Head of QA

Company Description Who are Experian? We unlock the power of data to create opportunities for consumers, businesses and society. At life's big moments - from buying a home or car, to sending a child to university, to growing a business exponentially by connecting it with new customers - we empower consumers and our clients to manage their data with confidence so they can maximize every opportunity. For more than 125 years, we've helped consumers and clients prosper, and economies and communities flourish - and we're not done. Our 17,800 people in 45 countries believe the possibilities for you, and our world, are growing. We're investing in new technologies, talented people and innovation so we can help create a better tomorrow. Job Description Experian's Targeting business are looking for a Head of QA. This is a great opportunity for someone to take a key role and help to shape Targeting's approach Quality into the future. Within this role you'll be helping to lead and develop Targeting's future QA strategy as part of a fast-paced change program working closely with QA and Senior leaders from throughout the business. The target of which is to deliver the best QA framework for Targeting's future growth aligned to the Experian QA strategy. In this role you will need to work with stakeholders from across the Targeting and wider Experian business, building strong networks, defining Targeting approach to quality but also working with the central teams to ensure alignment to the Global strategy. As Head of QA you will be responsible for both creating and implementing Targeting's QA strategy. This will include define the strategic directions, best practice, and road map for achieve the desired outcome. You would need a good understanding of the direction the field is taking within the context of Agile teams and DevSecOps and then how this would work within a Targeting context. On a day-to-day basis you will work closely with the Development teams and technical leads to help to embed the new approaches and best practise within our development teams. Day to day accountabilities Responsible for Defining QA strategy, approach and execution in development projects. Provide leadership and technical expertise within Test Automation and Quality Assurance. Be accountable for the test automation projects, mentor, and provide leadership to the QA automation developers and managers. Provide technical leadership and expertise within the field of Quality Assurance and Testing. Ensuring that the development teams adhere to the principles, guidelines and best practices of the QA strategy as defined. Building and maintenance of quality standards as well as enforcing technical and testing standards. Gather and present testing metrics and testing activities for the projects to key stakeholders. Manage training and continuous learning of QA staff by means of short courses, conferences, meetups, certifications, etc. Be an escalation point for all matters related to testing and quality assurance and operate as a primary point of contact for QA. Direct the development of the QA strategy, methodology, discipline and framework. Driving and improving the QA team in areas of automated testing and agile testing. Work with QA, Development managers and the Software Development Director to develop and execute QA strategies to meet and exceed department and corporate quality goals. Qualifications QA Management experience across multiple projects, off-shore and in-house. Be a strong leader with experience in implementing and shaping the company's QA processes and strategies. Have strong technical skills, both functional and non-functional, manual and automation, ideally in a continuous delivery environment. Strong communication skills with all the key stakeholders to ensure QA vision is understood and implemented correctly. Be an advocate of Quality Assurance, Continuous Improvement and industry recognized Best Practices. Flexible with the ability to and work under pressure. Proactive, strong-minded, quick thinker and assertive. A mature and professional individual who is self-motivated and enthusiastic. Excellent communicator, influencing skills and negotiation skills to get management buy-in on ideas and concepts. Building and maintaining relationships. The ability to prioritize work and tasks under pressure. Ability to build, implement and direct quality assurance principles and maintain the quality of delivery. LI-SB1 Additional Information Why choose us? Our colleagues' health and wellbeing is a top priority for us, that's why our reward, benefits and wellbeing programmes are designed so you can come to work feeling your very best self. Our benefits focus on health, money and lifestyle so you can tailor your benefits to your own personal needs. Whether it's your physical and mental wellness, getting to work or planning for the future, we have a range of flexible options to have you covered At Experian we are committed to building an inclusive culture and to creating an environment where people can balance successful careers with their commitments and interests outside of work. We care about work that works, whether that's about where you work or adjusting your hours to fit better with your life. Our flexible working practices, including our hybrid working model where employees can split their working time between the office and their home, support our belief that this balance brings long-lasting benefits for our business as well as our people. So that you can love where you work please discuss what works for you with your recruiter during the hiring process. Could this be the role for you? Apply now to start your journey with Experian. To learn more about our culture and what it's really like to work here, check out our interactive guide here: https://view.pagetiger.com/experianguideforcandidates/1 This job was originally posted as www.cwjobs.co.uk/job/94264831

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