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Lead QA Engineer

Remote - Senior
Job Brief

We are looking for an experienced Lead QA Engineer to work collaboratively to define, develop, maintain and deliver Software testing requirements for our clients programme of work. In addition to delivery responsibilities, the QA Test Lead will also act as an advocate for QA best practices and lead initiatives to improve test processes, extend the use of tools/frameworks (where appropriate) and support the development of test team members.

Key Responsibilities
  • Execute on complex projects with minimal ramp-up even in an area where to lack domain expertise, via leveraging an understanding of testing principles and appropriately using domain knowledge resources (e.g. documentation, asking experts).
  • Drive and plan testing of large, complex, cross-team projects that could span multiple quarters and often involve multiple QA engineers.
  • Evangelize best practices in testing and be a strong advocate of QA in cross functional meetings.
  • Review and recommend improvements to existing QA processes.
  • Enhance test frameworks and develop automated test suites to ensure consistency.
  • Get work to a simple place by focusing on the heart of the problem and prioritizing the right things.
  • dentify new opportunities and advocate for and implement improvements to the current state of projects — potentially having broader business impact across teams or products.
  • Prioritize quality process work across an area or across multiple teams not within the immediate lens.
  • Understand the scope and relationships of features and production stack for their area.
Experience And Skill Set
  • Knowledge and experience of working with Open Source tools and Cloud based services including Cucumber, Gherkin, Jasmine, Cypress, WebDriver, Jenkins/Drone/Gitlab and REST libraries (RESTAssured, Karate, etc).
  • Experience of containerised techniques, using Docker, and Cloud Based Hosting.
  • Be able to independently drive + get buy-in on a clear and principled set of quality metrics for a project or team.
  • Have a strong understanding of all products relevant to own areas of expertise.
  • Be expert automation tester with deep automation skills.
  • Defining and advising on test scope, approach, risks and assumptions across DevOps and agile testing.
  • Ability to work with all relevant parties (project, supplier technical teams, internal technical teams, service delivery, and so forth) to ensure an effective test service is maintained throughout the Agile delivery lifecycle.