QA Lead

  • Sophos,
  • Abingdon
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description


This role provides the opportunity to deliver high quality software for computer security, by providing QA leadership and direction for an Agile development team.
The team develops the Sophos for Virtual Environments product in collaboration with other teams in a regular release cadence. We follow an Agile methodology with high quality as the key release criteria. This role will actively guide testing, implementation of best practices and improvements within the team, and will deliver and drive project-based test approaches and plans.

Main Duties
- Work with the team to create and agree test strategy, plans and coverage from project kick-off
- Reporting of the quality approach, test progress and results to stakeholders
- Drive changes to test automation approach, systems, coverage, and reporting
- Ensure QA ‘best practices’ are followed, whilst working with the team to identify areas for quality improvements
- Define, create and execute test cases alongside other engineers
- Manage the test cycle of the project ensuring products release on time and to the agreed quality
- Research and implement improvements to tools and processes, to improve efficiency and effectiveness of testing and test management
- Work with QA managers to implement department wide initiatives and contribute towards future improvements

Experience and Skills


- Linux operating system knowledge
- Experienced at building and delivering against test plans
- Identifying and implementing process improvements for improved efficiency and quality
- Able to communicate and influence effectively with different types of audience
- Knowledge of varied software test techniques, including test automation
- Defect management and triaging
- Ability to work effectively in a team


- Experience of using and configuration of Virtualisation systems (ESXi, Hyper-V)
- Experience of using JIRA, TestRail
- Windows operating system knowledge
- Experience of creating test automation tests and systems
- Programming language knowledge [C++, Python]
- Technical problem solving
- Data Mining and Analysis
- Coaching and Mentoring of others

The remuneration package includes:

Annual holiday entitlement of 25 days
Group personal pension scheme
Private medical insurance
Critical illness insurance
Death in service policy (life assurance)
Permanent health insurance
Travel insurance
Personal accident cover
Working conditions at Sophos are very good and include:

Subsidised staff restaurant
Free beverages, fruit and pastries

If you are a recruiter or placement agency, please do not submit resumes to any person or email address at Sophos prior to having a signed agreement from Human Resources. Sophos is not liable for and will not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency. Furthermore, any resumes sent to us without an agreement in place will be considered your company's gift to Sophos and may be forwarded to our recruiters for their attention. Thank you.
Dice Id : DI6692
Position Id : QA Lead
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