Manager/Director of Quality Assurance (New York, New York)

Whiting Consulting is searching for Manager/Director of Quality Assurance for our client. As a result of their continued growth and the success of their business model, we are searching for a Manager/Director of Quality Engineering. This role will be responsible for the growth, development and expansion of all quality-engineering programs within the company.

Responsibilities

  • Build and develop the QA organization to support the growth and diversification of the business.
  • Implement a continuous plan for growing and maturing the QA organization.
  • Guide the development of all QA processes across the organization.
  • Lead the development of all aspects of quality assurance including new product testing, regression testing, automation and load testing.
  • Support the operations team in the validation of multiple sites including disaster recovery and secondary sites.
  • In coordination with the operations and development teams, develop a plan for building and developing programs to measure and validate the technology we create.
  • “Hands in” involvement with QA team and Development
  • Required Skills and Experience

  • B.S./M.S. in Computer Science or equivalent discipline/experience.
  • 15+ years experience as QA professional, with at least 10 years in a leadership role.
  • Proven experience with Agile Software Development methodologies and Scrum.
  • Excellent communication skills and customer oriented focus, with the ability to communicate at all levels of the organization from individual contributor to Senior Executive.
  • Experience working for a SaaS company.
  • Experience leading a distributed QA organization.
  • Experience testing large-scale, database driven Web sites.
  • Detailed technical knowledge of multi-tier/multi-site internet systems.
  • In depth understanding of distributed systems and how to evaluate performance and stability across these systems.
  • Deep experience with load, stress, black box and white box testing.
  • Proven ability to work cross-functionally with all departments to achieve and meet tight deadlines.
  • Outstanding organization skills.
  • Experience managing outsourced and offshore teams.
  • Strong background in Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC).
  • Experience with Agile Software Development methodologies.
  • Direct experience with QA automation tools (Selenium).
  • Desired Skills and Experience

  • Direct, recent experience testing disaster recovery sites and multi-site applications.
  • Direct experience building and developing multi-site QA teams.
  • Strong grasp of Internet technologies including HTTP, HTML, JSP and Java.
  • Apply by sending your resume to resumes@whitingconsulting.com.

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