Agile Quality Coach


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Agile Quality Coach Dublin Negotiable 146 Permanent


Agile Quality Coach

Are you looking to evolve from traditional QA testing practises to a more collaborative, agile-coaching role?

Are you someone who is enthusiastic about technology and passionate about Agile software testing? Can you communicate in technical and non-technical terms what parts of the software are covered and where the risks to the business are from a testing perspective?

As a member of the Quality coach team, you will join us in having defect prevention at the centre of what we do and we achieve this by collaborating with team members to build quality into engineering processes.

The ability to understand a product from the end user’s perspective and test that product with usability in mind. In our team we have a strong passion for testing and quality. We work in an experienced agile environment and experience in this is essential. We utilise the best of agile methodologies, to advocate for quality. We collaborate continuously as a default, maintaining a clear focus on continuous improvement.

Job Description and Role Responsibilities

  • Work as an Agile Quality/Test Coach in a fast-paced environment to help maintain and improve a high level of product quality
  • Sole QA representative in an agile scrum team consisting of 4+ developers
  • Train and coach developers and team members on Risk based techniques, mindmaps, exploratory test techniques
  • Be collaborative in your approach to testing. Perform in dev / pair testing with developers as required
  • Be a self-starter and have the skills to motivate those around you
  • Act as a change agent by leading and being the point of contact for all Quality / Test process improvements for your team
  • Monitor team continuously on quality processes and production quality and report on team metrics
  • Responsible for encouraging colleagues to drive continuous improvements
  • Work with UI automation engineers to continuously review and improve the automated regression suite as well as leading the release plan for automation
  • Responsible for ensuring teams are adhering to agreed test automation guidelines and standards
  • Facilitate mob test sessions with your team to further test high risk features and show the teams the value in exploratory testing
  • Participate in early solutioning workshops when required
  • Take a collaborative approach to story refining and use story points as a metric for estimation
  • Identify quality issues, defects, performance issues and collaborate across teams to achieve issue resolution

Skills & Experience Required

  • Bachelor or Master Degree in Applied Computer Science or similar
  • Strong knowledge and proven experience in software QA methodologies, tools and processes
  • Demonstrated experience driving process change
  • 5+ years in software quality assurance, test design and execution
  • 2+ years of experience working in an Agile environment using Scrum or Kanban
  • 1+ year of a lead role
  • Good understanding of test automation guidelines and demonstrated experience in defining automated test coverage for a product or feature
  • An analytical approach to problem finding

Skills & Experience Desired

  • Experience testing mobile / tablet apps across different OS is a distinct advantage
  • Experience in leading Quality efforts in an Agile team an advantage
  • Intermediate level of SQL is an advantage
  • Experience with Atlassian suite (Jira, Confluence) a plus
  • Experience as a test or agile coach is desired