|Position Title QA Engineering Manager Department Engineering Location San Carlos CA Direct Report Manager VP of Engineering Type FullTime Exempt ____________________________________________________________________________________ About Education Elements At Education Elements we are creating classrooms that inspire teaching and learning We take a holistic approach to designing and implementing classrooms that carefully marry innovative instructional techniques with powerful technologies The result is an environment that engages every student across all domains and maximizes the amount and impact of instructional time for teachers letting teachers do what they do best teach Education Elements is a forprofit venturebacked startup that delivers complete software and services solutions for K12 classrooms of all types Our talented and diverse team spans experienced educators and school administrators enterprise technology consultants and analysts and a robust product development team To learn more check out our website wwwedelementscom and read Disrupting Class by Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn About the Role The QA Manager will be responsible for building and managing the Education Elements QA team and for establishing and managing all of the companys QA processes As an ace QA Manager you will bring balance to our dynamic agile environment full of smart developers Your team will be the hub that makes sure everything ties together from individual specs to looking at the usability of the entire product We want a smart quick and creative manager who can motivate the QA team to dig deep into the system and find various ways to improve it We want you and your team to partner with and assist developers in their quality goals producing rocksolid code The ideal candidate will be highly collaborative participate in recurring scrum meetings They will be able to see the areas that contain repetitive tasks and risks and automate testing for those areas Responsibilities Design create and implement an extensible scalable automated testing framework Maintain a roadmap for QA automation tools and test development Champion QA initiatives to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the QA team and contribute improvements to the complete software release cycle Create measurable test metrics based on requirement specifications and technical design documents and produce product quality reports Develop and communicate QA Team vision plans status issues and activities Prioritize and plan quality control activities Provide thought leadership and implement improvements in testing methodologies tools and processes including the introduction of quality control measures at ALL points of the development process Create and execute manual test cases that cover endtoend testing when needed Define test case writing procedures and standards and review test cases to ensure clarity accuracy and efficacy Create and review test plans for any and all features in the product Provide risk assessment for release planning and contribute to bug triage Deploy the product in a variety of test configurations Define and implement processes and procedures for functional load performance and stress tests Find creative ways to test the product with available resources Initiate new review existing for improvement and lead all automation initiatives Work closely with Client Support to ensure reported issues are included in test case coverage Collaborate with crossfunctional teams to accomplish QA and company goals In collaboration with Product Engineering and Professional Services develop manual and automated test solutions that are usercentric and scenariobased Utilize and promote QA best practices and mentor QA team members in those practices Lead geographically distributed team and manage QA project schedules Requirements At least 3 years as QA lead with overall of 8 years in industry Extensive experience in testing webbased (SaaS web services etc) and an understanding of the nuance related to implementing testing and releasing in a SaaS environment Must have built a test automation framework in the past and led it from design and implementation through maintenance Proven standout experience in creating and executing detailed test cases test plans and test design document and performing test cases Has contributed to multiple major software releases SaaS deployments a strong plus Must have experience in writing basic SQL queries Experience with test automation tools JUnit and Selenium preferred Strong knowledge of version control systems SVN preferred Experience with Amazon Web Services EC2 environment Bachelors Degree in Computer Science Engineering Physics Math or equivalent work experience Experience in continuous deployment environment is a plus Competencies 1 Process Management knows how to organize people and activities understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow knows what to measure and how to measure it can see opportunities for synergy and integration where others cant can simplify complex processes gets more out of fewer resources 2 Planning accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects sets objectives and goals breaks down work into the process steps develops schedules and taskpeople assignments measures performance against goals evaluates results Problem Solving is excellent in honest analysis looks beyond the obvious and doesnt stop at the first answers uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions and probes all appropriate sources for potential answers 3 Priority Setting spends his her time and the time of others on whats important quickly zeros in on the critical few and puts the trivial many aside eliminates roadblocks creates focus|
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