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Director, Quality Assurance



Quality Assurance
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

Who are we and why this opportunity?

SparkCognition, Inc. delivers world-class AI solutions that allow a business to solve their most critical problems, empowering them to run a more sustainable, safer, and profitable business. Our award-winning AI solutions predict future outcomes, optimize processes, and prevent cyberattacks. We partner with the world’s industry leaders to analyze, optimize, and learn from data. We augment human intelligence, drive profitable growth, and achieve operational excellence.

Drive change and create a footprint. Learn more at: SparkCognition

Position Summary:

We are looking for a Director to lead Software Quality Assurance (SQA). This person will spearhead the development and implementation of comprehensive test strategies to ensure the delivery of high-quality software products. The primary focus will be on devising effective test plans, executing rigorous testing procedures, and providing insightful analysis of test results. The person will lead a team of talented test and QA engineers, fostering a culture of excellence and continuous improvement in software testing practices. The Software Test and SQA team develops, implements, enforces, and improves upon quality standards, tools, and methods to assure quality across our strategic products and the platform. As a Director, Quality Assurance you will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams including product, engineering, design, production deployment and operations to drive quality initiatives throughout the software development lifecycle. The contributions will be instrumental in maintaining and enhancing the overall quality and reliability of our system solution and software offerings.

Join us in:

  • Creating a strategic vision, mature, and direct quality assurance policies, programs, and initiatives
  • Developing, implement, enforce, and improve upon quality standards, tools, and methodologies
  • Developing and documenting test strategies for complex multi-system projects
  • Breaking down the test plan into subsystems and timelines, and create a plan for testing, managing execution, and reporting on the test process
  • Managing and tracking test activities at all stages, from functional testing to full end-to-end system testing, ensuring all elements involved in the solution work together seamlessly
  • Maintaining a deep understanding of all elements of the products being tested to analyze, advise, and communicate risks and impacts to new and existing products and services
  • Providing input into mitigation plans as necessary
  • Assessing impacts to the overall test schedule as findings occur and need resolution
  • Feeding appropriate test results back to engineering teams to resolve issues found

You will:

  • Possess excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and drive alignment towards common goals
  • Have strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with keen attention to detail and a drive for continuous improvement
  • Have experience in developing and executing test environments for complex system simulation and emulation
  • Have the attitude to work with urgency to ensure all teams have the information needed to keep the overall program on track
  • Have experience in evaluating, analyzing, and reporting on the quality metrics of the strategic project
  • Engage in the overall Project Lifecycle Methodology to inform appropriate data quality and testing considerations are part of the process

You'll Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience as a quality assurance leader, working with complex hardware and software products
  • Experience in manufacturing, energy or aerospace industries is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to create quality standards, tools, and methodologies
  • 5 plus years of experience building and leading strong teams
  • Extensive familiarity with quality assurance processes and procedures, including the ability to devise methods to enforce quality standards
  • Proven experience in planning and executing end-to-end testing of integrated systems, including validation of the integration layer
  • High level experience in writing and executing basic SQL query commands
  • Proficiency in working with SDLC and Agile/Scrum methodologies
  • Expertise in performing various types of Testing, including Black Box, GUI, Integration, Regression, Backend, System, End-to-End, and User Acceptance Testing
  • Experience and comfort with infrastructure automation (Terraform, Ansible, etc.), CI/CD pipelines (GIT, Jenkins, etc.), and the configuration management tool Ansible
  • Hands-on experience with a variety of simulation frameworks and testing tools (TestRail, JIRA, etc.)
  • Proven leadership in coordinating cross-functional teams and a champion of consistency and task completion
  • Robust analytical skills for evaluating both existing processes and identifying areas of opportunity
  • Skilled communicator with excellent verbal and written communication, active listening, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong decision-making, problem-solving, team, and time management skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Experience working with Agile development methodologies

SparkCognition is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to diversity, equality, and inclusion, and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.

SparkCognition prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

SparkCognition is committed to providing reasonable accommodations throughout the recruiting process. If you need a reasonable accommodation, please contact us to discuss how we can assist you.