US: Manager, Project Quality Engineering
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Manager, Project Quality Engineering
Participate in initiatives to reduce cost, improve quality, and improve efficiency in existing processes or by implementing new processes.
Reach appropriate resolution in many varied situations without damaging internal or external relationships.
Collaborate with offshore testing team .
Assign projects to the of PQEs and monitor their efficiency and effectiveness
Lead quality improvements or changes to development processes, procedures, and systems and software products to correct known or potential deficiencies.
Maintain and develop appropriate departmental SOPís, Work Instructions, and templates.
Prepare periodic reports for management as requested summarizing performance metrics.
Minimum of 10 years of software quality assurance experience including creating test plans, performing ad hoc and scripted testing and maintaining detailed documentation.
10 year experience managing a software testing function.
Experience testing software for clinical trials or the pharmaceutical industry.
Software testing experience in a regulated environment (ISO 9001, FDA 21 CFR Part 11).
Self-starter with the ability to work with little or no direct supervision, as well as the necessary communication skills to interface directly with the development staff and communicate effectively about project issues.
Extensive knowledge and experience testing web-based software applications.
Experience providing and seeking peer reviews of test plans to improve quality.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Experience working on projects for demanding clients and a commitment to meet tight timelines while helping the team produce high quality software.
Ability to carefully examine requirements specifications to anticipate quality issues and provide timely feedback when specifications are incomplete or inaccurate.
Working knowledge of software tools such as a Visual SourceSafe and Rational ClearQuest.
Ability to learn quickly, work in a team environment, and demonstrate a quality attitude.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience with testing applications with hardware and software components for handheld devices such as Palm PDAs (Palm OS) and Windows Mobile devices.
Experience with applications that use a relational database back-end such as Microsoft SQL
Experience with Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Education Minimum: BS, BA, or equivalent
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