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QA Manager

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Burnaby, BC
Vancouver, BC
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Full Time
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Quality Assurance

About Tantalus

Founded in 1989, Tantalus develops, manufactures and markets two-way data communications networks for electric, water and gas utilities. Our goal is simple - to provide utilities with more intelligent communications infrastructure. 

The Tantalus Utility Network (TUNet) is Tantalus' real‐time, two‐way, fixed wireless network that is used within a utility's Smart Grid ecosystem. As the winner of several high-profile business and technology awards, TUNet enables utilities to monitor, control and respond to events anywhere, and at any time. Serving as the communications backbone, it makes smart metering, power quality monitoring, outage reporting, local control and distribution automation practical and cost effective. As a result, utilities can achieve greater operational efficiency, provide more accurate billing and ultimately, deliver better customer service to consumers. 

For more information about Tantalus and TUNet®, please visit our website.

About the Opportunity 

We have an exciting career opportunity for a QA Manager to join our Product Development team in Burnaby, British Columbia. 

In this dynamic role, you will be responsible for the development and ownership of the overall test strategy, including test automation. Working with stakeholders, you will also define the strategic and tactical direction for Agile QA. 

Specifically, your duties will include, but are not limited to: 

  • Drive process improvement, establishment of QA metrics and the evaluation process
  • Build trust and remove obstacles to enhance QA delivery capability in a cross-functional, collaborative environment
  • Provide coaching, mentorship and career development to enhance quality of work life and delivery capability of Agile QA
  • Ensures the quality and timely release of software/firmware products throughout the iterative development and manufacturing process
  • Actively coordinate with engineering and customer support to effectively manage a diverse range of field issues
  • Participates in continuous organization improvement, which involves risk management, oversight of the Corrective/Preventative Action process and acting as the primary QA point of contact
  • Plan and manage knowledge acquisition and preparation for large testing efforts
  • Manage process improvement on the basis of lessons learned from project showcases, team retrospectives and customer feedback

Our ideal candidate will have a Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline.  

Previous experience managing a QA team is essential, as is experience rolling-out and managing test automation programs. Specifically, you will have at least 10 years' experience with software testing and at least 5 years' experience leading test teams.  

As QA Manager, it is important that you seek continuous professional development in the areas of software testing, project management and technology, and that you lead through ideas, not title. By utilizing your strong communication skills and adopting an authentic "hands on" approach with product development and delivery, you will effectively interact with all levels of the organization while working on complex systems.  

Working knowledge of electrical systems is as asset, as is experience with any of the following:

  • Wireless and distributed application environments
  • Power measurement and poly-phase power systems
  • Linux, Bash, SQL (Oracle)

This role will perfectly suit a self-motivated and results focused individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment.  

If this sounds like you, please read on to see what Tantalus can offer you!  

About the Benefits

Now is the perfect time to join the Tantalus team which is in an exciting period of significant growth. 

In addition to a competitive salary and benefits package, you will be rewarded with opportunities for professional development and role enrichment. 

At Tantalus our primary focus is our people which we support through our open door policy and clear communication channels. We greatly value our team and aspire to empower all of our employees through the provision of support, complete transparency and decentralized autonomy. 

At Tantalus, our culture is built on hard work, recognition and reward. We are looking for people who share our commitment to getting the job done and celebrating all of our successes along the way.  

Our brand new and modern office, centrally located in the heart of Burnaby, provides our team with a collaborative, social and engaging work environment. With a running club, games room, foosball tournament and various social events, we encourage our team to interact, learn and grow with each other on a daily basis.

If you want to work on exciting projects with some of the best in the business, don't let this exceptional opportunity pass you by. Apply Now! 

Posted: November 18, 2017
Closes:January 17, 2018