Lead QA Analyst

The Lead Software QA Engineer is responsible for excellence in testing, with a focus on test automation, including the application of existing open source tools, but also developing innovative frameworks and custom tools where necessary.

The person in this role should have in-depth knowledge of a variety of testing technologies, tools and methodologies.

This role will also have people management responsibilities for a small team of QA engineers.

Key Responsibilities & Technologies

  • Lead all test planning, test case automation and execution of test cases required of a software development project or program
  • Assist product teams to identify test automation gaps, and develop solutions to address them
  • Ensure automation efforts adhere to team's overall automation strategy, development methodology and best practices
  • Proactively share knowledge across software testing teams on best practices for testing using new and emerging technologies
  • Active participation in the continuous improvement of the automation strategy and framework
  • Perform automation test code reviews
  • Coach and mentor the team; provide ongoing feedback; conduct performance management and talent development activities.

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skills:

Required Skills:

  • Strong test automation expertise, with technical skillset adaptable to any tool/framework
  • Proven experience in agile methodologies and continuous integration
  • Ability to influence and provide technical direction to the members of an agile team
  • Proactive team player with the ability to work in a globally dynamic environment
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Strong problem solving skills

Desired skills:

  • Experience with Selenium, Java, WebDriver
  • Experience with Jmeter
  • Experience with public or private cloud technologies/services, particularly Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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