Berkeley Lab's Human Resources Division has an opening for a UCPath Testing Lead. This position will serve as a strategic Project Lead in support of the implementation of UCPath. UCPath is the University of California's program to implement a single payroll, benefits, human resources and academic personnel solution for all UC employees, leveraging a single instance of PeopleSoft. The UCPath Testing Lead is a full time member of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) implementation core team. The position will develop, evaluate, execute, and manage the plans and schedules for various types of tests, including configuration, unit testing, System Integration Testing, Payroll Parallel Testing and User Acceptance Testing. Tests also include end-to-end process testing. This position will lead the testing team, collaborating with cross-project team members, workstream leads and subject matter experts.
What You Will Do:
Define the Testing Project Plan identifying strategy and all necessary deliverables
Overall Testing Project Management. Provide updates and coordinates efforts with all the LBNL UCPath teams and UC-wide project team.
Develop and implement process of the UCPath testing deliverables.
Lead a team to test the UCPath PeopleSoft HR and Payroll modules and LBNL specific configurations and system designs impacted by the HR/Payroll implementation to ensure proper operation and freedom from defects.
Work closely with UCPath team on overall testing strategy, test plans, and schedules for each type of testing, including configuration, unit testing, system integration testing, payroll parallel tests, and user acceptance testing.
Ensure tests reconcile business needs with technical parameters.
Coordinate subject matter expert participation in all testing activities, including scripts development, user acceptance testing and analysis of test results, and resolution of error conditions.
Set clear objectives, evaluate deliverables, assign and re-allocate duties as necessary. Provides guidance and training as necessary.
Apply advanced Quality Assurance (QA)/Release Management concepts to perform highly complex procedures to ensure that all information systems products and services meet organization standards and end-user requirements.
Review UCPath unit test scripts and provide feedback. Recommend corrective actions when necessary.
Provide test scenarios for business processes used in test scripts. Provide overall coordination of both payroll systems for the payroll parallel tests.
What is Required:
BA/BS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Administration or related field from an accredited institution and 7+ years of experience on large, complex Technical Projects or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Advanced knowledge of applications function and analysis.
Thorough knowledge relating to the design and development of applications programs and analysis of those applications.
Thorough knowledge of other related areas of IT.
Advanced skills associated with analysis of programming design, modification, and implementation.
Advanced skills related to application lifecycle management and software testing
Must be able to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner.
Understanding of using automated testing tools and ability to perform automated QA procedures.
High level understanding of ‘end-to-end’ business processes and sub-processes. Ability to consider upstream and downstream process impacts and implications.
Track record of successful PeopleSoft ERP implementations with a large role in testing.
Advanced knowledge of technical quality assurance principles, theories, and concepts.
Knowledge of Information Technology security functions and practices. Ability to develop testing scripts and tools.
Knowledge of web applications, programming, database, infrastructure, and information management.
Experience in project management, planning, execution, monitoring, and controlling. Demonstrated understanding of project management concepts, practices, and standards.
Advanced interpersonal skills and experience in order to work with both technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization.
Strong collaboration and teamwork skills. Demonstrated ability to lead in a collaborative environment, build consensus, and promote the exchange of information among project team members.
Excellent written, oral, facilitation, and interpersonal communication skills.
Experience interacting with Project Management Office, Smartsheet, JIRA and familiar with Google Apps, MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint.
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Knowledge of HR, Benefits and Payroll Processes in Education or Government Organizations.
Experience working for the University of California.
Experience with PeopleSoft HCM / Payroll Modules
Project Management Professional
Certification in Quality Assurance or Release Management Methodologies
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.
This is a full time, 1-year term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at: Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Berkeley Lab (LBNL) addresses the world's most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Lab's scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.
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About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.