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Product Quality Owner

Are you interested in joining a dynamic, rapidly growing SaaS software technology company that’s emerging as a leader in Quality Management for the world’s best known Automotive & Aerospace manufacturers such as Aston Martin, Harley Davidson, General Dynamics and Eaton Aerospace?

Ease has an immediate opening for a Product Quality Owner. This position is a manager level position responsible for quality ownership of the Ease - Beacon product. Beacon is a powerful audit and inspection management platform which helps manufacturers and service providers slash administrative overhead and provides immediate insight to help "close the loop" and achieve operational excellence. Beacon is built for the web and mobile and is cloud native using HTML5, AngularJS, Bootstrap, Apache, and MySQL. This position will lead new and existing QA initiatives, and drive higher quality standards throughout this group.

The Principal Product Quality Owner (PQO) will be instrumental in defining QA processes, driving test methods, risk analysis, QA metrics reporting and resource planning. They will be responsible for defining “Definition of Done” for the agile development teams, ensuring quality sprint and release deliverables, and building the test automation strategy in coordination with our test driven development methodologies.

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, proven leadership skills, lean/agile software development experience, deep understanding of formal QA methodology/processes and experience with scalable web/mobile and cloud platforms.

Goals:

  • Create a high performance Quality focused culture throughout software development and testing teams
  • Lead the development organization toward a lean/agile and metrics/data driven approach to quality assurance
  • Increase initial quality and release quality of products​

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the development team managers to help mentor, lead, and allocate resources for release deliverables
  • Provide technical direction for both on-shore and off-shore resources.
  • Work with the development managers and scrum teams to evaluate software requirements to help create comprehensive test plans, cost and time estimates, equipment requirements, staffing levels (on- and off-shore) and procedures for all products
  • Oversee/ensure the quality of test plans, test cases, test matrix, and bug reporting
  • Provide detailed status of each active project, including overall product quality, outstanding bugs, test progress, automation achievements, milestones achieved and upcoming milestones.
  • Through example and informal training, lead and drive project teams toward 100% automated functional testing
  • Monitor, track, and report (on a regular basis) test status and bug statistics to QA/Engineers/Management
  • Work with development leads to validate and enhance testing done within the scope of Test Driven Development.
  • Create, document, and implement detailed test cases and test suites
  • Give presentations to internal customers and external clients/prospects about QA processes

Qualifications:

  • A career QA professional with software industry experience of 10+ years and lead responsibilities of 2+ years.
  • High passion towards quality and making a difference within an organization
  • Experience in working with outsourced test teams and providing direction, review and validation of their work.
  • Exceptional abilities designing/implementing test plans, test cases, and test scripts
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Expertise in authoring QA methodologies and strategies with a focus in white box, stress and Load testing, test case planning, and documentation
  • Strong understanding of test automation and test automation frameworks (CodedUI, Selenium, etc) including test driven development
  • Experience and demonstrable success with the full software development lifecycle
  • Strong experience with Agile Development processes and continuous improvement (Plan-Do-Check-Act), sprint over sprint
  • Experience developing and testing entire systems, with capability to understand details of the technology.
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or a related engineering discipline

A plus to have any of the following:

  • Lean/agile development skills and certifications – certified scrum master, scrum coach, product owner, etc
  • Experience with lean rapid problem-solving skills – RCA’s

About Ease

Ease is a rapidly growing, cloud-based, provider of quality and process audit software to global aerospace, automotive and manufacturing companies such as Aston Martin, Harley Davidson, General Dynamics and Eaton Aerospace. The Beacon audit platform helps manufacturers dramatically improve the effectiveness of their quality initiatives while reducing administrative burdens through immediate insight into process deficiencies.  Through Beacon, EASE’s customers are able to achieve significant reductions in customer complaints, defects, scrap, rework and warranty claims.  We are leading the way for the world’s leading manufacturers to end “paper-based” quality initiatives and achieve unprecedented levels of organizational quality and consistency. 

The Ease product development team prides itself on a collaborative, open, and friendly work environment. We are small, but rapidly growing and are looking for candidates who are a great fit both technically and culturally. If you love what you do and are passionate, come join us! EASE offers a competitive base salary, and benefits, including medical, vision and dental as well as a 401(k) plan with an employer match.

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