QA Lead Job Description

QA Lead Job Description

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QA lead provides oversight and input to all aspects of quality assurance including applying industry best practices, developing new testing solutions and methods, and establishing metrics.

QA Lead Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Seeks to continuously improve test processes (Root Cause Analysis, Correction and Preventions
Implement critical knowledge transfer and communication processes with all teams
Test Management – Ensure effective and efficient application of test processes and tools using techniques such as White box, Grey Box, Black box, Test-to-Pass, Test-to-Fail and automation
Continuous Improvement – Help define, improve and implement test processes and tools
Responsible for management and coordination of all testing activities on assigned projects including definition of testing approach, test effort estimation, progress and status reporting, training and education on D&B QA processes and tools
Providing continuous review and recommendations for improvement of processes related to status reporting/dash-boarding and QA
Coaches and supports team – Knowledge Transfer
Define project requirements and deliverables based on scope
Plan coverage projects from initiation through closing states
Create test coverage documentation, test execution plans, and metrics reports

QA Lead Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for QA Lead

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: ISTQB, ISEB, CQA, CSTE, QA, LSEG, DB, OS, AWS, CTFL

Education for QA Lead

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the QA lead job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and University Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Education, Information Systems, Technical, Information Technology, Science, Computer Engineering, Business, Management

Skills for QA Lead

Desired skills for QA lead include:

SQL
Aspects of the organization
Business and information systems
Python
Java
Core Java and Oracle/SQL
Processes
Sports
Testing methodologies
Quality assurance methodologies and has awareness of new and emerging technologies and developments

Desired experience for QA lead includes:

3-5 years of experience within the Quality Assurance specialty
Software Development background strongly preferred
Must have worked on applications or web technologies for fast paced delivery of content, preferably in the media space
DEC Computer Science or equivalent
2+ years of QA Management Experience
Strong Software Testing and Management knowledge

QA Lead Examples

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QA Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of QA lead. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for QA lead
  • Research on pen-test tools and vendors
  • Along with Agile teams, develop and manage test strategies that will include approaches for test data, regression testing and automation methodologies to ensure higher quality delivery and test coverage
  • Promoting QA standards and best practices across Agile teams
  • Posses the ability to work in a fast paced environment that supports production and maintenance level changes
  • Possess the ability to do high level impact analysis and test approaches for production and maintenance level software changes
  • Work with Scrum teams to complete root cause analysis and corrective action plans to ensure higher quality test coverage throughout the development and UAT development life cycles
  • Advise and assist QA Manager on status, risks and their resolutions as they relate to testing and quality assurance
  • Assisting in the overseeing of various QA systems projects of an integrated nature
  • Drive and contribute to the Manual and Automation test strategy, scripts, and framework focusing on test architecture, re-usability, stability, performance, scalability, and related Quality/team metrics
  • Provide hands-on test support when necessary to verify front-end and back-end changes, user workflows, database, API, security, performance, mobile device, browsers
Qualifications for QA lead
  • Preferred experience with country specific roll outs - UK / US or CAN payroll areas
  • Work experience with similar products like Peoplesoft or Work Day and previous payroll implementation projects is also acceptable
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (Korean language skill is a must)
  • 5+ years of testing distributed infrastructure tools/API?s
  • Hands on expertise in various automation framework (data driven, keyword, hybrid) and experience on authoring and executing comprehensive test suites from business and functional requirements
  • Degree educated or equivalent in Computer Science or related field with Quality Assurance certifications such as ISEB or ISTQB desirable
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QA Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a QA lead. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for QA lead
  • Provide functional work flows, test data, and support to Performance testing
  • Effectively collaborate and communicate and builds rapport with team members, project stakeholders, business partners and vendors
  • Support UAT, including obtaining official sign-off approval on releases ready for UAT and production
  • Champion agility and improvement in test process
  • Facilitate complex group meetings and conducts information gathering sessions with groups across IT offshore teams
  • Own Quality and Technical Agreements, may lead or support Supplier and Distributor Audits, and Quality review meetings
  • Is accountable for all quality KPIs for the Germany country cluster, and other countries within EMEA, as required
  • As an active member of Shire Global QA Community, contribute to develop and strengthen Shire global quality management systems, and provide flexible support to Shire business both at the country cluster level and global level
  • Test new development on all marketplace products
  • Work closely with CX & UX team to make sure code meets defined product requirements
Qualifications for QA lead
  • Training qualification (FETAC or equivalent) eg
  • Understanding of Food Safety and Quality
  • Experience with cloud based technologies required AWS Infrastructure Services
  • A thorough, appropriate and timely communicator
  • Resource leveling across testing projects based on need, skill sets, to provide appropriate coverage
  • Familiarity with systems scope and project objectives, the role and function of the various members of the team
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QA Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a QA lead. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for QA lead
  • Own the QA automation frameworks (Pipeline strategy, cucumber, set the standard for our automation pipelines and processes.)
  • Collaborate with Test Data Lead to identify test data requirements for assigned projects
  • You will lead the Quality Assurance team of this product line
  • You will manage bugs from discovery through to successful resolution
  • Leading an ensuring the overall quality of our Enterprise Global and High Visible initiatives assigned to you by partaking in appropriate testing activities
  • Managing all aspects of Quality Assurance including strategy, approach, test planning, implementing test automation, and executing manual tests
  • Advocate of automation and Secure Software
  • Leading, mentoring and coaching junior staff – Be that “Go to Person”
  • Partnering with other IT Discipline leads to ensure successful completion of end project goal
  • Documents, tracks and verifies defects fixes in assigned applications
Qualifications for QA lead
  • A minimum of Three (3) years experience managing projects
  • Experience in working in agile & live ops environments
  • Expertise in the usage of bug tracking and Test management tools is a must.(JIRA and Test rail are plus)
  • Expert in Mobile
  • Knowledge of Microsoft systems, with intermediate to advanced Excel proficiency
  • Ability to work overtime as necessary and on weekends
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QA Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a QA lead. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for QA lead
  • Emphasize continuous improvement of quality-related processes and artifacts
  • Ensures Quality SLAs met
  • Act as a project defect manager and hold defect review meetings with the concerned development / business teams and work towards speedy defect resolution
  • Overall accountability for al l project or release test efforts across multiple domains, orgs and apps (including End to End Test efforts)
  • Reviews all QA test plans to ensure major milestones, dependencies and critical paths are defined, applying risk-based testing principles where appropriate
  • Participates in all relevant governance activities
  • Negotiates overall product quality standards with development and business stakeholders
  • Acts as the escalation point for all testing related issues
  • Defines and implements effective risk mitigation strategies for all testing-related risks
  • Attends regular project meetings to provide a QA perspective
Qualifications for QA lead
  • A minimum of Three (3) years experience investment process a plus
  • Leads QA strategy and planning for SCB program
  • 6 - 8 years of experience qualifying high-volume, scalable enterprise websites
  • Strong expertize in web technologies including Content Management and Ecommerce
  • Experience with implementing and standardizing issue tracking and management solutions
  • Solid understanding of Quality Assurance life cycle, methodologies and best practices
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QA Lead Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a QA lead. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for QA lead
  • Develop automation test cases in order to test repeatable processes
  • Reviews business requirements and designs specifications for low to moderately complex changes/systems for completeness and testability
  • Setup and maintain lab for functional and performance testing
  • Assists in reproduction and verification of field problems as needed
  • Advertising the student worker position, evaluate candidates
  • Answering day to day questions about the job and handling personnel problems
  • Handling performance and salary talks
  • Be in charge of performance metrics for the team, including qualitative datapoints from our developers
  • Design and build tooling, scalable and maintainable test infrastructure to help engineering teams measure and increase their velocity
  • Partnering with various product and engineering teams to develop system test automation and infrastructure for Mobile and Site teams
Qualifications for QA lead
  • Software Quality Certification – is expected to gain education and certification if not obtained already
  • Professional with experience on at least 2 large projects or Programs greater than $1 million in IT cost
  • Experience supporting online services with related release cycles, interactions with CS/GM teams
  • Experience with Cloud services such as AWS, Azure, Google
  • Organization agility (knowledgeable about how an organization works) and ability to apply that capability to lead change, deliver strong results and build the confidence of stakeholders
  • Ability to manage multiple and complex priorities, and to recognize when a change of priority is needed

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