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Oracle Quality Assurance Test Lead | Oracle Energy and Water Consulting in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

Oracle Energy and Water provides the most comprehensive platform of leading-edge solutions to empower utility business transformation—from asset operations to the customer experience. These proven, innovative solutions enable today's electric, gas, and water utilities to improve the customer experience and enhance operational efficiency. Add in the flexibility of the cloud, and utilities can more quickly adapt to the changing landscape while reducing cost and workload.

Our Energy and Water Consulting | Professional Services Team has an immediate full time opening for a Software Quality Assurance Test Lead who will be focused on providing software testing expertise for Oracle Energy and Water product implementation engagements of Customer Cloud Service (CCS), Customer to Meter (C2M), and other Oracle Energy and Water software applications.

The Quality Assurance Test Lead will ensure the quality of the consulting delivery implementation for assigned projects and will maintain customer reference-ability. As a Quality Assurance Test Lead , you will define the standard testing strategies and detailed testing plans for implementation projects and manage all activities related to testing Oracle Energy and Water software products, client specific configuration and customizations, integrations, and client data. You will bring best practices in software testing with experience in leading testing activities for multi-million dollar implementation projects.

As a Quality Assurance Test Lead, you should have experience leading the preparation and execution of all testing phases including System Testing, System Integration Testing, Performance Testing, Regression Testing and User Acceptance Testing.

You will plan and manage the activities of testers (both Oracle and customer) so Quality Assurance team leadership skills as a billable consultant are very important. You will be training client resources brought in from positions within their business how to quickly become capable software testers. You will also be involved in defining standard testing strategies, testing tools, best practice test execution plans, automation scripting for Oracle Utilities Testing (UTA), and collateral that can will be re-used on future implementation projects.


  • Ensure that operational policies are followed and that business objectives are achieved by focusing on TCoE best practices and process improvements.

  • Lead testing worksteam for consulting projects for Oracle owned test phases and/or serve as advisor for moderately complex engagements.

  • Present test workstream status, metrics and detailed reports to Project managers, sponsors, and leadership team utilizing TCoE templates

  • Define customized Test Strategy, Test Plans and appropriate testing tools, best practice test execution plans, re-usable test scripts, and collateral for Oracle Utilities consulting engagements and be ultimately responsible for the quality of the solution being implemented

  • Provide leadership, through expertise and best practice throughout the testing life cycle and mentor other team members as needed

  • Coach Oracle or client testing resources in best practices of software testing including:

  • How to write a test case based on the input (business requirements/ functional specification) and focused on expected results

  • How to ensure completeness of testing while minimizing redundancy

  • How to execute test cases and log results

  • How to write informative defects to clearly communicate problems to the team responsible for fixing them

  • Using SQL to help with setting up test pre-conditions and other test data set up

  • Develop testing plans and resource schedules for each phase in the software testing life cycle considering all factors impacting the success and completeness of the testing phase

  • Define needs and dependencies for each testing phase: resource, environment, data, code, etc.

  • Effectively estimate and maintain project plan for test creation, execution, defect retest, etc.

  • Lead efforts to develop and document testing scenarios to ensure completeness and traceability

  • Manage test execution and provide visibility to project management and project sponsors through meaningful metrics and dashboards

  • Provide thought leadership for repeatable test assets, continuous test team productivity, and be creative to ensure that committed test deliverables are met on time for projects

  • Hands-on test execution, lead and implement automation for improving delivery efficiency and test team productivity

  • Play a key role in contributing to the success of TCoE by providing thought leadership, defining & rolling out methodologies and guidelines for Test delivery, and mentoring junior team members

Qualifications include:

  • Proven track record of leading testing activities for multiple large-scale, multi-million dollar consulting engagements (such as ERP implementations)

  • Proficiency with SQL

  • Experience leading all phases of large, complex software testing for consulting / billable project engagements

  • Expertise in Software Testing tools such as MicroFocus ALM, JIRA, Azure, etc.

  • Strong knowledge base in Automation Testing

  • Strong communication skills with all levels of leadership and with client sponsors

  • Ability to provide thought leadership and stability to the team when things don’t go as planned

  • 8+ years overall relevant experience

  • Experience as a Test Lead on projects in the Electric, Water or Gas industry is highly preferred

  • Any testing experience with utilities software such as CIS, CC&B, MDM, C2M, CCS, etc…is also highly preferred

  • Ability to travel to client locations as needed

  • Travel requirement of up to 50%

  • No sponsorship offered for this role at this time


Certain US customer or client-facing roles may be required to comply with applicable requirements, such as immunization and occupational health mandates.

Range and benefit information provided in this posting are specific to the stated location(s)

California Pay Range: from $95,900 to $192,000 per annum. May be eligible for bonus and equity.

Colorado Pay Range: from $90,600 to $172,800 per annum. May be eligible for bonus and equity.

New York City Pay Range: from $90,600 to $182,400 per annum. May be eligible for bonus and equity.

Washington Pay Range: from $101,300 to $182,400 per annum. May be eligible for bonus and equity.

Oracle maintains broad salary ranges for its roles in order to account for variations in knowledge, skills, experience and market conditions, as well as reflect Oracle’s differing products, industries and lines of business.

Candidates are typically placed into the range based on the preceding factors as well as internal peer equity.

Oracle offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following:

  1. Medical, dental, and vision insurance, including expert medical opinion

  2. Short term disability and long term disability

  3. Life insurance and AD&D

  4. Supplemental life insurance (Employee/Spouse/Child)

  5. Health care and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts

  6. Pre-tax commuter and parking benefits

  7. 401(k) Savings and Investment Plan with company match

  8. Flexible paid time off (unlimited or accrued vacation and sick leave)

  9. Paid parental leave

  10. Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  11. Adoption assistance

  12. Financial planning and group legal

  13. Voluntary benefits including auto, homeowner and pet insurance

About Us

An Oracle career can span industries, roles, Countries and cultures, giving you the opportunity to flourish in new roles and innovate, while blending work life in. Oracle has thrived through 40+ years of change by innovating and operating with integrity while delivering for the top companies in almost every industry.

In order to nurture the talent that makes this happen, we are committed to an inclusive culture that celebrates and values diverse insights and perspectives, a workforce that inspires thought leadership and innovation.

Oracle offers a highly competitive suite of Employee Benefits designed on the principles of parity, consistency, and affordability. The overall package includes certain core elements such as Medical, Life Insurance, access to Retirement Planning, and much more. We also encourage our employees to engage in the culture of giving back to the communities where we live and do business.

At Oracle, we believe that innovation starts with diversity and inclusion and to create the future we need talent from various backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to successfully participate in the job application, interview process, and in potential roles. to perform crucial job functions.

That’s why we’re committed to creating a workforce where all individuals can do their best work. It’s when everyone’s voice is heard and valued that we’re inspired to go beyond what’s been done before.

Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer * . All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans’ status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Oracle will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records pursuant to applicable law.

* Which includes being a United States Affirmative Action Employer