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Software Development


2014-11-17 11:04


Job type: Full time

Location: Cambridge UK, Montreal CA, or Home Based

We are currently looking to expand our team and are seeking a talented engineer to lead our quality assurance efforts. The successful candidates will be required to interact directly with clients to understand and solve their technical problems, take a leadership role internally in the QA domain, implementing solutions directly as well as leading others, and contribute a strong focus on quality and customer satisfaction to secure Collabora's technical leadership in the market.

This role presents an exciting challenge for a Principal Engineer with a proven track record in open source projects, who is interested in working with worldwide coverage at a software consultancy on innovative services around open source methodologies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Discussing technology with clients and represent Collabora at conferences and trade shows to demonstrate and promote our leadership at QA in the open source arena.
  • Analysing client problems and designing solutions with appropriate testing approaches, leveraging open source technologies and Collabora's technical expertise.
  • Defining and scoping client projects, quality metrics and acceptance criteria in collaboration with the delivery team.
  • Building and managing a global team of QA engineers to implement a quality-driven approach to both client and open source projects.
  • Design and implementation of QA and testing systems and processes, both manual and automated.
  • Supporting other Collabora engineers worldwide with understanding quality assurance and testing methodologies.
  • Gain working knowledge of customers’ products, applications, technical and business strengths and target markets.

Critical Success Factors:

  • Development of strong relationships with key personnel and decision makers at customers.
  • Solid knowledge of Collabora's service and key personnel.
  • Reliable and timely delivery of quality solutions to clients and internal R&D customers.

Commercial Skills:

  • Understanding client needs and reconciling time constraints, available technologies and resources, and open source best practices.
  • Ability to work in a global context with clients and engineers spanning continents.
  • Knowledge of customers’ organization, management, product, target market, applications and decision making internal process.

Technical Skills / Experience:

  • Proven track record of experience in software consultancy is essential
  • Existing familiarity with one or more of Collabora's market verticals is essential.
  • BS/BA or extensive experience in the role of QA Engineer.
  • Sound and demonstrable understanding of quality assurance and testing concepts, including continuous integration, unit testing, regression testing, code coverage.
  • Knowledge of open source development methodologies and good standing in the open source community.
  • Demonstrable significant contributions to components in the open source quality assurance domain.
  • Previous experience in managing or mentoring teams is highly preferable.

Personal Skills:

  • Highly self motivated, reliable with a demonstrable passionfor software quality.
  • Self learning skill to get sufficient knowledge of Collabora's services, business model, project delivery lifecycle and other related technical domains.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good English language skills (both verbal and written).
  • Ability to work and communicate in an online distributed environment.
  • Capacity to travel often and worldwide.
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