Software Quality Engineering Manager

Less than 5 years experience  •  Software

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/01/17
Maple Plain, MN
Less than 5 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/01/17

Software Quality Engineering Manager



    • Posted: August 9, 2017
  • Full-Time
    • Maple Plain, MN, United States

Position Overview

The Software Quality Engineering Manager is a working manager with a design, software, testing, and automation background proficient in leading, mentoring, and growing a SQE team in Maple Plain, MN.  Candidates must come from a technical / computer science / software engineering background with demonstrated experience leading quality engineering teams, and using / evangelizing automated software testing to ensure the delivery of quality solutions.

Specific duties include:

Company Alignment

  • Understand, communicate, and align team contributions to strategic company direction, vision, and values
  • Work with peers and management on many levels to establish relationships and understand priorities to help drive the team’s day-to-day work
  • Recommend process improvements to achieve higher levels of software quality and meet overall business objectives

Team Engagement

  • Provide personal and career path guidance
  • Develop team member performance through 1:1s and formal reviews
  • Nurture a culture of engagement through leading by example and enthusiasm

Team Productivity

  • Develop problem analysis, estimating, and development of testing practices and processes
  • Develop and mentor advances in testing strategies and approaches to optimizing testing effectiveness
  • Develop, adopt, and adapt Agile testing practices
  • Design and review implementation of the test automation framework and automated test suites. 
  • Work with cross functional teams to tailor test strategies to ensure and increase software quality
  • Review and manage test plans and schedules on multiple projects concurrently

Minimum Qualifications

  • Experience supervising staff and making technical and resource decisions
  • Experience providing work direction and coaching for software quality teams
  • Able to evaluate employee performance and establish a path to success
  • Able to create a climate of collaboration and teamwork in order to build trusted relationships amongst team members and coworkers
  • Able to adapt quickly to situational changes and bring the team through changes with minimal disruption
  • Hands on experience working on test automation framework and creating automated tests
  • Hands-on experience using Python, REST APIs, Selenium, or other frameworks/scriptinglanguages
  • Solid understanding of general software development lifecycle and methodologies, especially Agile and Scrum
  • Understanding and experience with CI & CD practices like automated tests, builds, and deployments
  • Demonstrated history of staying current on best practices in technology
  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills, along with a strong work ethic
  • Education & Experience Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or related field
  • 3-5years of directly managing, leading, and working closely with software quality and automation engineers
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