QA Test Manager 8/24/2016

Skylightsys Stamford, CT

Company
Skylightsys
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
29267678
AJE Ref #
575972587
Location
Stamford, CT
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

APPLY
16-00114

QMO- SENIOR TEST LEAD
The QA Sr. Test Manager Role will act as the single point of contact for quality within the assigned Product Portfolio, while effectively leading the implementation of QMO Standard Solutions, Staffing, and Quality Improvements (based on performance based metric results) within the individual Application Portfolio supported. This role is also a key stakeholder within the product portfolio in driving and influencing continuous improvements around Process, Delivery, Quality and Budget and reports directly to the Head of Quality Management Office.
This role is co-located and works very closely with Delivery Heads, Development Lead(s) and Business Stakeholders and will also act as the first point of escalation for QA
RESOURCE MANAGEMENT:

* Management of a global pool of FTE, Contractor and Vendor resource
* Manages Test Manager (If Applicable)
* Manages Test Architects (Subject Matter Experts in Quality Assurance, CMMi, TMMi)
* Manages Test Leads (Contractor, Vendor Delivery Specialists in Quality Assurance)
* Manages Test Analysts (Multiple Vendors)

STRATEGIC QUALITY ASSURANCE POLICY / PLANNING:

* Single point of contact for Product Quality in assigned Product Portfolio
* Accountable for Budget Planning and Execution on / or below budget
* Accountable/Responsible for influencing, deciding and implementing Product Delivery (Speed, Quality and Efficiency)
* Accountable/Responsible for Product Quality in one or more Product Portfolios
* Accountable/Responsible for Deploying, managing, setting direction on Quality framework(s)
* Accountable/Responsible for Implementing and evolving appropriate performance based measurements and metrics
* Accountable/Responsible for efficiency gains (Automation, etc.)
* Responsible Managing and growing testing assets required for meeting Portfolio Quality Needs
* Responsible Measuring, monitoring and reporting quality and ensure compliance to quality standards for all IT Testing

QUALITY ASSURANCE RELEASE PLANNING:

* Influences / Approves QA scope of testing within the context of each release (Estimates / Scope)
* Accountable for all QA Delivery (Capital and/or Maintenance) within a given portfolio
* Assess, Remove Barriers, Mitigate Escalations for all QA Progress and Effectiveness of the test effort
* Accountable for Quality Assessments for all products in a given portfolio

REQUIREMENTS

* College Degree/Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field
* 5+ Years of experience in Test Management
* In depth knowledge of Software Delivery methods (Waterfall, Agile, Iterative)
* Knowledge of the software test engineering process
* Experience in a wide variety of testing efforts, techniques and tools
* People skills (Ability to foster collaborative relationships, diplomacy and advocacy skills)
* Milestone planning and management skills
* Knowledge of the Testing Maturity Model (TMMi)
* Knowledge of industry testing tools (Quality Center, Quick Test Pro, Selenium, Rational)
* Knowledge of Automation solutions

* Experience leading testing efforts within an outsourced resource model
_NO AGENCIES PLEASE_

_"US CITIZENS AND THOSE AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE US ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. WE ARE UNABLE TO SPONSOR H1B CANDIDATES AT THIS TIME."_

_SKYLIGHTSYS_ Strategic Staffing is recognized as a leader in the staffing industry. Our team is experienced, with over 40 years of collective placement experience, specializing in placing professional technology talent in both permanent and contracting opportunities. Our staff has a deep knowledge of our clients' needs and our candidate's skill set, making sure to accurately pair the two together. Our mission is to provide lasting value to our clients and candidates through building strong relationships. Our clients are non-vmo, combined with our strong relationships result in quick response time and interviews which lead to job offers. We are a certified NMSDC firm.