The Lead Quality Assurance Engineer ...
Provides team leadership:
Conducts QA testing and writes documentation:
Carries out administrative duties:
Plans and conducts training:
Examples of Projects and Daily Tasks:
What You'll Bring to the Job
- Previous leadership or supervisory experience
- Effective communication skills
- Ability to interact professionally with a diverse group of clients and staff
- Ability to teach technical topics to others
- Good administrative and organizational skills
- Ability to manage and supervise others
- Experience prioritizing tasks and delegating responsibility
- Experience checking business requirements for completeness, correctness, and internal consistency
- Experience translating business requirements into test plans and test cases
- Experience with preparation and maintenance of test environments and test data
- Knowledge of black and white box testing, positive and negative testing, edge-case and boundary-condition testing, and manual and automated test tools
- Ability to learn quickly
- Minimum GPA of 2.0
- Experience with Java and Python
- Experience writing automated scripts
- Experience with SQL and Oracle database procedures
- Experience writing program documentation
- Experience with Selenium/Selenium WebDriver
- Minimum GPA of 2.3
What You'll Learn on the Job
- Hands-on supervisory and leadership skills
- How to effectively contribute to the success and development of a team in a technical environment
- How to use various bug-reporting/bug-ticketing systems
- How to test code and applications effectively and efficiently
- An understanding of the full developmental cycle, from creating business/functional requirements, to developing code, to testing and releasing builds.
Availability & Training Requirements
- The period of employment for this position begins upon hire and continues at least through the end of 2017-2018 academic year.
- Must be a currently enrolled UC Berkeley student.
- Must be available for 5-10 hours per week of training during the spring 2017 semester, including sessions on:
- February 17
- April 7
- April 14
- 2 days during the week of May 15 (dates/times TBD)
- Must be available to work 20-40 hours per week during the summer (some time off allowed and open to discussion with team and supervisor).
- Must be available to work 10-15 hours per week during the academic year.
- Required to attend all-staff training on August 18, 2017.
- Must clear a criminal background check due to the level of data access and access to systems and physical spaces required by the position.
- Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactory job performance evaluation by the Technical Services Manager.
What to Expect
Lead QA Engineer interview Candidates will meet with a small panel made up of current QA Team staff, the team supervisor, and current Lead QA to discuss how their skills and experience are a fit for the job. The interview will last about one hour, and will include some general questions as well as some that are specific to the QA team and its future. Candidates will also be asked to bring a BearFacts transcript to verify they meet the minimum GPA requirement.
Sample Interview Questions
- What are some of your ideas for possible future directions of the QA Team?
- What leadership/supervisory experience do you have? Go into detail about one or two of these experiences.
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