The Quality Assurance (QA) Lead will have a diversified role being responsible for implementing Test Frameworks, Standards, Reporting and Metrics.
The QA Lead will help implement best-in-class QA operations that will guarantee results and support of continuous releases of in-
house application delivery. He or she may lead a team of quality assurance professionals that are embedded into multiple scrum teams.
He or she will manage and enhance the test processes, manual and automated, and help drive continuous improvement of the QA practices.
This individual is a thought leader, has great communication skills and contributes to solve critical problems and develop innovative solutions.
Own the QA processes and champion continuous improvement initiatives across projects and portfolios
Provide thought leadership on design, development, and execution of QA practice
Manage QA standards, process, guidelines metrics and reporting
Manage QA metrics / KPI including release and operationalization criteria
Manage test environment needs, requirements and integration criteria for each domains
Ensure compliance of testing standards and processes throughout the software development lifecycle
Contribute to training activities related to quality and reliability
Contribute to transforming testing teams to high efficiency, automation centric testing teams
Manage / participate in Community of Practice for QA to promote established standards and identify gaps
Provide coaching and support for Testers
More than 10 years of QA experience in software industry in managing all aspects of QA practices within different software development methodologies
Technical leadership and people management experience
Proven experience understanding project and system requirements and functionality, to develop effective test strategies and approaches
Experience with test automation practice and tools
Experience with performance measurement tools such as Load Runner / Jmeter and Visual Studio Load Test
Experience with cloud test tools such as Chaos Monkey
Familiarity with Azure and Azure Test Automation Environment : Application Insights; PowerShell, and Azure CLI; Dev-Test for testing PaaS solutions and microservice solutions
Familiarity BOLT on Openshift (Asset)
Up-to-date on current technologies including web, multiple database platforms, virtual and cloud platforms, automation tools, web services, DevOps and configuration management
Knowledge and experience in implementation of various testing methodologies, working knowledge of Agile principals & practices is essential.
Experienced in non-functional testing including performance testing
Experience with various tools like Jira, Zephyr, SonarQube, etc. is a plus
Academic : undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, collegiate diploma in computer science or equivalent experience (required)
Certifications : ITIL foundations (Asset), Agile or equivalent experience (Required)
Interpersonal skills, and proven to flourish working in a fast-paced environment
Ability to work effectively in a cross-disciplinary team, across multiple projects and multiple locations
Ability to promote & drive change
Broad IT knowledge and strong level of familiarity with a wide range of technologies and IT practices