Software Test Manager

Basingstoke, UK
20 May 2019
27 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Purpose
As a Software Test Manager, you will be responsible for managing and leading a team of QA engineers responsible for the design and development of automated tools and other test investments that help maintain the quality of our codebase.

You should have an established track record in launching highly available customer-facing services and experiences, deep technical ability, excellent project management skills, and solid communication skills. You will be encouraged to see the big picture, be creative, and positively impact millions of customers.
Main Duties
  • Line manage all software testing resources
  • Drive quality across teams by constantly building easy-to-use test frameworks and influencing developers to move towards test driven development (TDD).
  • Work on real-world problems faced with scaling the business, suggest innovations/enhancements and work with the team in implementing and rolling them out.
  • Take on cross-team strategic initiatives to improve quality, efficiency, and reliability of software products.
  • Be a thought-leader for your team and others, proposing and building investments in automation frameworks and tools, to drive improvements and efficiencies across the larger test engineering org.
  • Transform the current workflow to make more scalable, implement a model under which efficiency and automation goals greatly exceed existing industry norms, and develop / regularly report on department growth and performance metrics with builds operational efficiency.
  • Increase effectiveness of test engineering team by identifying and implementing opportunities for improvement through people and tools/technology.
  • Manage commitments and prioritisation in an Agile environment involving many concurrent projects of various sizes, frequent, iterative releases and routine changes in direction and prioritization in response to business needs.
  • Manage across a matrix of teams, coordinating testing for larger integrated projects across different teams in different geographical locations
  • Hire and mentor outstanding, top-notch test engineers, and develop the team
  • Develop quarterly objectives for team, aligning with roadmap and overall departmental vision.
  • Assess and manage team performance through regular staff meetings, one on ones and quarterly assessments.
  • Partner with cross-functional stakeholders (Engineering, Product, Business, Program Management) to achieve this vision and strategy that ensure a seamless user experience.
  • Provide technical expertise and leadership throughout product life cycles
Essential Attributes
  • BA/BS in Computer Science and/or 5+ years relevant work experience
  • 3+ years relevant work experience managing fast-paced and dynamic engineering teams.
  • Proficient in any of the following - Ruby, PHP, Java, C#, C++, NodeJS
  • Experience with automation frameworks such as HP, Selenium, Robotium, NightwatchJS
  • Excellent communication, and collaboration skills
  • Strong hold over computer science fundamentals
  • Unix / Linux; Unix tools and basic scripting languages
  • Experience in testing web technologies and knowledge of open source technologies preferred
  • Experience in object oriented programming languages and managing high caliber engineers.
  • Experience in Software Quality Engineering with in-depth working knowledge of test methodologies
  • Highly proficient with test automation tools & Framework Development, executing test methodologies for complex online applications in service oriented architecture
  • Experience working with and managing test engineering teams with the expertise to leverage technology to achieve business goals.
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills with capability to process high amount of data to drive business strategies and decisions
About us
ParkNow is part of BMW and Daimler, and with almost two decades in the business, PARK NOW makes life easier for more than 17,000,000 drivers in over 700 European cities. Our four strong brands process 130 million+ transactions every year.

We are PARK NOW. At PARK NOW, we're driven by one thing: creating a healthier, more liveable urban environment, where people can move about freely and easily. How? By unlocking the power of technology for good. Developing innovative, sustainable and impactful mobility solutions that make a real difference. Join us, and you'll be part of a highly driven team of people who share this goal and want to make an impact. Who continuously innovate. Collaborate. Challenge each other. Find solutions. Create. Improve things - for our customers and the cities they live in. Come help us shape the future of mobility.

We are PARK NOW. And we are driven to improve. Join us.

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