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Director of Quality Assurance

  • Location: Birmingham, Alabama, 35210
  • Salary: 0.0
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 18 days ago

Permanent opportunity for a Director of Quality Assurance who will be responsible for development and management of a team of manual QA testers and software QA engineers. To be considered you should have previous experience as a Director level manager with large/enterprise size firm

Responsibilities

  • Lead team of 10+ software Quality Assurance professionals comprised of Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Software Quality Assurance Engineers
  • Work with cross-departmental IT leadership to deliver high quality products on schedule
  • Provide guidance on feedbacks regarding post-release defects, and implements a continuous improvement process to drive overall quality
  • Provide high-level input as to the direction of manual and automated testing, and develop prioritized action test plans for the applications. Drive appropriate solution architecture to support overall quality assurance
  • Oversee end-to-end quality assurance program, including build & release management
  • Provides strategic direction and assists and mentors team members when needed for accomplishing a goal of zero defect software development
  • Hire, mentor, and oversee training and performance of software Quality Assurance Analysts and QA Engineers
  • Participate in DevOps product meetings to add value from quality perspective
  • Lead QA walkthrough meetings
  • Define and track QA manual and automation test metrics, and provide periodic progress reporting to senior IT leadership
  • Work with Application Development Managers and Software Developers to understand system logic, and identify reasons for script failures
  • Consult with Application Development staff on execution of manual and automated scripts to help perform unit testing
  • Keep abreast of emerging technology and trends in automated test development, and provides recommendations to management
  • Oversee software development release calendars/schedules

Qualifications: 

  • Minimum of 5+ years of prior management experience to include director level from a large shop
  • Minimum of 12+ years of experience working in IT Software Quality Assurance, including experience in software development, system design, and automated system testing
  • Proficiency with VersionOne, Java/JavaScript, Selenium, and SQL. Experience with other automated testing tools is desirable
  • Experience with change management/control methodologies and underlying systems
  • Hands on experience with software quality testing software a plus, including manual regression testing tools
  • Experience with relational database methodology as well as methods for accessing and validating of data via SQL
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, work environment
  • Experience in working with automated testing frameworks
  • Experience in both Waterfall and SAFe Agile SDLC methodologies
  • Bachelors of Science degree is required; Master’s Degree a plus
  • Software Quality (CASQ or CSQA) and/or Software Testing (CAST or CSTE) Certifications a plus

This permanent position offers an excellent benefits package which includes options for healthcare coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, vacation, sick and holiday pay.  The dress code is business casual, the work space will be a cubicle and parking is free.