Director of Software Quality Assurance Avalara
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We are looking for a talented QA leader to head our software quality assurance team. This position is based in our office on Seattles waterfront at Pier 55.
Avalara is the worldwide leader in sales and use tax calculation. We are one of the fastest growing software companies in the United States, and the work we do is a fundamental to electronic commerce. We're the first to admit it - sales tax isn't sexy. But revolutionizing fundamental business processes -- that's big time. And that's what we're doing every day, bringing technology to bear on the arcane process of sales tax calculation, reporting and remitting. Our work improves the lives of our customers by making tedious business processes they must participate in simple and easy.
The quality assurance team is critical to the success of Avalara. We are calculating totals that are submitted to governments and that are included in financial statements; our calculations must be completely accurate. Ecommerce sites have built our software into their customer-facing processes; our services must be always available. And we care deeply about delighting our customers with their experience; our overall result must be great. Software QA is a critical part in all of what we do.
As leader of software QA, you will own the QA effort across all of our products. This involves managing multiple teams in different geographies and countries. Major disciplines you will be responsible for include ad-hoc testing, test automation, and our scalability lab. You will lead your team to excellence in all phases of QA ? from initial planning, through test case execution, to the final determination if a release is ready for shipment.
We believe strong that part of accomplishing great things together is having fun together. From summer barbecues to evening get-togethers in the Tiki Lounge, we are focused on building a positive environment that leads to a great experience for our teams.
Provide leadership and establish a vision of greatness for our QA team, leading to a high-trust high-performance team
Through your team, own the overall planning and execution of QA plans for each release, resulting in high quality releases without meaningful defects discovered after release
Provide mentorship for each member of the team, and recruit and retain great QA talent
Act as a part of the senior engineering leadership team, collaborating with other directors to deliver a world class engineering organization
Develop a deep understanding of the needs of other departments, and continuously refine our processes to lead to great results
Experience and Skills:
A minimum of 8 years experience in software engineering and quality assurance, with some of that time in a startup environment
A minimum of 5 years experience managing people
A demonstrated history of escalating success in your career
Demonstrated mastery of the Software QA discipline
Proven people skills ? ability to work positively with people of varying backgrounds, capabilities, and goals, and to lead each person to their highest potential
Avalara is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, gender, national orientation, disability, sexual orientation, US Veteran status, or any other factor protected by law.
Job Level: Management
Number of Openings: 1
Years of Experience: 7 - 10 Years
Level of Education: BA/BS
Starting Date : ASAP
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