Sr. Associate - Projects at Cognizant (Charlotte, NC)

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Test Manager
Graduate (Bachelor u2019s Degree in Computer Science or in u201CSTEM u201D Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) or related field)Responsibility:
Test Requirement Analysis:
  • u2022 Create/modify/review Master Test Strategy docuement for large engagements.
  • u2022 Create/update/review Test Estimations, Project/ Sprint Planning effort.
  • u2022 Leverage previous project experience/learning like Retrospection Report, Lesson Learnt for better requirement analysis.
  • u2022 Review architecture & design work products by adopting White Box testing techniques to identify defects by leveraging predefined checklist and cognizant solution accelerators(if any).
Test Strategy and Test Planning:
  • * Create test strategy (that includes release date, types of testing, scope of the project, detail explanation of particular release, RAID Risk, Assumptions, Issues and Dependencies etc).
  • * Gather inputs from the client (eg Types of testing, Development teams, Client managers etc).
  • * Prepare test plan covering timelines, resource (Man /Machine) deployment (How it will be tested).
  • * Seek signoff on the test plan.
  • u2022 Involve Project/ Sprint Planning to define the sprint goals, scrum review meetings, identify the product backlogs & provide risks/issues to scrum team for quicker remediation.
  • u2022 Review & seek signoff from customer on Retrospection Report, Lesson Learnt for every release.
Test Design Techniques (Design principles/tools/patterns):
  • u2022 Review the test scenarios and seek review as required.
  • Track the root cause of the review comments and take actions to resolve them.
  • u2022 Review the test cases and traceability matrix to ensure total coverage of requirements.
  • u2022 Track the downtime and report the same to the client.
  • u2022 Support the team/ client in conducting UAT/BUT if applicable.
  • u2022 Perform sanity testing to ensure system readiness for testing.
  • Upload the test cases.
  • u2022 Validate readiness of the test environment for test execution.
  • Prepare test lab for test execution.
  • u2022 Seek sign off from the client at various stages of the cycle as required.
Only For Onsite Coordinator:
  • u2022 Support Business Lead at client side to perform UAT.
  • If requested identify the test data for UAT.
  • u2022 Create Run Plan document that captures priority of test cases based on complexity.
Coding Practices & Defect Management:
  • u2022 Posses holistic view of quality Domain, User experience, Black box, White box testing.
  • u2022 Able to estimate and commit task level effort and deliver activities on time.
  • u2022 Review the defects logged by team and assign it to the right owner.
  • u2022 Effective technical communication by participating in architectural/design reviews.
  • u2022 Speak the developer language.
  • u2022 Support Quality Assurance goals.
  • u2022 Adhere to all customer standards, policies and governance practices.
  • u2022 Comprehensive understanding of full development lifecycle and is actively involved in all phases.
  • * Involvement with development teams, architects early in the project life cycle to identify the dependencies on architecture design, low level design components & coding standards, test data dependencies, environment dependencies etc.
Test Execution (Automation/Specialized testing):
  • u2022 Design & implement bestinclass automation framework based on AUT.
  • u2022 Review the test results and clarify doubts/query raised by team during execution.
  • u2022 Prepare Test summary Report and share the same for review/ Review the test results/test reports submitted by the test analyst.
  • u2022 Capture lessons learnt and the best practices adopted.
  • u2022 Periodically generate metrics based on the audience.
  • u2022 Review metrics to identify areas for process optimization.
  • u2022 Create robust test automation scripts.
  • u2022 Web Services Design the Web Services testing framework.
  • u2022 DevOps Define, deploy & monitoring metrics configuration.
  • u2022 Has expert knowledge of multithreading & other QE tools & technology.
  • * Discussion with the development, release & deployment team stakeholders to make gono go decision based on test results and test closure summary report.
  • * Possess specialist knowlege on Continous integration/deployment & delivery using industry best tools & technologies.
  • * Perform Frequent monitoring & Failure analysis will be done.
  • * Perform Script fixing for any errors/issues.
  • * Status is shared to onsite across all teams.
  • * Frequent Optimization /Maintenance.
Technology consulting Research & analysis:
  • u2022 Participate in quality, design decisions for automations, stability, usability & scalability of application under test.
  • u2022 Code quality , coverage & productivity analysis to ensure all areas of program are exercised by test suites.
People Management:
  • * Organize the boot camp for new entrants.
  • u2022 Develop and sustain positive relationships with peers.
  • * Identify training needs of team members.
  • * Identify, groom, reward and develop high performers.
  • * Resolve escalated conflicts and grievances.
Knowledge & Innovation Management:
  • * Mentor/coach the team to create knowledge artefacts (eg collaterals, reusable assets) to drive knowledge management.
  • * Improvise already existing processes based on the experience.
  • * Institutionalize systems and processes in place to implement innovation suggestion made by the team (eg adoption of Cognizant proprietary best practices / tools, process optimization like usage of tools, automation, etc ).
  • * Identify the time and cost savings made due to adoption of the best practices.
  • * Create condusive environment for team members to innovate & share ideas.
Project, Configuration & release Management:
  • u2022 Review the daily deliverables and share it with the stakeholders appropriately.
  • u2022 Create and share weekly status reports and daily status reports with the team/ relevant stakeholders.
  • u2022 Facilitate calls between onsite and offshore teams to discuss the project status.
  • u2022 Identify resources based on the estimation and required skill set.
  • (Only For Maintenance/Enhancements Project).
  • u2022 Create estimation for enhancements based on the understanding of requirement.
  • u2022 Perform POCs on the tools (eg accelerators, performance enhancers ) if required.
  • u2022 Coordinate with the release manager to keep abreast with the various activities in the test environment (eg build schedule) and to ensure the right components move to the production.

Must Have Skills
  • Java
  • Rest API
  • Selenium

About Cognizant
Cognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 185 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at or follow us @USJobsCognizant. Applicants may be required to attend interviews in person or by video conference. In addition, candidates may be required to present their current state or government issued ID during each interview.

Cognizant is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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More Information on Cognizant
Cognizant operates in the Information Technology industry. The company is located in Teaneck, NJ, New Haven, CT, Edina, MN, Englewood, CO and Pheonix, AZ. Cognizant was founded in 2022. It has 301000 total employees. To see all 515 open jobs at Cognizant, click here.
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