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QA Transformation Lead

Req #: 170108779
Location: Houston, TX, US
Job Category: Technology
Potential Referral Amount: 0 US Dollar (USD)
JPMorgan Chase is one of the oldest financial institutions in the United States. With a history dating back over 200 years, here's where we stand today:
  • We are a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.4 trillion.
  • We operate in more than 100 countries.
  • We have 260,000 employees.
  • We serve millions of consumers, small businesses and many of the world's most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients.
  • We are a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management and private equity.
Global Technology Infrastructure (GTI) is the technology infrastructure organization for the firm, delivering a wide range of products and services, and partnering with all lines of business to provide high quality service delivery, exceptional project execution and financially disciplined approaches and processes in the most cost effective manner. The objective of GTI is to balance both business alignment and the centralized delivery of core products and services across then firm. GTI is designed to address the unique infrastructure needs of specific lines of business and the demand to leverage economies of scale across the firm.
The Global Strategy & Core Services (GSCS) organization brings together the architecture, development, solutions architecture and core foundation service groups in GTI and drives several firm-wide technology infrastructure initiatives. These service groups enable JPMC’s to shift to a software-defined, automated, high-scale services organization through driving integrated technology strategy, roadmaps and product development and enhancing alignment between LOB and GTI teams. 
The Quality Engineering COE is part of Application Software Engineering (ASE) function within GSCS drives Agile Product Development for primarily consumer facing portals and leads the Chief Development Office for GTI. QE-COE is accountable for:
  • Quality assurance across End User, Compute, and Service Operations domains
  • Environment Reliability Engineering for providing best in class resilient delivery ecosystem with quality/metrics driven practices.
  • Transforming Testing for GTI Flagship Programs, including the overall Testing Strategy, Test Plan, Functional /Non-Functional Testing and Test Automation
  • Release, process and tools engineering/reengineering for providing quality software with sustained velocity with the value for business.
GSCS’ Application Software Engineering are hiring an QA Transformation Lead, who will be responsible for establishing and running the environment testing management capabilities, reporting to the Head of Quality  Engineering. The ideal candidate is an experienced global leader, with a proven track record of managing a geographically diverse team; as well as being a leader of organizational, operational and technological change.
Key Responsibilities include:
  • Own the Testing Strategy and its implementation for GTI flagship programs to ensure that the deployments to production are of utmost quality and the entire testing lifecycle is highly optimized and effective.
  • Build and own the Functional Testing Execution capabilities for the GTI flagship programs in the Systems Integration Test (SIT) and User Acceptance Test (UAT) Environments (UAT).
  • Build and own the Test Automation capabilities for Functional and Integration Testing.
  • Build and own integrated test plan, Regression , Smoke and Sanity Suits
  • Drive alignment with the Testing aspects of the JPMC Global Technology (GT) Accelerate Development Program, including Test Driven Development, increasing Code Coverage and Test Automation.
  • Implement and manage a Test Environment best practices with adherence to entry/exit and other toll gate criteria.
  • Implement effective Test Execution lifecycle management and reporting capabilities.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships and effective communications between the test teams and stakeholders in GTI.
  • Drive consistency and efficiencies in routines and reporting across towers and across programs
  • Drive development and adoption of organizational and delivery performance metrics
  • 10+ years of leadership experience in Technology, ideally in global financial services firms.
  • 5+ years of experience in transformation roles in testing space, Transforming form Manual to Automated Suits.
  • Experience with Selenium and Sauce labs
  • Experience with Core Infrastructure based testing  Automation suits
  • A strong background in Software Development Lifecycle and experience with Agile methodology based testing delivery.
  • Demonstrated experience in Testing strategy and execution in complex software environments.
  • A strong application development experience, with a background in application architecture.
  • Experience of working in large global organization with a matrix environment, utilizing virtual teams.
  • Consultative mind-set with an understanding of financials and commercials for running organizations.
  • Exceptional organizational skills with high attention to detail.
  • Excellent communicator at all levels of the organization.
  • Strong negotiating skills, comfortable executing against recommendations & plans by overcoming barriers and resistance.
  • Ability to forge strong relationships and build a wide network throughout the firm.
  • Process and metrics focused

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