Head of Quality Assurance (m/f/x)

Location: Aachen/ Düsseldorf, Germany
Business Unit: Information Security

Your tasks

  • Lead and further build a team of QA engineers, responsible for independent end-to-end product testing, and for embedded Quality Assurance in our agile development teams
  • Ensuring that the development teams adhere to the QA principles, guidelines, and best practices
  • Establish quality gates for product releases based on defined quality metrics
  • Contribute to the design and optimization of all quality assuring actions for selected product lines
  • Define, develop & deploy standards, methodologies and frameworks for quality assurance and test automation
  • Understand business and development strategies and apply knowledge to improve test plans and specifications
  • Recruit new talents and ensure a perfect onboarding of new colleagues
  • Coach and develop team members to improve their skills and grow in their profession
  • May represent group at conferences and industry forums on technology issues relating to group projects or area of expertise internationally
  • If required, meet with customers and partners to represent Utimaco and the quality assurance engineering group internationally

Your profile

  • University degree in Technical Engineering or Computer Science or similar
  • 2+ Years in a QA leadership role
  • Proven working experience in an agile environment
  • Experience of information security technologies and architectures
  • ISTQB Certification
  • Deep understanding of agile development and testing methodologies and software life cycles
  • Brought knowledge of test automation and performance testing tools
  • Understanding of continuous integration and delivery processes
  • Knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Excellent verbal & written communication and presentation skills in English, German is a plus
  • Intercultural skills as well as strong problem-solving and communication skills

We offer

  • An open and friendly corporate global culture characterized by a constructive and cooperative environment
  • Many learning opportunities to deepen your skillset and to support your professional growth
  • Personal coverage by a travel health insurance, a private accident insurance and a company pension plan
  • Access to specific education programs
  • Flexible working hours and the option to work hybrid & mobile, independent time management
  • Challenging tasks and close cooperation with a competent team
  • A dynamic company where teamwork and relationship management are valued

Do you feel addressed?

Then we look forward to receiving a meaningful application stating the earliest possible starting date and your salary expectations.
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