QA Lead Engineer

QA Engineer Lead / Manager

Do you have the ability to lead a team of QA specialists and engineers with a sleuthing ability to find software bugs and a passion for helping to deliver great software solutions?  Then this just might be the role for you!  We are looking for an experienced QA manager and lead to join our amazing team at VerticalScope.  The successful candidate will be involved in working with leading technology solutions, internal development teams and external design and product firms on our flagship platform. 

Role summary:

We are looking for a Quality Assurance (QA) Lead / Manager to develop the team and execute exploratory and automated tests to ensure product quality.  This candidate has a passion for quality execution and deliver value to our consumer base.


Detailed Responsibilities:

  • Review requirements, specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback
  • Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases
  • Estimate, prioritize, plan and coordinate testing activities
  • Design, develop and execute automation scripts using open source tools
  • Manage the QA Team to develop and enhance new feature and regression tests including; UI and API suites, and deliver consistently for each sprint release
  • Day to day management of Functional QA team along with hands-on QA activities
  • Guide the team on various processes and procedures that enhance productivity
  • Collaborate on automation roadmaps, as well as Product Managers
  • Work closely with Customer Support team on Production issues triaging and understanding requirements
  • Investigate the causes of non-conforming software and train users to implement solutions
  • Track quality assurance metrics, like defect densities and open defect counts
  • Stay up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies


Candidate Requirements:

  • 3+ years experience managing team size of 6-12 QA engineers
  • +3 years experience working with product cross-functional teams in a leadership role using agile/iterative development methods
  • Possess an excellent end-to-end understanding of QA processes, organization and techniques in order to drive quality into the product
  • Ability to anticipate organizational and technical issues, and the ability to provide detailed projections and post-mortems
  • Qualified candidates should have completed a university degree BS/MS.  Preferred are educational backgrounds in Management Information Systems (MIS), Computer Information Systems (CIS), Computer Science (CS)
  • Strong knowledge of implementing software QA methodologies, tools and processes
  • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases
  • Hands-on experience with automated testing tools 
  • Solid knowledge of SQL and scripting
  • Experience with performance and/or security testing is an asset


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