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Senior Manager of Software QA

Woodbridge Canada

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Location Woodbridge, OntarioCA Job ID JR-033755

The Senior Manager of Software QA will fulfill a new role needed to help with a growing team. Focal points to be achieved: Directs the activities of a research group in the research and/or development of technology relevant to an organization's future products, projects and programs; Collaborates with others on the direction of basic research and development relevant to long-term objectives and concerns; Writes and approves manuscripts for publication; Develops strategies to ensure effective achievement of scientific objectives; Monitors and evaluates completion of tasks and projects; Oversees interdepartmental activities and research efforts; Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS/MS major in Computer Science, Engineering, Information systems or equivalent

  • Minimum 5+ years as a Software QA Manager

  • Experience with all stages of SDLC (development, software quality assurance testing, implementation, etc.)

  • Experience in Agile/SCRUM

  • Experience with continuous integration and continuous delivery

  • Experience with testing Web and Cloud solutions as well as Desktop and Client server solutions

  • Previous track record of providing direction and leadership to teams in a cross-functional, global environment

  • Must have experience managing teams testing complex, enterprise level software products and appliances

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Life Science background is a plus

Key Initiatives:

  • Must be able to establish rapport, value and respect within a complex and sophisticated environment.  He or she must sell ideas and influence directly and indirectly. Ideal personal characteristics include: challenging colleagues constructively; stimulating the thinking of others; team oriented and a decision-maker; initiating and leading change; and knowing how and when to teach

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required

  • Must be able to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization

  • Thorough understanding of, and experience with, structured software development methodologies including design, development and testing in an Agile environment

  • Excellent work ethic and strong sense of ownership

  • Ability to lead the QA team to design efficient test cases against functional and non-functional requirements.

  • Experience in testing complex high reliability systems hat include hardware components as well as software applications.

  • Familiar with working on products that are controlled by government regulations.

  • Experience in using automation as an integral part of the QA process.

Key Accountabilities (Strategic):

  • Responsible for staffing decisions, including leading recruiting efforts

  • Provide strategic thinking and leadership pertaining to new ways of leveraging information to improve team processes.

  • Ensure process compliance & assist in driving improvements, as needed

  • Maximize the productivity of the team by assigning work, breaking down silos and facilitating communication

  • Provide technical leadership and guidance internally to the team and externally to management

  • Create and maintain a culture of high quality


  • Coordinate and manage the verification efforts of multiple software products

  • Effectively communicate project status, metrics, and issues

  • Identify resources and assign responsibilities

  • Coaching, mentoring and professional development of team members

  • Objective setting and review

  • General line management duties such as holiday and expense approvals


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PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.

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