Wolters Kluwer Senior Director, Quality & Release Management in Kennesaw, Georgia
18-20233 - Senior Director, Quality & Release Management
Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting is looking for a Senior Director, Quality & Release Management to work out of our Kennesaw GA or Irving, TX office.
Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US (CCHGroup.com) is a leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services, and is a division of Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company. It has served tax, accounting and business professionals since 1913. Among its market-leading solutions are The CCH® ProSystem fx® Suite, CCH Axcess™, CCH® IntelliConnect®, CCH® IntelliConnect Direct, CCH® Accounting Research Manager® and the U.S. Master Tax Guide®. Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US is based in Riverwoods, IL, with key office locations in Dallas, Wichita, New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago and Torrance.
The digital future has arrived and the tax and accounting professions are changing rapidly. Professionals today have different needs, expectations and capabilities. In addition to accuracy, they need greater mobility, simplicity and speed. These needs place a premium on access to active intelligence, agile systems and integrated workflow solutions -- in short "Best in Process" solutions. This is precisely the value that Wolters Kluwer, Tax & Accounting US delivers to professionals.
The Senior Director, Quality Engineering is a newly created role that will be responsible for leading the quality engineering function and performance including feature testing, test automation and capacity testing and improving quality in all aspects of the development process. This role is ideal for candidates who are extremely knowledgeable about quality engineering QA infrastructure development, Test scripting, QA tooling, Metrics reporting, continuous integration and delivery, bug discovery, and automation. This role will operate in a highly collaborative and matrixed organization including driving relationships with Product Management, Software Engineering and Global Business Services Support teams. The ideal candidate will be experienced with and energized by inspiring, leading and mentoring Quality Engineers and developing the Quality Engineering organization, processes, and systems for optimal performance.
Essential Duties and responsibilities
Identify and implement improvements in processes, tools and test automation to ensure high quality and scalability for releases and drive a culture of continuous improvement.
Drive the quality strategy, processes, metrics and drive KPIs for product release quality
Deliver scalable low-maintenance software services, tools, test and continuous deployment infrastructure
Partner with Software Engineering and Product Management to define release requirements and plan testing strategies to meet those requirements.
Imbibe customer driven test development methodology with real-time feedback from customers
Work with cross-functional teams to foster and execute a team based approach to high quality development and launches
Accountable for the quality of test activities during the release of products to production. Implement, gather and report on team and project based metrics to track business value
Provide hands on technical expertise to build testing infrastructure to automate and simulate customer environments including driving TDD/BDD like Gherkin, etc.
Direct, lead and inspire Quality Engineering teams to achieve defined goals through motivation, mentoring, coaching, process innovation, team building and providing the necessary training opportunities
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Master's degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering or related field desired
10-+ years of Quality Engineering and Software Testing experience with operation experience in a cloud offering environment
3+ years leadership experience in Quality Engineering and Software Testing, preferably managing mid to large size teams or managing smaller teams in complex technical & matrixed environments
Other Knowledge, Skills, Abilities or Certifications: (First list requirements, followed by preferences.)
Experience in leading and managing remote and co-located teams
Experience in building CI/CD environment and integrating with QE processes
Expertise in building products from the ground up with the ability to communicate effectively with customers, product and internal team to define scope, targets, project plans and deliverables
Experience, success and passion for building, motivating, leading and coaching high performing teams to achieve organizational objectives
Experience building a product to the market in the data/monitoring spaces
Passion for working with technology and excitement for creating high quality consumer commercial software products
ABOUT WOLTERS KLUWER
Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services.
Wolters Kluwer reported 2016 annual revenues of €4.3 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.
Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).
For more information about our solutions and organization, visit www.wolterskluwer.com, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions, and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
For any assistance with your application for this job opening, please call the HR Source at (888) 495-4772 or email HRSource@WoltersKluwer.com. TTY is also available at 888 (495) 4771.
25% domestic and international travel
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