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Software Test Engineering Lead

The Software Test Engineering Lead will be responsible for developing and improving the perceived and measurable quality of BombBomb’s software products through automated testing. This role will establish and regularly measure key performance metrics against agreed upon goals. Further this role will aid software teams in implementing and growing their test automation frameworks. Critically this role will also lead the development of software testing skills amongst development and test teams at large.

Outcomes

  • Write automated unit, integration and selenium tests across multiple languages and technologies (JS, NodeJS, PHP, etc) to improve the overall stability of software products
  • Ensure automated testing suites are in place in the automated build for all software products and establish metrics for measuring success within 6 months.
  • Establish business-wide LOC and code-coverage metrics within 30 days.
  • Establish a production-incidents-per-story metric within the first sixty days, and establish an agreed-upon improvement goal to be met 90 days hence.
  • Establish a % defects fixed metric within the first sixty days, and establish an agreed-upon improvement goal to be met 60 days hence.
  • Actively participate in the testing of software as it's produced in the first week, familiarizing themselves with the teams and their products.
  • Aid development teams in lowering the number of software-defect related support tickets by 8% within 6 months of employment.
  • Actively grow the development teams’ and testing teams’ quality assurance skills through personal mentoring and group training.

Competencies

  • Integrity & Trust- Acts ethically and honestly and builds professional relationships by promoting mutual trust
  • Communication - Be a good communicator and build relationships with the people you will be working with in the office.
  • Flexibility - Willing to learn new technologies. Ability to adapt to new challenges as they arise, and put out fires without being overwhelmed during busy times.
  • Leadership - Ability to be self-reliant and self-motivated. Leading large, company-wide initiatives with minimal direction.
  • Detail-Oriented - The position requires attention to detail, as a violation in company policy may result in failure to achieve compliance and ultimately losses in company revenue.
  • Analytical Thinking/Problem Solving - The ability to understand an idea, situation, or problem by breaking it into smaller pieces
  • Diplomacy - Effectively handling difficult or sensitive issues by using tact, diplomacy and an understanding of organizational culture and climate
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