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Lead Agile QA

Apply now Job no: 53284566
Work type: Permanent full time
Location: VIC - Metro
Categories: Information & Communication Technology

At Australia Post, digital innovation is at the heart of our transformation, and we are committed to ensuring our teams of digital specialists are challenged, supported and recognised. Technology is transforming our world and because our customers are at the heart of everything we do, we're changing too. So, we provide an environment that ensures we deliver the best: leading edge technologies; a creative, agile approach; a unique breadth of projects and an unexpectedly dynamic, small team culture that feels more like a start-up than a 208-year old icon.

What's the job involve?

As a Lead Agile QA you will be joining our Digital Delivery Centre. DDC is a one-stop- shop that creates and manages compelling digital experiences for our customers. We are customer focused, iterative and adaptive.   You will be responsible for driving team and tribe-level test strategy in one of our digital teams.

  • Develops and maintains test ideas and test documentation as appropriate to project requirements.
  • Performs the necessary testing (exploratory, tool-assisted) to support good product and business decisions.
  • Guides the team to better practices in building-in quality and on continuous improvement.
  • Provides feedback on quality at all stages of product as appropriate and supported by the environment.
  • Collaborates closely with Development and Business representatives, responds quickly to change and drives the team to ‘good enough’ quality as quickly as possible.
  • Explore data to understand product risk and support testing.
  • Ensures supporting documentation for testing exists and is maintained.
  • Demonstrates sufficient consideration of customer needs and customer experience targets, as driven by an understanding of the business.
  • Ensures a tribe-level test strategy is in place and works to align the team, tribe or program to it.
  • Drive efficient testing aligned to business needs.
  • Ensure test strategy is agreed at a team level.
  • Drive alignment to agreed strategy beyond the team and report when this is not happening.
  • Coach others on good testing and quality practices when required.
  • Ability to gain deep understanding of how systems work.
  • Understanding of the human dynamics of software development.
  • Influencing skills.
  • Use of data to drive improvements to delivery approach.

What it's like to work here:

For you, it means you’ll do great work, learn from the best and develop a career within a robust and well invested but empowering and creative environment. We all work hard – we’re working on major challenges, after all – but we also recognise that you have a life outside of the office, so we provide flexible conditions that enable you to grow whilst enjoying genuine work life balance.

What we're looking for:

  • Lead tester with exposure to a variety of different software development approaches.
  • Expert exploratory testing abilities including management of exploratory test efforts Experience driving tests through a variety of interfaces (eg. GUI, API, database, HTTP)
  • Experience using programming or scripting to solve testing problems
  • Excellent analysis and problem solving abilities.
  • Expert exploratory testing abilities including management of exploratory test efforts.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in team leadership/mentoring/coaching of other testers.
  • Patience at building relationships with peers and immediate stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ownership of improvement initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience tailoring testing to business and technical risk
  • Ability to articulate test design techniques and demonstrated experience applying them on the job
  • University or Tertiary Degree or equivalent experience

Role Challenges

  • Bridging digital and legacy enterprise platform architecture and applications.
  • Presenting and advocating ideas in a diverse environment
  • Baking quality into the development process
  • Understanding the tradeoffs involved in defect prevention over detection

Technical skills are important, however they are not everything. We see our culture just as important and therefore you will have:

  • Superb communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Desire to try new things
  • Be friendly and approachable!

We believe a diverse and inclusive workplace brings out the best in our people. We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, cultures and disabilities. A career at Australia Post Group can lead down many paths and we are passionate about offering a supportive, inclusive culture, competitive compensation and flexible working conditions that enable you to develop whilst enjoying genuine work life balance.

To register your interest with our passionate careers team, please click 'Apply Now' and please remember to upload your details and your most recent resume.



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Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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