QA Lead Engineer

Job Summary

Sky Global is looking a strong candidate to join our team and lead our QA processes.  The ideal candidate will have experience is leading teams through the various stages of QA maturity and moving them towards automation.  We are looking for a problem solver, and self-starter who can design and build a QA improvement road-map to guide us towards high quality software delivery.

Type: Full Time
Location: Vancouver


  • Review requirements, specifications and technical design documents to provide timely and meaningful feedback
  • Create detailed, comprehensive and well-structured test plans and test cases
  • Mentor and coach teams on testing & deployment strategies, and quality practices.
  • Estimate, prioritize, plan and coordinate testing activities
  • Participate in Scrum events to help estimate testing efforts
  • Design, develop and execute automation scripts using open source tools
  • Identify, record, and thoroughly track bugs
  • Recommend and implement tooling within the Atlassian ecosystem to enable the QA processes
  • Perform thorough regression testing when bugs are resolved
  • Develop and apply testing processes for new and existing products to meet client needs
  • Liaise with internal teams (e.g. developers and product owners) to identify system requirements
  • Monitor debugging process results
  • Works with the Business Analyst in the translation of business requirements into testing requirements.
  • Monitor and analyze quality assurance metrics, like defect densities and open defect counts
  • Report testing progress and coverage to management
  • Investigate the causes of non-conforming software and train users to implement solutions
  • Stay up-to-date with new testing tools and test strategies


  • 2+ years work experience in software development
  • 3+ years work experience in software quality assurance
  • Experience leading teams
  • Experienced with utilizing automation tools for unit, api and gui tests
  • Strong knowledge of software QA methodologies, tools and processes
  • Experience in writing clear, concise and comprehensive test plans and test cases
  • Hands-on experience with both white box and black box testing
  • Hands-on experience with automated testing tools
  • Solid knowledge of SQL and scripting
  • Excellent communication skills
  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related subject
  • Experience with JIRA/Confluence and related tools specific to QA
  • Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process
  • Experience with performance and/or security testing is a plus
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