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Lead - Software Quality Assurance Engineer

at Ioko in San Diego, CA   —   Jul 23, 2014   |  
ioko Company Description

ioko specializes in designing, building and running world-class technology platforms for large Telecommunications, Media & Entertainment companies. We are a unique organization in that most of the projects and platforms we develop are typically “the first of their kind” within the media, entertainment and telecommunications sector. We have been focused on developing game changing platforms for major brands globally for over a decade.

KIT Digital Company Description
KIT Digital is in the business of providing software solutions that enable our customers to manage and distribute video content through Internet websites, mobile and tablet devices and both closed network Internet Protocol television ("IPTV") and over-the-top ("OTT") connected television environments. Our core video asset management software suite, marketed under the "KIT Platform" brand, includes online and mobile video players, ingestion and trans-coding for Internet and mobile connected devices, live and video-on-demand OTT and IPTV video serving, editing and content transformation, content meta-tagging, content localization and syndication, digital rights management, hosting, storage, content delivery and content syndication.
Hands-on testing and leadership of a small Quality Assurance team (1-3 QA Engineers) in an AGILE environment
Testing of high-availability, high traffic, consumer facing websites (such as AT&T U-Verse)
Responsible for all functional, regression, load, ad-hoc and compatibility testing on projects
Involvement throughout the project life-cycle (e.g. requirements analysis)
Influencing and negotiating with the customer over requirements, defects, timescales, and estimates
Reporting progress of testing accurately and be able to present this effectively to the customer
Meet with customers, e.g. at requirements workshops, organising UAT or demonstrating completed features
Mentoring and developing the skills of the QA team
5+ years of Quality Assurance experience, with prior experience leading a small team OR a willingness to take the next step in your career to lead a team
A passion for Software QA
At least 3 years of testing high-availability, consumer facing websites written in at least one of the following languages: Java, JavaScript, C#, ASP.NET, or C++.
Experience working on Agile projects, including sprint planning and executing QA tasks within the context of a sprint
Effective Team Leader; able to keep team inspired, focused, and productive
Thorough understanding of software development methods and techniques
Excellent communication skills, able to make your points and persuade both customers and the team
Self starter, able to take the initiative. Able to spot issues and get them sorted promptly
Enthusiastic and energetic; relishes the pace and pressure of large software development projects
Thorough and comprehensive
Commitment to excellence and quality
AA/BS Degree in Computer Science, IT, Mathematics, or similar
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