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Director - Software Quality Assurance

Company: EchoStar Corporation
Location: Germantown
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

We're looking for a candidate to fill this position in an exciting company.

  • Work closely with the Hughes business groups, engineering organizations, software development teams, and operations teams to continually evaluate and improve the end-to-end software development processes, tools, and testing methods used in the company.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to define the software quality standards and metrics that will be used to evaluate the software development processes in the company.
  • Lead the implementation of approved process changes, new tool adoption, and new testing method.
  • Create a culture of continual improvement in the software development processes throughout the company.
  • Partner with the software development leadership team to define the internal quality maturity capabilities & standards that will be used to assess the continual improvement of the software development processes.
  • Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor, measure, and report on software quality and delivery performance.-- Utilize KPI performance to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Develop and maintain a standard software release scorecard to measure the progress toward software quality goals and objectives.
  • Evaluate and compare the software development processes to global best practices to identify and recommend opportunities for process improvements, new tools, and new methodologies.
  • Identify opportunities for innovation, reduced complexity, and proactive reduction of technical debt in the software development processes.
  • Conduct root cause analysis (RCA) of critical and major software defects.-- Define and implement preventative action plans based on the results of RCA's.--
  • Identify, recommend, and implement automated testing improvements throughout the entire software development lifecycle to increase the speed, reliability, and manageability of the testing processes.
  • Provide staff training as necessary to ensure adoption and effective use of the new ways of working.
  • Respond to customer requested proposals (RFPs) for Hughes products and services.-- Specifically, collaborate with peers in the Quality Assurance department and the software development teams to develop the responses to Software Quality questions and risk mitigation plans required in customer proposals.
  • Obtain and analyze customer feedback (obtained through customer meetings and survey responses) to identify opportunities to improve the customer experience with software releases.-- Examples of this type of feedback in areas such as documentation improvement, user interface recommendations, and configuration management improvement.
    • BS--in Computer Science, Engineering, or other technical disciplines.
    • 10+ years of Software Development and/or Software Testing experience
    • 3+ years in project management or supervisory experience
    • Hands-on experience with a representative cross section of technologies and software languages used in the Hughes technology stack, including C, C++, PERL, Java/J2EE, LINUX, and Windows.
    • Prior experience with waterfall and agile software development processes, version control, configuration management, release management, and/or software quality assurance

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