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Senior Software Test Manager / QA Manager
West Midlands
Software Test Manager / QA Manager
c35,000 neg.
West Midlands based designer & developer of a range of online software / gaming products is seeking an experienced Test Manager / QA Manager as part of their continued expansion plans.
Working closely with Design, Development, Programming & Project teams, the Test Manager will lead a dedicated QA team who work to ensure all products developed & supported by the company meet functional requirements & the high standards of the organisation. New products are launched very frequently, and are extensively tested across all potential channels prior to release.
The QA Team is responsible for rigorously testing all products designed & developed in house, both via Apps for mobile phones & tablets, and testing web based HTML products. They are also responsible for testing all inter-company systems, and extensive customer tracking systems across all platforms.
The Test Manager will control test processes, strategy & test plans to ensure conformity.
Working with the QA Team to establish & continually improve procedures, standards & systems to deliver continuous improvement.
You will set quality standards across the whole product range & oversee the defect tracking systems.
In managing the QA Team you will set realistic performance targets & support your team to achieve these, giving guidance & training where required.
The QA function is vital to the on going success of the business & therefore you will need to promote a culture of teamwork & collaboration with all company departments.
The ideal candidate will have proven experience in a QA Test Manager role, ideally related to software or similar online products.
Experience in defining & implementing QA & Test processes, and ideally experience of Agile software development environment.
It would be very useful to have experience within testing for mobile & tablet Apps and familiarity with Jira or similar bug tracking tools.
Good knowledge of SQL, HTML & CSS, together with understanding of the software development cycle.
ISTQB / ISEB or equivalent would be desirable, but not essential.
A natural leadership style & experience of leading a QA team.
Strong analytical skills, problem solving abilities & initiative.
As a company they positively encourage new ideas & seek people who will thrive in a dynamic & constantly evolving environment.
Excellent career development opportunities as the company continue to grow, with ambitious, but realistic growth plans throughout 2016.
To apply please send you cv to Peter Cash - p.cash@swindaleparks.co.uk