Technical Test Lead - Senior

Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Date Posted: 03-09-2018
Responsibilities:
  • Own the QA processes and champion continuous improvement initiatives across projects and portfolios 
  • Provide thought leadership on design, development, and execution of QA practice 
  • Manage QA standards, process, guidelines metrics and reporting 
  • Manage QA metrics/ KPI including release and operationalization criteria 
  • Manage test environment needs, requirements and integration criteria for each domains 
  • Ensure compliance of testing standards and processes throughout the software development lifecycle 
  • Contribute to training activities related to quality and reliability 
  • Contribute to transforming testing teams to high efficiency, automation centric testing teams 
  • Manage/participate in Community of Practice for QA to promote established standards and identify gaps 
  • Provide coaching and support for Testers
Qualifications:
  • Experience with QA practices within different software development methodologies. 
  • Up-to-date on current technologies including web and mobile development platforms (Android and iOS), multiple database platforms, virtual and cloud platforms, automation tools, web services, DevOps and configuration management 
  • Knowledge and experience in implementation of various testing methodologies, working knowledge of Agile principals & practices is essential. 
  • Familiar with test automation practice and tools 
  • Experienced in non-functional testing including performance testing 
  • Experience with various tools like Jira, Zephyr, SonarQube, etc. is a plus 
  • Undergraduate degree in engineering, computer science, collegiate diploma in computer science or equivalent experience
  • ITIL foundations (Asset), Agile or equivalent experience
  • More than 10 years of QA experience in software industry in managing all aspects of QA practices 
  • Technical leadership and people management experience 
  • Proven experience understanding project and system requirements and functionality, to develop effective test strategies and approaches 
  • Experience with project management, business process improvement or management / technology consulting is an asset 
  • Experience with manual and automation test strategies 
  • Interpersonal skills, and proven to flourish working in a fast-paced environment 
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-disciplinary team, across multiple projects and multiple locations 
  • Ability to promote & drive change 
  • Sharp analytic and problem-solving capabilities that go beyond strict technical expertise 
  • Broad IT knowledge and strong level of familiarity with a wide range of technologies and IT practices 
  • Valid Reliability level federal government security clearance
Duration: 5 months plus possible extensions
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