Quality Assurance Manager

for Harman International in Northridge, CA

Engineering, Quality Assurance, Manual Testing, Automation Testing 
Northridge, CA
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Essential Responsibilities:

  1. General Responsibilities:

    Continuously improve test strategies, process and templates

    • Train both internal and external team on the test processes and templates.
    • Work with business and development teams to understand project/program goals, objective and requirements
    • Understanding how all elements of the system software ecosystem work together and develop QA approaches that fit the overall strategy
    • Be responsible for development of test strategies and creation of appropriate test harnesses
    • Oversee the development and execution of test plans and monitoring and reporting on test execution
    • Provide project teams with already existing testing related templates or deliverables from the previous projects from the repository
    • Report QA Status and metrics for each projects
    • Primary liason for all testing suppliers providing testing services.
    • Conduct Quality Gate review for large projects
    • Conduct monthly Self Audit on all large project based on PMO policies and controls
    • Lead, manage and mentor a small team of internal quality assurance team to ensure the highest quality product delivery by
      1. Analyzing and defining existing business processes and interdependencies.
      2. Analyzing functional specs for completeness & testability.
      3. Analyzing test output, identifying discrepancies and clearly documenting defects.
  2. QA Policy Creation and Ownership Role:
    1. Create QA related policies and procedures for Harman wide use
    2. Define Strategy for projects and implement them
    3. Monitor the projects for Process/Strategy adherence
    4. Create Test Repository and maintain them
  3. QA Tools Ownership: (HP Quality Center & Unified Functional Testing Tool [QTP 11.5])
    1. Quality Center
      1. Creating projects
      2. User administration (Creating users, adding/deleting users to projects)
      3. User role permissions
      4. Repository maintenance
      5. Defect workflow customization
    2. Quick Test Professional (Unified Functional Testing tool 11.5)
      1. Script creation
      2. Integrating QTP with Quality Center
      3. Maintaining Automation script repository
      4. Enhance automation test script library
      5. Create regression test suite
  4. QA Auditing and Consulting Role:
    1. Assist the project manager and the team with Harman specific QA standards, practices and operating procedures.
    2. Play the role of QA consultant to provide guidance to the development and testing teams.
    3. Collect all the testing related deliverables from the project and store them in a common repository for reuse.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or Masters Degree in Computer Science/Computer Applications(BE/MCA)
  • 12+ years of experience in Quality Assurance domain
  • Experience in Manual Testing & Automation testing
  • Experience in ERP application testing
  • Experience in managing QA teams (vendor) located in different locations


Desired Characteristics:

  • Experience in defining test strategy for ERP application (SAP ideal)
  • Experience in QA effort estimation technique
  • Defining automation framework for SAP and Web Applications
  • Defining testing flow and best practices for prioritized testing in projects
  • Defining testing and defect work flow for distributed teams in projects
  • Experience in mentoring college recruits to learn and contribute in QA domain


Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to travel 10% of the time
  • Willingness to work in an office in Northridge, CA
  • Willingness to submit a background screen and a drug test 
Harman International