The Software Quality Assurance Manager Consultant’s role is to manage a group of QA Engineers and QA Testers within the organization.
The QA group will be responsible for developing, establishing, and enforcing quality assurance standards and measures for products and services created within the organization.
This individual will ensure best practices are followed throughout the QA Team and adjust individual performance, goals, and tasks of its members as necessary.
They will deliver regular reports to key stakeholders and leadership on an ongoing basis as they pertain to project deliverables and overall code and systems quality.
Develop and cultivate individual QA Testers' and Engineers' performance
Assist in the scheduling and management of QA team goals and track performance to organizational objectives
Develop and establish quality assurance measures and testing standards for new applications, products, and / or enhancements to existing applications throughout their development and product life cycles
Conduct internal audits to measure and assure adherence to established QA standards for software development, application integration, and information system performance, and corresponding documentation
Create and execute test plans and scripts that will determine optimal application performance according to specifications
Verify and revise quality assurance standards as needed
Ensure that testing activities allow applications to meet business requirements and systems goals, fulfill end-user requirements, and identify existing or potential issues
Collaborate with software / systems personnel in application testing, such as system, unit, regression, load, and acceptance testing methods
Make recommendations for improvement of applications to programmers and software developers or engineers
Communicate test progress, test results, and other relevant information to project stakeholders and management
Test any new software to ensure integration into company systems meets requirements, system compliance, and technical specifications
Analyze formal test results in order to discover and report any defects, bugs, errors, configuration issues, and interoperability flaws
Assist in the development of change control processes, practices, and guidelines for new and existing technologies
Participate in developing, distributing, and coordinating in-depth end-user reviews for modified and new systems or applications
Cultivate and disseminate knowledge of quality assurance best practices
Experience with CI / CD tools (Jenkins, Travis, Ansible)
Kknowledge of UNIX tools, particularly debugging tools
Experience with Github / Gitlab
Familiarity with SSH, FTP, SCP, HTTP, DNS protocols
Strong skills testing user interfaces with relational database backends
Ability to communicate to individuals with various technical abilities
Ability to provide detailed step-by-step information in the form of bug and testing reports
Ability to determine when there is a skill gap with new products
Ability to read and speak English