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Sr. Systems/Business Analyst
Edina, Minnesota
Contract Position
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Applied on September 28, 2020
Job Id #43133 Posted September 2, 2020

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Position Summary:

  • The Business Analyst/Quality Assurance (QA) Lead is responsible for development of test strategies, scripts, and cases on large, complex projects.
  • The Business Analyst/QA Lead ensures traceability of test cases back to requirements, coordinates testing efforts across the organization, and leads the project team in Software QA process and procedure.
  • The Business Analyst/Quality Assurance (QA) Lead is responsible for the test development and execution portions of the project, reporting to the Project Manager.
  • This includes execution planning, environment planning, status reporting, defect tracking, and vendor coordination for all test phases (i.e. System Testing, End to End Testing, Data Migration Testing, and User Acceptance Testing).
  • This will require leadership and collaboration with Business Users, Vendor Managers and Business System resources.
  • The Business Analyst/Quality Assurance (QA) Lead for the WAM Design Tool project will also function as a hands-on Software Tester / Quality Assurance Analyst responsible for design review and software testing.
  • The Business Analyst/Quality Assurance (QA) Lead must demonstrate technical acumen in complex, integrated software and Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Summary of Responsibilities:
  • Develop test strategy and plan including: software integration, data build planning, task schedules, and resource assignments
  • Review of project requirements, definition of the test strategies, and test cases
  • Manage the creation, validation, and update of test cases
  • Ensure that testers evaluate discrepancies between expected results and actual results of test execution
  • Ensure that defects are appropriately recorded and resolved
  • Manage the defect lifecycle
  • Provide dashboard reporting and trend analysis
  • Provide data build and test execution status reporting.
  • Collaborate with other test leads to help develop and improve existing test methodology and processes.
  • Reports to the Project Manager

Skill Set Requirements:
  • Demonstrated experience in managing test and QA functions for large, complex, integrated software systems
  • Minimum 5 years of Test Lead experience, with participation on projects with a $1M project budget or greater
  • Experience in coordinating testing in large, multi-platform environments involving complex integrations and geographically dispersed teams
  • Experience developing structured test plans and detailed test cases through analysis of complex business and technical requirements and high level design deliverables
  • Ability to prioritize testing based on risk
  • Experience in QA Process Development and re-engineering
  • Experience mentoring others in Software QA best practices
  • Experience with Structured Test Planning, QA Tracking software and Test automation
  • Experience working within the energy industry; Familiarity with transmission and distribution functions for gas and electric systems is a plus
  • Familiarity with Geographic Information Systems;
  • Experience with GE Smallworld system a plus
  • Experience with the Rational Quality Manager toolset is a plus
  • Familiarity with work management systems a plus
  • Minimal travel is required

Horizontal is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We seek to provide employment opportunities to talented, qualified candidates regardless of race, color, sex/gender including gender identity and/or expression, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, citizen status, veteran status, or any other protected classification under federal, state or local law.

In addition, Horizontal will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation in order to complete the application or interview process, please contact

All applicants applying must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment.

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