• Vice President, Quality Assurance

    Job Locations US-MA-North Reading
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/25/2018 4:52 PM)
    Job ID
    Engineering - QA
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    The Vice President, Quality Assurance, is a new role that will be chartered with leading the software QA practice at TraceLink.  This person will be responsible for managing and refining our software QA practices, making sure the team organizational structure is optimal for achieving our goals, defining and reporting on key metrics, and working with cross functional teams to help ensure that we deliver the highest quality products to our customers.


    Accountable for managing all aspects of the Quality Assurance function including establishing standards and guidelines, as well as reviewing procedures that will ensure the quality of all development projects organization-wide.


    We are looking for someone who loves a good challenge and can work collaboratively, across teams in support of others’ work at all levels, and a people leader that can develop high performing teams.


    • Create Software Quality Assurance (SQA) strategy and operational execution plans
    • Provide recommendations to executive management regarding QA automation strategies, approaches and tooling
    • Partner with engineering teams on the continued deployment of DevOps practices
    • Offer technical expertise in the testing area within the organization
    • Develop and leverage relationships throughout the organization, industry, and other professional organizations to improve test engineering 
    • Define and track the value of quality automation metrics
    • Engage with the developer community to align best practices and techniques for automated unit and integration testing
    • Work with development, business, operations and program management teams to certify production releases by providing appropriate test coverage and identifying and mitigating associated risks
    • Oversee the testing methodology and implementation, project scheduling, scope and quality of deliverables and resource management
    • Strategize and implement latest and innovative software QA technologies and tools to enable for dynamic and fast paced implementation
    • Drive automation wherever possible
    • Establish framework to ensure all groups are using Agile methodology to advance products, capabilities, profitability and results.
    • Work with a general direction and exercise independent thinking


    • Bachelor’s degree (or foreign equivalent) in Computer Science, MIS, or related (or equivalent practical experience)
    • Strong knowledge and leadership in modern SQA technology, best practices and demonstrated experience of successful application of those practices
    • 10 years of Software Development and/or QA experience of which 3+ years of experience in directly leading global QA teams
    • Passion for excellence in QA, advancing QA capabilities, Automation, Continuous Integration, Continuous Testing and Continuous Delivery
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to articulate discussions within the team and among other business groups
    • Strong knowledge and experience in Test Automation frameworks, Processes, methodologies, and implementing automation across multiple technologies
    • Excellent people leader with experience in developing high performing teams
    • Experience with Agile/Scrum development and deployment
    • Demonstrate good problem solving, negotiating, conflict management and decision-making skills
    • DevOps Experience
    • Cloud and mobile testing experience
    • Test Driven Development (TDD) mindset and experience is a plus
    • Business and technical background in the Life Sciences industry is a plus


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