/Program Management to assure timely completion of testing activities 
  • Provide thought leadership for strategic business and technology initiatives taking both short- and long-term implications into consideration to support delivery of features 
  • Participate in policy reviews to ensure all factors are considered at an early stage 
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders to facilitate change and support business needs 
  • Contribute to a positive work environment by demonstrating cultural expectations and influencing others to reward performance and value “can do” people, accountability, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, continuous improvement, collaboration, creativity and fun 

 Required Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience 
  • Experience: 4 years relevant experience 
  • Ability and availability to work with a global team 

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience collaborating with technical team members, business analysts, and project/program managers to ensure a quality solution is delivered 
  • Experience managing quality assurance and testing processes 

 Preferred Knowledge:

  •  Working knowledge of a cyber security/data loss prevention projects and programs and the appropriate milestones as it relates to quality assurance 
  • Ability to test in a variety of settings and situations, including instances with no graphical user interface (GUI) (back-end processing, file processing, and/or interfaces between systems)
  • Knowledge of test case design techniques like boundary value, decision table, pairwise, state transition, use case testing 
  • Applied knowledge of quality assurance principles, methods, tools and technologies, including test plans, scenarios, strategies and related procedures 
  • Knowledge of methods and best practices for monitoring and evaluating delivered services for achievement on established service level agreements 
  • Terminology, function and fundamental capabilities of common computer, software, information and communication technology devices, components, and concepts 

 Preferred Competencies/Skills:

  •  Self-motivated, assertive, detail oriented, and high degree of organization skills 
  • Share knowledge and provide subject matter expertise within area of responsibility 
  • Utilize effective research and investigative techniques 
  • Conduct tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance 
  • Multi-task to handle competing priorities; prioritize assigned tasks to ensure timely goal achievement 
  • Escalate issues as required
  • Anticipate obstacles and recommend strategies to address 
  • Ability to multi-task, work with a sense of urgency and adapt to changing requirement and project directions 
  • Ability to scale testing efforts to support aggressive agile-like project timeline 
  • Collaborate with people at different levels within the organization to accomplish a common goal 
  • Communicate information in a clear, well-organized, and professional manner 
  • Effectively and efficiently present logic, reasoning, and analysis to others
  • Consult and recommend changes and improvements to management 
  • Build constructive and cooperative working relationships 

If any of this sounds like you please apply now!