IBM SQA Lead for The Weather Company in ANDOVER, Massachusetts

Job Description

The Software Quality/Testing Lead will manage the extended testing ecosystems for the mobile and digital consumer weather products that The Weather Company delivers into our extensive base of local TV broadcasters and a growing base of non-broadcast customers. Success will be measured in meeting product quality metrics, delivery deadlines and customer satisfaction.

As a primary function this role will be responsible for product testing and the ultimate operational quality of our mobile and digital products. They will have a broad understanding of mobile technologies (iOS and Android), mobile application development, mobile application publishing, APIs/SDKs and web applications. As a secondary function they will manage the team's use of Jira and assist the digital web team with the testing of web-based widgets.

The Software Quality/Testing Lead will coordinate with internal and external product teams who integrate their data and functionality into the mobile products and incorporate those workflows into the test plan. This entails learning about those external systems and understanding their impact on the mobile and digital products.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Create testing strategies for Media Groups digital products utilizing both automated and manual testing.

  • Hands on testing as well as coordinating efforts and motivation of onshore and offshore QA engineers.

  • Maintain versions, prioritize bugs, conduct release candidate meetings, product release readiness reports.

  • Work closely with development on the implementation of design specification, and defect resolution.

  • Work directly with Customer Support team to quickly resolve field issues.

  • Perform testing for standalone mobile weather client, embeddable mobile weather widgets platform, mobile map SDK and web widgets.

  • Recommend and implement processes to maximize testing effectiveness and team efficiency.

  • Manage teams’ Jira workflows.

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • 3-5 years experience testing mobile products, creating automated and manual test plans, directing testing resources.

  • High energy, passion driven individual with an ability to deliver on detail.

  • Demonstrable track record of success managing matrix teams in the successful completion of complex projects with relentless operational execution.

  • Knowledge of mobile application ecosystems for iOS/Android including app store, ecosystem, end user behaviors.

  • Excellent customer communication skills to gather essential information to replicate problems.

  • Familiarity with big data concepts as global weather is a data and processing intensive endeavor.

  • Demonstrated capability in program and project management including experience developing and executing schedules.

  • Technical proficiency with/ability to learn JIRA, Xcode, Perforce, Google Analytics, APIs, SDKs.

  • Experience with Scrum, Agile.

Preferred Tech and Prof Experience

  • Experience or interest in meteorology

EO Statement

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.