Manager, QA

| Greater Denver Area
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Vertafore is a leading technology company whose innovative software solution are advancing the insurance industry. Our suite of products provides solutions to our customers that help them better manage their business, boost their productivity and efficiencies, and lower costs while strengthening relationships.

Our mission is to move InsurTech forward by putting people at the heart of the industry. We are leading the way with product innovation, technology partnerships, and focusing on customer success.

Our fast-paced and collaborative environment inspires us to create, think, and challenge each other in ways that make our solutions and our teams better.

We are headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with offices across the U.S., Canada, and India.

JOB DESCRIPTION 

We are in search of the world's most creative and experienced technology leaders. We embrace entrepreneurs as well as those who come from more established organizations. As a key member of the product development leadership team, you will lead the quality assurance and technical strategy for our enterprise products. Partnering with R&D management, product management and other organizations, you will interact with strategic customers designing innovative solutions that meet their business needs. 

You will lead multiple teams of software quality engineers, influence many others and provide leadership on design and architecture, strategy, and technology approaches. We expect you to be an accomplished QA engineer, have strong hands on technical experience and deep knowledge in one or more areas of distributed systems and enterprise web delivery platforms. Our culture fosters collaboration, innovation, integrity, mentorship, commitment to success and FUN and you will be adding your creativity and energy to it. Our managers are dedicated to growing their people and offering an opportunity that allows you to make impact in your career. 

If you love technology, leadership, being on the frontline of technical innovation, and are looking for a creative, fun and friendly workplace where you get to work on software that will transform the insurance industry, we would love to get in touch with you. 

Core Requirements and Responsibilities:

Essential job functions included but are not limited to the following: 

 
  • Interact with customers to gather insights and translate technical concepts 

  • Bring high energy, effectiveness at managing relationships (up, down, across), and ability to roll-up their sleeves to get the job done 

  • Serve as a SQA lead and work with the leads of other disciplines to increase the SQA impact on the end product 

  • Provide team oversight during the full software development life cycle, from conception, design, implementation and testing to documentation, delivery and maintenance 

  • Provide time estimates, technical recommendations, and proposed test solutions based on technical and business requirements 

  • Oversee and direct the development of new test frameworks and applications to ensure the implementation of manual and automated test solutions 

  • Mitigate risk and escalate to technology leadership as appropriate 

  • Develop and increase team performance and collaboration across organization 

  • Design, implement, and document procedures for process control, process improvement, testing and CI/CD. 

  • Establish and implement metrics to monitor system effectiveness and enable making sound product quality decisions. 

  • Create testing and automation strategies and approaches in alignment with overall organizational goals 

  • Work collaboratively with development and the QA team to identify test cases and suites best suited for automation Have an ability to influence across boundaries and at all levels of the organization 

  • Think strategically to help drive features and services for short and long-term growth 

  • Create a fun, fast paced, motivating and rewarding environment for their teams and the organization 

  • Attract, build and retain a highly engaged and capable quality assurance teams that can deliver on our technology and business strategies 



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Have proven track record in leading the architecture, design, development and operations of enterprise scale testing frameworks, processes, methodologies for diverse environments, solutions, and products

  • Excellent analytical, research, documentation, project planning and implementation skills 

  • Ability to adapt and willingness to learn new technologies and techniques 

  • Proficiency in QA methodologies, software testing principles, concepts, verification/ validation techniques, and test management 

  • Working knowledge of Selenium and TestNG 

  • Working knowledge of API and load testing tools 

  • Experience using various bug tracking tools such as Rally, and test management tools such as qTest 

  • Experience working in a CI/CD environment preferably with a modern build release tool such as Jenkins 

  • An unwavering passion for managing the dynamics of a fast-paced environment 

  • Experience with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) 

  • Experience with Test Driven Development 

  • Hunger to learn new concepts, new technologies, and be exposed to/adopt new ideas 

  • Kept your coding skills sharp and care deeply about writing solid code 

  • Skills to communicate effectively cross-functionally across various teams, organizations and internal and external stakeholders to drive engineering effort 

  • Are self-motivated and excellent problems-solvers 

  • Are driven to improve, personally and professionally 

  • Mentor and inspire others to raise the bar for everyone around them 

  • Love to collaborate with their peers, designing pragmatic solutions 

  • Effectively lead and manage change within their area of responsibility as well as across the business 

  • Have a cooperative, collaborative, open and flexible mindset 

 

 

Qualifications:

 
  • BS/MS in Computer Science/Computer Engineering or related technical degree; or equivalent amount of professional development 

  • Have an intense passion for technology and solutions design 

  • Have 3-5 years professional experience as a quality assurance manager in an agile environment including working with enterprise customers on large scale projects or have 3-5 years professional experience as a Senior Quality Engineer in an agile environment with experience building automation frameworks and CI/CD pipelines from the ground up 

Additional Requirements and Details:

  • Travel required up to 10% of the time.
  • Ability to work remotely with a stable internet connection on an as-needed basis
  • Located and working from an office location (when required)*
  • Occasional lifting and/or moving up to 10 pounds.
  • Frequent repetitive hand and arm movements required to operate a computer.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision (working on a computer, etc.).
  • Frequent sitting and/or standing.

*Our offices are currently closed due to COVID-19 and are scheduled to re-open mid 2021.


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Technology we use

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Location

Great location in the heart of downtown Denver just a block away from the RTD lightrail.

What are Vertafore Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Vertafore offers employees 1 paid day to volunteer at the non-profit of their choice.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Vertafore offers opportunities to join several committees, including Women of Vertafore, LGBTQ+, etc.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Vertafore employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary for up to 90 days of disability.
Dental Benefits
Our dental plan covers $1500 of expenses per person.
Vision Benefits
The vision benefits plan covers 100% for annual eye exams with $175 for glasses or contact lenses.
Health Insurance Benefits
Vertafore offers three different health plans to meet the needs of our employees.
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
We offer a Pet Insurance plan through Nationwide.
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Vertafore's team fitness initiatives include in-office yoga, a partnership with Planet Fitness, and other recreational team sports.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Vertafore provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match up to 50% of contributions up to 3% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vertafore provides up to 6 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. We also provides 6 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
We reimburse up to $2,500 for eligible adoption expenses and 6 weeks of paid leave.
Company sponsored family events
Vertafore sponsors family oriented events semi-annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Vertafore hosts company outings annually.
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
In various areas of the office, Vertafore provides weekly fresh fruit services, bagels and donuts on specified days, as well as snacks and drinks.
Some Meals Provided
We provide free breakfast on Mondays and Fridays.
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Vertafore sponsors recreational clubs that include sports, board games, video games, book clubs, etc.
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Our tuition reimbursement plan offers an annual max of $5,250.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

We felt like the stretch of no three day weekends from Feb - May was too long, so we added our own holiday! We celebrate Vertafore Rest and Recharge day in April, and the whole company has a long weekend.

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