QA Technical Testing Lead (REMOTE REMOTE REMOTE) - Consultant to Perm
Branford, CT 06405
United States

Experience Required

Job Description


The QA Technical Testing Lead plays a critical role in ensuring the quality and reliability of

software products through comprehensive testing methodologies and efficient team management. They are responsible for leading a team of QA testers, coordinating.

testing efforts, developing test plans, executing test cases, coaching a team, and reporting on test results. The QA Technical Testing Lead works closely with cross-functional teams

to identify and address quality issues throughout the software development lifecycle, ensuring that products meet both functional and non-functional requirements.

This QA Technical Testing Lead Role plays an important role in the rollout of the Tosca.

Testing Tool, establishes new guidelines/standards and provides hands-on testing

support using the Jira Align Tool.

Key Responsibilities:

Team Leadership:

  • Lead and mentor a team of QA testers, providing guidance, support, and feedback to ensure high-quality deliverables.
  • Mastery level knowledge of the JIRA Align Tool used in Agile Scrum Ceremonies.
  • Coordinate daily activities, prioritize tasks, and allocate resources effectively to meet project deadlines.
  • Foster a collaborative and innovative team culture focused on continuous improvement and excellence in testing practices.

Test Planning and Strategy:

  • Develop reusable comprehensive test plans and strategies based on project requirements, specifications, and risk assessments.
  • Define test objectives, scope, and timelines, ensuring alignment with project goals and objectives.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to review and refine testing requirements, acceptance criteria, and test coverage.

Test Execution and Automation:

  • Design, create, and execute manual and automated test cases to validate software functionality, performance, and scalability using Tosca.
  • Utilize testing tools and frameworks to streamline test execution, maximize test coverage, and minimize manual effort.
  • Monitor test results, identify defects, and collaborate with development teams to prioritize and resolve issues in a timely manner.

Quality Assurance Processes:

  • Establish and maintain QA best practices, standards, and procedures to ensure consistency and efficiency in testing activities.
  • Implement and enforce quality assurance processes throughout the software development lifecycle, from requirements analysis to release management.
  • Conduct periodic reviews and audits to assess the effectiveness of QA processes and identify areas for improvement.
  • Support the team in creating reusable test assets for both manual and automated test scripts.
  • Develop strategy for a reusable test automation framework to be used across all projects.
  • Manage defect life cycle ensuring they are documented, tracked, and reported to facilitate timely fixes.
  • Lead business in the review of defect & enhancement reporting to include short & long description of issue.
  • Assist PM in development of strategy to include all system issues into JIRA (escvar, winsight, EV tools, SAP).
  • Analyze and maintain regression test cases across Jira functionality. Integration of new test cases resulting from releases.
  • Support the team in creating reusable test assets for both manual and automated test scripts.
  • Develop strategy for a reusable test automation framework to be used across all projects.
  • Manage defect life cycle ensuring they are documented, tracked, and reported to facilitate timely fixes.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related field.
  • Proven 10 years’ experience in software quality assurance and testing, with a focus on leading testing teams and projects using a SAFe 6 Agile Scrum Delivery Methodology.
  • Demonstrate agility, ability to foster and engage in healthy conflict, mentorship, ability to remove obstacles, and providing clarity.
  • As a QA Lead proven experience establishing discipline, work processes and coaching around the presentation and resolution specific to defect management.
  • Mastery level knowledge of the Jira Align Tool from a day to day as well as a QA Reporting perspective.
  • Mastery level knowledge coaching teams from a storming phase to high performance. Ability to demonstrate strong leadership.
  • Strong ability to streamline ambiguity while establishing accountability.
  • Ability to professionally present to stakeholders of all levels within the organization.
  • Strong understanding of software development. methodologies, QA processes, and testing techniques.
  • Proficiency in the Tosca Automation Tool/Framework.
  • Work with the Project Manager to develop tasks and timings for rollout of Tosca (coordinate with impacted interfacing application groups regarding timeframes).
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Exceptional communication, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, manage multiple projects. simultaneously, and work effectively under pressure.
  • Ability to participate on Corporate Change Boards to implement best practices.
  • Relevant certifications (e.g., ISTQB, CSTE) are a plus.
  • TESOL/TEFL Certification if English is a second, third or fourth language.
  • Mastery level knowledge of Excel and Powerpoint.

Additional Information:

  • The QA Testing Lead will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including development, product management, and customer support, to ensure the successful delivery of high-quality software products.
  • We prefer that the candidate lives within a one-hour drive to Hartford, CT. This position is remote; however, the candidate may ask to come to the offices in Glastonbury and/or East Hartford, CT for team meetings and/or face-to face meetings.
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