Lumina QA Team Lead

UK-England-London

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Company Information

Mediaocean is the world’s largest, independent advertising technology company. Our clients include the most successful advertising agencies, media specialists, media owners, and advertisers. Mediaocean’s mission is to enable advertising agencies to leverage the power of technology in a rapidly changing digital landscape. Mediaocean is making this a reality through the creation of global, open and neutral operating systems that will benefit and transform the entire industry.

Job Description

The Lumina team is looking for a curious, enthusiastic, and motivated QA Lead to manage the global team for a dynamic and highly configurable leading industry software product. The Lumina team offers a fast-paced, challenging work environment with the ability to grow and have influence into product direction and quality output.

Responsibilities:

  • QA Team Lead will own the Lumina QA process and team responsibility.
  • Full understanding of the Lumina system workflow and external system dependencies.
  • Manage day to day operation for QA resources across time zones.
  • Responsible for knowledge growth and testing standards/processes for team members.
  • Manage personal and team resources across multiple time zones to meet simultaneous project deadlines.
  • Establish test policy and data preparation procedures.
  • Establish QA metrics in consultation with other QA managers across other geographies of Mediaocean.
  • Partner with product and development teams to successfully plan and execute our QA strategy.
  • Suggest, in partner with the QA Team, improvements in product design, and identify product inconsistencies to the product and development management.
  • Work with various stakeholders of the product such as product managers, development leads, other QA .managers and automation leads across our global office locations.
  • Develop test plans and prioritize testing efforts across the QA group to meet product and project schedules.
  • Provide detailed test summary reports and update all stakeholders of the product in time.  Highlight risks if any and suggest mitigation plans accordingly in a timely manner.
  • Explore, recommend and implement various testing tools and approaches to help mature our application testing strategy.
  • Recommend quality improvements or changes to senior management; develop processes, procedures, to correct potential deficiencies.
  • Manage QA environments to ensure completeness of test coverage and accuracy of test results.

Skills & Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelors degree required; preferably in Computer Science or related course study.
  • 5+ years’ experience
  • Experience with the following:
    • Knowledge of SDLC best practices.
    • Working in continuous integration environments.
    • Must have experience testing enterprise applications with many integration points and understanding of SOA.
    • Solid experience in environment control procedures and release and build management disciplines.
    • Strong testing techniques in working well within an agile environment.  Familiarity with tools such as Confluence, Atlassian JIRA, etc.
    • A proven track record in delivering quality projects.
    • Hands on experience in working directly and coordinating plans with various business units including software development, product, and supporting areas.
    • Strong organization, project planning and multi-tasking skills.
    • Experience with a variety of testing methodologies.
    • The ability to estimate, plan, and execute testing cycles. 
    • The ability to review test cases and test strategies.
    • Experience directing and/or executing manual or automated testing for applications.
    • Familiarity with test-driven development is a plus.
  • Exercise independent judgment to determine issue and resolution.
  •  Ability to manage quality on a project and follow-up/escalate issues appropriately.
  • Excellent follow through skills.
  • Ability to identify root cause and provide solution.
Experience with advertising/media industry is a plus.