Software Quality Lead

Software Quality Lead

Job Title: Software Quality Lead
Location: Western Cape
Salary: 720000.00
Reference: JN -082017-9188
Job Published: September 20, 2017 10:25

Job Description

The Quality Engineering (QE) team is looking for someone to take point at ground level and support the Software Engineering team in delivering world class software. To be successful in this role, you will need a solid understanding of software development best practices, the ability to influence stakeholders and to derive tremendous satisfaction from releasing software products into the wild, on-time and with a high-level of attention to quality.
  • Collaborate with the Software Engineering Manager to define and implement product test strategies based on functional and non-functional requirements
  • Liaise with Quality Analysts and automation developers to create and execute test plans
  • Proactively drive quality improvement through metrics and reporting
  • Track test coverage across components from a code and functional perspective
  • Be prepared to spend up to 60% of your time in an Agile team partaking in planning, testing and scrum ceremonies, and the remainder of your time strategizing with other teams
  • Collaborate with the Automation Lead, Architect, Product Owners, Solution Consultants and Operations team to identify and prioritize quality concerns
  • Coach Quality Analysts on best practices and technical skills
  • Coordinate with other QE team members to drive test strategies and best practice
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
My client is a leader in our domain, with a global presence, so we set the bar high. The more of the following you can offer, the better suited you will be for the position:
  • 6+ years’ experience in the software development industry
  • 2+ years’ experience in QA/Test Lead roles on large projects
  • Ability to partake in technical design conversation at a conceptual level
  • A reasonable level of technical ability (e.g. comfortable working with Linux and a scripting language such as Node.js, Python, or PHP)
  • Solid experience in writing automated tests
  • Experience testing product functionality with SOAP and REST APIs
  • Experience with performance and/or security testing
  • A hardened philosophy on ‘Agile QA’


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