Quality Assurance Manager

Ahead Group
JPY 7,000,000 - 11,000,000
Tokyo, Japan

Posted 2023-Jan-24

Job Description

    Role Summary
    - Understand project scope, requirements, approach, methodology and efforts.
    - Engage with various project teams, communicate and establish execution plan.
    - Lead, execute and deliver projects, build short- and long-term sustainability strategies and roadmap.
    - Lead solution and technical workshop.
    - Engage with project teams, measure progress, identify risks and work with teams to mitigate, escalate risks.
    - Engage proactively with Mid-Level management for risk mitigation or escalation. Setup meetings and present issues and mitigation plans.

    1. Leadership
    - To deliver initial estimates of the testing effort needed for new developments and functional enhancements.
    - Participate in daily stand-up meetings, defect triage calls
    - Responsible for working with different teams for defect management
    - Monitor, measure, control, and report to management on Test progress, product quality,
    - Test results and Test Completion.
    - To provide leadership and guidance to the test team on best practice, mentoring and supporting development of team members with training and growth plans.
    - Manage resources effectively to ensure utilisation is maximised, aligned to plan, budget and to timeframes.
    - Identify slippage and develop strategies to recover and will own and resolve issues around the technical solution delivered into the business test environment
    - Ensure that all test phases have appropriate entry / exit criteria and for monitoring achievement of these criteria and for obtaining sign-off against these prior to Go Live
    - Implement a well-structured approach to test defect management and incident reporting
    - Track and prepare the report of testing activities like test testing results, test case coverage, required resources, defects discovered and their status, performance baselines, etc.

    2. Testing
    - To define, design and deliver all testing work, including Functional Testing, System Integration Testing, Regression, and support User Acceptance Testing (undertaken by subject matter experts situated within the business).
    - Document queries and defects and provide adequate data to allow rapid resolution.
    - To review testing requirements for change requests, assessing the impact on test plans and schedules.
    - Improve and maintain an automation framework.
    - Creation of both manual and automated test scripts
    - Ensure configuration management of all Testware artifacts produced and traceability of the tests to the test basis.
    - Drive standards and best practices in QA and Testing, champion the adoption of continuous quality improvement through automation.
    - Identify Test Automation opportunities, plan the effort, select the tools and ensure training to team.
    - Knowledge and experience.

    Job Description
    - Work with various teams across Projects to define and drive the execution end to end
    - Bridge communication among project teams
    - Plan and manage delivery timelines & quality of deliverables in a manner to ensure project timelines are met
    - Demonstrate strength and aptitude toward teams and relationship building as well as towards the growth of the team and self by learning and adopting latest available knowledge and best practices
    - Expected to work independently or with minimal guidance - understand project objectives, solution design approach & methodology, conduct deep-dive research, interpret & analyze information for applicability, accuracy & exhaustiveness and finally review & deliver projects within the planned timelines.

Job Requirement

    Required Skills & Experiences
    - Out of total experience minimum 5 Years of extensive hands-on experience in leading technical teams
    - Minimum 2 Years of experience in Project delivery.
    - Should have some experience in implementing Event Driven Architecture and Serverless Implementation.
    - Experience of supporting technical teams of size 4-6.
    - Experience of application development related to project delivery process both Waterfall and Agile methodologies
    - Experience of interacting with business users and counterpart across markets/regions/global.
    - Experience in DevOps, agile development process is plus
    - Previous hands-on experience as a Test Manager working with developers, product specialists, Business Analysts, Project Managers, testers, and business stakeholders.
    - Broad knowledge of software development lifecycle(waterfall/agile) Cloud technologies, functional and non-functional test methodologies.
    - Deep knowledge of test automation framework.
    - Knowledge and experience in Performance testing, API test and cross browser testing.
    - Relevant and demonstrable experience of managing relationship with business and external stakeholders.
    - A proven track record in delivering on time.
    - Test management and defect management tools.
    - Japanese Bilingual (Expert – Read/Write/Speak)

    Preferred (is a plus)
    - Knowledge of Life/Annuity Insurance is a plus
    - Experience in development in an insurance company(preferable)
    - An understanding of Insurance Domain
    - Certifications (Desired and not mandatory): ISTQB, PMP, QAI, 9001, ISO, HP, CAPM, SILK, ALM

Language Ability

  • English : Fluent (TOEIC 865-)
  • Japanese : Fluent(JLPT Level 1 or N1)

Job Summary

Employment Company

Ahead Group

Job Type

IT (Other) - Project Manager

IT (PC, Web, Unix) - QA/Quality Control/Testing Engineer

IT (Other) - Other


IT Consulting


JPY 7,000,000 - 11,000,000

Other Salary Description

Social Insurance
Commuting/ Transportation Allowance


Asia Japan Tokyo


Five-Day Workweek
Paid Holidays

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