Principal QA Engineer

Company Name:
Sage Software
Sage, a market-leading company with over 6 million customers worldwide, is seeking a Principal Software QA Engineer for our Beaverton, OR campus.
Do you want to work in a fast paced agile environment with amazing peers?
Do you want to grow in your career?
As a Principal Quality Engineer at Sage, you will work on many projects that carry varying responsibilities. Looking for experienced engineers with proven Leadership skills, strong Test Complete Automation skills, problem solving capabilities and a passion for quality in software development and engineering. Example of projects you may be involved is working on accounting software, project and document management software, estimating, cloud connectivity, UI/UX software design, etc
Key benefits include:
21 days of Paid Time Off for every new employee!
Paid day off to work at your favorite non-profit!
$5K Tuition Reimbursement!
Medical, Dental and Vision coverage!
401(k) to start your retirement fund!
The Principal QA Engineer leads one or more teams of test analysts. Performs testing and leadership tasks on multiple concurrent projects that frequently span multiple products. Plans and creates test plans and test cases for the most complex areas of the product suite such as integration, performance, concurrency, scalability, etc. Responsible for defect management and reporting test results for the team.
Investigate, define and clarify product backlog items where appropriate
Lead multiple, high priority projects
Well versed and contribute to the improvement of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)
Create software test plans as part of a project team or longer term effort with no oversight
Own and practice the process for defect management, translating requirements into tests plans and reporting results to management
Lead quality assurance activities on policies, procedures, standards
Provide work breakdown and estimates for the most complex work items
Review estimates provided by other QA Analysts
Define, specify, and drive development cycle from QA perspective
Lead coordination of testing efforts with 3rd party vendors and partners
Influence multiple teams of test analysts
Coordinate testing with other project/product teams
Interact directly with other disciplines outside of Product Development, such as Customer Support and Customers themselves
Maintain and contribute to standards and processes for the Product Development organization
Provide training to other QA Analysts
Recommend new or alternate methods of testing for the organization
Provide focus in changing environment
Promote and live Sage Leadership Standards
Effectively communicate verbally / in writing with team
Proactively communicate any risks, design and quality issues, or increases in scope/time required
Accurately report on progress on goals to team through effective use of tools and team based communication
Encourage and embody teamwork across teams both within and outside the department and/or company
Influence others in cross-functional planning and meetings
Consistently work in an agile manner and support a culture of quality and continuous improvement
Drive innovation in the quality discipline by researching and propose changes to processes and tools
Operate with a consistent focus on simplicity and ease of use for our customers
Serve as a strong Customer Advocate
Protect company proprietary and confidential information
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required
8+ years of QA, software testing or related experience required
Strong Automation experience is a big plus (Test Complete highly desired)
Expertise in multiple platforms and operating systems
Expertise in virtualization tools
Expertise in platform toolsets
Understanding of competition and product strategy
Expertise in product domain
Understands Sage products in relationship to current and future marketplace
Able to produce product level test strategies to the organization
Able to make appropriate trade-offs across projects and releases
Able to develop new test metrics
Able to align and inspire teams to achieve broader organizational goals
Able and willing to make decisions, even if unpopular for broader strategy of organization
Able to act effectively without all details/facts - willing to take action and adjust course
Able to effectively communicate to all levels
Job ID: 2014-9736
Location: US - OR - Beaverton
Relocation Available: No
Category: Research and Development (R&D;)
Position Type: full-time

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