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Grant Thornton LLP Senior Quality Assurance Testing Lead in Chicago, Illinois

Grant Thornton is seeking a Senior Quality Assurance Testing Lead to join its State and Local service line and take an active role in in a testing engagement.The successful candidate will be responsible forcreatingbusinessuse cases, reviewing test scripts,managing resolution for defects reported, and escalated matters withclient PMO andapplication vendors.

Grant Thornton Public Sector helps executives and managers at all levels of government maximize their performance and efficiency in the face of ever tightening budgets and increased demand for services. We give clients creative, cost-effective solutions that enhance their acquisition, financial, human capital, information technology, data analytics, and performance management. For more information, visit grantthornton.com/publicsector.

At Grant Thornton, our professional staff applies traditional, cutting-edge approaches and methods to a variety of analyses. As part of our team, the Senior Associate will utilize various methodologies and models to execute client projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization). Assist with business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership materials.

Required Experience: * Solid understanding of the overall software development lifecycle with the ability to identify impacts to testing related activities across the lifecycle * Strong experience in Requirements Analysis and Use Case writing * Strong ability to transform requirements and use cases to test scenarios/test cases * Demonstrate the ability to introduce industry-leading testing practices and helping teams mature their IT-Testing processes * Prior experience in test execution, test analysis, bug/fix, and participation in triage reviews with software vendors and business users. * Strong experience and ability to quickly create, review and update testscripts. * Collaborate with various levels of management to ensure requirements defined have been captured in use cases and have traceability. * Participate in daily team and business status meetings. * Work closely with business, vendors, and technical teams and provide value-added support towards the successful completion of the test phases. * Responsible for the creation and updates of QA team deliverables and alerting of project teams and managers of obstacles, issues, and risks. * Experience collaborating across multiple teams and vendors with a proven ability to build a camaraderie with these teams * Must have a proven ability to create detailed status reports and have strong verbal and written skills

Desired Experience * Ability to discuss the status of all opendefectsfacing the test team and describes actions taken to mitigate them. * Prior testing lead experience and ability to create management plans such as test management plan, test schedule, etc * Prior experience working with an IT consulting firm providing IT advisory related services * Prior software implementation experience spanning across the entire SDLC * Prior experience with business development activities, such as proposals, capture plan, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership materials. * Prior Project Management experience * Strong understanding of Waterfall and Agile methodologies * Certification such as PMP, CSM, SAFe, or Six Sigma color-banded belts.

Other Requirements * Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Business, Business Information Systems or related field * At least three years of experience with Quality Assurance, Requirements Elicitation, and Testing Management * Experience with QA Test strategy plans * Ability to obtain and maintain certain job-related certifications if no job-related advanced degrees. * U.S. citizenship may be required. Ability to work in the United States indefinitely required. * Travel may be required. * Ability to work overtime required on occasion. * Ability to sit in an office environment for long periods of time. * Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance. * Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally. * Ability to obtain and maintain firm independence and abide by firm ethics requirements. * Meet or exceed continuing professional education (CPE) requirements.

Grant Thornton Public Sector LLC (“Grant Thornton Public Sector”), based in Arlington, VA, is a global management consulting business with the mission of providing responsive and innovative financial, performance management and systems solutions to governments and international organizations. Visit Grant Thornton’s Public Sector atwww.grantthornton.com/publicsector.

It is Grant Thornton’s policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Title: Senior Quality Assurance Testing Lead

Location: IL-Chicago

Requisition ID: 048312

Other Locations: US-MO-Kansas City, US-FL-Jacksonville, US-Oklahoma-Oklahoma City

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