IT Manager I, QA Services

GENERAL PURPOSE:

The Manager of QA Services is responsible for leading the centralized QA team at Ross. This role will be responsible for the creation of QA/Testing standards, best practices, processes/guidelines. He/she will help in the creation of QA services roadmap, selection of QA tools for the enterprise, implementation of those tools and helping the organization adopt it finally. This role has a cross functional element to it as he/she will not QA products or applications but will influence those development teams to follow the processes and use the tools. A fair portion of his / her time will be spent managing the QA tool vendors/issues with the tool etc.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Testing Services

• Create and implement QA standards, best practices, processes and guidelines for testing (e.g. for functional testing, automation, performance testing etc)

• Maintain processes already implemented such that the expected quality outcome or ROI is achieved

• Create / complete QA roadmap based on current state and 5 year roadmap

• Select appropriate QA testing tool(s) , implement them and maintain them

• Provide or enable QA tools training to the org as needed

• Monitor and provide test QA services KPI/ metrics

• Manage the test environments and test data for moderate to highly complex projects.

Vendor Management

• Work with software and/or hardware vendors on implementation, deployment and support of all testing tools.

Technical Services

• Implement and support testing tools and related products and technologies.

• Guide development teams/other portfolios with test execution, monitoring and tuning.

• Provide tools administration and release management support.

COMPETENCIES:

• Communication

• Time Management

• Listening

• Approachability

• Problem Solving

• Dealing with Ambiguity

• Customer Focus

QUALIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL SKILLS REQUIRED:

• At least 5-7 years leading QA services as a COE or QA work streams in large projects

• In-depth understanding of Testing Methodologies through all phases of the SDLC.

• Strong performance testing working knowledge and hands-on experience with a variety of testing tools.

• Understanding of SDLC Methodologies and best practices.

• Strong communication skills, including the ability to present to and coordinate team members across all levels of an organization.

• Technically competent; ability to work with internal development resources, technical and solution architects, engineers, and external vendor resources.

• Experience and understanding with application and technical architecture concepts.

• Understanding of test case management tools and defect tracking systems

• Ability to work independently and creatively solve complex problems.

• Ability to multi-task and prioritize task as circumstances change.

• Ability to provide leadership, guidance and training to others.

• Ability to provide accurate estimates of time and cost necessary to complete potential project milestones and implementation plans.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Experience implementing and supporting Testing tools such as Tosca, Microfocus, OATS, CloudTest, LoadRunner, TouchTest, etc.

• Experience implementing and supporting Testing Diagnostic tools such as dynaTrace and mPulse.

• Experience supporting Application Lifecycle Management tools such as JIRA, Maven, Jenkins, Nexus, etc.

• Experience supporting Project Portfolio Management tools such as Clarity or Instantis

• Previous IT Retail experience

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ADA:

Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.

Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.

Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.

Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.

DISCLAIMER:

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management’s discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company’s overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.

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