*I have a very urgent DIRECT CLIENT requirement for Lead Mainframe QA
Analyst in Atlanta, GA. Please Let Me Know If you have available candidate,
please reply with their word resume, location, rate and contact
number.Please send the resumes at r...@cncconsulting.com
<r...@cncconsulting.com>Job Title: Lead Mainframe QA AnalystLocation:
Atlanta, GADuration: 6 MonthsGet 1 referenceThe Department of Labor has
embarked on a multi-year initiative to modernize its current legacy
applications to a more scalable and flexible platform on a distributed
environment.  The current legacy applications are decades old and are
running on the mainframe using IBMs zOS.  GDOL is looking to migrate those
applications to a distributed, virtualized, on-premise platform using Linux
OS, Dell’s Transaction Processing Environment (TPE), Batch Processing
Environment (BPE) and TSF (Transaction Security Facility) along with other
third party software applications.  Primary duties of this position will be
to manage all testing activities required to validate the portfolio of
related business applications and interfaces in the portfolio. Specific
responsibilities include:This position will consist of analyzing COBOL,
CICS, batch programs and JCL in order to identify testing requirements and
develop detailed test plans, test scenarios and test cases. Coordinate
testing activities for COBOL, CICS and batch programs on both the mainframe
and distributed platforms. Develop and adhere to standard Software Quality
Assurance methodologies and best practices. In addition, the individual
will oversee testing activities for mainframe systems that are being
migrated to a distributed platform.  Identify tests based on system
specifications and/ or business needs and perform defect management
activities.  This position works with the various resource managers for
proper use of technical resources and reports to the Mainframe ReHosting
Project Steering Committee.  This role is also responsible for
communicating the testing status, issues and risks to the Project Steering
Committee, resource managers and the project team. Required Skills:The
candidate must have a thorough understanding of the SDLC, and Software
Quality Assurance concepts and best practices and a minimum of (5-7) years
experience in software testing. The candidate must be able to manage
defects to closure or resolution and develop QA metrics. GDOL is looking to
get an understanding of how well the product functions. Must have the
ability to work closely with other teams, facilitate defect meetings and be
able to interact with both technical and business team members. The
candidate should also have working knowledge of mainframe and distributed
environments, specifically zOS and Linux (Redhat).  Must be able to
decompose the mainframe assets into subsystems which can be tested.Strong
people management and communication (verbal and written) skills are
required.Proficient in Software Testing techniques, methodologies and
defect management.Understand the differences in testing objectives (e.g.
functional testing, unit testing, integration testing, etc.) and how to
build a test schedule and construct appropriate testing cycles, test plans
and scripts to meet the different objectivesWorking knowledge of the HP
Suite of testing tools, including Quality Center (QC) and Quick Test
Professional (QTP).In-depth knowledge developing test strategies and test
plans for large complex systems.Expert in creating test plans, developing
test scenarios for COBOL, CICS and Batch Programs, and creating QA metrics
and reports.Demonstrated skills in facilitating and organizing test
execution of test cases/scripts in a proficient manner.Ability to identify
gaps in test coverage to meet business requirements/needs.Proven analytical
skills.Responsible for coordinating activities that impact testing
initiatives.Experienced in managing testing milestones, estimates and
timelines.Strong problem/conflict resolution skills.Must be able to adapt
to an ever-changing environment. Bachelor’s degree in related field or
equivalent experience. Success Criteria:In order to be successful in this
role, at minimum the candidate should:Be innovative, energetic, energizing,
flexible and eager to learn5-7 years in a Testing lead role in managing
testing/QA teams for mainframe systemsKnows how to get to the real
technical issue and/or root cause of defectsUnderstands diverse technology
and integration points (e.g. mainframe vs. distributed, java technologies,
cobol/cics, secure transfer protocols, DB2, VSAM)Be able to create a
realistic, detailed schedule to support all testing activities needed to
manage the projectOrganize, manage and provide clear guidance to teams in
order to reach the testing goals and tight deadlineBe able to practice,
candor, transparency and collaboration Deliverables to be expected:Testing
schedule with detailed activities and milestonesWeekly/Monthly status
report identifying risks, issues, assumptions & constraints, decision
needed/made relative to testingDaily project action items, issues, risks,
decisions (tracked and managed in Sharepoint)Testing StrategyTest
Cases/ScriptsWeekly/Monthly defect reportWeekly/Monthly testing progress
reportChair weekly defect meetingsDaily updates on defects in
HPALM Preferred Skills:Preference will be given to candidates who have
configured test automation tools for use with Mainframe on zOS.Experience
testing in public service is a plus.Proficient in testing integrated and
complex systems.Minimum 3 years mainframe programming experience.5 years as
a QA Test Lead.*



*Thanks,Raj Chouhan - IT recruiter...@cncconsulting.com
<r...@cncconsulting.com>*

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