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Sr. Director, QA Engineering



Quality Assurance
Multiple locations
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

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Pay Grade Range:

£86,630.00 - £202,140.00

Disclaimer: The base salary range represents the low and high end of Altus Group’s “Pay Grade Range” for this position in the primary work location. Actual hiring salaries will vary depending on factors including but not limited to work experience, and geographic market data for the role. The Pay Grade Range listed above does not reflect Altus Group’s total compensation for employees. Other rewards may include an annual bonus, flexible work arrangements, and region-specific benefits.

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Our people-centric culture empowers you to deliver in a high trust, high performance culture, surrounded by an inclusive team that’s collaborating to modernize our industry. We invest in our people with training and growth opportunities designed to propel you further in your career while providing a flexible and progressive workplace that reflects our values and teams.

Job Summary:

As the Senior Director of QA (Quality Assurance) Engineering at Altus Group, you will play a pivotal role in shaping our global QA strategy and leading the development and implementation of comprehensive testing methodologies. Your efforts will ensure the delivery of high-quality, scalable, and efficient commercial solutions.

Your leadership will guide a team of QA engineers in integrating advanced testing practices across the development lifecycle, leveraging automated and manual testing strategies to achieve the highest standards of product quality and reliability.

Key Responsibilities:

Leadership & Strategy

  • Lead and Manage QA Team: Provide technical guidance, mentoring, and performance feedback to develop a high-performing QA team consisting of manual testing and automation engineers.
  • QA Strategy Development: Develop and implement a comprehensive QA strategy aligned with the roadmap, industry standards, and best practices.
  • Collaboration and Alignment: Collaborate with stakeholders within the R&D group and beyond to identify quality metrics and priorities, ensuring alignment with industry standards.
  • Policy and Standard Setting: Define and establish QA policies and standards that guide testing practices and procedures, ensuring a consistent and high-quality approach across all projects.
  • Defining Goals and Objectives: Establish clear, measurable goals and objectives for the QA team that align with organisational targets, promoting accountability and excellence in performance.
  • Accelerating Speed to Deployment: Prioritise initiatives and strategies that enhance the speed to deployment without compromising on quality, ensuring that QA processes facilitate rapid and efficient product releases.

Testing Frameworks & Processes

  • Design and Implementation: Design, develop, and oversee the implementation of effective testing frameworks, tools, and processes across the software development lifecycle.
  • Automated and Manual Testing: Drive the development of automated test suites, performance testing tools and other automation solutions to drive efficiencies and increased velocities.
  • Integration and Standards: Work closely with software development teams to integrate quality assurance processes and establish standards for test scripts to ensure consistency, maintainability and reusability.
  • CI/CD: Collaborate closely with engineering teams to embed automation seamlessly throughout the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipelines, and adherence to industry best practices for optimised efficiency and reliability.
  • Leading QA Community of Practice: Foster and lead a community of practice for QA professionals within the organisation, promoting knowledge sharing, collaboration, and the advancement of QA methodologies.

Quality Improvement & Team Development

  • Metrics Analysis and Optimization: Analyse quality metrics and KPIs to identify areas for improvement and implement strategies to enhance testing efficiency and product quality.
  • Cultural Cultivation: Cultivate an inclusive culture of continuous improvement and innovation within the QA team, encouraging knowledge sharing and alignment with the company's core values.
  • Competency Framework and Career Paths: Guide career development and progression within the team, offering visibility into growth opportunities and requirements for advancement, thereby fostering an inclusive, motivated and career-oriented culture.
  • Thought Leadership: Keep abreast of the latest advancements in QA technologies and practices, advocating for their adoption to enhance QA processes.

Key Qualifications:

  • QA Leadership Experience: 6+ years of experience in a QA leadership role within an R&D or product development setting.
  • QA Process Mastery: Strong background in QA methodologies. Deep knowledge in developing and managing QA processes, including both automated and manual testing strategies.
  • Technical and Tools: Prior technical experience in QA testing or technical role (software development or related) with an understanding of QA tools and programming languages (e.g., Python, Java).
  • Team Leadership: Excellent communication skills. Proven ability to lead and mentor diverse teams, with a focus on performance enhancement and career development.
  • Agile and DevOps Acumen: Solid experience in Agile and DevOps environments, integrating QA seamlessly into development cycles.
  • Project Management Excellence: A track record of delivering projects on time, within budget, and with a high standard of quality.
  • Innovation and Adaptability: A forward-thinking approach, passionate about adopting new technologies to advance QA practices and maintain industry leadership.

What Altus Group offers:

  • Rewarding performance: We are pleased to be able to provide employees competitive compensation, incentive and bonus plans, and a total rewards package that prioritizes their mental, physical and overall financial health.
  • Growth and development: As a destination for top industry talent, we’re investing in you to meet the evolving needs of our clients and deliver on your professional goals. Our Altus Intelligence Academy offers over 150,000 hours of learning materials catering to diverse stages of an employee’s career journey.
  • Flexible work model: We’re modernizing our employee programs to reflect the new world of work. Our Activity-Based Work model provides you with flexibility to align your work location to the work being performed - office for connecting and collaborating, and remote for focused work.

Altus Group is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment where all clients and employees feel welcomed, accepted and valued. We provide an atmosphere free from barriers to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and encourage equal opportunities for all employees. We’re seeking candidates with diverse experiences and provide accessible candidate experiences throughout the selection process. If you need accommodation, please contact us at [email protected] or +1 888 692 7487.

We appreciate all applicants who take the time to apply to Altus Group. Please note that only those who are selected to move forward in the process will be contacted. Thank you.