Lead System Quality Assurance Analyst

Sacramento, CA

Job Description

This position is responsible for developing thorough test plans for medium to complex systems to ensure a smooth transition from a development environment to a production environment. Responsible for mentoring lower level staff. Responsible for testing, reviewing and learning medium to complex functionality of software applications developed in house and those purchased from third party vendors. Develop and maintain documented standards for quality acceptance of software.

Essential Functions

- Develops thorough test plans for medium to complex systems to ensure application functionality meets original requirements to project.
- Works closely with software development staff to test and review applications developed in house or purchased from third party vendors prior to installation.
- Expert knowledge of medium to complex business applications systems as they are used within the business department; researches and responds to application inquires.
- Responsible for mentoring and training lower level staff on best practices (methods and techniques).
- Develops and maintains documented standards for quality acceptance of software.
- Represents QA department at project meetings.
- Maintains up to date test environment.
- Ensures end user documentation correlates with program functionality.
- Maintains an on going self study program to enhance QA skills and knowledge.


General Job Information


Lead System Quality Assurance Analyst



Job Family

General Services Group


United States of America

FLSA Status

Canada (Exempt), United States of America (Exempt)

Recruiting Start Date


Date Requisition Created


Work Experience



Bachelors: Computer and Information Science

License and Certifications - Required

License and Certifications - Preferred

Other Job Requirements


Understanding of business applications and ability to effectively communicate with technical and non-technical staff. Demonstrated understanding of various QA procedures and products.8+ years previous experience as a QA Analyst.

Magellan Health Services is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Tobacco-free workplace. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. Every employee must understand, comply and attest to the security responsibilities and security controls unique to their position.