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QA Director
Posted on 11/12/2021
Toronto, ON, Canada
Experience Level
Desired Skills
  • Solid understanding of software development life cycle as well as expertise in quality assurance processes and methodologies
  • Experience leading multi-function teams with at least 25 - 50 team members including Automation, and Quality Assurance Engineers
  • Enough level of technical background to provide highly credible leadership to QA teams and to be able to evaluate complex project risks and issues accurately and objectively
  • Ability to develop trusted relationships with cross-functional stakeholders to drive quality releases
  • Able to jump in and get your hands into testing the application and understanding the application you own
  • 10+ years of management and leadership experience, leading both technical and QA orgs
  • Strong interpersonal skills including mentoring, coaching, collaborating, and team building
  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills with an ability to manage competing demands
  • Proven ability to release web-based software products with quality and ensure objectives, goals, and commitments are met
  • Innovate and contribute to the evolution of Quality Assurance best practices while successfully releasing quality applications to customers
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and experience interacting with both business and engineering individuals at all levels
  • Solid understanding of agile Project Management tools such as Jira, Jenkins, automation frameworks using Selenium/Cucumber
  • Experience with Java and Python
  • Own QA of our Regulatory Information management (RIM) application being built from the Toronto office
  • Strategize and deliver on test methodologies and best practices that will get our applications into GA
  • (General Release) on time and with quality
  • Understand platform dependencies and application separation and be responsible for identifying risks and working with the appropriate product development owners to
  • Ensure critical and high-risk items are prevented prior to release
  • Drive multi-team interaction and collaboration to meet product release readiness
  • Define and own metrics and key performance indicators
  • Lead a team of QA Managers and QA engineers, delivering quality applications
  • Manage career paths and grow the QA team, meeting engineering goals
  • Work with offshore/remote teams to enhance automation regression
  • Be the thought leader in ensuring the QA team is up to speed on the latest tools, and technology that will help them successfully test Vault applications on time and with quality
  • Work closely with Pleasanton QA leadership in defining common processes and testing tools that will help the overall QA org
  • Work with cross-functional team members (dev and PMs) in getting code coverage numbers which will show an increase in automated regression coverage
Desired Qualifications
  • Prior experience in the pharma domain (regulatory preferred) testing software is a plus
  • BA or BS or equivalent experience is required; MA or MS is a plus
Veeva Systems

1,001-5,000 employees

Cloud computing services for pharmaceutical companies.
Company Overview
Veep's mission is to help R&D, quality, and regulatory teams eliminate inefficiencies and bring high-quality, safe, sustainable products to market without compromising quality. The company builds cloud-based tools for pharmaceutical research.
  • Parental leave
  • PTO
  • Free food
  • Health, dental, & vision insurance
  • Gym membership reimbursement
Company Core Values
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Customer Success
  • Employee Success
  • Speed