Senior Director QA and Test Automation

Addison Professional Financial Search LLC
Arlington, VA
Aug 21, 2019
Aug 23, 2019
Full Time
Senior Director of QA and Test AutomationArlington VAOur client, an enterprise SaaS organization in Arlington VA, is seeking to hire a Senior Director of QA and Test Automation to their executive team. This role reports directly to the CTO. The ideal candidate will have a wide background in test automation tools and processes as this person will be joining the organization to lead the build out of the QA function of Test Automation from the ground up. We are looking for a dynamic problem solver, excellent mentor and passionate technologist to reimagine test automation and QA across the enterprise.About You Advanced knowledge of software QA engineering processes, test automation, build and testing frameworks, and continuous integration pipelines for SaaS platforms and mobile applications. Thought leader at an executive capacity, high level of strategic thinking aptitude. Experience executing load and performance testing; ability to find application weaknesses. Excellent problem solving, critical thinking, debugging and documentation skills. Proactive and energetic individual who has an excellent ability to communicate, collaborate, and coordinate projects within a Scrum development process. 6 to 8 years of progressively related experience in software development and/or quality engineering. Bachelor of Science/Masters of Science in a technical discipline or equivalent experience. Demonstrated flexibility with respect to business process implementation or management. Strong communication skills and experience working with highly technical management teams. What You'll Do Hire, mentor, and motivate a team of world class QA & Test Automation Engineers (on and offshore) Provide leadership and technical expertise within QA teams and across the broader company Introduce and implement industry QA best practices to the teams and contribute to improving the team's overall functional craft Define QA strategy, approach, and execution on a range of development projects Set well-defined expectations for QA roles across the company and provide support for your teams' career growth and personal development Directly manage and assist QA Managers in building effective testing strategies for their assigned projects Improve department and team processes by working with other disciplines, including Product, Engineering, Art, Design, etc. Participate in all aspects of the project life-cycle, from ideation to specification to release What You Bring To The Team 10+ years of QA/Test Automation experience with 5+ years in a management capacity Passion for QA and gaming Strong team building and empowerment skills High level strategic experience in test automation, ability to build and implement strategies across the enterprise Experience with Agile development processes Excellent communication skills with both technical, non-technical and executive audiences The ability to communicate effectively to all stakeholders and to build relationships at all levels of the organization Comfortable as a "hands-on" manager and willing to roll up your sleeves to get things done Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills while exercising sound judgement