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QA Lead

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1-5 Years
Central Dublin
Dublin City Centre
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FRS Recruitment
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QA Lead

Works autonomously and provides professional advice, managing and coordinating the work of others. Maintains the status of the project and monitors the activities of team members, leading QA projects using available test frameworks and tools and establishing project plans with on-time and on-budget project goals.


* Leads multiple phases of a project and/or multiple projects of moderate scope and sometimes complex assignments.
* Assures the project team meets quality standards by allocating work and providing guidance in planning, designing, executing testing, and developing procedures relating to product quality.
* Participates in formal reviews of business requirements and application designs
* Talks to relevant business stakeholders on strategies and methods to improve test plans and processes. Has an understanding of the overall test strategy.
* Leads the test execution and creation of scripts as per test plans, coordinating schedules, work and resource plans; leading the progress of all activities against the overall plan.
* Determines the potential causes of problems and analyses multiple alternatives, risks, and benefits for a range of potential solutions. Translates these to best practices.
* Analyses and reports on overall test status and results, identifying issues and reporting to relevant stakeholders, manages risks to the success of the project.
* Identifies and manages the critical path of testing and ensures execution of project regression tasks. Defines regression tests for future projects and defines and coordinates production verification and validation.


* Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field, or equivalent work experience
* ISTQB Advanced


* Has achieved trusted advisor status at a senior level with the client.
* Excellent client-facing skills, takes time to establish underlying needs of client beyond those initially expressed.
* Has an innovative approach, develops new approaches to improve or replace existing procedures or systems.
* Excellent communication skills, maintains confidentiality, shares ideas and information, facilitates discussions and transfers knowledge to diverse audiences to achieve collective objectives.


* Intermediate theoretical knowledge in quality assurance methodologies and has awareness of new and emerging technologies and developments.
* Has good applications/technology knowledge, building on specialist domain knowledge and has practical experience of and is proficient with testing tools and frameworks required to deliver.
* Strong understanding of the software development process including analysis, design, coding, system and user testing, problem resolution and planning.
* Proven ability in assuring project meets quality standards by providing technical guidance in planning, designing, executing testing, and developing procedures relating to product quality.
* Experience in being responsible for directing and monitoring the work of team members and providing guidance and training to enable others.

Contact Details:
FRS Recruitment
Tel: 00353 (0)86-7839455
Contact: Shannon Toohey

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