Head of Quality
Eden Scott
Edinburgh, GB
2d ago

Eden Scott's fast growth tech client is looking to recruit a Head of Quality to further develop their robust develop-test-

release cycles by the appointment to step up and manage their 'total quality approach'.

They are a proud set of technologists working as a single devops entity at the heart of a data analytics company.

The Head of Quality will have a keen eye for great product and service to demand a high-quality experience, every interaction, every-day and every release.

This organisation is building a holistic approach to quality that includes front-end client systems, back-end operations, performance and security.

They have a good set of working practices and tools, but need to take a big step forward in expanding their scope and coverage and leave no stone unturned.

Can you be the person to lead of Total Quality Approach?

They embrace both manual and automated testing routines and manage a live production code base that batch processes thousands of records every night.

Keeping the lights on, and continuous development keeps them busy and interested. Selenium / Browserstack / JMeter - are core parts of their testing rig and automation that they are growing -

but are open to continuously maturing their tool-box.

From a product perspective, - Java and Javascript are the main languages, but they choose the best tools for the job without being religious about it.

That's why they chose Bootstrap & ReactJS for their frontend, Node.js for their API, Java for their backend batch processes, elastic(search) for document store and Docker for containerisation.

They naturally use a number of other scripting and query languages - 'under the hood'.

As the Head of Quality for they want you to :

  • create a quality framework that guides and guarantees product outcomes.
  • work closely with all testers and developers (and the product owner / BA) to refine requirements and create / run the quality testing plan
  • Closely align to our Operations - daily batch processes create 000s of records from our back-end systems
  • work as a devops team member - helping to make sure they drive the product through continuous delivery.
  • share what you know with others. This might be a blog, performance testing skills, some code on GitHub, automated tests or attendance at community events.
  • understand that languages and frameworks are just tools. You choose the best tools for the job without being religious about it.
  • be part of a team and understand that software lives long after it's been delivered and that many people will contribute to it over its lifetime.
  • be an enthusiastic tester and leader, investing time learning new technologies, practising different techniques and approaches.
  • You might have a pet project, or contribute to an open source project.

  • be humble, always respecting, sharing knowledge with, and learning from all devops members and others in the software industry, regardless of their skill and experience.
  • How would you fit in? - Agile (Scrum) and Test-Driven Development is second nature to you both manage quality and a team of experienced testers.

    You prefer to work in small increments, trying things out and iterating rapidly, tightening the feedback loop as much as possible.

    Both manual and automated testing routines are part of your deep experience, as are aspects of platform security and service performance.

    You understand and embrace XP and Agile practices, and are able to help other people to understand and adopt them. You are comfortable with JIRA, Confluence and Jenkins amongst other common tools.

    And, of course, everything is on the cloud, mainly Google plus other services - and this is natural to you.

    This role could well suit a strong team lead tester, looking for the next step. Strong tech skills are more important than management, but a desire to be the accountable Head of Quality and to create a testing regime must exist.

    For further information please apply below.

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