QA Director
PEAK6 Investments, L.P. - Chicago, IL

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The QA Director will assist in the planning and execution of Web sites, internal systems according to deadlines, quality, and budget. The individual will be responsible for accomplishing the project’s goals from start to finish and will be the designated point of contact. This includes managing the day-to-day efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan. The QA Director will also assist in defining the project’s objectives and verifying compliance through the lifecycle. This position is part of the technology leadership team and as such the individual is expected to lead by example and create a high-performing environment and help drive the teams to meet their collective business and strategic goals.

Core Skills and Responsibilities:

• Lead the planning, execution, tracking, and compliance of Agile projects
• Prioritize and manage the usage of team resources for projects and work assignments on a day-to-day and project basis
• Capture and analyze metrics (automation, coverage, rollback rates, and related data) to gain quality and performance insights for continuous improvement
• Develop and institutionalize quality assurance standards, procedures, practices, and guidelines that are designed to limit quality risks, improve effectiveness/productivity
• Build and strengthen QA teams and staff by recruiting, hiring, training, developing new members, and helping team members achieve goals and utilize their talents
• Provide strategic directional recommendations for SDLC and QA operations
• Cultivate relationships and respect for the QA team and other engineering teams
• Any other projects or assignments required by the business


• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
• 10+ years’ experience in technology with a focus on software testing of applications using J2EE, Spring and web based technologies
• 6+ years of leadership experience
• Experience writing and executing manual and automated functional test plans and suites for black-box and grey-box testing
• Solid/extensive experience of manual and automated test management
• Understanding of complex automated systems and project management life cycle practices and tools (SDLC/Agile and custom development)
• Experience designing, implementing and executing load, performance and scalability test cases.
• Solid working knowledge of current Internet technologies
• Database and operating systems experience with Windows, Linux, MySQL, Oracle and PostgreSQL
• Innovative and independent. Can work with limited direction and conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Strong interpersonal skills. Is persuasive, encouraging, motivating and able to defuse tension
• Ability to clearly communicate technical information to diverse audiences desired
• Experience working in an Agile/Iterative development environment a plus

• Experience with Selenium

About this company
PEAK6 is a financial institution founded on one simple notion - there has to be a better way. By asking the tough questions, and...