Director, SW QA Eng 8/19/2016
Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
Palo Alto, CA
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Director, SW QA Eng
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Oncology Systems (ONCG)
Directs the activities of a software quality assurance function. Develops quality standards for company products and oversees the development and execution of software test plans and analysis of test results, including both manual and automated testing.
Provides guidance in the preparation of technical appraisals of programming languages and systems, computational software, and related technology. May oversee the integration of computers in the overall functions of scientific computation, data acquisition transmission, and processing.
Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
Performs all required management responsibilities including but not limited to: implementing the company's policies, programs, and guidelines; ensuring employee productivity and growth; managing resources; knowing Varian's business; and maintaining functional, technical, and external market awareness necessary for managing immediate organization.
Participates with other senior managers to establish strategic plans and objectives.
Makes final decisions on administrative or operational matters and ensures operations effective achievement of objectives.
Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth knowledge of the company.
Participates in corporate development of methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for projects, programs, and people.
Ensures budgets and schedules meet corporate requirements.
Erroneous decisions will have a serious impact on the overall success of functional, division, or company operations.
Regularly interacts with executives and/or major customers. Interactions frequently involve special skills, such as negotiating with customers or management or attempting to influence senior level leaders regarding matters of significance to the organization.
Directs and controls the activities of a broad functional area through several department managers within the company. Has overall control of planning, staffing, budgeting, managing expense priorities, and recommending and implementing changes to methods.
Minimum Required Skills and Knowledge:
Ability, competence, and confidence to lead people. Effective interpersonal skills. Proficient in utilizing business tools such as: E-mail, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with SAP or equivalent ERP product and productivity software desired.
Typical Education and Experience:
Bachelors Degree or equivalent. Masters Degree preferred. 15 years of related experience. 7 years management experience.
Percentage of Travel Required