Pearson Manager Software Quality Engineering in San Francisco, California

Manager Software Quality Engineering


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

The Software Quality Engineering Manager is responsible for ensuring that internally developed software applications meet or exceed business requirements. The position involves management of a QE team(s) responsible for testing of internal business applications, backend systems, and client facing systems. This position is responsible for collaborating with business and technology management to strengthen the overall quality of deliverables: position requires close collaboration with Development, and various business stakeholders. This position is responsible for evaluating and implementing technology and tools to strengthen the QE process by increasing operational efficiency and testing quality. This role includes influencing strategic direction for the department, as well as providing daily operational oversight. The position requires a vision for how to grow and manage a first-rate QE department combined with strong hands-on management and communication skills to implement the vision.



∙Develop, manage, and provide leadership for a distributed Quality Engineering program

∙Manage resources that could be remote and off shore

∙Provide direction of QE staff members responsible for defining test strategies and executing manual and automated test cases for multiple projects

∙Design, develop, and maintain QE processes that align with business requirements

∙Provide operational oversight on QE activities to ensure testing is performed according to established guidelines and within required project and delivery timelines

∙Review, identify, and mitigate deficiencies in business requirements, technical specifications, and testing documentation to ensure completeness and testability

∙Track and report on QE testing progress and risks for multiple initiatives & releases

∙Establish metric reporting and perform trend analysis to track the effectiveness of and increase the quality of the QE program

∙Define and lead relevant cross departmental sessions focused on increasing project quality, such as test case review sessions, defect reviews, post release sessions, etc.

∙Demonstrate flexibility in defining testing strategies to align with project requirements

∙Participate in strengthening development and testing processes to infuse quality into all aspects of technology-based and client-related releases

∙Establish strategy for effective QE test case, automation & defect management

∙Define requirements for testing environments and collaborate with technology team on implementation procedures to manage testing environments

∙Collaborate with business and technology team members on increasing quality

∙Assist with the design, development, execution, and maintenance of automated and manual test scripts for enterprise applications

∙Participate as a member of an Agile Team

Experience and Skills:


∙BS in Computer Science, Information Systems or related field

Required Knowledge:

∙Understanding of software quality assurance principles

∙Familiar with the concepts of designing, developing, and executing software tests

∙Proficiency with Google docs

∙Familiar with debugging, configuration management, and defect tracking

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-CA-San Francisco

Work Locations: US-CA-San Francisco-1255 Battery St 1255 Battery St Suite 220 San Francisco 94111

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Apr 2, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1802837

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.