CBS Corporation Test Lead in Atlanta, Georgia

Test Lead

REF#: 27083

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Corporate

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Atlanta, GA

ABOUT US:

CBS Corporation (NYSE: CBS.A and CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world’s largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand - "the Eye" - one of the most recognized in business. The Company’s operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, outdoor advertising, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS’s businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, TVGN (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio, CBS Outdoor, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Interactive, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films and CBS EcoMedia.

DESCRIPTION:

The Test Lead will be responsible for leading teams to deliver project(s) that span across one or more business units. The Test Lead will manage resources, schedule, financials, and adhere to stage gate quality and SDLC control guidelines throughout the full systems development life cycle. This also includes managing issues, risks and project change requests to ensure successful and on-time project delivery.

The Test Lead will work in coordination with the Test Manager, Solution Delivery Executive (SDE), Application and Technical Architects, team leads and members and third party vendor to successfully manage and complete project deliverables. The selected candidate will also contribute to process improvement initiatives as it relates to improving project delivery.

The Test Lead has the authority to run the testing phases of project on a day-to-day basis on within established constraints. The selected candidate will always retain ownership from a Project Management perspective.

The Test Lead will verify that the project produces the required deliverables of quality, within the specified constraints of time and cost, and to achieve the potential benefits defined in the business case.

The Test Lead is accountable for definition, communication, and execution for unit, string, integration, user acceptance, and regression test. The Test Lead is accountable to execute and report on the status of the progress and must demonstrate exceptional leadership capabilities.

Travel Required - up to 50% Travel would be required to the West Coast.

Responsibilities:

Project Management:

  • Accountable for delivery of the Testing phase of multiple, simultaneous projects ensuring scope, schedule, and quality objects are attained

  • Define and communicate the Test Approach, standards, and tools for unit, process, integration, user acceptance, compare, and regression tests.

  • Determine all testing environment requirements and tools. Drive test approach and test tool reviews with the Operations Engineers, ensuring the work products and tools satisfy the Change Control requirements.

  • Ensure quality standards through effective use of delivery methods and standards.

  • Effectively apply methodologies and standards.

  • Collaborate with business, technology, and process teams to build well-structured project plans that segment projects into pre-defined testing phases.

  • Direct the effective execution of tasks/processes on a project for all testing phases.

  • Collaborate with the Process & Build teams and Solution Integration Architect to create end-to-end test processes and be proficient in testing.

  • Document and execute test requirements, test scenarios, and test scripts.

  • Coordinate and communicate any integrated testing requirements across functional areas and solution components. Assess the impact of the testing requirements to the technical architecture and specify the integration service requirements.

  • Ensure project documents are complete, current and stored appropriately.

  • Keep senior management informed of key issues and changes which may impact expected business results.

  • Determine methods and procedures on new assignments, and provide guidance and assistance to senior project manager.

  • Validate the Requirements Traceability Matrix (Test Requirements) and Test Model (TCCS).

  • Manage defect resolution of the system defects; enable teams involved in testing and defect resolution with information to prioritize and schedule work.

  • Align process and business resources for Integration Test and UAT. Ensure the timely business validation of actual testing results and participate in the defect management (triage) process.

  • Communicate regression testing requirements to the project team and teams.

  • Work independently, flexible hours as neeed by the project and be service oriented.

  • Act as a subject matter expert on various areas and an advocate in adopting new best practices and processes.

  • Identify opportunities for improvement and lead implementation of changes.

  • Facilitate team meetings effectively.

  • Keep project team members informed of changes.

  • Identify and obtain resources needed and assign to individuals.

  • Mentor team members, motive team to succeed and give recognition for results.

  • Complete all appropriate testing documentation required by the other project teams and Group IM - e.g., test completion memos

  • Define details of testing work and test reporting processes.

  • Provide status on testing to project management

  • Perform performance and operational readiness tests

  • Fix solution and development problems from performance test

  • Set-up, maintain and train the project on the Testing tool.

Relationship Management:

  • Lead business and QA analysts on a per-project basis in extracting requirements for the external stakeholders, internal business representatives, and software development teams.

  • Motivate and build collaborative teams who are dedicated to project delivery.

  • Collaborate with the Business Relationship Manager when interfacing with external business partners, internal business area experts, business analysts and software development teams.

  • Set expectations among these groups regarding scope, timeline and quality of deliverables.

  • Work effectively with all groups to build work breakdown structures (WBS), develop project plans and update project status.

Resource Management:

  • Assist in identifying the skills and resources needed for each stage in the Testing Phase. Provide resource requirements per project and motivates and manage those resources over the project duration.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 7 years of demonstrated experience managing a portfolio of complex initiatives that spans multiple lines of business.

  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Business (Accounting/Finance/Economics). Graduate Degree is a plus.

  • Demonstrated ability to liaise with Steering committees, VPs, Directors, project sponsors and strategic partners.

  • Proven success in an Executive leadership role, managing large projects approximately ($1-2 million), with a fortune 500 consulting company.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage all aspects of multiple related projects to ensure the overall program is aligned to and directly supports business & IT strategic objectives.

  • 5+ years of strong Project Delivery experience with strong knowledge in ERP Enterprise solutions (preferred), technologies and process integration.

  • 3+ years of experience in a Major Consulting firm is strongly preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability in leading/driving project teams; 25+ on/off shore resources.

  • Proven success in providing on site leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones.

  • Performance Reviews and Staff Development; monitor the performance of staff

  • Proven full Project Lifecycle ownership and solid previous experience in developing and deploying templates for medium to large size implementations to ensure predictability and consistency across the Portfolio.

  • Established practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expend and mature these capabilities for the organization.

  • Excellent experience in SDLC Methodologies, Agile, SCRUM, SDLC / Waterfall, especially Testing Methodology and best practices.

  • Established track record in defining success criteria, metrics, test and deployment management methodologies.

  • Possess strong leadership, diplomatic and motivational skills including the ability to lead up, across, and down multiple business and technology organizations.

  • Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment demonstrating teamwork, innovation and excellence.

  • Build and maintain relationships by engaging business leaders to establish creditability, solve problems, build consensus and achieve objectives.

  • Excellent leadership, communication (written, verbal, and presentation) and interpersonal skills.

  • Self-motivated, decisive, with the ability to adapt to change and competing demands.

  • Strong functional and technical knowledge.

  • Managed process improvement initiatives assessing current and future state solutions contributing to improving the success of the Project Portfolio.

  • Research best practices within and outside the organization to establish benchmark data, and use continuous process improvement disciplines to achieve results.

  • Acted as an internal quality control check for all projects; stage gating and specifically test and deployment management activities across the Portfolio driving consistency.

  • Functional understanding of one or more of the following business areas preferred:

  • Television Distribution which included Broadcast Management.

  • Content/Service Creation which included Program Production.

  • Content/Service Aggregation which included Program Scheduling, Sales Planning and Sales.

  • Consumer Interface which included Ratings Research and Sales Reconciliation.

  • Enterprise Management which included Asset Management, Financial Management and HR

  • Application delivery experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Package applications using ERP, or Multi-media applications such as PilatMedia IBMS, Xytech Enterprise, or Oracle.

  • Custom applications using C#.NET, VB.NET, ASP.NET.

  • Tools: MS Team Foundation Server (TFS), Visual Studio, HP Quality Center (HPQC) & Loadrunner, MS Project, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; CA Clarity PPM, ServiceNow.

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