Lviv

ELEKS is looking for a Head of Quality Assurance Office.

Job Summary

Manage the Quality Assurance Office towards the company strategic goals and needs ensuring the development and successful functioning of the office and professional growth of specialists.

Mandatory Requirements

  • 8+ years of professional experience
  • 2+ of experience in managing teams (10+ people)

Responsibilities

Strategic

  • Establish a vision for the office and develop QAO strategy, objectives and expected outcomes for the QAO to be aligned with Company Strategy, develop structure and operating norms to implement this vision
  • Ensure timely review of the office strategy and its correspondence to the company strategic goals and needs

Operational

  • Establish, adopt, and enhance effective processes, practices, tools, and standards for all office functions
  • Own the office organizational structure
  • Keep competitive advantage through ongoing evaluation of the office processes, effectiveness and efficiency
  • Own the implementation of QAO projects and initiatives
  • Plan the budget of the office, negotiate the approval of the budget with the stakeholders, and ensure adherence to it

Competency Development

  • Own the development and implementation of competency standards (competency matrix, guidelines, etc.) for QAO with alignment to company goals
  • Prepare and ensure the proper functioning of the procedural framework to conduct activities for measuring the qualification level of specialists and their professional growth
  • Ensure continuous competency development activities for specialists and ensure that these activities are supporting company goals
  • Establish communication channels and collaboration within QAO to ensure specialists are on the same page with the company
  • Align competency development activities with other company departments (university, resource management, delivery, tmo)
  • Proactively contribute to the continuous development of the organization
  • Establish the initial remuneration of specialists and trigger its timely and reasoned revision

Staffing Support

  • Align internal and external staffing activities with capacity management
  • Responsible for decision making about hiring specialists into QAO and about separating them at their own request or by company initiative
  • Plan specialists’ rotations in coordination with delivery representatives (PMs, DMs) and capacity management team to ensure internal staffing capabilities
  • Conduct interviews and organize a group of experts capable to interview candidates to ensure interviewing capabilities

Sales Support

  • Represent the QAO at meetings with clients, conferences, industry events etc.
  • Support the presales process by consulting the Engagement team, providing materials related to QAO expertise, and preparing engineers for customer interviews

Projects Consulting

  • On-demand help on projects by conducting audits with the involvement of relevant experts from QAO
  • On-demand help on projects via arranging partial project involvement of Competency Managers (up to 50%) to start new projects or temporary support teams with challenging project tasks

Specialized knowledge

  • Proficient knowledge and understanding of software development methodologies
  • Proficient knowledge and understanding of Software Development and Testing Life Cycles
  • Knowledge and understanding of Software Quality Characteristics
  • Proficient knowledge and understanding of QA process, value and cost
  • Proficient knowledge and understanding of testing techniques, methods, levels and types
  • Proficient knowledge and understanding of test artifacts and their lifecycle (bug reports, test cases, etc.)
  • Proficient knowledge and understanding of common artifact management systems (bug trackers, test and requirement management, etc.)
  • Proficient knowledge and understanding of different quality control and assurance documentation standards
  • Knowledge and understanding of test effort estimation process
  • Understanding of the success criteria definition for different testing activities

Skills and abilities

  • Ability to establish/analyze/improve QA process
  • Ability to maintain integrity and independence in quality judgment
  • Ability to verify assumptions made in specifications and during system implementation
  • Ability to define, collect, and analyze quality metrics
  • Ability to ensure that the deliverables produced to meet the required quality standards
  • Ability to deal with incomplete, poorly defined, or undocumented requirements
  • Ability to perform requirements- and test- coverage analysis, impact analysis
  • Ability to perform root cause analysis
  • Ability to define test-case and defect handling process, and select appropriate test-management and issues tracking tools
  • Ability to choose proper tools for test automation, analyze limitations and advantages of the tools
  • Ability to calculate ROI and perform Test Automation feasibility study
  • Ability to identify and mitigate risks
  • Ability to split and assign activities between other team members
  • Mentoring/coaching skills
  • Ability to facilitate process and people
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems
  • Ability to perform effective interviewing
  • Ability to identify/analyze employee knowledge gaps
  • Good presentation and meeting management skills
  • Ability to delegate tasks effectively

Personal Characteristics

  • Initiative and pro-active position
  • Sense of responsibility
  • Ability to work under tight timeframes
  • Analytical mind
  • Self-improvement potential
  • Ability to quickly learn new technologies
  • Team management and leading skills
  • Process- and result-oriented vision.
  • Ability to deal with difficult personalities
  • Savvy in handling office politics Negotiation skills
  • Self-promotion skills
  • Ability to work in a team and as an individual
  • Ability to deal with difficult/unexpected situations

What will you get with ELEKS

  • Above average compensation and competitive Social package
  • Close cooperation with a customer
  • Challenging tasks
  • Competence development
  • Ability to influence project technologies
  • Projects from scratch
  • Team of professionals
  • Dynamic environment with low level of bureaucracy
  • Medical insurance

ABOUT ELEKS

ELEKS is a custom software development company. We deliver value to our clients, thanks to our expertise and experience gained from working as a software innovation partner since 1991.

Our 1,600+ professionals located in the Delivery Centers across Eastern Europe and sales offices in Europe and North America, provide our clients with a full range of software engineering services. These include product development, QA, R&D, design, technology consulting and dedicated teams.

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