Quality Assurance Engineering Manager
||Care Quality Commission
||London, Birmingham, Bristol, Nottingham, Preston, Leeds or Newcastle
||Salary of up to £64,733 plus an additional allowance of up to £10,000 for exceptional candidates. (Additional London weighting of £4,729 for those based in our London office)
The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. We make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve.
We have already transformed our organisation, putting the public and best practice at the heart of everything we do. The work continues as CQC is undergoing a significant digital transformation. The Digital directorate, headed by Pete Sinden, Chief Digital Officer, will be overseeing delivery of our information management and technology strategy, setting out to overhaul our systems over the next few years. We are looking to strengthen our Digital function to deliver on our business priorities. Our core methodology and delivery approach will shift from a waterfall to an agile method.
About the Role
As an experienced Quality Assurance Engineering Manager, you will lead the QA Engineering team and function, ensuring automation and quality are built into Digital services by acting as the central QA Authority, providing leadership to the product teams and act as a point of escalation for the QA Engineers while managing project risks with stakeholders.
You will work with managers from other engineering disciplines to share QA Engineering best practice and encourage everyone in the teams to think about ‘quality’ and make it intrinsic to their processes.
You will be responsible for supporting the product teams by making sure they have access to the relevant people, test tools and frameworks as well as reviewing test standards and procedures to optimise test delivery.
You should be educated to degree-level with professional qualification and/or equivalent experience, especially in leading and managing a QA Engineering function specialising in test automation, development of test strategies and creation of appropriate test harnesses as well as pragmatic testing approaches and developing QA approaches that fit how the overall software ecosystems work together.
To be successful in this role, you should have knowledge and experience of a broad range of testing, including but not limited to, BDD, TDD, System Testing, Regression Testing and Integration Testing and non-functional testing, e.g. Load and Stress Testing. You should be familiar with a range of tools such as Selenium, Cucumber, Gerkin, JMeter, Postman, SOAPUI, Protractor, Git.
Knowledge and experience of Web technologies such as HTML, XML, SSL, Drupal, LAMP stack etc. is important in this role, as well as experience in the DevOps approach, working closely with DevOps Engineers and Software Engineers delivering test automation as part of the Continual Integration and Continual Deployment processes.
Experience working as part of multi-skilled, multi-disciplinary Agile teams delivering Web applications and working within a DevOps culture, with continual integration, continual testing and continual deployment of code is desirable.
Benefits package includes: holiday allowance of 27 days + bank holidays, NHS Pension Scheme, NHS fleet solutions car lease scheme, Cycle to work scheme, family friendly policies and Childcare voucher scheme/tax free childcare.
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Closing date for applications: Monday 22 October 2018 at 11:45pm.