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Cape Town Northern Suburbs

QA Software Test Lead (Remote)

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ENVIRONMENT:

An Asset Management Specialist seeks the expertise of a self-driven QA Software Test Lead with a passion for testing and cutting-edge tech. Your core role will be to take full accountability of the Testing process, tools, techniques, and standards. The ideal candidate will enjoy working in a team using a mature development environment where you plan and collaborate with peers and challenging the status quo and working in an Agile SDLC (we use Scrum). You must have 10 years’ experience in a similar role, 2 years’ building and managing QA teams, .Net, DevOps & Functional and Non-functional Testing.

 

DUTIES:

QA Leadership –

Sign-off on the final release readiness for product and component releases to provide customers, stakeholders, and executives with assurance that the product suite is released to the best possible quality standards.

Establish Quality Assurance discipline as an integral component of the Software Development Lifecycle and report on measurable quality improvements.

Mentorship and team enablement approach.

Defect Management.

Testing effectiveness measurement.

Test Scope determination.

Be the primary contact for all matters related to QA.

Set the product quality strategy and plan, and then measure and report on the effective execution thereof.

Define the key measures for software and product quality and report on these at every sprint and release.

Develop, publish, and maintain a QA roadmap of tooling and process improvement and ensure the team is aligned.

 

Process and Tooling –

Microsoft Teams.

Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS).

Plan, manage, and measure the Quality Assurance discipline (QA) so that we can be confident that our QA team operates like an industry leading QA team.

Identify the correct tools and QA process and ensure cadence with the Software Development team’s Agile practices.

Preparation and review of test plans.

Monitor all QA activity, test results, defect rates and areas of improvement.

Bearing continuous improvement in mind, constantly review the quality process and drive further efficiencies and improvements.

Utilise all quality and testing tools optimally, including balancing Automation versus Manual Testing.

 

Continuous Improvement –

Demonstrate the value that quality processes add through a metric-driven approach.

Champion the value and benefits of quality to the business and other senior managers through regular communication and knowledge-sharing.

Keep up to date on knowledge of latest QA techniques and trends.

 

Coaching and Mentoring –

Work with the QA team to develop personal development and training plans and provide opportunity for learning (report on this annually).

Mentor and coach QA team members, ensuring the success of the team’s Manual and Automation Testing.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifications –

Matric / Grade 12.

Relevant tertiary qualification would be preferential.

QA related Test Management Certification i.e., ISTQB Testing Management.

 

Experience/Skills –

10 Years’ experience in the Full Software Quality Assurance Lifecycle.

2 Years’ experience in a Management/Team Leadership role – Building and managing QA teams, able to recognise and bring out the best in the team.

Demonstrable experience in manual and automated QA, ideally in a continuous delivery environment.

Experience of modern QA automation and monitoring tools.

Functional and Non-functional Testing experience.

Microsoft .Net experience preferred.

Working with stakeholders to ensure QA vision is understood and implemented correctly.

Experience of working with teams following an Agile methodology.

DevOps experience.

 

ATTRIBUTES:

Strong communication skills, dealing with all levels of management and peers within an organisation.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet tight deadlines.

A self-motivated team player.

The right attitude, above everything else.

 

While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.

 

 

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