Company:      Backroads
Location :      San Francisco , California
Post Date:      Oct 06,2019

Job Type:      Full Time


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Job Description

Berkeley, CA

The successful QA/Release Manager will be highly customer focused, obsessed with quality, with a proven record of working effectively across functional organizations. He or she should be a strong hands on manager with good technical experience and the ability to drive against a high level test strategy based on a data driven quality approach.
The manager will be a strong quality advocate with a good planning and optimization mindset.

  • Will work with a team of Software testers to ensure the highest quality product delivery and define measurable metrics to gauge progress against QA goals.
  • Will work with a team of Testers and Business Stake holder to plan releases after success for testing.
  • Will work with Business leaders and PMO to develop a release cycle that caters to needs of the business.
  • Work with business and development teams to understand product vision and requirements.
  • Understand how all elements of the system software ecosystem work together and develop QA approaches that fit the overall strategy.
  • Be responsible for development of test strategies.
  • Oversee the development and execution of test plans and monitor and report as needed.
  • Work with a team of quality engineering professionals to ensure the highest quality product delivery.
  • Be an experienced but hands-on manager who can build an organization and ensure it performs.
Basic Qualifications
  • 5+ years of industry experience.
  • 3+ years of experience in hands-on testing and 2+ years of experience as a manager.
  • Experience in managing resources and area ownership within a distributed model.
  • Experience in delivering releases to the customer through direct and partner teams.
  • Working knowledge of QA concepts and methodology.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong communication skills – both written and oral. Comfortable communicating cross-functionally and across management levels in formal and informal settings
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to track multiple test executions simultaneously and to be able to synthesize the results
  • Strong people management skills with a proven ability to hire and grow talented
  • Experience working closely with development and business teams to communicate problem impacts and to understand business requirements
  • Experience in agile development methodologies with continuous integration
  • Define metrics to measure the performance of releases, build consensus with teams and hold the development teams accountable.
  • Explore ways to continuously improve quality, delivery, and innovation of our processes and solutions.

To apply please send a cover letter explaining why you think you’d be a great fit for Backroads along with your resume and salary requirements to staffing@backroads.com with “QA/Release Manager – web” in the subject line of your email.



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