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Lead SQA_Software Quality Assurance

     Lowe's India Pvt Ltd.      Bangalore      8 - 20 Years       Full-time
   QA / TestingManagementIT / DevOps

Similar Jobs Lowe's India Pvt Ltd. Jobs QA/Testing Jobs DevOps Jobs Managerial Jobs | By ABHISHEK DANGARH - Posted on: 3 months ago

Job Description

Job Resposibilities
    • GQS Framework
    • Enterprise Test Strategy
    • SDLC QA
    • SQA Project Planning
    • SQA Governance

GQS Framework
    • Guides and influences the development and application of a formal GQS (Global Quality Services) Framework by applying a comprehensive understanding of company software testing methodologies, quality standards, and internal and external controls; staying current on and benchmarking industry trends and practices; promoting continuous improvement and making recommendations to management and other IT stakeholders for framework enhancements and refinements to SQA metrics; participating in and serving as a subject matter expert during gate assessments at various SDLC stages; serving as a primary point of contact and representing GQS on issues related to SQA controls and processes

Enterprise Test Strategy
    • Leads the development of software quality assurance (SQA) test strategies for large-scale, complex IT initiatives spanning all SQA domains by analyzing business and technology requirements to ensure testability and traceability; determining testing scope and approach; partnering with cross-functional IT and business stakeholders to review and gain approval on the overall testing approach; identifying, defining, and mitigating issues, dependencies, and risks related to testing; verifying the validation of test data and environment requirements; ensuring test plans and timelines are aligned with project/program milestones  

    • Provides end-to-end quality assurance throughout the entire Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) for large-scale, complex IT initiatives spanning all SQA domains by  ensuring all testware complies with the GQS framework and company testing methodology; ensuring software quality metrics are tracked across testing phases (e.g., SIT, Performance, UAT, Automation, Production Validation); defining and ensuring adherence to standardized processes throughout the software defect life cycle; defining and enforcing entry and exit criteria throughout the entire SDLC; providing executive dashboards to IT management and leadership as appropriate 

SQA Project Planning
    • Develops comprehensive project plans for software quality assurance (SQA) initiatives to drive the development of global SQA Centers of Excellence (COE) by researching, identifying, and prioritizing quality initiatives for delivery; determining project scope and level?of?effort (LOE) estimates; identifying necessary resources and associated skill-sets required to deliver project objectives; identifying training needs and mentoring junior team members as appropriate; developing and managing Quality Management Office (QMO) deliverables and deadlines; tracking and reporting project status and milestones to IT leadership as appropriate

SQA Governance
    • Establishes and ensures adherence to Quality Management Office (QMO) practices, standards, and guidelines by defining best-in-class QMO process and policy requirements; establishing and leading auditing processes to ensure the standardization of SQA metrics, processes, and controls; anticipating, mitigating, resolving, and/or escalating key risks, issues, and conflicts related to QMO compliance and enforcement; managing the establishment, implementation, and maintenance of knowledge management practices and capabilities (e.g., internal social networking, knowledge base); driving the ongoing communication of industry standards and best practices to IT teams, governance committees, and the larger quality management community 

Job Description
    • Advanced knowledge of and experience in using data analysis tools including Excel, Access and Business Objects
    • ·         7+ years of experience in a leadership role with or without direct reports
    • ·         3+ years of work experience in an IT role requiring interaction with senior management
    • ·         3+ years of experience working in a large matrixed organization
    • ·         1+ years of experience working with process modeling software (e.g., Visio)
    • ·         1+ years developing and delivering IT process metrics and reporting
    • ·         1+ years of experience working within an IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework
    • ·         ITIL Foundations certification
    • ·         Six Sigma certification
    • ·         2+ years of experience working with third party IT vendors and/or software/hardware suppliers
    • ·         3+ years of experience writing technical documentation or standard operating procedures related to IT technical support or deployment
    • ·         2+ Year of experience in a financial analysis tool

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