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Quality Advocate Office Lead Location New York, NY Job Code 5627 # of openings 1 Apply Now Company Information: World Wide Technology (WWT) is a global technology integrator and supply chain solutions provider. Through our culture of innovation, we inspire, build and deliver business results, from idea to outcome. WWT Asynchrony Labs, a subsidiary of WWT, specializes in application development, mobile computing, systems and sensor integration, enterprise architecture and tactical collaboration. A recognized leader in Agile development practices, Asynchrony Labs delivers solutions ranging from front-end mobile and desktop applications to government middleware integrating full-scale Cloud infrastructures. Together with Asynchrony Labs, World Wide Technology (WWT) offers enterprises a single provider that understands both the infrastructure and application sides of technology initiatives; and the needs and concerns of both IT departments and lines of business. More information about WWT Asynchrony Labs is available on our website at . Based in St. Louis, we work closely with industry leaders such as Cisco, HP, EMC, NetApp, Citrix, VMware, and Dell, focusing on three market segments: Fortune 500 companies, service providers and the public sector. WWT employs more than 3,800 people and operates more than 2 million square feet of state-of-the-art warehousing, distribution and integration space strategically located throughout the world. WWT is proud to announce that it has been named on the FORTUNE "100 Best Places to Work For(R)" list for the fifth consecutive year. Position Responsibilities The Quality Advocate Office Lead works closely with other team members to build quality in, through the following responsibilities: Champion the QA effort in the New York office. Act as mentor and servant leader for new QA hires in New York. Keep the team and stakeholders informed of a holistic view of the product's quality. Elicit examples that act as or clarify acceptance criteria. Encourage collaboration and discussion about doing better testing within the team. Help developers plan and build automated checks at the right levels of the system to provide the optimal return of feedback to cost of ownership of the test suite. Evaluate the product's fitness for purpose by learning about it through exploratory testing and experimentation to complement automated checks. Work with stakeholders to determine which features and defect fixes are critical to the end user and business. Work with stakeholders to identify reasonable quality goals based on product needs. Work with the team to improve processes to ensure that the team meets those quality goals. Measure how closely the product meets the quality goals set forth by the stakeholders, including risk as it applies to the quality of the product. Carry out root-cause analysis of defects when they occur. Partner with everyone from the product owner to operations to help ensure that everyone is working towards the goal of delivering a quality working product into production. Pair with developers to write clean and maintainable test code. Ask questions and challenge others to consider the consequences of design decisions. Qualifications The following knowledge skills and attributes are required : Understanding and knowledge of quality assurance processes and methods used in software development. Team oriented and possess strong interpersonal communication skills. A strong desire to learn and self-motivated in pursuit of new skills and understanding of software design and quality engineering. Knowledge of and ability to apply the concept of the test pyramid A minimum of five years' experience with quality assurance and testing of software applications. Experience using technologies for detecting and tracking software defects. Minimal travel required. The following knowledge skills and attributes are strongly preferred : Working knowledge of and/or experience with Agile methodologies Some experience with a programming language (C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, Ruby, Swift, etc.), along with ancillary technologies (eg, HTML, CSS, SQL, Agile methodologies, load testing tools, Git, Postman, Chrome Dev Tools, Fiddler, Casper, Gremlins, Ava, JMeter, Gatling, Artillery, Tsung, Funkload, Restlet Client, and others) Experience testing native mobile applications on Android or iOS Experience with automated user acceptance testing frameworks on multiple platforms Eligible to receive a security clearance. Apply


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