Software QA Lead Engineer

Boston, MA

Posted: 05/24/2019 Employment Type: Perm Industry: IT Job Number: 229514

Top 3 Technical Skills (confirmed):
  • More manual focused tester than automation focused
  • Python or Ruby
  • Can handle all escalated issues, 75% hands on, 25% managerial 

  • Homerun Desired Skill (confirmed):
  • A five year QA tester that has been focused in manual testing, knows some automation, and has been a lead for the past 2+ years. Has lead 3 or more people, can code in Python or Ruby, works in a Windows environment, and can handle all escalated issues. They can operate in a fast paced environment similar to a startup. 

  • Projected Description/Purpose of Role:

    Job Description:  Looking for a hands-on, self-motivated, and experienced QA Lead. You will work as an equal partner with developers and product managerss. As a QA Lead, you will guide and mentor a team of Quality Assurance Engineers, provide detailed testing of features and bugs, contribute to cross-team initiatives, and implement new manual and automated test plans. A methodical approach and a passion for quality are key to the growth and success 


    ·       Review software requirements and specifications.

    ·       Define and execute manual and automated test cases.

    ·       Develop and review manual and automated test plans.

    ·       Help develop scalable automated testing solutions.

    ·       Become a subject matter expert in specific components of the product.

    ·       Partner with the development and devops teams to prevent scalability and reliability issues in an AWS cloud-based web platform.

    ·       Serve as an escalation point, project coordinator and liaison layer across engineering, infrastructure and product teams.

    ·       Perform regular one on ones with your team members by mentoring, setting goals, and unblocking them on impeding issues.

    ·       Be the voice of quality for the product and ensure features are shipped with the highest level of quality.


    ·       5+ years of software testing experience in an agile testing role.

    ·       2+ years in an agile testing leadership role with a track of success.

    ·       Bachelor’ s degree in technology, engineering, science or relevant experience.

    ·       Strong written and oral communication skills.

    ·       Hands-on manual and automated testing experience.

    ·       Willingness to conduct ad-hoc exploratory testing with limited documentation.

    ·       Desire to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial setting.

    ·       Proactive, positive approach to quality assurance work and problem-solving.

    Good to have:

    ·       Familiarity with object-oriented programing languages (C#, Java or comparable in a .NET environment).

    ·       Familiarity with at least one scripting language (Python, Ruby, Perl, PHP).

    ·       Knowledge of relational databases.

    ·       Familiarity with defect tracking and version control tools.


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