Senior QA Lead

“**This posting is for our cluster partner PQA Testing Sault Ste. Marie
Senior QA Lead
The Opportunity
PQA has been going strong since 1997! We take pride in our commitment to the communities across Canada in which we are located because we know there is more to life than work. Our team members enjoy opportunities for continuous learning and they work with leading edge companies, technologies and tools. As one of Canada’s largest and most established independent software testing companies, we insist on working with ‘quality’ people who share our passion for doing the job right!
We are growing in Sault Ste. Marie and are currently looking for a senior QA lead, with a minimum of 10 years of formal experience, to help us do that! The successful applicant will be responsible for all aspects of software verification and validation of a large re-platforming initiative on behalf of our client.
What you’ll do
• Develop master test plan for overall project testing
• Develop project SIT test strategy including functional, regression and performance testing
• Create relevant test plans
• Identify QA resources needed for the project
• Provide work estimates and QA-specific resource requirements
• Provide guidance and best practices for testing
• Provide testing resources with training and mentoring on the testing processes, test standards and the testing tools
• Collaborate with performance test engineers for performance testing consulting and support
• Collaborate with automated test engineers for test automation consulting and support
• Configure HP ALM and ensure that the standard workflows are implemented
• Review requirements for testability, ambiguity or redundancy
• Ensure traceability matrices are available
• Communicate the progress and status of testing
• Identify testing risks and provide a risk mitigation plan
• Determine a risk-based test strategy

• Coordinate the testing efforts for projects that involve multiple applications or portfolios
• Coordinate and facilitate the defect triage meetings
• Provide testing metrics and KPIs
• Keep stakeholders informed of the progress and status with appropriate dashboards and reports
• Escalate QA issues to the project manager
• Train client resources for using and maintaining testing tools
• Transfer knowledge of project testing to client resources after completion of the project
What you’ll need
• 10+ years leadership experience
• Good knowledge of various QA methodologies
• Post-Secondary degree (Computer Science or similar preferred)
• Test metrics and reporting
• Strong communication, leadership and people management skills
• Lottery and gaming industry experience preferred
Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Are you interested? Work with us!
Terms of Employment and Compensation:
As a full time employee at PQA, you will receive a Group Benefit Plan, including health and dental coverage, competitive salary and a group RRSP plan. The successful candidate may be required to provide a Criminal Record Check.
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