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Quality Assurance Project Lead, Enterprise Quality Assurance


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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Quality Assurance Project Lead, Enterprise Quality Assurance

Jobid 23768-382638

Location: Universal City, CA, 91608, USA

Description **Job Number** 36313BR

**Job Title** Quality Assurance Project Lead, Enterprise Quality Assurance

**Business Segment** Operations & Technical Services

**Sub-Business** Technology

**Posting Category** Technology/Engineering

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** California

**City** Universal City


Job Description:The QA Project Lead has the overall responsibility of the testing success of specific projects within the Enterprise Quality Assurance (for the TVD Group). The QA Project Lead will independently prepare and execute tests as well as manage all aspects of the testing effort, including plans, schedule, tools, and offshore team members. The QA Project Lead will work closely with various application owners & project managers within NBCUniversal to ensure their applications are functioning properly. Candidate must have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to help validate the implementation of products against functional and technical specifications and assist other members of the QA teams through careful planning and testing. This role will work with multiple Software Development projects.


+ Define test plans and ensure successful implementation

+ Identify the appropriate test guidelines

+ Ensure standard methodology and procedures are followed

+ Implement Enterprise Quality Assurance processes & best practices to bring in QA effectiveness

+ Create and manage testing schedule and work plan

+ Coordinate test planning efforts

+ Assign tasks to team members and review their key deliverables

+ Create and maintain test requirements, cases, and scripts for each testing cycle

+ Supervise & is responsible for the planning and preparation of the test deliverables created by team members

+ Review test deliverables with the project team

+ Work with other teams/ departments to resolve issues during entire test lifecycle

+ Escalate issues to QA leadership that impede the test effort

+ Supervise data and environment coordination

+ Monitor testing progress and test execution schedule

+ Coordinate schedule for builds and fixes

+ Monitor and approve of builds in the QA environment

+ Verify system execution against expected results (checkout) for each testing cycle

+ Communicate test progress and summary metrics to the project team

+ Document potential defects

+ Lead defect meetings and ensure accurate and timely status updates to project team

+ Verify entry criteria and exit criteria is complete

+ Assist testing team members where possible

+ On call support during the non-working hours (including weeknights, weekends, and holidays)

+ Coordinates resources in several locations and with several different types of QA tasks.

+ Drives the overall QA planning /tracking and reporting for assigned project(s).

+ Create comprehensive test strategy and plans, as well as recent development and execution of test lifecycle deliverables (test requirements, test cases, test execution, defect identification)


Required Skills & Qualifications:

+ Minimum 8 years of experience in System testing complex software applications

+ 3+ years of experience in leading large testing teams, including offshore resources, in a dynamic, fast time to market and customer focused environment.

+ BA/BS in analytical and/or process-focused discipline (Economics, Engineering, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, etc.)

+ Deep expertise in testing web applications (.Net preferred) as well as client/server applications

+ Ability to develop and manage all aspects of the testing effort, including plans, schedule, tools, and team members

+ Learn and understand the functionality of the application or enhancement to be deployed (including screen, report, batch, and interface design)

+ Explain the testing methodology, processes, tools, templates, environment, and concepts to the team members

+ Ability to document and communicate the status of testing progress against plans, taking corrective action and escalating as necessary

+ Understanding of software development life cycle methodologies (particularly Agile). Hands-on experience with V-Model, Waterfall and Agile/Scrum process environments

+ Experience with test management and execution tools (particularly HP, JIRA)

+ Expertise with automation for functional and system testing

+ Excellent communication/presentation skills

+ Experience overseeing multiple tracks of a project, with responsibility for directing and monitoring the work of team members for project completion and user satisfaction.

+ Ability to select and collect the correct metrics, identify the trends, make forecasts

**Desired Characteristics**

Desired Skill Set:

+ Experience in Media & Entertainment industry preferred

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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