MultiChoice: QA Programme Manager

Posted on :

29 Oct, 2015

Category :

QA / QC Jobs in South Africa

Multichoice is building a Quality Management infrastructure to support the entire software engineering value chain (requirements, development, integration, qualification and deployment). The focus at this stage however is on building the test and qualification competencies before looking into the rest of the product lifecycle. The QA Program Manager will be responsible for the conception, execution and monitoring of the end-to-end QA strategy on key programs. This will include responsibility for defining the approach to be taken by all QA teams (Field Trials, Automation and Manual Test) to ensure maximum effectiveness and test coverage as well as guiding, measuring and reporting on team performance in support of program/project goals. We are looking for an experienced software quality practitioner, ideally one who has had experience in both development and quality engineering domains and who has a good understanding of the latest software quality tools and techniques.

• Broadcast Technology Executive Management
• Broadcast Technology Management Team
• QA Management Team
• Product Management Team
• System Integration Management Team
• Development Management Team
• Program Management
• Software Architects
• UI Application Developers
• Systems Integration Technical Leads
• STB Manufacturers
• Middleware Software suppliers

• Create and manage the overall QA plan for strategic programs
• Guide, measure and report on all QA work-streams required to deliver program successfully including CEQA DRT, Field Trials, Automation, HWQA, DSTVO, IBS, E2E, Backend, SMC management, Decoder Analysts, Irdeto, Irdeto Middleware
• Responsible for defining and reporting on the key metrics reflecting the quality of the product under development
• Works with the Labs and Infrastructure Specialist to ensure that adequate test infrastructure exists across the teams, for current as well as roadmap requirements
• Works with the Senior Engineer: QA Processes to ensure that new skills and knowledge is acquired timeously through strategic training programs in line with program goals
• Drive the creation of a coherent test strategy in conjunction with various QA team managers for the program/project
• Develop, measure and report on agreed quality standards for the different phases of the project
• Drive the definition of and adherence to acceptance criteria for the different gates – manage and report on realization of these
• Review test plans per QA work stream, with the aim of maximizing coverage, avoiding duplication and promoting re-use
• Ensure test plans are signed off by test discipline owner
• Ensure relevant training is made available on any new methodologies/tools to be used for the duration of the program
• Minimize duplication of testing and ensure adequate test coverage
• Ensure proper version control and configuration management processes are implemented for all test objects developed and test environments used
• Regular reporting of appropriate measurements and metrics to senior management

Education & Experience
• 3 year Bachelors’ degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related field
• Program/Project management qualification preferable
• At least 7 years’ software development or quality management experience , preferably in an embedded software environment, with at least 3 years’ being at a management level
• At least 3 years’ experience managing software project delivery or aspects of software project delivery
• Experience engaging/presenting at Executive level
• Evidence of program/project portfolio, with details of actual responsibilities on each assignment
• Practical understanding of digital TV broadcast and receiver technologies advantageous

• Team management skills
• Attention to detail
• Good problem analysis and solving skills
• Analytical thinking
• Anticipates & predicts problems & risks

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