Head of Quality Assurance

Head of Quality Assurance

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    Birmingham, West Midlands

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    £67000 - £70000 per annum + PLUS benefits

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    Taela Elms

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    4 months ago

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Head of Quality Assurance - Birmingham based 1/2 days in office - £70K

Working for a Global Fintech company, you will head up the QA function and scope the future strategy for the QA team and wider business.

The Head of QA will be responsible for the direction and management of quality assurance activities within Engineering. The QA engineers span multiple cross-functional business units ensuring our products meet design requirements, and deliver a consistent and robust experience for users, primarily achieved through automation. Having experience as a multi-disciplined engineering leader, they will drive Quality Assurance strategy whilst maintaining a strong technical background and hands-on ability.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Partner deeply with Engineering Managers and Product Owners to build high-quality experiences that will support a great user journey for users
  • Oversee the delivery and maintenance of automated testing and frameworks based on industry best practices
  • Responsibility for ensuring all development tasks meet quality criteria through test planning, text execution, quality assurance and issue tracking
  • Maintain a strong hands-on technical skillset
  • Excellent knowledge of risk management, risk identification and risk-based testing
  • Communicate and drive engineering initiatives across functions
  • Design, implement, and monitor all operations and key performance metrics for the QA team
  • Proactively identify, prioritize and resolve QA issues as they arise working closely with company leadership
  • Take ownership of resource planning and talent acquisition for correctly sized teams to meet the growing business pipeline
  • Mentor and promote team members and help leaders grow the organization
  • Inspire and nurture team members at all levels to continuously improve our ways of working, our culture, and our individual craftsmanship.
  • Work effectively and collaborate cross functionally, build support and alignment across multiple business units.

Experience needed:

  • 7+ years of automation development experience in key technologies like Selenium, Postman, Swagger, Azure/AWS Cloud, BitBucket, Bamboo, Ansible, Docker, SoapUI, Databases (SQL and NoSQL), scripting (Python).
  • 3+ years of Experience leading QA engineering organizations of high-performing, multi-disciplinary global distributed teams
  • Real experience is shaping the strategy and leading a QA funtion

Please apply if interested or get in touch at taelaelms @workwithglee.com

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