QA Manager- Brazil

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Join Netcracker Technology, a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, to work for a forward-looking software company, offering mission-critical solutions to service providers around the globe. Our comprehensive portfolio of software solutions and professional services enables large-scale digital transformations, unlocking the opportunities of the cloud, virtualization and the changing mobile ecosystem. With an unbroken service delivery track record of more than 20 years, our unique combination of technology, people and expertise helps companies transform their networks and enable better experiences for their customers.

Position Summary:

We are looking to hire a QA Manager to join our growing company. This position will be part of our Customer Assurance division based in Sao Paolo- Brazil

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the work program for strategic QA processes improvement initiatives.
  • Manage a QA team in terms work program planning and project assignments (WFM).
  • Create/Review Test Strategy and Master Test Plans and other Documents for all projects in the work program.
  • Responsible for coaching, mentoring, training and day to day interaction with a team of QA professionals (leads, testers, automation experts, planners)
  • Institutionalize the best QA practices.
  • Establish and manage governance associated with QA activities on all projects.
  • Establish and drive tactical and strategic QA plans and initiatives.
  • Interface with the development and maintenance teams (e.g. management, PMs, development leads, vendors)
  • Research leading QA practices and technology.
  • Determine and utilize automation technology and processes to optimize costs.
  • Provide test progress status/reports to management and executives.
  • Ability to understand multi culture, Onsite/Offshore, Multi Vendor scenario.

Experience and Requirements:

  • Should have at least had about 1-2 years’ experience in managing large QA programs for Telecom operators
  • Should have had at least 4-5 years’ experience in people/project management on the QA side.
  • The QA Manager will be involved in a multi-year (2 year+) program within our QA Division and is required to play a key role as part of the onsite team.
  • Excellent English and Portuguese communication skills including both written and verbal

 

Relationships & Communication

    • Effectively communicates and builds rapport with team members, stakeholders and business partners using a variety of techniques and collaboration from initiation to close
    • Facilitates complex group meetings and conducts information gathering sessions
    • Prepares and delivers presentations to business and technology partners, senior management and executives, selecting the appropriate approach based on the audience
    • Resolves conflicts/issues and escalates others as appropriate
    • Sets direction and vision for the team
    • Defines team's deliverables, content and quality metrics
    • Ensures team has adequate training, consulting and tools to deliver objectives
    • Provides expertise, direction, coaching and development to build the team capability
    • Manages performance, reward and recognition
    • Promotes a mind set for sustained success, growth and diversity
    • Spearheads and guides people through changes
    • Continually enhances own skills and builds knowledge in all aspects of the organization, the business and information systems

Testing Concepts

    • Program/Project/People Management
    • Testing Strategy
    • Knowledge of ISO/CMM
    • Processes Know/Onsite Work experience
    • Test Automation & Performance Testing for OSS BSS SW
    • Development Project Experience

Education:

B.A., B.S., or higher in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related technical discipline

 

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