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Head of Software Quality

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Date Added 3 Feb 2021
Expiry Date 3 Mar 2021
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Progressive Edge

Western Cape



Role details:
Head of Software Quality
Cape Town

An established company based in Cape Town, build complex solutions for governments and businesses worldwide. Through the integration of a broad portfolio of technologies with workflow management tools, and consulting services, the company provides fully configurable, scalable solutions.

Their R&D team is looking for an experienced team player to join their organisation as a Head of Software Quality.

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Duties & Responsibilities
Take overall responsibility for quality standards, as agreed to with Head of R&D and Head of Product Engineering
Manage a transparent regression test programme of the product suite, covering the following areas:
functional regression testing, performance/load testing and security/penetration testing
Provide matrix management of QA testers within scrum teams to: allocate regression work packages, provide guidance and training in software quality standards
Lead an initiative to extend automated testing on the product suite, linked to the continuous integration pipeline to: define the scope of work, perform automated test scripting/coding , support and train testers to perform automated test scripting/coding , define stories for developers to update products to enable efficient testing
Work with the Delivery and Content Manager to: prioritise the fixing of bugs identified during testing, modify regression scripts to prevent recurrence of bugs in problem areas
Line management for QA staff outside of scrum teams

Required Skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
A passion for setting and maintaining standards, and instilling a quality-first mindset in others
An independent mindset, yet able to work collaboratively
Ability to proactively identify problematic behaviour that impacts on quality standards, and work with others to change this
Understanding of RESTful web APIs and web application architecture
Expert-level knowledge of a test automation framework such as Selenium web drivers, along with Atata and C# or an equivalent scripting environment

Qualifications and Experience Required
Tertiary education in a relevant technical field, e.g. B.Tech or BSc
10 years of combined experience working on large scale Enterprise IT projects as a Test Engineer, QA analyst and Testing Manager
Proven understanding of testing concepts through the software development lifecycle (unit, performance, regression) and capability to lead a team to write effective test cases and test plans
Proven ability to create a comprehensive test strategy and integrated testing plan for functional testing and load / performance testing
Prior experience managing a small team