Lead a team of about 15-20 members.
Accountable for quality of deliveries coming out of the team.
Deliver on QA goals and Delivery Team goals
Adhere to QA organization practices, strategy and guidelines.
Drive automation within team
Develop and participate in test strategy/test plan walk throughs.
Develop and execute test cases occasionally.
Participate in Test review meetings with the development team.
Participate in defect reviews with on shore QA lead, project managers, systems analysts, business analysts, developers
and fellow QA team members.
Provide testing estimates for body of work.
Accurate and timely status/issue escalation to offshore QA Engagement Manager.
Analyze and recommend where ever possible improvement in Testing Process.
Solid experience of managing large teams and proven leadership capabilities
Experience of working in an agile environment
Experience of working across the entire test life-cycle.
Experience across various testing types: functional, web-services, automation, performance, data etc.
Ability to develop and drive a strategy as per the needs of the team
Exceptional stakeholder management skills
Experience in driving QA initiatives such as automation, driving down defects, continuous deployment and release,
improving productivity, etc.
Ability to plan and drive adoption of appropriate test tools
Proven experience of innovation, development / usage of new QA tools.
Experience in technical domains and understanding of scripting languages, sql and build processes
Excellent written and verbal communication
Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills
Ability to work effectively with both partners and project team members
Manage multiple stakeholders and negotiate well
BE / MCA
10+ years of IT experience. Prior role as a developer would have an advantage.