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Software Testing QA Manager in Raleigh, NC at Advance Auto Parts

Date Posted: 11/29/2018

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Career Description

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class:

Join the AAP Digital Products Team and start reimagining the future of automotive retail. Disrupt the way consumers buy auto parts and join a fast-growing e-commerce team to take on the industry’s biggest challengers. We are charged with executing AAP's top-down commitment to Digital transformation.  

Our customers are can-do people who like to build, just like us. Our priorities are all about their satisfaction, trust and loyalty. The Digital development team is responsible for building solutions that drive the customer experience and, ultimately, enhance our bottom line as an organization. This team plays an integral, high-visibility role in working across the company’s Marketing, Digital, and IT organizations.  

As a Software Testing and QA Manager, you will be responsible for making sure that our projects, products and platforms perform as intended and expected. Successful candidates will thrive in an agile environment, embrace DevOps culture and practices, and help mentor other team members as needed. 

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.  

  • Advance the development and modernization of testing and QA strategy for Team Digital inclusive of people, process, and tools that will drive higher quality and efficiency.  
  • Maintain high-level awareness of the leading edge of QA and testing tools and practices, in both their automated and manual forms.  
  • Play a lead role in determining best practices, methods and tools; be responsible for the consistent implementation of tools / methods, and results.    
  • Coordinate the testing efforts including internal and external resources, be on point to ensure all areas of the application are fully tested.    
  • Be an active participant in developing project and product plans; advocate and evangelize for testing and QA as integral lifecycle components.    
  • Provide leadership, best practices, feedback and mentoring to other QA team members.  
  • Develop and maintain service level metrics for systems, including response times, failover, time to failure, and time to recover.  
  • Provide insight to dev teams and business-side stakeholders to determine what’s ready or not ready for prime time in the product/project pipeline.  
  • Participate, advocate and be willing to aid between production and testing/stage environments. 
  • Be capable and willing to participate directly in script development, both hands-on and assisting other engineers.  
  • Build and implement actual testing approaches: stress; load; capacity; soak; spike; etc.  
  • Be responsible for certifying software performance for production releases.  
  • Collaborate and partner closely with dev and ops teams to ensure that our platforms perform as expected.  
  • Be in the vanguard of a truly agile, true DevOps, true CI/CD culture here at AAP.  

 

 

 

 

Career Requirements

  • Deep real-world knowledge of, and ability to implement, automated testing frameworks, e.g. linear scripting, modular testing, data-driven, keyword-driven, hybrid, behavior-driven, etc.  

  • Extensive experience at evaluating, selecting and implementing best-of-breed testing tools, e.g. Selenium Grid, Apache Jmeter, Splunk, Elk Stack, etc.  Note that these are examples; we are less concerned with specific tools, more so about your knowledge of how to use them.   

  • Expert knowledge of cross-browser, cross-device, cross-platform compatibility requirements.  

  • Agile/Scrum experience is expected, but we're more interested in actual, lower-case-a agility, both for you and the team as a whole.   

  • Knowledge with digital marketing tools and technologies: 3P tags/tag management, SEO/SEM/SEP.  

  • Experience in enterprise-level ecommerce environments, and the priorities that prevail in those situations: page-load speeds, clicks-to-checkout, conversion rates, general frictionlessness, etc.  

  • Version control: GitHub, BitBucket, Stash, etc.  You should comfortable in Git-driven version-controlled DevOps environments. Experience with Jira, Confluence and Atlassian tools in general will be a plus.  

  • Demonstrated communication skills, written, verbal and visual, with the ability to work across business and IT / development teams.  

     EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE  

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent experience  

  • 3-7 years of overall experience  

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.