QA Practice Lead

Industry / Sector / Domain

IT Services

Location

Mumbai/ Bengaluru

Experience Range

15+ years

Company Profile

A leading in HealthCare innovation working with over 120 medical technology providers, payers and life sciences companies across the US.

Job Profile

  • Should have experience in pre-sales and sales support for QA engagements
  • Should have experience in different delivery models (T&M, Fixed Price, SLA based) around QA engagements
  • Should have participated in RFP preparation, bid defense, CxO level
    interactions
  • Should have strong QA Management experience for at least 10+ years
    across projects (preferably healthcare projects)
  • Should have strong technical skills –
    a. Strong expertise in at least one automation tool
    b. Experience in developing / extending automation frameworks from
    scratch
    c. Proficient with any one test case management tools like HP ALM,
    Jira-Xray/ Zephyr, TFS, etc.
    d. Expertise in defect management tool – Jira, Bugzilla, etc.
  • Should have experience implementing standardizes QA best practices and guidelines across the organizations/ projects
  • Should have experience in advocating Industry recognized QA Practices
  • Should have experience managing QA / Automation projects, mentoring and providing leadership to the QA automation developers and managers.
  • Should have experience providing technical leadership to projects by
    reviewing the process, identifying gaps, providing recommendations, and implementing the plan Recruitment and Staffing
  • Should participate in interviews, induction, training, and performance
    evaluation of all QA leads.
  • Should be willing to travel to client locations for short duration (2-3 weeks at least once in 6 months)
  • Should be Proactive, strong-minded, and assertive.
  • Should be able to motivate a team, recognize good talent and bring out the best out of everyone.
  • Should be a mature and professional individual who is self-motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Should be an excellent communicator, have good influencing and negotiation skills to get management buy-in on ideas and concepts.
  • Should be able to communicate with all levels of management and peers within the organization

Candidate Profile:

  • Responsible for Defining QA strategy, approach and execution in development projects.
  • Responsible for leading and directing the QA leadership team.
  • Provide leadership and technical expertise within Test Automation and Quality Assurance.
  • Be accountable for the test automation projects, mentor, and provide leadership to the QA automation developers and managers.
  • Participate in interviews, induction, training and performance evaluation of all QA leads
  • Provide technical leadership and expertise within the field of Quality Assurance and Testing.
  • Ensuring that the development teams adhere to the principles, guidelines and best practices of the QA strategy as defined.
  • Focus on continuous QA improvements including usage of appropriate testing tools, test techniques, test automation.
  • Building and maintenance of quality standards as well as enforcing technical and testing standards.
  • Monitoring of all the QA activities, test results, leaked defects, root cause analysis and identifying areas of improvement. Implement steps required to improve the processes.
  • Gather and present testing metrics and testing activities for the projects to key stakeholders.
  • Ensure the proper usage of available tools to gain the maximum benefit of the QA effort. This includes testing tools for functional, performance, automation, etc.
  • Manage training and continuous learning of QA staff by means of short courses, conferences, meetups, certifications, etc.
  • Be an escalation point for all matters related to testing and quality assurance and operate as a primary point of contact for the QA teams.
  • Direct the development of the QA strategy, methodology, discipline, and framework. Driving and improving the QA team in areas of automated testing and agile testing.
  • Provide technical expertise in Test Automation, Testing Methodologies, Testing Processes, Tools and Techniques across the teams.
  • Work with QA managers, Development managers and the Software Development Director to develop and execute QA strategies to meet and exceed department and corporate quality goals.

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