Product QA Manager ePLMS Applications
Schneider Electric
Calgary Alberta, CA
40d ago

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Software ProductQA Manager

Whatdo you get to do in this position?

As a Software ProductQA Manager reporting to the Senior QA Manager for Enterprise PipelineManagement Software, first and foremost you are grounded in being a great softwarequality engineer with a strong history in highly complex, distributedcomputing, enterprise scale products.

This isn’t just your history, you are passionate about deliveringhigh-quality products and strive to continuously improve the practices followedby the team that surrounds you.

Yourfoundation of software quality engineer gives you the ability to understand theneeds of the various teams you are involved with, and enable them to grow intheir careers while actively working on exciting software.

The OASySplatform, and the industry applications built on it, deliver live real timecontrol systems that operate 24x7 with 99.

999% of availability. In other words, large scale software that hasno more than 5 minutes of downtime per year, running for decades withoutintervention.

It gets data from a fielddevice into the user’s hands within a second. And it enables the user issue a control to large scale industrialdevices in the field within a second.

You are able toapply Lean Thinking to everything you do, and have had enough experience to proactivelyhelp your team to progress through the challenges they are facing throughthoughtful, yet rigorous leadership.

Thisis how you work day in day out. You haveactivated and realized your ideas to make your team and the product they workon better.

You’ve seen where your ideashave succeeded and where they have failed. You can speak to these successes and failures, and enjoy the wisdom thatcomes from both.

You have excellentcommunication skills (both verbal and in writing) to help champion yourideas. Others describe you as beingconfident, capable of listening and learning with a sense of humility, and thenadapting appropriately.

Ideally youalso have grounding in the computing science underpinnings of real timesoftware quality assurance. Youunderstand and are focused in understanding deeply how the software you work onis used by its users.

You translate this knowledge in thoughtful test plansworking with your teams and practice active listening techniques to ensure youare in tune with your customers.

You will beactively participating in helping to define the product software architecturefor the future of both OASyS and the Enterprise Pipeline Applications.

  • You will You will be part of a leadership team,exchanging ideas and challenging both yourself and the other leaders to learnwork on growing an exciting R&
  • D department towards the delivery of HighQuality Software. Yet, this role is alsoa hands on job, as this is the primary way to help your team continuouslyimprove and to get the best out of them.

    In this regard, continuous improvementis in your DNA, and you are always asking how you can iterate and improve onyour current ideas, and your skills.

    Specific Responsibilities :

    Manages the product QA teams.

    Provides guidance, leadership, and training to all QA membersintegrated into the Agile SCRUM development teams and ensure consistency of ourbuilt-

    in quality efforts across all SCRUM teams.

    Responsible for assigning resources against competingprojects and negotiating timelines with PMs and Development Managers.

    Responsible for the quality of the products being released.

    Defines test plans.

    Defines the test automation strategy.

    Recommends and implements test tools.

    Ensures test results are recorded, available, and reportstest status to business stakeholders.

    Tracks and reports on key Quality and Defect Metrics.

    Uses Continuous Improvement initiatives to improve productquality.

    Guides the entire department towards a culture of built-inquality and continuous improvement using LEAN principals.

    Work with the development teams to ensure that User Storiesare testable.

    Performs internal audits periodically to ensure that thedepartment is adhering to processes.

    Manages hiring, retention, and performance management for theQA team.


    This job might be for you if :

    5+ years related QA Manager Experience.

    Subject matter expert on quality best practices.

    Experience managing a quality assurance software productorganization.

    Experience managing remote employees and / or offices.

    Experience managing offshore teams.

    Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with anability to work with diverse groups.

    Strong organization skills.

    Able to observe bottlenecks in process and then developprocesses and procedures to overcome them.

    Independent decision maker develop ideas and proposals tosuggest changes and make decisions.

    Strong initiative proactively make use of resources tooffer solutions or resolve problems.

    Collaboration and negotiation with internal and externalgroups.

    Team building and motivational skills.

    Proven capability to delegate work across a large team ormultiple teams.

    Understands software development lifecycle in a productdevelopment environment.

    Proactive problem solver.

    PreferredTechnical Skills

    Experience in industrial connectivity standards and networkingprotocols such as ModBus, DNP3, OPC UA, OPC, IEC-104 and other relevantTelemetry centric protocols.

    Experience with QA Test Automation.

    Experience with defect management tools.

    Experience with source control management systems.

    Cloud Technology knowledge.

    Deep understanding of Windows environment, Active DirectorySecurity and highly distributed systems.

    Experience in testing user and system authentication,encryption, cryptography and other cyber-security standards and measures.

    Experience with OASyS products and other industrial automationproducts is highly preferred.

    Prior experience in the Oil and Gas Pipeline Industry is abig plus.

    We seek out and reward people for being straightforward, open,passionate, effective and challenging the status quo. We want our employees toreflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate.

    Wewelcome people as they are, creating an inclusive culture where all forms ofdiversity are seen as a real value for the company.

    We’re lookingfor people with a passion for success on the job and beyond. See what our people have to say about workingfor Schneider Electric :

    Let us learn about you! Apply today.

    Youmust submit an online application to be considered for any position with us.This position will be posted until filled.

    Itis the policy of Schneider Electric to provide equal employment and advancementopportunities in the areas of recruiting, hiring, training, transferring, andpromoting all qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, color,gender, disability, national origin, ancestry, age, military status, sexualorientation, marital status, or any other legally protected characteristic orconduct.

    Concerning agencies : Schneider Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes and will not be responsiblefor fees related to such.

    Schneider Electric is an Equal OpportunityEmployer.

    Minorities / Women / Vets / Disabled

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