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Software Quality Engineering Manager

Company: Pandora
Location: Oakland
Posted on: November 10, 2018

Job Description:

Oakland, CA

At Pandora, we're a unique collection of engineers, musicians, designers, marketers, and world-class sellers with a common goal: to enrich lives by delivering effortless personalized music enjoyment and discovery. People-the listeners, the artists, and our employees-are at the center of our mission and everything we do. Actually, employees at Pandora are a lot like the service itself: bright, eclectic, and innovative. Collaboration is the foundation of our workforce, and we're looking for smart individuals who are self-motivated and passionate to join us. Be a part of the engine that creates the soundtrack to life. Discover your future at Pandora!Managing QA at Pandora means leading a world-class team of QA engineers in their mission to deliver the best possible experience for hundreds of millions of Pandora listeners. This is a highly visible role in an engineering organization where QA's voice is heard. In this role you will work in equal partnership with development teams to uphold a shared principle of "quality first."As QA manager, you'll be responsible for guiding test efforts on Pandora's mobile, web, and desktop apps, as well as on consumer electronic devices and automotive implementations. You'll manage and mentor a rapidly growing team and evangelize quality practices throughout the engineering organization.Successful candidates will have an extensive background as a QA tester, significant project management experience, a solid history of managing test efforts on overlapping QA cycles, and a demonstrated ability to collaborate across multiple teams to deliver excellence in software quality. This position is located at Pandora in Atlanta, GA.Responsibilities:

  • Manage a growing team of QA Engineers working across many projects.
  • Assume responsibility for hiring and team development.
  • Work closely with Engineering and Product Management stakeholders to prioritize, scope and plan product releases.
  • Lead testing activities across Pandora products, including multiple parallel Mobile app releases.
  • Possess a strong eye for UI design and user experience.
  • Coordinate and facilitate timely responses to production issues.
  • Champion quality and excellence throughout the Engineering organization.
  • Support established organizational processes while making incremental improvements as needed.
  • Communicate effectively with senior leadership and organizational partners.Requirements:
    • Minimum 7+ years of QA Engineering and 5 years managing successful, highly performant teams.
    • Minimum 3 years working with mobile applications on iOS and Android.
    • 3+ years of hands-on experience in quality assurance and technical testing
    • Exposure to or hands on experience in one or both mobile platform's native automation framework.
    • Familiarity with Appium, including best practices in flexibility and scalability thereof
    • Able to manage and mentor a team of strong manual and technical resources
    • Extensive project management experience.
    • Track record of delivering high quality products while meeting scheduling commitments.
    • Admin-level expertise in bug database management systems.
    • Proven success in managing overlapping projects, while remaining flexible to shifting priorities.
    • History of adopting and maintaining lightweight, team-supportive processes across a growing Engineering organization.
    • Fluent in Agile/SCRUM and lean development methodologies.
    • Natural ability to cultivate a culture of continued learning and technical advancement.
    • Excellent organizational abilities.
    • Superior communication and interpersonal skills.

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