Resource Management:• Management of a global pool of FTE, Contractor and Vendor resource• Manages Test Manager (If Applicable)• Manages Test Architects (Subject Matter Experts in Quality Assurance, CMMi, TMMi)• Manages Test Leads (Contractor, Vendor Delivery Specialists in Quality Assurance)• Manages Test Analysts (Multiple Vendors)Strategic Quality Assurance Policy / Planning:• Single point of contact for Product Quality in assigned Product Portfolio• Accountable for Budget Planning and Execution on / or below budget• Accountable/Responsible for influencing, deciding and implementing Product Delivery (Speed, Quality and Efficiency)• Accountable/Responsible for Product Quality in one or more Product Portfolios• Accountable/Responsible for Deploying, managing, setting direction on Quality framework(s) • Accountable/Responsible for Implementing and evolving appropriate performance based measurements and metrics• Accountable/Responsible for efficiency gains (Automation, etc.)• Responsible Managing and growing testing assets required for meeting Portfolio Quality Needs• Responsible Measuring, monitoring and reporting quality and ensure compliance to quality standards for all IT TestingQuality Assurance Release Planning:• Influences / Approves QA scope of testing within the context of each release (Estimates / Scope)• Accountable for all QA Delivery (Capital and/or Maintenance) within a given portfolio• Assess, Remove Barriers, Mitigate Escalations for all QA Progress and Effectiveness of the test effort• Accountable for Quality Assessments for all products in a given portfolioRequirements:• College Degree/Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field• 5+ Years of experience in Test Management• In depth knowledge of Software Delivery methods (Waterfall, Agile, Iterative)• Knowledge of the software test engineering process• Experience in a wide variety of testing efforts, techniques and tools• People skills (Ability to foster collaborative relationships, diplomacy and advocacy skills)• Milestone planning and management skills • Knowledge of the Testing Maturity Model (TMMi)• Knowledge of industry testing tools (Quality Center, Quick Test Pro, Selenium, Rational)• Knowledge of Automation solutions• Experience leading testing efforts within an outsourced resource model
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