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Lead Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer



Quality Assurance
Indiana, USA · Remote
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024
The Role We Need:
We are looking for a Lead QA Engineer to ensure the quality and reliability of our software products by leading a small QA team, defining testing strategies, and overseeing the execution of comprehensive testing plans. This role is critical for identifying defects early, preventing costly post-release issues, and maintaining high standards of product performance and user satisfaction.
The Person We Are Looking For:
We need someone who is highly adaptable, proactive, and experienced in both manual and automated testing who thrives in dynamic startup cultures. The right candidate will possess strong leadership skills to build and mentor a QA team, excellent problem-solving abilities to quickly address issues, and a collaborative mindset to work closely with developers and other stakeholder to ensure high-quality product releases.

Here’s what you’ll do day-to-day:

  • Defining Testing Strategies: Developing and implementing comprehensive test plans and strategies to ensure thorough coverage of product features.
  • Writing and Executing Test Cases: Creating detailed test cases and scripts, and executing them to validate the functionality, performance, and security of the product.
  • Automating Tests: Developing and maintaining automated test suites to streamline the testing process and improve efficiency.
  • Conducting Code Reviews: Reviewing code changes to identify potential quality issues and ensure adherence to best practices and standards.
  • Collaborating with Engineers: Working closely with developers, designers, and other team members to understand requirements, provide feedback, and ensure seamless integration of new features.
  • Identifying and Reporting Bugs: Detecting, documenting, and prioritizing defects, and tracking them through resolution to maintain high product quality.
  • Mentoring QA Team Members: Guiding and training QA engineers, sharing best practices, and promoting a culture of quality within the team.
  • Monitoring and Analyzing Metrics: Analyzing test results and quality metrics to identify areas for improvement and ensure continuous enhancement of testing processes and product quality.

Here’s what you’ll need to be successful:

  • Strong Technical Skills: Proficiency in both manual and automated testing, including familiarity with relevant tools and programming languages for test automation.
  • Excellent Communication: Ability to clearly articulate testing processes, findings, and recommendations to both technical and non-technical team members.
  • Leadership Abilities: Skills to lead, mentor, and inspire the QA team, fostering a collaborative and high-performance work environment.
  • Adaptability: Flexibility to quickly adjust to changing priorities and requirements typical of a startup culture.
  • Analytical Mindset: Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail to effectively identify, analyze, and address quality issues.
  • Collaboration Skills: Ability to work closely with developers, product managers, and other stakeholders to ensure a unified approach to product development and quality assurance.
  • Time Management: Effective organizational skills to manage multiple tasks and deadlines, ensuring timely and thorough testing.
  • Passion for Quality: A commitment to maintaining high standards of product quality and user experience, constantly seeking ways to improve testing processes and outcomes.

Interview Process:

  • Your application will be reviewed for possible next steps by the Hiring Manager.
  • If you meet eligibility requirements, the next step would be a video screen with a member of the PeopleOps team for about thirty (30) minutes.
  • If warranted, the next step would be a video interview with our VP of Engineering for one (1) hour.
  • If warranted, the next step would be a video panel interview with key stakeholders at PadSplit for two (2) hours.
  • The panel interview will require a candidate to work on a technical assessment where you will showcase your QA skills to the panel for discussion.
  • If warranted, then we move to contract!