Head of QA

Head of QA 

London - City

 £100,000+ with Bonus and benefits

Harrington Starr are currently working with a leading financial institution based in the City to help them on board a Head of Testing. This is a crucial hire for them and an exciting opportunity for the right individual to really take charge and lead from the front scoping the department in regards to resources and growing the function. In the role your the main objective will be to help onshore the Automation Testing over the next 6 month and help move to an open source Tech for testing with strong Agile presence 

  • Exceptional QA Mgr with track record of initiating change & implementing test strategies across an organisation
  • Experience of leading testing process for multiple large scale initiatives/programmes
  • Strong automated testing background
  • Strong influencing skills and able to credibly challenge status-quo to deliver best practice solutions
  • Excellent communication skills, able to liaise with other teams and stakeholders
  • In-depth Agile experience, including knowledge of TDD and BDD
  • DevOps understanding of environment & release mgmt. and benefits of continuous integration
  • Excellent knowledge of a variety of testing methodologies including performance testing, integration testing & UAT
  • Proven team leading skills able to coach and mentor team members effective?

Essential Skills:

  • Experience with Agile, BDD and SpecFlow plus strong testing concepts
  • Experience with leading industry tools for test creation, execution & capture such as Cucumber, Selenium, SpecFlow, Zephyr, HP ALM / QualityCenter & Ranorex with excellent automated test design skills
  • OO Programming appreciation & understanding of key concepts
  • SQL Scripting
  • Atlassian Jira experience
  • Exposure to Git/Stash, Team City builds
  • Exposure to Javascript, Angular JS and HTML5

If you would like to find out more about this position please contact James Platt on 0203 587 700