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Quality Assurance Director

Location: Brookfield, WI
Date Posted: 03-28-2018
Milwaukee, WI area client has immediate direct hire opportunity for Director of Quality Assurance.  This is a direct hire opportunity 

Job Summary
Provide leadership and direction to the entire quality function for the organization spanning from product management to deployment to ensure early defect management in all phases of the development lifecycle using manual and automated approaches. This is a hands-on position and requires participation in the various activities from planning through execution to meet the desired objectives. This is an opportunity to work in a rapidly evolving environment where you will contribute to design and develop QA processes. 

Responsibilities:
• Oversees the entire Quality Assurance (QA) and end-to-end testing process for the organization
• Drives the maturity and standardization across the technology organization in the areas of QA process, communication, defect prevention, automation and overall effectiveness in supporting the development lifecycle
• Partners with product management, development and program management to ensure that all testing activities occur in a timely fashion and to the level of quality demanded by the business requirements
• Negotiates, leverages and manages internal and external resources to deliver excellence with a cost effective model
• Provides leadership and hands on activities to drive towards automated testing and continuous testing
• Establishes work plan and staffing for project, and arranges for recruitment or assignment of project personnel to meet target dates and milestones
• Trains, manages, and mentors team for individual and company success
• Performs other duties as assigned

Education, Skills and Experience
• Bachelor's degree or higher
• 10+ years of experience with software testing
• 5+ years of experience with software testing in a SaaS environment
• 5+ years of experience with automated software testing
• 5+ years of experience with Agile development methodology
• 5+ years of leadership experience and managing staff
• Experience with automated delivery a plus
• Experience with outsourcing
• Experience with Jira, MS Project, Visio, and test management tools
• Experience with QA Symphony preferred
• Strong communication skills
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