ENVIRONMENT:A fast-paced Specialist in GPS and other positioning tech, seeks the expertise of a solutions-driven QA Lead, to take charge of software quality standards, manage a transparent regression test programme of the product suite while supporting & training Testers to perform automated test scripting/coding. The ideal candidate must possess a relevant tertiary qualification, have 10 years combined experience working on large scale Enterprise IT projects as a Test Engineer, QA Analyst and Testing Manager, understand RESTful web APIs, Selenium, Atata, C# or an equivalent scripting environment and web application [URL Removed] overall responsibility for quality standards, as agreed to with Head of R&D and Head of Product Engineering.

  • Manage a transparent regression test programme of the product suite, covering the following areas: Functional Regression Testing, Performance/Load Testing and Security/Penetration Testing.
  • Provide matrix management of QA Testers within Scrum teams to
    • Allocate regression work packages.
    • Provide guidance and training in software quality standards.
  • Lead an initiative to extend automated testing on the product suite, linked to the continuous integration pipeline to define the scope of work.
  • Perform automated test scripting/coding.
  • Support and train Testers to perform automated test scripting/coding.
  • Define stories for Developers to update products to enable efficient testing.
  • Work with the Delivery and Content Manager to
    • Prioritise the fixing of bugs identified during testing.
    • Modify regression scripts to prevent recurrence of bugs in problem areas.
  • Line management for QA staff outside of Scrum teams.
  • Report to Head of R&D.

    • Tertiary education in a relevant technical field, e.g., BTech or BSc.
    • 10 Years of combined experience working on large scale Enterprise IT projects as a Test Engineer, QA Analyst and Testing Manager.
    • Proven understanding of testing concepts through the Software Development Lifecycle (Unit, Performance, Regression) and capability to lead a team to write effective test cases and test plans.
    • Proven ability to create a comprehensive Test Strategy and Integrated Testing plan for Functional Testing and Load / Performance Testing.
    • Understanding of RESTful web APIs and web application architecture.
    • Expert-level knowledge of a test automation framework such as Selenium web drivers, along with Atata and C# or an equivalent scripting environment.
    • Prior experience managing a small team.


    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
    • A passion for setting and maintaining standards and instilling a quality-first mindset in others.
    • An independent mindset, yet able to work collaboratively.
    • Ability to proactively identify problematic behaviour that impacts on quality standards, and work with others to change this.

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