Digital Studio Test Lead

About the role

Avanade Inc. an industry-leading technical consulting firm, is looking for a Digital Test Lead to join our fast-growing, energetic Digital Studio team.

Why join Avanade and our Digital Studios? Are you passionate about building better user experiences utilizing technology? Do you enjoy working on a wide variety of large brands? Do you want to create experiences that have a positive and lasting impact on people's lives? So do we!

Avanade's Digital team engages a diverse array of design challenges across various industries, working with a variety of internationally recognized brands. We solve these challenges with an equally diverse array of products, from internal and external line-of-business applications, to public-facing websites, to mobile and tablet applications, to complete digital marketing solutions. The demand for experience design is rapidly growing - so much that we need more Test Leads to join our all-star team of design/UX professionals and help our customers realize results.

As a Test Lead, you will be applying proven manual and automated test techniques on all applications with a rigorous and precise approach before any application goes live. Using in-depth analysis and test skills, you will work closely with UX Architects, UI Developers, Strategists and our Project Managers to estimate level of testing effort and develop and execute thorough test plans. You will communicate all test issues and document all defects in order to arrive at an appropriate fix. You'll lead a team of Digital Testers providing mentoring, best practice, training, and discipline leadership.

About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 30,000 digitally connected people across 24 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at www.avanade.com.

Qualifications

Competencies/Expectations:

Passion for developing and maintaining expert-level knowledge of current app and web standards and technologies across your entire team with the goal of producing an amazing, top-quality user experience

Passion for using practical and reusable tools and processes to ensure high quality deliverables

Experience testing all aspects of web applications, including design, content, SEO, localization, accessibility, performance, social, analytics, and security

Experience testing multiple platforms and surfaces, including websites, web apps/services, native mobile apps, phone, and tablet

Experience with automated and manual test execution, focusing on front-end tooling

Excellent oral and written communication skills and presentation skills to both technical and non-technical audiences

Expert knowledge of cross-browser testing

Experience with formal documentation creation

Experience with preparing test and release plans

Experience working in an agile development environment

Ability to recruit, manage, develop, motivate, mentor and train Digital testers

Ability to work in cross-functional teams and lead bug triages

Knowledge of HTML, JavaScript, and SQL Server

Keen eye for design-related, pixel perfection details

Exposure to ASP.NET web development and .NET-based Content Management Systems

Exposure to bug-tracking tools like TFS, JIRA, and Basecamp

Ability to work in a fast-paced testing environment managing multiple projects with deadlines

Global experience preferred

Preference given to Sitecore experience; not required

Yrs of Experience

4+ years' experience in UX/Digital testing

2+ years' experience leading test teams

2+ years' experience in a customer-facing role; preferably digital agency

Education

Bachelor's degree. Preferred fields in engineering, computer science, business administration, communication, or marketing.

Location

Our Digital Studio teams are in the following four markets: Seattle, Chicago, NYC, and Atlanta.

Requisition ID - 50214

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud-enabling services, business solutions and design-led experiences, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 30,000 professionals in 24 countries. Visit us at www.avanade.com.


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