QA DIRECTOR
Operative - New York, NY

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Primary responsibilities:
Lead, manage and mentor globally distributed software quality teams
Define, implement and manage product quality strategy and goals including test automation, performance test automation
Provides leadership and guidance to the team responsible for planning, building, and performing SQA functions
Develop, review and execute test plans and test cases that ensure the product quality.
Build, select, and maintain QA tools.
Work closely with other departments including Production Management, Customer Support, Development and Product Operations to ensure that all phases of the software development life cycle are met and raise the quality standards.
Develop innovative processes, communications, metrics, and accountabilities that result in process improvements.
Improve the efficiency of the Quality Assurance organization through effective leadership, individual and group training, and process improvement.
Work closely with Management to ensure quality team integrates with company’s overall mission and strategy
Defines and tracks quality assurance metrics such as defect densities and open defect counts.

Required Skills:
Minimum 10 years’ Software Quality Assurance experience

Minimum 5 years of leadership experience at Director level running QA organizations with distributed teams

Have a strong working knowledge of quality assurance methodologies and familiar with modern test technologies and tools such as TestNG, Jmeter, Selenium webdriver.

Experience in Test Frameworks to implement BDD

Must have experience in leading test automation initiatives

Be able to contribute and direct at all levels of testing including unit, functional, automation, performance and scalability testing

Technically hands-on, have good project management skills and be able to function as a QA Architect and be able to step in and provide leadership in test design and implementation

Familiar with all of the test-related aspects of the software development life cycle

Have both excellent oral and written communication skills as necessary to communicate plans and status to all levels within the company and to build and maintain a highly effective QA organization

Technical Skills:
Strong comprehension of Software Development Life Cycle and Configuration Management including Agile Scrum;

Familiar with J2EE/MySQL,SQL Server is a plus

Exposure to Automation tools such as TestNG, Jbehave a big plus

Proven experience in Jmeter or similar performance testing tool

Strong experience in testing mobile applications across a wide range of platforms, devices and networks;

Strong comprehension of Automated Testing Implementation and Strategies;

Strong comprehension of RESTful web services, SOA;

Strong comprehension of Load/?Performance testing;

Skilled in Transact-SQL; and strong understanding of relational database concepts a plus

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