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Director - Quality Assurance Engineering

  • GE Digital
  • Experienced
  • Posted 2/2/2018 12:51:52 PM
  • 3055743
  • Job Function: Digital Technology
  • Business Segment: Digital Applications
Location(s): United States; Virginia; Roanoke


About Us:

GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry. GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:

As a Software QE Director, you will be responsible for building and leading one or more agile software quality teams with focus on new innovative software solutions.

Essential Responsibilities:

In this role, you will:

  • Be responsible for providing technical leadership and defining, developing, and evolving software in a fast paced and agile development environment using the latest software development and infrastructure
  • Design and implement quality process, and quality metrics for cloud and on-prem based application.
  • Analyze changes and new features to the product based on functional and design requirements, recommending appropriate test strategies
  • Good leadership skills to allocate and manage work of other team members.
  • Develop test plans and specifications and implement/code test cases in Java and JavaScript
  • Drive product testability into product requirements
  • Ensure test case design and execution methodologies are technically sound
  • Continually increase the complexity of functional test suites
  • Perform hands-on testing for complex features or on demand
  • Interact with customer support to collect data and identify areas of the product that may not meet supportability and quality standards. Develop a plan/proposal/design for addressing such issues.
  • Participate with the Quality Assurance team in defining and managing quality assurance processes and procedures.
  • Work very closely with the development to understand the product features and mentor other team members.
  • Create goals for the team and also write performance appraisals of team members
  • Hire and train Quality Engineers.
  • Drive increased efficiency across the teams, eliminating duplication, leveraging product and technology reuse
  • Subject matter expert in processes and methodologies with ability to adapt and improvise in various situations. Expert in navigating through ambiguity and prioritizing conflicting asks.
  • Work cross functionally with other business departments to align activities and deliverables
  • Drive world-class quality in the development and support of products
  • Deliver resource strategy and plans, including use of 3rd parties/partners, etc., in support of development and support activities
  • Communicate effectively both within immediate team and GE leadership. Ensure team receives consistent messages and has clear understanding of business direction, strategy and results


Qualifications/Requirements:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or in “STEM” Majors (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • A minimum of 12 years OR Master’s degree with 7 years of professional experience in Quality Engineering or Product Development with technical leadership
  • A minimum of 6 years of experience managing Quality Engineering teams

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. GE may agree to sponsor an individual for an employment visa now or in the future if there is a shortage of individuals with particular skills.
  • Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Roanoke


Desired Characteristics:

Technical Expertise:

  • Experience in the entire software product life cycle: Development, QA and Release management
  • Strong knowledge of Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Software Design Patterns and Java coding principles
  • Hands-on experience in web services (REST, SOAP, WSDL etc.), using Apache Commons Suite & Maven, SQL Database such as Oracle MySQL, PostgreSQL etc.
  • Hands-on experience in testing both backend and UI testing.
  • Experience in web-based technologies including HTML, JavaScript, Java, Swing, XML, JSP
  • Knowledge of Cloud based testing and Services Oriented Architectures
  • Strong understanding of CI/CD process and promotion models
  • Strong analytical, troubleshooting and organizational skills
  • Strong automation development and execution experience

Business Acumen:

  • Strong problem solving abilities and capable of articulating specific technical topics or assignments
  • Ability to Architect testing strategy for complex on-prem and cloud products
  • Experience in building scalable and highly available distributed systems
  • Expert in breaking down problems and estimate time for development tasks
  • Evangelizes how our technology solves customer problems from a technology and business perspective

Leadership:

  • Demonstrates clarity of thinking to work through limited information and vague problem definitions
  • Influences through others; builds direct and "behind the scenes" support for ideas
  • Proactively identifies and removes project obstacles or barriers on behalf of the team
  • Shares knowledge, power, and credit, establishing trust, credibility, and goodwill
  • Demonstrated ability working in a fast pace software development environment & managing remote teams

Personal Attributes:

  • Able to work under minimal supervision
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with senior leadership with confidence and clarity
  • Able to work well with global teams, including time-zone flexibility
  • Skilled in providing oversight and mentoring team members. Shows ability to effectively delegate work.
  • Good oral and written communication skills


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Locations: United States; Virginia; Roanoke

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion​ of a background investigation and drug screen.


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