Lead Quality Assurance Engineer

Cochin Area, India Development Operations - Testing Permanent (Full Time)

Valorem is seeking a QA Team Lead who is passionate about delivering high quality solutions and services.  Our clients’ needs require tactically strong consultants who are resourceful, communicate well, and have good problem solving skills. The successful candidate will have a solid understanding of various testing techniques and toolsets and good experience using the Microsoft technology stack. As part of a team that provides project based consulting, you will have the opportunity to work across various industry verticals and contributing on multiple teams and projects. 
As a QA Team Lead, you will be part of a team of talented developers, business analysts, QA analysts and Project Managers building solutions for Fortune 500 and Fortune 1000 Clients.  You will participate in the full software development life cycle driving quality from ideation to implementation. You will work hand-in-hand with the Architect, Project Managers and Business Analysts to understand the business requirements and desired end-state. As a QA Team Lead, you will act as key point of contact for all testing aspects of releases including the coordination of QA resources internally and externally.  You will communicate and implement the test plan, monitoring and reporting daily progress.  In addition to lead functions, you will test systems hands on, monitor defect resolution and oversee UAT activities.

General Description & Responsibilities

  • Mentor and guide the team members in enhancing their technical capabilities and increasing productivity 
  • Analyze and interpret design specifications and business requirementsto determine the most effective test approach and provide accurate estimations 
  • Act as the point of escalation for QA on the project team  
  • Facilitate and coordinate appropriate and effective communication channels within their project team, and across teams through the other Team Leads  
  • Champion continuous improvement of team processes geared at reducing defects and/or delivery times 
  • Placement Criteria & Requirements

  • Strong experience (5+ years) with software testing, including: Black/White box testing, Mobile and compatibility testing , Performance/Load testing 
  • Strong experience (5+ years) in test management, including: Creating test plans with appropriate methodologies based on requirements, Project execution using MTM and VSO, Monitoring and reporting execution and defect status
  • Experience using testing tools to deliver high quality software solutions: Automation, test harnesses or scripts, UI, web service or DB automation, Test data management 
  • Creativity, capacity and a passion to test and deliver best-in-class solutions  
  • Strong collaboration skills, including: Ability and willingness to take the initiative to facilitate teamwork across roles, functional groups and remote offices, Responsive attitude and client first mentality 
  • Strong experience with testing types and methodologies 
  • Interested in learning new technologies, creative, open-minded and a great team player  
  • Adept at task switching to handle varying workload, while meeting tight deadline
  • Cochin Area, India

    Lead Quality Assurance Engineer