Manual Test Lead

  • Location: Cape Town, Western Cape
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience: Experienced
Areas of responsibility may include but are not limited to:
  • Responsible for leading and directing the QA team.
  • Mentoring and onboarding of QA staff.
  • Be accountable for QA projects, coach and mentor, and provide leadership to QA staff.
  • Participate in interviews, induction, training, and performance reviews.
  • Provide leadership and expertise within the field of Quality Assurance and Testing.
  • Focus on continuous QA improvements, including usage of appropriate testing processes, techniques, automation, performance.
  • Implementing and maintaining quality standards as well as enforcing technical and testing standards.
  • Monitoring all the QA activities, test results, leaked defects, root cause analysis, and identifying areas of improvement. Implement steps required to improve the processes.
  • Gather and consolidate testing metrics and testing activities reporting for the project to key stakeholders.
  • Consider the proper usage of available tools to gain the maximum benefit of the QA effort. Including testing tools for functional and non-functional testing.
  • Guide training and continuous learning of QA staff, utilising short courses, conferences, meetups, certifications, etc.
  • Facilitate continuous integration between manual and automation testing, utilising appropriate methodologies, processes, tools, and techniques across various platforms.
  • Work closely with peers and test managers to ensure key quality indexes are achieved.
Personal Attributes and Skills:
  • Experience in managing quality and test deliverables in the project
  • Display strong leadership skills with experience in implementing quality processes and strategies.
  • Have strong technical skills, both functional and non-functional, ideally in a continuous delivery environment.
  • Be a custodian of Quality Assurance, driving continuous improvement, and implementing best practices.
  • Experience with risk identification and risk management.
  • Experience in managing Quality projects, complex activities, and processes.
  • Able to recognise good talent and motivate individuals within a team structure.
  • Being a mature professional who is self-motivated and enthusiastic about quality.
  • Excellent communicator, displaying good influencing and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to handle conflict effectively.
  • Ability to build, implement and direct quality assurance principles and maintain the quality of delivery.
  • Analytical and eye for detail.
  • Agile, DevOps, and DevSecOps testing experience beneficial
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