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QA Lead

Department: Technology
Location: Santa Monica, CA

One by one, we are leading a movement to a future where all beauty is clean beauty. We are powered by people, and our collective mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone.

Formulate, advocate & educateó thatís our motto for creating products that truly perform while holding ourselves to unparalleled standards of safety. 

Why? 

Itís really this simple: Beauty should be good for you. 

We are looking for an experienced QA Lead our Quality Assurance team in Santa Monica. Youíll lead a team of highly technical and talented engineers as they design, develop and deliver testing and test automation across our e-comm platforms.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone to have a huge impact on the quality of a large-scale e-comm website in a fast paced, agile environment.

What you get to do every day:

  • Hire, lead and grow a talented and highly technical test engineering team
  • Improve and implement our internal processes to make our software better and our deliveries faster
  • Evangelize a culture of quality and our own best practices across multiple independent teams
  • Prioritize tasks for your team, balancing the needs of multiple projects
  • Coordinate testing for large multi-team projects and ensuring adequate test coverage of all components
  • Develop a process for post-release testing to ensure the production environment is continually monitored via automated and manual testing efforts
  • Foster partnerships with cross-functional teams
  • Align with engineering management to ensure on-time delivery of high quality features
  • Manage quality metrics on multiple simultaneous software development projects to ensure success of strategic goals
  • Mentor the team in career development and support the team in their day-to-day tasks
  • Identify opportunities for improvement by challenging the status quo, come up with alternative and creative solutions, and push change

What you bring to the role:

  • 5+ yearsí experience doing hands-on Quality Assurance / Engineering for high-availability consumer facing web applications, service oriented architectures and API consumption testing
  • Similar experience as a Test Manager, QA Manager, Engineering Manager etc.
  • 3+ years hiring, managing, and mentoring testing or engineering staff
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Ability to engage with key stakeholders and communicate testing progress, risks, and issues easily
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical colleagues at all levels in both verbal and written communications
  • Strong experience with Agile methodologies and software testing in an Agile environment
  • Proven track record leading development of test automation
  • Comfortable with fast-paced, Continuous Delivery environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a healthy desire for collaboration
 

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