Manager, QA

Proofpoint - Draper, UT4.1

Full-timeEstimated: $88,000 - $120,000 a year
EducationSkills
Company Overview

At Proofpoint, we have a passion for protecting people, data, and brands from today’s advanced threats and compliance risks. We hire the best people in the business to:

Build and enhance our proven security platform
Blend innovation and speed in a constantly evolving cloud architecture
Analyze new threats and offer deep insight through data-driven intel
Collaborate with customers to help solve their toughest security challenges
We are singularly devoted to helping our customers protect what matters most. That’s why we’re a leader in next-generation cybersecurity—and why more than half of the Fortune 100 trust us as a security partner.

The Role

We are looking for a talented and passionate QA Manager to join our team and help take Proofpoint product quality to the next level. We are looking for a technical “hands on” QA Manager to help lead, mentor and serve a talented QA group (with a focus on automation). A background as a software engineer that has chosen a QA career path and has evolved into a leadership position is ideal (i.e., this is a very technical role). You will need experience in supervising and working with QA Analysts and SDET’s, with a track record of improving the overall quality of the software being delivered and strengthening the technical acumen of the testing group

Your day-to-day

Be a technical "hands on" QA Manager that programs in java or python
Lead, mentor and serve a talented QA group (with a focus on automation)
Improve the overall quality of all products
Decrease the hardening time to release products
What you bring to the team

7+ years of professional QA & SDET experience with 2+ years management experience, building QA teams in startup companies or within Fortune 500 environments
Programming experience in java or python. This is a hands on programming position including buiding/designing testing framework, programming and code reviews.
Successful track record designing, implementing, and managing highly-structured test automation and change management efforts of large-scale, highly-available enterprise systems (experience with clusters, distributed systems, NoSQL, Big Data, etc. is a strong plus)
Experience working within an Agile/Scrum team, including iterative development and continuous integration via Scrum in a matrix environment
Strong technical grasp of software architectures, complex data structures, multi-threading, and performance tuning with prior software development skills—including unit testing and test automation tools and frameworks in Java, C#, Python
Excellent communication and soft skills, including prior experience in presenting proposals and participating in staff meetings to help drive technical initiatives
Bachelors degree in a technical field (CS preferred)

Preferred Skills and Technologies:
Experience building libraries of test suites, test cases, and test plans based on vague or incomplete software requirements
Experience with VersionOne, Jira, or other Agile Lifecycle Management (ALM) or SDLC tools and applications
Experience with testing SOAP/REST and other XML-based Web Services
Familiarity with front-end development standards, including HTML, CSS and JavaScript (Ajax) from a testing perspective
Experience with testing applications running on Windows OS
Why Proofpoint

As a customer focused and driven-to-win organization with leading edge products, there are many exciting reasons to join the Proofpoint team. We believe in hiring the best the brightest and cultivating a culture of collaboration and appreciation. As we continue to grow and expand globally, we understand that hiring the right people and treating them well is key to our success! We are a multi-national company with locations in 10 countries, with each location contributing to Proofpoint’s amazing culture!

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