QA/Support Team Lead for Open Source Languages-(Go, Lua, Ruby, Node.js, Perl, Tcl, Python and more) at ActiveState Software
Vancouver, Canada (Posted Jan 6 2017)
About the company
ActiveState, the Open Source Languages Company, believes that enterprises gain a competitive advantage when they are able to quickly create, deploy, and efficiently manage software solutions that immediately create business value, but they face many challenges that prevent them from doing so. The Company is uniquely positioned to help address these challenges through our experience with enterprises, people and technology.
Founded in 1997, ActiveState is a global leader providing software application development and management solutions. The Company’s products include the ActivePerl®, ActivePython®, and ActiveTcl® dynamic language distributions, as well as the popular Komodo Edit® and Komodo IDE®. ActiveState is expanding their distribution offering to include ActiveGo™, ActiveRuby™, ActiveNode™, and ActiveLua™. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, ActiveState is trusted by customers and partners worldwide, across many industries including telecommunications, aerospace, software, and financial services.
ActiveState is proven for the enterprise: More than two million developers and 97% of Fortune-1000 companies use ActiveState's end-to-end solutions to develop, distribute, and manage their software applications. Global customers like Bank of America, CA, Cisco, HP, Lockheed Martin and Siemens trust ActiveState to save time, save money, minimize risk, ensure compliance, and reduce time to market.
Reporting to the Director of Engineering, this is a hands-on leadership position. It is expected you will take the lead in test automation design and not be afraid to get your hands dirty with scripts and config files as we move toward an increasingly automated test environment for our leading-edge open-source language distros. The language distributions we ship come with large test suites, and our tests are partially integrated into the build process, but as we move toward continuous integration and always-releasable software we need a fully automated QA system to replace our current semi-automated practices.
Skills & requirements
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
Providing hands on leadership to a small team of QA and support professionals
Technical leadership to increase our test automation and improve our overall QA process
Managing the support process and helping service the support queue
Supporting salespeople in a sales engineering role
Owning projects from start to finish
Working in a collaborative environment with Development, Tech Writing, and Special Projects to solve hard Enterprise software problems with leading-edge language distros
Minimum 2 years team leadership experience
Minimum 7 years' QA and support experience
Great customer-facing skills
Familiarity with automated testing and modern QA practices. We are currently using all custom tooling, and are open to a wide range of future tool options. Your expertise will be critical to those choices!
Comfortable with git
Excellent problem-solving skills
Excellent written and spoken communications skills
Experience (or interest) in managing and improving a complex QA system
Ability to help flesh out precise requirements from customer input
Enterprise software experience
“Big Iron” (AIX, HP-UX, Solaris) experience
Being a bit of a language nerd. What’s your favourite?
Instructions how to apply
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