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Chief Technology Officer (CTO) - Software Testing Practice

Company: TestPros
Location: Sterling
Posted on: January 14, 2020

Job Description:

Company OverviewTestPros is a successful and growing business, established in 1988 to provide Information Technology (IT) technical support services to a wide range of Commercial, Federal, State, and Local Government customers. Our projects include Software Testing, Test Automation, Test Automation Frameworks, Section 508 and WCAG Accessibility Assessment, Localization Testing, Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V), Quality Assurance (QA), Compliance, Cyber Security, NIST SP 800-171 Assessment and Compliance, Computer Forensics, Software Assurance, Program Management, Program Oversight, Process Audit, and Intelligence Analysis. TestPros is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Job SummaryWe are looking for a Chief Technology Officer (CTO), with experience in U.S. Federal IT and software testing, to provide sound technical leadership in all aspects of our business with a primary focus on technical solution development for proposals. You will communicate with employees, stakeholders and customers to ensure our company's technologies are used appropriately.Strategic thinking and strong business acumen are essential in this role. We expect you to be well-versed in current technological trends and familiar with a variety of business concepts. Significant experience with the U.S. Federal Government in Software Test Automation, Test Automation Frameworks, Agile DevOps software testing, Section 508 and WCAG Accessibility Assessment, Load and Performance Testing, Localization Testing, IV&V, QA, Cyber Security, NIST SP 800-171 Assessment and Compliance are a must. If you are also an excellent communicator and public speaker, we'd like to meet you.Responsibilities and DutiesDevelop technical aspects of the company's strategy to ensure alignment with its business goalsSupport the research, design, development, and documentation/presentation of leading-edge software test automation solutions - including test automation frameworks for functional testing and non-functional testing (load/performance, scalability, security, Section 508 / WCAG Accessibility, etc.).Discover and implement new technologies that yield competitive advantageStudy current and new industry trends, technologies, and software developmentSet company technical vision and leading the company's technological developmentCommunicate technology strategy to partners and government customersWrite clear and compelling technical solutions as part of our Technical Proposal team.Present technical solutions at 'proposal orals' presentation sessions, and at industry conferences/forums.Provide briefings and 'lessons learned' to our field staff and/or customers.Help to manage the 'technical delivery' of our software testing services.Ensure technology standards and best practices are met.Share technological visions, opportunities, and risks company-wideRepresent the company at conferences and networking eventsEnsure the company's technological processes and services comply with all requirements, laws, and regulationsQualifications and SkillsKnowledge of technological trends to build strategy7 plus years of full life-cycle software testing experience.5 plus years of test automation experience.5 plus years of test automation framework design and implementation experience.5 plus years experience with a variety of software test automation tools, both commercial and open source.5 plus years of experience with CI/CD, Agile, and/or DevOps SDLC's.Experience with back-end database testing, data validation testing, API testing, cross browser testing, mobile app testing, functional testing, load and performance testing, accessibility testing, and security testing.Ability to conduct technological analyses and researchLeadership and organizational abilitiesStrategic thinker, Problem-solverAble to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficientlyAble to build strong interpersonal relationships with peers, brand leaders, and other senior management throughout the companyAble to be a "big picture" thinkerExcellent leadership, team building, and management skillsEncouraging to team and staff; able to mentor and leadExcellent verbal and written communication skillsAble to align multiple strategies and ideasConfident in producing and presenting workIn-depth understanding of the industryBachelor's degree in information technology, computer science, or related field; Master's degree in information technology or a technology-related discipline preferredProficient computer skills, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel)Excellent analytical and time-management skillsExperience developing test automation using Selenium, JMeter, and associated toolsStrong Java, Selenium, and JMeter skillsExperience supporting testing in an Agile test environment, including exposure to CI/CD toolsExperience developing complex SQL queries, XML to test database and API functionalityExperience in a Test Driven Development (TDD)Experience with SauceLabs for cross-browser, mobile testingExperience with GitHub, Maven, TestRail, Oracle, Ajax Experience with Page Object Model (POM) & Page Factory in SeleniumExperience with JMeter for performance testingU.S. Citizenship is requiredBenefits and PerksTestPros offers competitive salary, medical/dental/vision insurance, life insurance, 3 weeks of paid time off, 2 weeks of paid holidays, education/training and professional certifications, 401(k) retirement plan with up to 4% company match, opportunities for professional growth and much more! All benefits are per TestPros current policies and are subject to change without notice. Benefits are available to full-time employees only.For more information or to submit your resume, please "Apply Now" or email Careers@TestPros.com

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