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QA Analyst

Company: Placement Partners
Location: Sterling
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

*This is a full-time W2 role, cannot accept C2C candidates

Quality Assurance Analyst
Sterling, VA

Seeking a full-time, experienced Quality Assurance Analyst to support our quality assurance organization. The QA Analyst will review and analyze current QA processes to identify inefficiencies and areas that need improvement. He or she will lead the process improvement initiatives and work with other business units/accounts/projects to implement changes to increase efficiency while maintaining high-quality standards. He/She will work proactively with Quality Leadership teams, Managers, and other employees to maintain a program of continual improvement within their areas of responsibility. Has experience in implementing CMMI v2.0 Level 3, ISO 9001, ISO 20000, ISO 27000, PMBOK and Agile best practices in the Federal environment. Experience in conducting audits against the standards, Gate reviews and Surveillance Audits.


Manage and maintain Quality Management Systems for ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 27001:2013, ISO/IEC 20000:2018, CMMI-DEV v2.0 L3, CMMI-SVC v2.0 L3.
Establish and Implement CMMI v2.0 practices across the programs
Develop internal audits plan and perform inspections and internal audits as needed to support the quality assurance
Perform root causes on Project and quality management issues. Recommend and implement corrective actions, and follow-up on actions taken.
Regular monitoring of quality program initiatives and ensure the programs adheres to the processes.
Participate in monthly project reviews; Identifying/Escalate project risks
Train and mentor teams on CMMI v2.0 level 3 practice areas
Collect measures and analyze data for improvements.
Assist in ISO external audits and CMMI v2.0 Level 3 appraisals.
Work with cross-organizational teams to develop processes and author standards, templates, guidelines, and other resources to support project management and quality management.

Assess compliance with standards and identify best practices and areas for improvement.
Update job knowledge by studying trends in and developments in quality management; reading professional publications; participating in professional organizations.
Continually provide oversight, review process compliance and provide direction to Programs and Projects


Bachelors degree and 4+ years of overall experience, or a Masters and 2+ year overall experience.
Certifications or specialized training related to quality management systems - ISO standards 9001, 20000 and 27000 and CMMI v2.0 Level 3
Good understanding of CMMI standards (CMMI - Capability Maturity Model Integration) v2.0 Model.
Good understanding of Agile Scrum, Kanban methodology;
Experience with SharePoint.
Knowledge and experience applying project management best practices to drive improvements in project consistency and performance.
Knowledge and experience with quality management principles and techniques.
Ability to analyze, define, improve and document business processes.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Attention to detail and accuracy

Nice to have

Experience working with a Project Management Office (PMO) or similar organization
Familiarity with different types of federal contracts and contract requirements and their implications for work management (for example, time and materials, fixed price, cost plus fixed fee).

Keywords: Placement Partners, Sterling , QA Analyst, Professions , Sterling, Virginia

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