Remote: QA Automation Lead

Engineering Ottawa, Ontario Nanaimo, BC


Description

Position at J2 Cloud Services

The QA Lead will lead multiple projects and act independently to prepare and execute tests as well as manage all aspects of the testing effort, including plans, schedule, and tools. Candidates must have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills to help validate the implementation of applications against the functional and technical specifications and assist other QA team members through careful planning and manual and automation testing.



The QA Lead Will Be Responsible For

    • Leading multiple applications & high visibility projects   
    • Following QA Process and Procedures for manual and automation testing 
    • Analyzing the new requirements for new projects and maintenance projects to providing accurate QA estimations
    • Participating in Sprint planning & resource capacity planning for each sprint
    • Writing Test Strategies and Test scenarios
    • Guiding and mentoring the QA Engineers on test coverage, writing perfect test cases & test scripts or test case execution 
    • Conducting application level gap analysis from QA perspective 
    • Proposing solutions to overcome challenging tasks 
    • Being hands on testing experience with backend and frontend applications 
  • Writing automation scripts using Nodejs using mocha framework, JMeter
  • Strong knowledge on validating backend server applications, API testing 
  • Reviewing and approving automation scripts and manual test cases
  • Helping and Troubleshooting automation framework issues
  • Collaborating and coordinating with different teams
  • Providing quality assurance metrics & reports for active projects
  • Creating a list of milestones and timely checkpoints by using measurable criteria to check the quality of the QA executions  
  • Explaining the Automation methodology, processes, tools, templates, environment, and concepts to the project teams
  • Providing Automation demo/walkthroughs to the project teams
  • Working with other teams/ departments to ensure smooth QA delivery during entire test lifecycle
  • Escalating issues to QA leadership that impede the test effort
  • On call support during the non-working hours to support SEV tickets (including weeknights, weekends, and holidays)




Qualifications/Requirements

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in software quality assurance
  • Minimum 6 years of experience in Test Automation across different platforms such as API, Web and Mobile applications.
  • 4+ years of experience leading QA team
  • 4 + Years of experience in leading multiple projects or multiple applications 
  • 4+ years of experience in API automation using NodeJS and Jmeter 
  • Hands on experience with GIT and Jenkins 
  • Experience in Load Testing using Jmeter
  • Hands-on experience in multiple programming languages such as Java and Python 
  • Hands-on experience with Postman and SoapUI
  • Troubleshooting and problem solving skills 
  • Leading initiatives where teams were comprised of onshore and offshore resources
  • Excellent communication/presentation skills
  • Demonstrated experience successfully leading teams in a dynamic, fast time to market and customer focused environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of software testing methodology and best practices while maintaining and enforcing quality standards.
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to respond quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and manage the team in Agile environment
  • Selenium and Appium experience is Plus 

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