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QA Head
  • QA Management experience across multiple projects, off-shore and in-house.

  • Be a strong leader with experience in implementing and shaping the company’s QA processes and strategies.

  • Have strong technical skills, both functional and non-functional, manual and automation, ideally in a continuous delivery environment.

  • Strong communication skills with all the key stakeholders to ensure QA vision is understood and implemented correctly.

  • Be an advocate of Quality Assurance, Continuous Improvement and industry recognized Best Practices.

  • Excellent knowledge of Risk Management, Risk Identification and Risked Based Testing.

  • Experience managing testing departments or testing functions, managing large and complex activities and processes.

  • Flexible with the ability to and work under pressure.

  • Proactive, strong-minded, quick thinker and assertive.

  • Able to motivate a team, recognize good talent and bring out the best out of each individual.

  • A mature and professional individual who is self-motivated and enthusiastic.

  • Excellent communicator, influencing skills and negotiation skills to get management buy-in on ideas and concepts.

  • Able to communicate with all levels of management and peers within the organization.

  • Providing leadership

  • Building and maintaining relationships.

  • The ability to prioritize work and tasks under pressure.

  • Ability to handle conflict effectively.

  • Ability to build, implement and direct quality assurance principles and maintain the quality of delivery.

Head of QA Responsibilities

  • Responsible for Defining QA strategy, approach and execution in development projects.

  • Responsible for Leading and directing the QA leadership team.

  • Provide leadership and technical expertise within Test Automation and Quality Assurance.

  • Be accountable for the test automation projects, mentor, and provide leadership to the QA automation developers and managers.

  • Participate in interviews, induction, training and performance evaluation of all QA leads.

  • Provide technical leadership and expertise within the field of Quality Assurance and Testing.

  • Ensuring that the development teams adhere to the principles, guidelines and best practices of the QA strategy as defined.

  • Focus on continuous QA improvements including usage of appropriate testing tools, test techniques, test automation.

  • Building and maintenance of quality standards as well as enforcing technical and testing standards.

  • Monitoring of all the QA activities, test results, leaked defects, root cause analysis and identifying areas of improvement. Implement steps required to improve the processes.

  • Gather and present testing metrics and testing activities for the projects to key stakeholders.

  • Ensure the proper usage of available tools to gain the maximum benefit of the QA effort. This includes testing tools for functional, performance, automation, etc.

  • Manage training and continuous learning of QA staff by means of short courses, conferences, meetups, certifications, etc.

  • Be an escalation point for all matters related to testing and quality assurance and operate as a primary point of contact for the QA teams.

  • Direct the development of the QA strategy, methodology, discipline and framework. Driving and improving the QA team in areas of automated testing and agile testing.

  • Provide technical expertise in Test Automation, Testing Methodologies, Testing Processes, Tools and Techniques across the teams.

  • Work with QA managers, Development managers and the Software Development Director to develop and execute QA strategies to meet and exceed department and corporate quality goals.