Director of Quality Engineering

Edmond, OK
YouVersion – YouVersion Engineering /
Full-Time/ Salary /
The Director of Quality Engineering is primarily responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive quality assurance strategies, ensuring alignment with the team’s initiatives, and driving continuous improvement with the quality engineering team. This role requires strong leadership, strategic planning, and effective communication skills to achieve high-quality standards to support Life.Church’s mission and reach people for Christ.

YouVersion was created by the local church in 2007 and remains a ministry of Life.Church today. At Life.Church, our mission is to lead people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. Our team is committed to reaching people worldwide through innovative technology. And YouVersion is one of the ways we get to do that. Life.Church is a multi-site Christian church meeting in the United States and globally at Life.Church Online. 

We wholeheartedly believe a daily rhythm of seeking intimacy with God has the power to transform lives. That’s why YouVersion creates biblically based experiences that encourage and challenge people to seek God. We hope everyone in our community is on an active journey to become who God made them to be, abiding in Him and drawing closer every day. 

What You’ll Do

    • Lead and manage a team of quality engineers, providing mentorship, guidance, and support to ensure their professional growth and development.
    • Define team goals, objectives, and key performance indicators (KPIs) aligned with the team objectives.
    • Foster a culture of quality, collaboration, and continuous improvement within the quality engineering team.
    • Develop and implement a comprehensive quality assurance strategy for the organization, encompassing both manual and automated testing methodologies.
    • Define testing processes, standards, and guidelines to ensure consistent and effective quality assurance practices across projects.
    • Stay up to date on industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in quality engineering and incorporate them into the QA strategy.
    • Collaborate with product managers, development teams (squads), and other stakeholders to define test strategies, test plans, and test cases for new and existing software features.
    • Oversee the execution of test plans, ensuring thorough coverage of functional, regression, performance, and security testing.
    • Monitor and analyze test results, identify defects and areas of improvement, and drive resolution and mitigation efforts.
    • Drive the adoption and implementation of test automation frameworks, tools, and practices to increase testing tools and technologies based on project requirements and industry standards.
    • Lead initiatives to automate repetitive testing tasks and integrate automated tests into the CI/CD pipeline for continuous integration and delivery.
    • Define and track key quality metrics and KPIs to assess the effectiveness of the quality assurance process and measure product quality.
    • Generate regular reports and dashboards to communicate quality status, trends, and insights to stakeholders, including senior management.

Skills Needed to Succeed

    • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.
    • Proven experience (8 years) in quality engineering, software testing, or a similar role, with a track record of success in delivering high-quality software products.
    • Strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team of quality engineers.
    • In-depth knowledge of software testing principles, methodologies, tools, and best practices.
    • Hands-on experience with test automation frameworks and tools (e.g., Selenium, Appium, JUnit, Cucumber, TestNG, etc.).
    • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively.
    • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate cross-functionally and influence stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
    • Certifications such as ISTQB, CSTE, or CSQE are a plus.
    • Champion a culture of continuous improvement by identifying opportunities to optimize testing processes, streamline workflows, and enhance quality practices.
    • Conduct retrospectives and post-mortems to review project outcomes, identify lessons learned, and implement corrective actions to prevent the recurrence of issues.
    • Utilizes strong critical thinking skills to analyze complex problems, identify underlying issues, and develop effective solutions in a dynamic work environment.
    • Strong leadership skills and understanding of developing and guiding others, effective at multi-tasking, time and process management, and follow-up, ensuring teams are doing the same.
    • Ability to self-motivate, make independent decisions, and solve problems with innovation, exercising sound judgment and the ability to make decisions in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
    • Maintain a systematic and organized approach to completing assignments accurately, thoroughly, and timely, with strong administrative skills.
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills to clearly explain complicated processes and foster partnerships.
Benefits We Offer
- Paid parental leave, including maternity, paternity, and adoption leave.
- Generous employer-paid leave for the use of vacation, sick time, and other qualifying reasons. 
- Innovative and comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance that provides team members with useful resources and savings to navigate their holistic health. 
- Life insurance policy provided for all staff members at 2x annual salary at no cost. Additional life insurance coverage is available to purchase. 
- Short-Term and Long-Term disability is covered at 100% for full-time qualified staff members.
- Comprehensive wellness and mental health benefits allow staff to proactively invest in their physical and emotional health.
- Generous 401(k) retirement plan allowing a team member to have up to 12.5% (including employee contribution, employer match, and employer discretionary contribution) contributed into their account in their first year. It doesn’t stop there—the more years on staff, the greater the investment! 
-$160 annually in development dollars for team members to invest in their professional growth. 
- Casual dress and work environment.
- And much more!

Our Beliefs, Culture, and Commitment to Diversity
At Life.Church, every staff member, and intern is a minister and is expected to engage in the church's ministry fully. We consider ministry readiness and an individual’s capacity to represent Life.Church’s beliefs as a minister during the selection process for all staff and intern positions. An essential function within every position held by a staff member or intern at Life.Church is to uphold and represent the beliefs of Life.Church. Learn more about what we believe at Life.Church

While we unite around our mission, we know unity doesn’t mean uniformity. Our calling is too great, and our mission is too important not to be intentional about strengthening our team through diversity. We know that diverse perspectives in race, ethnicity, background, age, and gender are essential to reaching the world for Christ. To learn more about how we strengthen our team through diversity, visit our careers page

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