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QA Team Lead South Africa

QE Services

QE Services South Africa South Africa

2 months ago

My client based in Cape Town (Northern Suburbs) is currently looking for a QA Team Lead to join them on an independent contract basis

IT / Finance

Responsibilities
• Reviews and re-evaluates the test strategy to adjust for new information, changing risks, shifting priorities, and schedules
• Assists in formulating QA standards and best practices, organizational policies and processes and strategic plans
• Provide operational reporting to provide project status, trend insights, demonstrate that the QA function is improving over time
• Manage the end-to-end QA process until a project has reached warranty sign off
• Review business requirement and provides feedback
• Responsible for creating test plans
• Oversees projects to make sure work is scheduled based on priorities, risks and team strengths and assignment of resources across projects
• Oversees implementation and execution of functional, regression, and acceptance tests
• Assists in test environment setup/teardown, test... automation strategies, and exploratory testing
• Manage the test environment and ensure that the required monitoring and automated regression packs are in place
• Perform and oversees testing of software features, the creation and maintenance of test data and test documentation
• Assists in coaching junior staff, by helping them to make decisions, solve problems, manage meetings, and set goals, provides feedback on testing-related tasks, delegates and assigns testing responsibilities
• Assists in recruiting new staff, conducting interviews and evaluate potential candidates
• Performance management of the QA team

Experience
• Experience in testing various applications, web services and user interfaces
• Experience managing a team of Test Analysts and Automation Engineers
• Experience in communicating with business owners
• Understanding of test-driven development
• Understanding of software development lifecycle and best practices
• Understanding of Agile and Waterfall processes
• Understanding of user interface design
• Strong knowledge of software quality assurance best practices and methodologies
• Familiarity with various defect management systems
• Formal ISTQB Foundation Certification
• Formal ISTQB Advanced Test Manager Certification will be an added bonus however not essential
• We are looking for someone with 6+ years of working experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in a Leadership Role
• Background in Financial Service and/or loyalty will be highly advantageous, however experience in complex delivery will hold the candidate in good stead

Competencies
• Ability to communicate technical aspects to people with non-IT background
• Ability to act as a liaison between QA and development teams
• Ability to ensure that solutions developed by technical teams fit the business needs
• Ability to analyse complex situations and manage all variables to achieve optimal solutions
• Ability to act on the information provided or get information needed so that decisions for project implementations can be made quickly and effectively
• Ability to lead and motivate teams
• Ability to define and prioritize short-term and long-term objectives for the teams and make necessary corrections under changing circumstances
• Strong ability to communicate in English verbally and in writing

If you are ready for the next exciting step in your career, and would like to apply, please send us your updated CV to review
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