Quality Assurance Leader at SambaSafety

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Who we are:

Hi, we’re SambaSafety and we offer the industry’s most comprehensive driver monitoring software. Our technology helps everyone from large corporations to small companies ensure only the safest individuals are driving on behalf of their business. These companies trust SambaSafety to keep their employees safe on the roads, helping protect their brand, greater community and bottom line. Simply put, we save lives and are on a mission to reduce crashes on American roadways 20 percent by 2025. 

We’re focused on building an excellent, supportive culture where every employee feels empowered in their role. A quick humble brag, we’ve been recognized as a top place to work by The Denver Post and Built In Colorado. Our employees also believe SambaSafety is top-notch, as we have a solid 4.7-star rating on Glassdoor.

What you’ll do:

The Quality Assurance Leader owns the continued standardization of our Quality program in addition to leading and mentoring QA team members. This person must be an evangelist for thorough software testing, a solid hands-on engineer. Also very focused on managing and balancing teams to meet release schedules while delivering high quality products to our customers. In this role you will be working alongside Product Management and Engineering to promote a collaborative team concept across multiple workstreams where QA has been moved to the beginning of the lifecycle. The qualified applicant will need to be highly open-minded and willing to step out of a traditional QA mindset as we evangelize quality across Test Driven Development (TDD) teams. This is a great opportunity for someone with previous experience managing a QA team of regular and nearshore staff to implement best practices for software testing using both onshore and nearshore testing resources.


Leadership and Testing- 30% - Provides technical expertise and oversees all QA activities for remote employees and nearshore contractors. Hands on with both manual and automation testing.


QA Process and Procedures - 50% - Provides best practice QA solutions to ensure tests are covering the system as a whole, are clear and concise, accurate as well as repeatable by multiple workstreams.


Process & Tool Improvement - 20% - Provides input for overall process improvements. Investigates new tools that help with code coverage analysis and quality metrics.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides technical leadership for distributed teams who are nearshore contractors and remote employees
  • Hands on with manual and automation testing activities
  • Willing to jump in test when needed
  • Must be willing to mentor quality assurance and development engineers in QA best practices
  • Foster a high degree of teamwork and collaboration across the organization
  • Promote pairing and collaboration throughout the SDLC between Product, Development and QA
  • Mentor and coach distributed teams on ‘how to think like a tester’
  • Lead and promote the entire quality life cycle
  • Develop quality metrics and KPIs to measure software quality across engineering
  • Assist with implementing CI/CD and automation infrastructure

Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of Quality Assurance and software testing
  • 2+ years of overseeing multiple QA engineers preferably in a collaborative environment
  • Oversees the quality for high volume backend systems and web-based applications
  • Comfortable evaluating, hiring and managing QA engineers for manual and automated testing
  • Excels in a fast-paced development environment and able to maintain high quality standards
  • Experience in Agile methodologies
  • Experience with Jira, preferably with XRAY plugin
  • Strong knowledge of SQL
  • Experience with test automation tools and frameworks ie Selenium Webdriver w Java, Jmeter
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Test Driven Development experience a plus
  • Open to trying new things and not intimidated by failing

Benefits and Perks:

  • Unlimited paid time off
  • 401k and generous insurance policies
  • Wellness &Tuition reimbursement
  • Zoom Happy Hours
  • Welcome goody swag bags
  • Work from home set up & Monthly Internet stipend

Our team of talented and committed safety professionals is exceptional. At SambaSafety we strive to foster an inclusive culture that supports, encourages and celebrates a wide array of diversity. We are committed to create a space where all employees can show up as their authentic selves every day, and we work to advance employee equality, diversity and inclusion.

SambaSafety provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, and expression or genetics.


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Location

Located at the steps of DTC along the I-25 corridor. Our location has a breathtaking view of the Rockies! Steps from bars, breweries, food, and RTD!

An Insider's view of SambaSafety

What's something quirky about your company?

When you’re here you’re family. Olive Garden stole that from Samba Safety. Instead of endless bread sticks there’s endless career development, opportunity & the chance to be part of something much bigger than yourself. To wake up everyday & sell something you believe in is rare. To do it with people you consider friends & mentors is a blessing.

John Russell

Account Executive, Transportation

What does your typical day look like?

There is a great work/life balance at Samba. Our organization makes an impact to businesses and their employees so we’re usually available, however being in the office 24/7 is not what Samba is about. The high level of trust that we’re all here to work hard and be the best trumps clocking in and working typical 9-5 hours.

Abby Abreu

Senior Account Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

I started a couple months ago, and was extremely impressed, not only with how fast they came up with a new program to onboard people from home but also with the quality of the training and how impactful it was to a new person to the organization. The people and culture are amazing and II am very happy with my decision to come work for this company

Kyle McGaw

Account Executive, Mid-Market

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Samba is full of collaborative, highly engaged, driven people continuously looking to outperform. We harness and direct this energy towards intelligent risk-taking leading to greater innovation. Our program encourages dialogue on the vast amount of ideas surfaced by our teams. Selected ideas are assigned to a team for completion.

Kevin Lawlor

VP of Human Resources

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

The environment we create is one of experimentation, where anyone can bring anything to the table as a solution to accomplish a task to enhance and grow our product. No idea is too mundane or question too simple to be discussed and used to grow our people as well as our product offering.

Tommy Cordova

Software Architect

What are SambaSafety Perks + Benefits

SambaSafety Benefits Overview

SambaSafety offers an amazing culture with a strong career path, an ability to have a deep impact on our success, a competitive salary, and benefits include excellent healthcare options, a health savings account with company contribution, flex spending accounts, 401 (k) with employer match and unlimited paid time off, paid holiday and volunteer days, tuition reimbursement, and products that help keep communities safer.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
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