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Software QA Lead

We are looking for a Software Quality Assurance Lead who is excited to work in a startup environment and enjoys learning new technologies and working closely with a team of software engineers, designers and product managers.  The ideal candidate will have a track record of success working in software delivery with hands-on experience as a Test Engineer and ready to lead QA efforts in product engineering for a global SaaS platform provider.

Job Description

  • Provide QA leadership throughout the software delivery lifecycle to drive product quality and market velocity.
  • Lead the planning, prioritization and implementation of automated testing.
  • Design and develop software test plans, scripts, procedures and automated tests for front-end web apps, mobile apps and backend systems, including REST services, APIs, messaging, web sockets, and databases.
  • Lead testing efforts related to application performance and stress testing.
  • Maintain a repository of automated, reusable regression tests integrated with continuous integration and deployment processes.
  • Manage comprehensive test coverage and the timely resolution of defects.
  • Document software defects using a bug tracking system and effectively report defects to product development and customer success.
  • Plan test schedules and strategies in accordance with our release management cycle.
  • Recommend, enhance and implement software quality methods and processes.
  • Monitor bug resolution efforts and track success metrics.

Qualifications:

  • Passionate about product quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Demonstrates proficiency with QA concepts, issues, methods and strategy.
  • Ability to lead the implementation of testing frameworks, processes and tools.
  • Experience working with quality and test case management tools such as Selenium or Cucumber.
  • Experience working with Jira and/or Github for tracking issues and integrating with product management and development resources.
  • Experience with Linux based systems and software development, including some experience using programming languages such as JavaScript, JQuery, ReactJS, NodeJS, Ruby, Python, Golang, Java, others.
  • Experience testing web service endpoints, including REST, JSON, and CRUD. 
  • Experience working with SQL and querying backend databases.
  • Experience working in a team environment using Agile Scrum or Kanban.
  • Manages excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or relevant work experience.
  • 3-7 years’ experience working in software test engineering.

Additional Skills:

  • Knowledge of software design techniques, tools, and principles in software engineering and release management, including continuous integration practices.
  • Knowledge of cloud deployment practices, including continuous integration and deployment using managed containers and platform services with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • Knowledge of web standards and best practices for website performance.
  • Ability to work independently with tight deadlines, managing multiple projects while providing support and troubleshooting and collaborating with other team members.
  • Ability to develop and manage a QA team made up of a combination of in-house test engineers, external contractors and QA service providers.

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