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Software QA Lead - Plano, TX

Plano, TX

Posted: 05/31/2018 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Other Area(s) Job Number: 5365
Software QA Lead - Plano, TX
As part of the QA CoE team, this senior level resource is responsible for driving software quality across the enterprise through lean process and metric based decision making. Develop innovative Quality Assurance standards and processes to improve quality across delivery channels measuring success through KPIs.

  • Partner with PMO, InfoSec, and Delivery organizations to drive organization change related to QA CoE process
  • Create, maintain, and refine QA Standard Operating Procedures
  • Support QA governance, oversight, and audit on projects
  • Assist in development and execution of QA CoE roadmap to meet organizational goals and align with enterprise direction of shift to Agile
  • Manage QA CoE backlog and coordinate development efforts with appropriate teams
  • Gather quality governance metrics to measure and establish quality benchmarks across delivery channels
  • Drive adoption of metric based reporting and analytics across projects, delivery towers, and Suppliers
  • Make data driven decisions to determine what needs to be done to improve QA effectiveness
  • Help drive organizational change related to QA CoE processes
  • Represent QA in gate reviews or conducting project gate reviews
  • Leadership skills to motivate teams, collaborate, and drive change environments
  • Assist in onboarding and training QA resources
  • Facilitate and review QA Supplier proposals

  • 8-10 years of experience and working knowledge of QA best practices as it applies in both Waterfall, and Agile methodologies
  • Experience in creating and implementing QA process and standards documentation
  • Experience in managing QA on large fast-paced project portfolios
  • Experience in successfully supporting an independent test practice or Test Center of Excellence
  • Hands on experience working with test and delivery management tools including HP ALM QC, Jira, or others
  • Ability to derive KPIs to build reports or dashboards allowing QA, project management, and executive insight into testing status
  • Experience working with outsourced QA teams
  • Ability to adapt to change and re-align QA strategy appropriately
  • Ability to assess risk to schedule, cost, or quality on projects
  • Ability to obtain adoption of new ideas to improve efficiency
  • Excellent communication (written, verbal)
  • Organizational, planning, and analytical skills
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team-oriented environment
  • Agile experience Scrum Master or Coach experience

DESIRED SKILLS:  Experience with any of the following would be a plus:
  • Automotive Finance experience
  • Data analytics / BI experience
  • Experience with automation, performance, test data management, and service virtualization
  • Hands on experience with Jira add on test management tools
  • Service Now experience
  • Experience with content management on SharePoint
  • Experience with contract negotiations and Request for Proposals / Quotes / Information
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