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The Computer Merchant, Ltd. QA Lead -Python, Java, JavaScript in Waltham, Massachusetts

Reference # : 21-01945 Title : QA Lead -Python, Java, JavaScript Location : Waltham, MA Position Type : Contract Experience Level : 7 Years Start Date / End Date : 08/02/2021 / 02/01/2022 Description Top 3 skills that are a must have Extensive experience in software product engineering, deployment, and integration. Advanced proficiency in programming languages and coding, such as Python, Java and JavaScript. Strong background in test and quality assurance - demonstrated track record of both tactical execution and strategic leadership in test and quality assurance programs and procedures. About the role: Responsible for ensuring that quality engineering strategies are aligned with department value streams by reviewing requirements, specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback Provide leadership and guidance with team members to set quality engineering technology strategy and direction; partners with business stakeholders and influences overall strategy and use of current capabilities or product offerings Ensures the creation of detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases Oversee and manage overall product and or portfolio deliverables Oversee and manage design, development and execution of automation scripts using enterprise tools. Also, continuous collaboration with Development, Functional and Universal Automation framework team for the overall efficiency from the automation perspective across multiple projects Responsible of the NFR strategy from performance testing / engineering. Collaborate with security engineering team for the logical closure of the NFR strategy Collaborate with the test data and environment management team for the E2E test environment strategy for the release Oversight on strategies to support regression suites based on the yield value to improvise the cycle time and overall efficiencies Stay up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies Oversee and manage the identification, recording and thorough documentation and tracking of bugs Develop and apply testing strategies to be executed and implemented by product teams Ensure that quality engineering metrics, like Defect Removal Efficiency [DRE}, Velocity, defect densities and Defect backlog trends are captured accordingly Plans and manages Quality engineering staffing strategy consistent with the needs of the business to complement internal capabilities Provides leadership to quality engineering teams, and proactively engages with teams to promote process and organizational improvements that enhance overall effectiveness, especially drive Agile & SAFe methodologies. Prepares and presents program-level communications for executives and stakeholders Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in computer science/engineering or in related field; Master's Degree preferred At least 12+ years of experience working in the technology industry with 5+ years in leadership role. Experience leading complex quality engineering teams as part of a large multi-year, business-critical technology program Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools, and processes Thorough knowledge of Agile software delivery models (Kanban, Scrum, etc.) Ability to promote and role model a team-oriented environment Highly developed negotiation, facilitation and consensus building skills Highly developed oral and written communication skills; strong presentation skills Ability to deliver quality rigor by practicing lean & agile methodologies, showcasing technology leadership by formulating automated testing framework and demonstrating engineering mindset by deep understanding app solution & design. Preferred Qualifications & Tools: Software Testing Certification (e.g. Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL); Certified Software Tester (CSTE); Certified Software Test Professional (CSTP)) Experience working in the energy/utility industry Neoload, Client LR, Selenium, Rest Assured, Appium, Test NG, UFT, Jira, XRAY, Confluence, JMeter Familiarity with Cloud technology Azure/AWS and DevOps tooling & solution. Equal Opportunity Employer Veterans/Disabled