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QA Lead - London/Remote - £60k -£70k

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Quality Assurance/Testing

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Job functions:

    Test Manager

  • Salary:

    £60000 - £70000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Joe Noon

  • Contact email:

    joe.noon@lafosse.com

  • Job ref:

    80556_1659684798

  • Published:

    10 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-09-16

  • Startdate:

    Flexible

Our client, a renowned global loyalty and benefits company, are actively hiring a QA Lead position on a permanent basis based out of their London tech hub (Hybrid).

As a brand, they use their expertise and products to craft customer experiences which enable some of the world's best-known brands to acquire, engage and retain the most demanding customers. While specialising in Financial Services, Travel and Retail, they also support clients in multiple other sectors across 170 counties.

As a QA Lead, you will be responsible for improving the efficiency of the testing processes initially; then across to impacted systems to significantly increase the frequency and stability of feature releases to the organisation.

What you'll do:

  • Own the Testing process and associated methodology

  • Automate tests and release processes to significantly increase the frequency and stability of releases

  • Develop the team and team members to be a high performing, efficient unit

  • Work closely with the Test team to ensure testing within the squad teams is supported, efficient, and best practise is implemented and continuously improved upon

  • Review/contribute to strategies, approaches and plans

  • Provide QA resource estimates to new initiative plans

  • Build a working relationship with other Development Leads and SME's and provide support to them

  • Continuous review of QA efficiency within the squads and seeking ways to improve

  • Continuous review of supplier testing processes and looking for opportunities to provide efficiency improvements

  • Keep abreast of new testing tools, technologies, and methods, and seeking to implement where increased efficiency can be achieved

  • Review performance, complete appraisals, and objective setting

Requirements:

  • Experience as a Test Lead on successful project implementations in a software environment

  • Experience of developing a QA Team and improving performance and efficiency of the team and individuals

  • Demonstrable experience of building a well-rounded test structure including manual and automated testing

  • A breadth of experience in agile software development fundamentals and lifecycles including open-source test automation tools and frameworks

  • Advocate and evangelise for best practises like Test Driven Development (TDD), Behaviour Driven Development (BDD), Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD)

  • Experience with Stakeholder Management

Technical skills required:

  • Extensive experience with Test Automation Frameworks (SpecFlow, C#, .NET)

  • Experience with JavaScript automation (Angular, Cypress)

  • API testing experience (Postman, Swagger, RestSharp).

  • Understanding of PaaS, SaaS and serverless technologies in AWS or Azure

  • Testing of Serverless APIs (AWS Lambda / Azure Functions) and tooling to support

  • Experience with CI/CD pipelines and configuration of these pipelines (Team City / Octopus)

  • Non-functional testing experience (Performance, Security)

  • Familiarity with Data Lake concepts

  • Proven leadership skills with experience with performance reviews and objective setting

  • Usage of Jira (Epics, Stories and Defect Management)

The client has bases in Central London and West Sussex with the team operating within a Hybrid/remote working model.

This is an excellent opportunity for somebody eager to join a high performing tech team within dominant brand in their space.

If you're looking for a new challenging QA Lead position, please apply!