• Software QA Manager

    Location US-CA-Sunnyvale
    Posted Date 4 months ago(10/31/2018 12:09 PM)
    Job ID
    A2Z Development Center, Inc.
    Company/Location (search) : Country (Full Name)
    United States
  • Job Description

    Amazon Lab126 is an inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile consumer electronics. Lab126 began in 2004 as a subsidiary of Amazon.com, Inc., originally creating the best-selling Kindle family of products. Since then, we have produced groundbreaking devices like Fire Tablets, Fire TV, and Amazon Echo.

    What will you help us create?

    The Role:
    We are a smart team of doers that work passionately to apply cutting edge advances in robotics and software to solve real-world challenges that will transform our customers’ experiences in ways we can’t even imagine yet. As a QA Manager in this team, you will be working with a unique and gifted team building exciting products for consumers and collaborate with cross-functional engineering teams, including Amazon Robotics.

    The successful QA manager will be highly customer focused, obsessed with quality, with a proven record of working effectively across functional organizations. He or she should be a strong hands on manager with good technical experience and the ability to drive against a high level test strategy based on a data driven quality approach. The manager will be a strong quality advocate with a good planning and optimization mindset. In this role you will:

    • Will work with a team of test engineers to ensure the highest quality product delivery and define measurable metrics to gauge progress against objective QA goals.
    • Work with business and development teams to understand product vision and requirements
    • Set and drive expectations around quality for major releases grounded in solid customer impact and product understanding
    • Understand how all elements of the system software ecosystem work together and develop QA approaches that fit the overall strategy
    • Be responsible for development of test strategies and creation of appropriate test harnesses
    • Oversee the development and execution of test plans and monitor and report on test execution
    • Work with a team of quality engineering professionals to ensure the highest quality product delivery
    • Be an experienced but hands-on manager who can build an organization and ensure it performs

    Basic Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer engineering or equivalent.
    • 8+ years of industry experience.
    • 5+ years of experience in hands-on testing and 3+ years of experience as a manager.
    • Experience in managing resources and area ownership within a distributed and adaptable model.
    • Experience in delivering releases to the customer through direct and partner teams.
    • Working knowledge of QA concepts and methodology.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Strong communication skills - both written and oral. Comfortable communicating cross-functionally and across management levels in formal and informal settings
    • Strong organizational skills, ability to track multiple test executions simultaneously and to be able to synthesize the results
    • Strong people management skills with a proven ability to hire and grow talented programmatic and user-level personnel
    • Experience working closely with development and business teams to communicate problem impacts and to understand business requirements
    • Experience in agile development methodologies with continuous integration
    • Experience validating high quality consumer facing applications on embedded communications platforms
    • Shows creativity and initiative to improve product test coverage and effectiveness

    Lab126 is part of the Amazon.com, Inc. group of companies and is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action Employer-Minority/Women/Disability/Veteran/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation
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