QA Team Lead

We need a QA Team Lead who wants to guide the work of offshore and local testers, coordinating manual testing and releases for our industry-leading, ARGUS Enterprise web application.

London, UK

Altus Group

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">In 2005, we started with 400 employees and have grown exponentially to over 2300 around the globe today. Altus Group employees don&rsquo;t see boundaries, they see opportunity. They deliver results for our clients and our company and are recognized and rewarded for the value they create. This is an opportunity to in depth on multiple projects that encompass many industries, geographic reach and high profile design.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">At Altus, we want you to realize your potential. We value collaboration and knowledge sharing of best practices. We support professional growth and we actively seek out ideas. This is the place to present the newest research, to introduce the coolest tech and see it come to fruition and be applied. Your work will make a difference.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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Mid Level

Overview: <p><strong>Opportunity Awaits at Altus Group!</strong></p> <p><strong>Who we are</strong></p> <p dir="DEFAULT">Altus Group is a leading provider of independent advisory services, software and data solutions to the global commercial real estate industry. Our business reflects decades of experience, a range of expertise and technology-enabled capabilities. Our solutions empower clients to analyse, gain market insight and recognise value on their real estate investments. Headquartered in Canada, we have approximately 2,500 employees around the world, with operations in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.</p> <p dir="DEFAULT">We are at the centre of what drives the real estate industry and continue to break ground every day with innovative solutions and best practices that touch every aspect of the real estate life cycle.</p> <p dir="DEFAULT"><strong>Who you are</strong></p> <p dir="DEFAULT">We need a QA Team Lead who wants to guide the work of offshore and local testers, coordinating manual testing and releases for our industry-leading, ARGUS Enterprise web application. You have lead experience along with an in-depth understanding of how to organise effective testing and you want to step up to the challenge of planning automation testing in the future.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="DEFAULT"><strong>What&rsquo;s in it for you</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p dir="LTR"><strong>Influence</strong>. You want to join a rapidly scaling PropTech leader where you can influence and drive the testing of multiple global products. You want to have your opinion valued and have a say in the tools and processes.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR"><strong>Knowledge and growth</strong>. We are passionate about technology and as the industry leaders in Prop Tech, we know the future is in Automation and the cloud. As we grow, you will have an opportunity to build out an Automation Test team and to work on cloud products.</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR"><strong>Exposure</strong>. This is an opportunity to be part of rolling out a unique platform and many products that will support and positively impact users in PropTech around the world.</p> </li> </ul>
Responsibilities: <p dir="LTR"><strong>Here&rsquo;s what our QA Team Lead will do:</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p dir="LTR">Take ownership of testing and releases for ARGUS Enterprise. You will contribute to the change strategy for multiple features such as the comparison testing of reports. You will organize the testing effectively, identifying controls, metrics and processes.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Create and execute test cases. You will translate high-level requirements into detailed test plans. You will design, and review test cases to ensure all requirements are fulfilled and fully functional. You will test newly developed features as well as analyze all feature requirements and devise appropriate and thorough test plans.</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Collaborate. You will work closely with Developers, Business Analysts and other stakeholders to:</p> <ul> <li> <p dir="LTR">Understand current and proposed architecture and enhancements.</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Ask questions and challenge specs/acceptance criteria, to ensure clarity and completeness from a QA standpoint.</p> </li> </ul> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Lead. You will contribute tasks for sprint planning and work closely with your team to ensure they have the skills, tools and time to complete their deliverables. You will proactively raise relevant issues and risks to the team, and follow up as needed.</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">Introduce and adhere to high standards. You will embrace our development methodology and apply best practices. You will follow a process that accurately logs defects with appropriate artefacts.&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul>
Requirements: <p dir="LTR"><strong>How do we know you are the new QA Team Lead, you have:</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p dir="LTR">The education. You have a Bachelor&rsquo;s degree in computer science or a related discipline. You have solid math skills and knowledge of financial concepts.</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">The experience. You have hands-on expertise testing web-based applications from the backend; data testing and load testing. You have expertise with Microsoft SQL Server or SQL Server Reporting Services and an understanding of software architecture. Software automation (Selenium) and coding skills (SQL, Java) are a bonus.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">The innovation. You think creatively in testing commercial-grade software. You have a high desire to learn rapidly and expand your skills and your contribution. You can quickly become an expert on our product(s).</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">The logics. You can build a picture of expected functionality, and find the holes. You are driven to understand the framework behind the software, how the components fit together, and the technical interdependencies. You have an understanding of what and how certain types of data can and does to influence results.</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">The leadership. You have lead and supported the work of offshore and local testers. You are results-driven, with initiative and highly capable of meeting deadlines. You can motivate and support the work of junior team members.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR">The communication. You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You can build positive relationships with stakeholders, end-users and members of a project team.&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="DEFAULT">&nbsp;<strong>Altus is:</strong></p> <ul> <li> <p dir="LTR"><strong>Fast</strong>. We are responsive and fast, developing new solutions and features that meet the demands of our users. With the solid financial stability of our bigger parent-group, we can offer the best of both worlds - cool tech, great benefits, challenges and rewards.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR"><strong>First</strong>. We continuously innovate to stay ahead of our competitors. We set the standard for the CRE industry.</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR"><strong>Fun</strong>. From social Fridays to summer sailing; from holiday parties to mid-winter hackathons, we know how to take a step back and relax with co-workers.</p> </li> <li> <p dir="LTR"><strong>Future-focused</strong>. As an organization, we are focused on growing our reach and our product offering. For anyone joining us, this means the chance to work on critical projects that will shape the success of our clients and grow your own career moving up to the next level, choosing to specialize or exploring different product teams.&nbsp;</p> </li> </ul> <p dir="DEFAULT">We thank you in advance for taking the time to learn more about what makes Altus a great place to grow your career and do some of your best work. Apply now, refer a friend or stay on top of what&rsquo;s new by following us on <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer"><u>LinkedIn</u></a>.&nbsp;</p> <p dir="DEFAULT"><em>Come realize your potential at Altus Group!</em></p> <p>Altus Group is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment where employees feel valued and respected, and where every employee has the opportunity to realize their potential. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if required, and will work with you to meet your needs.</p>