Antech Diagnostics

Lead Software QA

ID 2020-3989

Overview

 

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For more than 30 years, Antech Diagnostics has been the hallmark of the veterinary industry.  At the heart of Antech is our love for pets. Today Antech is driving the future of pet health as part of Mars Veterinary Health, a family-owned company focused on veterinary care.

 

Antech is comprised of a diverse team of individuals who are committed to each other’s growth and development. Our culture is centered on our guiding philosophy, The Five Principles: Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom.

 

We understand that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today, and that’s why we’re inspired to make A Better World for Pets.

Responsibilities

Our Lead Software Quality Assurance will build, manage and mentor the IT SQA team while maintaining technical competency in SQA disciplines. The Lead SQA will partner with the SVP, Technology Systems & Software and IT Leadership Team to manage the SQA methodology, framework and delivery of services. This position will be responsible for building and maintaining a SQA roadmap that keeps testing processes and technologies current with Application Development methodologies and architectures.

 

  • Develop, select, use and mentor associates on tools used for web, mobile, integration and load testing, i.e. Protractor, Unified Functional Test (HP), Load Runner Performance, Postman and Appium
  • Establish metrics to allow monitoring of defects and performance, providing updates to customers, Lead the Software QA team, by assisting with determining appropriate assignments
  • maintaining SQA testing to the standards that have been developed
  • Collaborate effectively with all associates in software engineering, business systems analysis in addition to other IT and business teams
  • Partner with other associates as needed to develop standard processes and communication around build propagation for development integration testing, SQA testing, UAT, training and deployments.
  • Identify specific build requirements for every project and develop plan to execute on these requirements within the framework of the agreed upon standard processes around build propagation. Drive automation of the build propagation process and champion automation techniques in software development.
  • May be asked to participate in other initiatives, special projects and other duties as assigned

 

We share a collaborative obligation to ensure that we conduct ourselves in the utmost ethical manner and that we hold each other accountable to the values and standards of the organization.  Every associate has the responsibility to ask questions, seek guidance, and report concerns and/or violations of company policy or ethical standards. Antech Diagnostics has several processes in place to communicate with leadership and expects that associates will have a commitment to integrity and uncompromising values

Qualifications

The Ideal Candidate will have the following experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • 5 years’ experience as as SQA Analyst
  • At least 3 years’ experience leading an SQA team
  • Demonstrated understanding of SQA role in software development life cycle in a team environment, along with a strong understanding of cycle of service, reporting requirements P&L structures, and coaching resulting in a successful change management implemented.
  • Extensive experience in organization wide initiatives and change leadership

 

  • Ability to multi-task – Manages multiple tasks at one time; quickly and accurately shifts attention among multiple tasks under distracting conditions without loss of accuracy or appearance of frustration
  • Analytical Thinking – Effective at acquiring an understanding of a problem or situation and developing an approach to interacting with the situation
  • Strategic Perspective – Needs to keep overall objective and strategies in mind, and not be deflected by matters not related to project success
  • Applying standards – Effective in the application of relevant industry and process standards to all tasks undertaken
  • Industry Developments – Must take initiative to ensure skills and specializations are kept up to date in line with industry developments and ensure that all relevant skill sets are current
  • Communication skills – Reads, writes and speaks fluent English, using appropriate grammar, style and vocabulary. Correctly, spells commonly used English words and job specific terms   Demonstrates exceptionally strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Organizational ability – Demonstrates a systematic approach in carrying out assignments. Is very orderly and excels at cutting through confusion and turning chaos into order 
  • Problem solving skills – Demonstrates a strong ability to identify, analyze and solve problems. Unusually decisive in handling difficult problems. Translates problems into practical solutions
  • Computer skills – Comfortably and confidently uses a computer and specialized software. Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, etc.
  • Management skills – Ability to manage associates effectively, setting goals and direction, and holding individuals accountable to meet job expectations. Ability to successfully supervise, coach and mentor others.
  • Extended and some overnight travel required

Antech Diagnostics provides sophisticated testing and consulting services used by veterinarians in the detection, diagnosis, evaluation, monitoring, treatment, and prevention of diseases and other conditions affecting animals. 

 

We are a rapidly growing, stable company with excellent advancement opportunity. Medical, dental and vision benefits, plus 401(k) plan and employee pet health benefits available, too! 

 

If you are passionate about animal healthcare, are motivated by making a difference we want to hear from you!

 

 

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