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
• 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.
• 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