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QA Lead

Remote - Quality Assurance

Hollstadt Overview

Hollstadt Consulting is a management and technology consulting firm dedicated to placing professionals at engagements where they will excel. When you work with us, you'll work with a refreshingly real company led and staffed by seasoned experts who are also down-to-earth, good people. We're committed to treating you with respect and helping you achieve your career aspirations.

Since 1990, Hollstadt has been a trusted partner to more than 150 domestic and global companies and has successfully completed over 2,000 projects. Our continued growth has created challenging and rewarding opportunities for accomplished IT and Business Consultants. Hollstadt Consulting is an equal opportunity employer including disability/veteran.

Job Description

In need of a QA Lead to work on an initiative that involves coordinating across teams and working with various leads to integrate testing. They will be responsible for planning deployments across teams and maintaining the efficiency of production.


  • Experience working in packaged solutions and custom development environments (ideally with integration between packaged solutions and custom developed apps)
  • Experience working within an order to fulfillment project would be ideal (not required)
  • Experience with internal process and storage like Assembly, DBMS like Oracle, SQL Server, MYSQL, etc.
  • Strong background in the database server and Structured Query Language concepts.
  • Ability to identify types of dB testing applicable to the projects such as structural, functional, integration and non-functional testing.
  • Experience in MQ or MOM message testing and MQ concepts such as persisting messages to dB, queue managers, dead letter queues, sequence & non-sequence queues etc.
  • Experience in database testing such as validating dB schemas, tables, columns, transactions, field constraints, keys & indexes, stored procedures, triggers, dB server validations, validating data duplication, and ensuring data integrity and consistency.
  • Ability to critically analyze transactional logs, error logs & queue status/depth during testing.
  • Ability to triage issues such as full or slow processing queue, queue not listening or sending messages to downstream systems, issues with messages structure, data issues in message, XML posting in incorrect queues etc.
  • Proficient in reviewing and analyzing requirements for appropriate test strategies, grooming estimates, resources, costs, quality and schedules.
  • Extensive experience in test plans, procedures, cases, data development, environment set up, and execution.
  • Maintaining requirements traceability.
  • Ensures product development and system modifications have been tested and ensures results are documented, auditable, and consistent with the needs and stated objectives.
  • Demonstrate superior analytical, troubleshooting, written and oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Able to do extensive & thorough feature/functionality impact analysis.
  • Takes a proactive approach to identify associated quality risks and impacts of defects to product/project delivery.
  • Quick facilitation and resolution of escalated issues with various levels of leadership and stakeholders.
  • Able to work closely with product team on ensuring clear user acceptance criteria.
  • Ability to ask questions in stand-up, Refinement and Estimation meetings and push back when needed.
  • Work effectively with minimal supervision, a self-starter, self-motivated team player able to work in a fast-paced dynamic environment. 

Benefits + Perks

Comprehensive Benefit Plan

Hollstadt offers a competitive and comprehensive benefit package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Long Term/Short Term Disability, and Life Insurance. With three different medical plans to choose from, you can enroll in the coverage you need from single to family, or anywhere in between!

Remarketing Process

Hollstadt is based on retention and relationships. We get to know your strengths and career wishes throughout your assignment and then start remarket discussions 6-8 weeks prior to your end date. By being proactive, we are able to keep your down time between assignments as short as possible, unless you choose otherwise.

Professional Development

Hollstadt offers free bi-weekly training courses for our consultants as well as on-demand access to past sessions through our consultant portal. Trainings give our consultants the continuing education they need to excel on their projects.

401k + Matching

One popular benefit is our 401(k) match on the first 4% of your contributions. Hollstadt wants to help you reach your long-term financial goals and understands that planning for your future is critical. Consultants also have access to support from a Financial Advisor.

Bonus Opportunities

We appreciate and reward loyalty. Join Hollstadt, stay for 5 years, and we’ll give you a $5,000 Longevity Award bonus! Additionally, we know great talent knows other great talent. If you are on contract with Hollstadt and refer one of your connections who gets placed, we’ll pay you $1,000!

Ongoing Support & Networking

We have made a significant investment in building a support program for our consultant team - so you never have to feel like you are going it alone. We also have a Consultant Coach program which acts like a 'work buddy' to provide a safe ear for questions or concerns at your client site.