Software Test Manager
LMI Technologies
Vancouver, BC, Canada
1d ago

What will you do as a Software Test Manager?

The Software Test Manager is responsible for leading a cross-discipline "Software Test" group, consisting of multiple teams each with skills in software test automation, software performance and stability testing, and manual testing.

This position maintains and communicates test processes to ensure the group achieves its goal - ensuring the quality of the software produced by development teams.

  • This position is expected to : set their group's direction on test strategies - both manual and automated; ensure that these test strategies are well defined;
  • ensure that our repository of test scripts and test cases is maintained; and define and monitor performance indicators to ensure the group delivers.

  • In order to fulfill the above goals, the software test manager must interface directly with : development managers and team leads;
  • product managers and UX / UI designers; and the production and / or devops teams. To be successful, the software test manager must : be highly reliable, be well organized, share information well, and be persuasive and effective when driving change.

    Typical duties, responsibilities and activities include :

  • Own and drive test strategy, approach, and execution for the applications and services of the Gocator and GoPxL platform
  • Lead a core team of talented engineers on test execution, test case / strategy management and reporting to enable stakeholders to make data-driven decisions for successful product releases
  • Attract and hire key talent.
  • Educate the group on effective methodologies for manual testing, automated testing, regression testing and confident release engineering models.
  • Provide technical guidance, direction, coaching, mentoring to members and oversee the delivery of commitments

  • Manage group goals and individual goals for the members and facilitate their annual performance reviews
  • Establish standards and guidelines, and ensure members of the group follow them
  • Report on the performance of the team to the department manager / director.
  • Collaborate with Product Managers and Design staff to ensure that necessary testing prerequisites are provided to the test team and that we are focusing our efforts in the areas of highest priority
  • Collaborate with the Test Group Leads, soliciting test requirements, deciding on test strategy (eg manual vs automation), and architecting automation solutions as appropriate
  • Collaborate with the agile development teams to enable incremental testing and verification of new features.
  • Additional duties as assigned
  • What do you need to be successful?

  • Bachelor of Computer Science or Computer Engineering degree
  • 8+ years experience in the high technology industry working acting as Test Manager in a similar capacity.
  • Strong working knowledge of industry standards and best practices for QA and Test Automation. Deep expertise in manual and automated test planning and execution.
  • Excellent knowledge of tools commonly used to facilitate software QA with demonstrated ability to deploy these tools in the past
  • Experience with building automation-driven test and release engineering systems
  • Familiarity with version control, bug tracking, and CI / CD systems
  • Solid experience with at least one test automation framework
  • Fluency in Python. Experience with other languages is an asset - especially C++ and / or Javascript / Typescript.
  • Experienced in hiring and managing teams to achieve impactful results
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. The position requires persuasiveness and communication fluency.
  • Solid interpersonal skills are required to function appropriately in a team environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with frequent software releases assisted by automation
  • Willingness to occasionally lend a hand. Take ownership in the group's productivity, as it is a reflection of your leadership.
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