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Head of QA | Warsaw | #1080

  • Role: Head of QA
  • Location: Warsaw
  • Industry: Maritime transport

Ahoy there!

Did you know that around 90% of world trade is carried by sea? This makes maritime transport essential to the world’s economy. Unfortunately, it is also a major source of pollution. Our client’s mission is to increase operational efficiency by reducing marine fuel consumption and making vessels more eco-friendly.

We are looking for a Head of QA!

The role:

You’ll be responsible for leading the development and implementation of the QA engineering strategy across all scrum teams and projects. This role is equally focussed on the internal customers – Product teams (engineering quality to requirements), Customer Success (live service issues), and Sales (trials) as well as the management & development of the high-performing team of QA engineers required to assure our range of Software, Data Insight & SaaS services. This position requires communicating with multiple international teams based in the US, UK, and EU countries. As such, both spoken and written English skills are required.

Key responsibilities:

  • Drive a high pace of delivery and proactively resolve dependencies
  • Work with the Technology Senior Leadership Team to ensure effective allocation and management of resources across the portfolio. Supporting with the definition and realization of team objectives
  • Write and accept the test strategies for all Products, Systems, Platforms, and Releases.
  • Led QA engineering across all projects (functional, NFR, customer experience).
  • Design and implement our test Service Improvement Plan using and experience of implementing and leading a testing & release strategy, test & release automation strategy, and working with automation frameworks – CI/CD, Test-Driven Development (TDD) & Behaviour Driven Development (BDD).
  • Mentor and coach Test professionals to increase testing capability and expertise within the delivery function.
  • Manage internal and external resources with a people & capability strategy aligned to your overall test strategy.
  • Provide thought leadership on application quality assurance to ensure appropriate strategies and tooling are in place for efficient and effective quality assurance of our application portfolio.
  • Drive the strategic roadmap for the testing service with increasing levels of automation.
  • Stay up to date with developments and best practices in the field and make plans to further develop testing processes and procedures in line with evolving market practice.
  • Ensure that we have principles, processes, policies, SOPs, and documented test outcomes to ensure that we stand up to audit scrutiny and meet computing systems validation compliance.
  • Lead a program to build up domain and tacit knowledge within the Engineering teams to improve perceptions of quality & productivity.

Requirements:

  • Experience in software projects & product delivery in a similar context
  • Hands-on attitude to delivery and investigating what needs to be done
  • Knowledge of scalable, low latency data processing solutions
  • Experience in Agile software development process based on Scrum and working in Scrum teams
  • Excellent people management skills, an energizer, collaborative
  • Knowledge and expertise of agile testing concepts, standards, and methodologies, combined with practical experience in determining the best approach/implementation.
  • QA engineering experience in a mixed technology context – Python, .Net, Azure, Data Science, on-vessel, API, SDKs
  • The ability to understand complex functionality and architectures and define the best testing tools and approach
  • Intellect to derive test strategies for complex ML, algorithms, optimizations, and subjective experiential elements like decision support

What will you get in return:

  • 30 days of paid holidays
  • Elastic working hours
  • Free lunches & fresh fruits
  • Hardware and software of your choice
  • Chill room (with Xbox, Steam, foosball, etc.)
  • Adjustable desks and ergonomic office chairs
  • Flat organization

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