Software QA Lead

| Greater LA Area
Core Digital Media is looking for a Software QA Lead to join its growing team. As a Software QA Lead at CDM, you will lead a small team of Software QA Engineers. You will play an important role in our success story, ensuring our high customer experience standards are applied to all new product releases. We are looking for a hands on QA Engineer who is currently doing automation scripting in Java or Javascript and has worked with Postman. You will motivate the team to consistently improve testing practices by code reviews, tools, and processes. You will mentor your team and help them grow into proficient QA Engineers capable of automation scripting. You will take pride in cultivating our culture of agile, cross collaboration, empathy, diversity, and growth.
This role reports to the Software QA Director. Must be able to work from CDM’s Los Angeles office (located West LA).

Within 1 Month, You'll...

  • Spend time individually with every person in the Test Team and begin leading weekly one-on-one sessions with your team members.
  • Improve automated testing practices by conducting code reviews
  • Meet with management team to better understand our business model, our roadmap and our QA methodologies and testing strategies
  • Immerse yourself with all teams and learn how existing testing processes, practices and tooling help on supporting, building and releasing new features

Within 6 Months, You'll...

  • Establish team and individual OKRs and KPIs based upon company and department goals.
  • Scale up test documentation, planning, and execution by researching and introducing new tools and practices.
  • Develop and support career growth paths for all team members.
  • Participate and collaborate on code reviews for your team members automation.
  • Take a hands on approach to automation scripting and planning when needed

Within 1 Year, You'll...

  • Within your team build a metrics driven QA culture based on cross-collaboration, tracking results, and showing constant improvements.
  • Be providing technical expertise and thought leadership throughout product life cycle
  • Recruit, hire, mentor, and coach quality assurance engineers and software engineers in test at different levels of experience

You Should Apply If:

  • You have 6+ years of hands-on experience in software testing roles
  • You have 3+ years of experience in building and leading QA Team, both Manual Testers and automators / QA engineers.
  • You have knowledge of QA methodologies and tools
  • You are passionate about people, mentoring, and building work culture based on respect, empathy, support, collaboration.
  • You understand Agile software development principles and how QA contributes to the success of such processes and teams (Scrum).
  • You have experience with software development and testing practices, like branching models, release planning, test plans, test cases, and CI/CD.
  • You have the ability to identify and prioritize current and upcoming needs of QA teams, building out new processes, systems, and structures as well as optimizing existing ones.
  • You can create and drive improvement of meaningful metrics around your work, setting targets, managing quarterly plans or OKRs.
  • You have strong track record for growing talent and building a diverse skill set QA teams.
  • You have a demonstrable history of cross-functional collaboration.
  • You have hands-on experience testing software.
  • You have a positive attitude and great communication skills.
  • You have experience with RESTful API testing automation (REST-assured, Postman)
  • You have experience with JavaScript
  • You have experience with load and performance testing
  • You have experience with Continuous Integration process and tools (Git, Jira, Jenkins)
  • You have experience with Testcafe and/or Testcafe Studio is a big plus
  • You have experience with RDBMS like Oracle, Postgre etc. is a plus
  • You have experience with Java or Typescript is a plus

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We are located in West Los Angeles in the heart of Silicon Beach.

An Insider's view of Core Digital Media

What’s the vibe like in the office?

CDM is unique in that it exists in a competitive, fast-paced, ever-changing industry and still maintains its collaborative, nurturing community spirit. People are encouraged to think creatively and take risks; the result is a group of people invested in and energized by the work they do.

Chelsea Fusco

Social Marketing Manager

What makes someone successful on your team?

The most successful people are flexible and open to new ideas. Our industry, and even our individual roles, are constantly changing, so an ability to adapt and pick up on new clients, new processes, and new company goals is essential. Successful teammates are constantly pushing themselves to do better and think of innovative ideas.

Tamara Newman

Campaign Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

We are excited to be moving towards a micro services architecture which will allow us to create modular applications which are easier to build, maintain and deploy. We are re-architecting our front end to utilize newer UI frameworks. We are working on encrypting sensitive consumer data. We are also working on making our applications cloud ready.

Deepak Vashishtha

Sr. Director of Software Engineering

What are Core Digital Media Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
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Vision Benefits
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Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
We match 100% up to 4% of the employee's contribution
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
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We offer 10 paid holidays
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