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QA Manager


Location: London (UK)

Type: Permanent

Reference: 11394


Simpson Booth are supporting a well-known, multinational consulting business with the recruitment of an accomplished QA Manager for a highly attractive opportunity based in central London. This is a full-time, staff opportunity.

The role is focused on the design and implementation of test strategies, plans and other documentation for projects and solutions developed by the team. The QA Manager will work collaboratively with other internal teams at the Client such as IT, business security, quality and risk.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the direction of the development of quality assurance and testing policies, standards and procedures, processes, and best practices.
  • Training other team members in QA best practice and test strategies.
  • Working with other technology teams to align and implement appropriate testing methodologies, in accordance with the Client's business security and risk.
  • Designing and implementing tests for new and BAU solutions (applied on each release).
  • Collaborating with the product development teams (designers, business analysts, product owners, developers and quality assurance) to ensure timely completion of development to specifications.
  • Monitoring all stages of software development to ensure they meet quality standards across a range of products.
  • Prioritising, planning and coordinating testing activities across multiple project teams
  • Monitoring key quality assurance metrics.
  • Managing, guiding and developing junior staff.
  • Ensuring our solutions are well designed, bug-free and do not lead to customer frustration and potential loss in revenue.
  • Communicating results and ideas to key stakeholders and decision makers
  • Staying up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies, and be willing to constantly change and improve quality assurance practices across the teams

Person specification (essential)

  • Proven experience working with an automated testing environment and hands on experience in developing and implementing automated testing frameworks.
  • Experience with automated testing and BDD tools such as Selenium, Cucumber, Serenity BDD, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and processes.
  • Experience working in an Agile development process, as well as supporting quality assurance as part of DevOps practices within the team.
  • Experience with testing cloud based solutions hosted in AWS or Azure.
  • Experience coaching junior staff.

Person specification (desirable)

  • Experience in automation testing and AI systems.
  • Experience working with tools such as Jira and Azure DevOps (VSTS).

On top of a competitive salary, you will enjoy a rewards package including benefits and support that suit your needs.

Due to the high levels of interest in our advertised vacancies and the number of applications we receive, Simpson Booth regrets that it may not be possible to respond to all submissions. If you have not heard from Simpson Booth regarding your application within 14 days please assume that, in this instance, you have been unsuccessful.