Should be able to Manage daily operations through first level Managers at the same time stay well connected with ground level operations
Actively involve with functional QA managers, TPMS while preparing QA plans, release plans and escalate issues to the right stake holders if any in terms of regression and DA team deliverables
Should be able to model capacity planning and ensuring that idle time and commitment misses are minimized.
Complete ownership of project, devices requirement and resource requirement and any external dependencies like hardware, network etc.
Commitment and planning towards meeting aggressive deadlines
Be proactive in identifying, reporting troubleshooting and escalation of issues
Should be able to suggest and drive process improvements, metrics to improve the overall team performance to completion
Use software tools for data capture / execution / reporting on a daily basis
Be comfortable with capturing team test results and providing project status reports
Drive / suggest development of systems and tools for streamlining day to day operational tasks
Keep check on Daily Productivity of team members and make sure that they and project is always on track else raise it to the next level for corrective course of action.
Responsible for mentoring the team
Take an active role in training and development of entire team.
Be leader of a highly charged work environment
Will be responsible for day to day people management including hiring, training, retention, motivation and overall improvement
Manage performance and expectations of the workforce through a consistent implementation of performance measurement and feedback systems
Implement strategies for managing attrition, improving performance and maintaining morale of the workforce
Manage career path and performance of reports and provide growth paths for promising employees
Manage and improve performance of lower performers and be responsible for overall improvement of the team s performance
Set ground rules in the initial stages of new projects and make them part of the standard process
Work with functional QA and QS org to understand the gaps and coordinate with process experts to fill the gaps
External hires should have minimum of 9-11 years of relevant experience
Should have atleast couple of years of experience in managing first level managers
Very strong stakeholder management and communication management.
Experience managing testing projects and able to devise strategies, provide coverage recommendations Preferred Qualifications
People, process and stakeholder management with business perspective are a must.
Strong analytical skills and ability to work in an unstructured and evolving environment
Good people manager who can manage and motivate direct reports and get the best out of them.,