Manager - Projects
Cognizant
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
4d ago

Qualification :

Graduate (Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in STEM Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) or related field)

Responsibility :

Test Requirement Analysis :

  • Create / modify / review Master Test Strategy docuement for large engagements.
  • Create / update / review Test Estimations, Project / Sprint Planning effort.
  • Leverage previous project experience / learning like Retrospection Report, Lesson Learnt for better requirement analysis.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Review & seek signoff from customer on Retrospection Report, Lesson Learnt for every release.
  • Test Design Techniques (Design principles / tools / patterns) :

  • Review the test scenarios and seek review as required.
  • Track the root cause of the review comments and take actions to resolve them.
  • Review the test cases and traceability matrix to ensure total coverage of requirements.
  • Track the downtime and report the same to the client.
  • Support the team / client in conducting UAT / BUT if applicable.
  • Perform sanity testing to ensure system readiness for testing.
  • Upload the test cases.
  • Validate readiness of the test environment for test execution.
  • Prepare test lab for test execution.
  • Seek sign off from the client at various stages of the cycle as required.
  • Only For Onsite Coordinator :

  • Support Business Lead at client side to perform UAT.
  • If requested identify the test data for UAT.
  • Create Run Plan document that captures priority of test cases based on complexity.
  • Coding Practices & Defect Management :

  • Posses holistic view of quality Domain, User experience, Black box, White box testing.
  • Able to estimate and commit task level effort and deliver activities on time.
  • Review the defects logged by team and assign it to the right owner.
  • Effective technical communication by participating in architectural / design reviews.
  • Speak the developer language.
  • Support Quality Assurance goals.
  • Adhere to all customer standards, policies and governance practices.
  • 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) :

  • Design & implement bestinclass automation framework based on AUT.
  • Review the test results and clarify doubts / query raised by team during execution.
  • Prepare Test summary Report and share the same for review / Review the test results / test reports submitted by the test analyst.
  • Capture lessons learnt and the best practices adopted.
  • Periodically generate metrics based on the audience.
  • Review metrics to identify areas for process optimization.
  • Create robust test automation scripts.
  • Web Services Design the Web Services testing framework.
  • DevOps Define, deploy & monitoring metrics configuration.
  • 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 :

  • Participate in quality, design decisions for automations, stability, usability & scalability of application under test.
  • 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.
  • 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 :

  • Review the daily deliverables and share it with the stakeholders appropriately.
  • Create and share weekly status reports and daily status reports with the team / relevant stakeholders.
  • Facilitate calls between onsite and offshore teams to discuss the project status.
  • Identify resources based on the estimation and required skill set.
  • Only For Maintenance / Enhancements Project).

  • Create estimation for enhancements based on the understanding of requirement.
  • Perform POCs on the tools (eg accelerators, performance enhancers ) if required.
  • 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

  • SAP Material mgmt (MM) Testing
  • SAP SD Testing
  • Data Management
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