Full Job Description
Guardant Health is a leading precision oncology company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of its proprietary blood tests, vast data sets and advanced analytics. Its Guardant Health Oncology Platform is designed to leverage its capabilities in technology, clinical development, regulatory and reimbursement to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes and lower healthcare costs. In pursuit of its goal to manage cancer across all stages of the disease, Guardant Health has launched multiple liquid biopsy-based tests, Guardant360 and GuardantOMNI, for advanced stage cancer patients, which fuel its LUNAR development programs for recurrence and early detection. Since its launch in 2014, Guardant360 has been used by more than 6,000 oncologists, over 50 biopharmaceutical companies and all 27 of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network centers.
To support Guardant Health’s leadership in disruption of cancer treatments, we are looking for an experienced leader for our Software Quality Engineering teams. The role will involve cross-functional engagement within a dynamic business environment and be critical for our software product development and delivery.
This will be a great fit for an experienced leader who is inquisitive, likes to develop people as well as solutions, is committed to excellence and most importantly is excited about our mission to conquer cancer with data.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Management of distributed software quality teams across multiple technology stacks, both on-premise and cloud-based
Develop strategies, estimates and project plans at portfolio/program level as well as oversight down to individual sprints, for frequent release cycles
Identification of risks with mitigation plans, negotiating with stakeholders as required
Prioritization of initiatives to meet business objectives, and translation into team deliverables with resource allocations
Develop vision for evolution of SQE function through implementation of best practices, including tools and frameworks, and create a culture of continuous improvement, harmonized with other co-owners of our SDLC
Work with SQE team leaders to develop bench strength to support company growth while maintaining agility
Collaborate with cross-functional teams across Guardant Health to ensure timely and robust execution of testing as part of agreed release schedules
Partnering with multiple development teams and associated disciplines, including product management, scrum-masters, business analysts and project managers
Review and approval of validation protocols and summary reports, assessed against business requirements and/or functional specifications
Represent software quality in multiple forums, including with external auditors
Understanding of our products and establishing quality thresholds to maintain integrity of data and reported results for the benefit of our patients
Managing through metrics – sharing key performance data with stakeholders to explain test cases, defects, team productivity, code quality, automation
Management of vendors for supply of tools, outsourced services and solutions
8-10+ years managing software quality teams, including definition of policies and quality improvement plans
5+ years of hands-on software testing experience, working across stakeholder groups, including multiple test types: functional, regression, integration, smoke, multi-system, UAT, usability, verification, including performance testing under load using test data
Healthcare background, preferably including bioinformatics, ideally with genomic sequencing data and/or diagnostic laboratory experience
Experience of working within a regulated healthcare environment (familiar with CLIA, HIPAA, SOX, and FDA) and thorough understanding of QMS purpose and usage
Comfortable with hybrid on-prem & cloud (AWS) environments, with multiple user device formats and browser types
Experience of contemporary approaches such as TDD/BDD to embed SQE earlier within the SDLC, as well as continuous agile processes such as CI/CD
Prior experience with automation tools, preferably Selenium, and management of automation processes and frameworks
Experience of secure coding practices and security testing
Familiar with code management and deployment tools, eg Atlassian suite, Jenkins, Git, as well as commonly used IDEs and DevOps toolchains
Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and people skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
B.S or higher degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Bioinformatics, or a related study or equivalent project experience, formal QA certifications
Employee may be required to lift routine office supplies and use office equipment. Majority
of the work is performed in a desk/office environment; however, there may be exposure to high noise levels, fumes, and biohazard material in the laboratory environment. Ability to sit for extended periods of time.