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Director, Worldwide QA Engineering

Why NuoDB?

  • We are in a $50 billion market that is going through a significant transformation. Yes, $50B…. this is the largest software market. Everything is moving to the Cloud, and for this, our customers need an enterprise-ready database.  This is basically NuoDB.   We are a software company that develops the next generation database for the cloud. 
  • We are a bunch of smart people highly dedicated, very professional, but still cool and approachable.
  • Our main office is in Cambridge. Alewife to be precise.  You can take the subway or your car or your bike.  We have offices in Dublin, London, and Sofia.
  • Benefits: we offer great perks, fun company events and the rest of the stuff you might expect.
  • Culture… who are we?  See below….

So, Sound interesting? 

Ok.  Got it.  Tell me more

NuoDB is a distributed SQL database company that enables enterprises to move large-scale workloads to the cloud.  As we grow, we are opening a new worldwide director of QA position in Dublin, Ireland. We are looking for a results-oriented Director who is self-motivated, can drive the QA strategy and lead the expansion of the QA organization in Europe and the U.S.

The ideal candidate will thrive in and help drive a fast-paced environment.  The candidate should have significant QA automation experience with complex enterprise software, ideally, with high-availability, distributed systems, and databases, have worked with agile software development processes, and possess strong communications skills.  He/she will report to the SVP of Engineering in Cambridge, MA.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the worldwide QA team, with QA engineers in the US, Ireland, and Bulgaria
  • Refine QA strategy especially as it pertains to our increasing variety of deployment models (Docker, Openshift, VMware, AWS, on-prem, etc.), and the need to ensure we are “always-on” for our customers.
  • Work cross-functionally to set goals and ensure delivery
  • Work with Product Management to understand release requirements
  • Ensure team defines test plans in partnership with development for features and releases
  • Work with field personnel and customers to bring a real-world understanding of customer usage into the engineering organization
  • Work with your team to drive growth for existing engineers and identify gaps to be addressed by your staffing strategy
  • Work with developers to drive quality upstream and to ensure testability.
  • Expand and refine Quality KPI’s

Required skills and experience:

  • 8+ years of management experience
  • 10+ years of QA experience, with a primary focus on test automation
  • 5+ years experience with infrastructure/platform/distributed systems software.
  • 5+ years experience with high-availability enterprise software
  • 3+ years experience with Python
  • 3+ years experience with databases (SQL or NoSQL)
  • Strong agile experience
  • Experience with continuous integration and test-driven development
  • Cloud / SaaS experience a strong plus
  • Experience with C++ and Java a strong plus
  • Ability to dive deep into technical issues.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent.

Culture

We are a fast pace, nimble, informal, yet focused and determined, group of individuals.

Here are the elements that define us:

Accountability – NuoDB values accountability. We accept our individual and team responsibilities and we meet our commitments. We take ownership of our performance in all of our decisions and actions.

Action Oriented – NuoDB is action oriented. We take decisive practical action to achieve progress toward results. After identification of a high priority problem, we take near-term action to resolve it.

Continuous Improvement – NuoDB seeks continuous improvement and a desire for feedback in order to constantly product better results.

Open & Transparent – NuoDB values transparency. We operate in such a way that it is easy for others to see what actions are performed. We define this simply as “the perceived quality of intentionally shared information from a sender.”

Respectful Environment – NuoDB promotes a respectful environment. We are respectful of other people’s opinions & values; creating an environment that feels safe.

Results Driven – NuoDB is results driven. We focus on the achievement of key results with less focus on how we get there as long as it is aligned with the rest of our values. Everyone is knowledgeable about our goals and how we are measuring progress against them.

Tenacious & Relentless – NuoDB is tenacious and relentless in its pursuit of achieving corporate goals. No excuses are made about not achieving an objective and we demonstrate a mindset of, “There must be a way!”

 

 

NuoDB provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, race, religion, sex, sexual preference, national origin, disability or genetics.

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