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Date: Feb 10, 2018

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Company: Weather Group

Working at The Weather Channel television network

Chances are you have watched the weather to plan your day and news information to stay updated on current events.  Chances are you didn’t realize Weather Group has some of the most advanced and innovative products in video production to bring audiences the best in weather and news information.  Now we are ready to push the envelope even further…much, much further.

Weather Group is taking bold steps to shake things up, both internally and across the media industry.  As the leader in weather information and delivering award-winning AR/VR experiences; our emerging Local Now digital media brand is innovating how audiences get their national and local news.  Local Now delivers locally relevant, nationally compelling video news to communities across the country.  We are looking for a visionary Quality leader to support this exciting new direction.

Check us out, it’s amazing in here!

Position Summary

The QA Manager will play a key role implementing best practices in QA and help drive Local Now towards a path of continuous improvement. As the QA Manager, you should love finding bugs, troubleshooting and writing test suites with a commitment to releasing the highest quality products. Partnering with heads of Product, Engineering and Editorial, you will ensure new feature and product releases are flawless and audiences have a great user experience. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create test plans, write test cases, perform functional and exploratory testing, effectively communicate status and required remediation.
  • Conduct manual testing, and use strong exploratory testing to uncover weaknesses in test approaches.
  • Research user stories and business cases, and use that information in testing frameworks and approaches.
  • Providing a strong point of view in go/no-go decisions on launching new releases.
  • Manage a QA analysts and be responsible for the full team’s testing effort.
  • In this position you will coordinate and prioritize resources across projects, establish and enforce quality standards, and report testing status with meaningful metrics.

Education, Experience, Certification Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree; engineering focus is preferred
  • 7+ years of QA experience
  • 4+ years as Team Lead/QA Manager
  • Experience leading automation efforts
  • Experience testing web sites, web services, apps, or databases preferred
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Experience with Quality Center, QTP, and Jira preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Familiarity with high-level programming languages such as Java/.NET C#, JavaScript, and SQL
  • Hiring, retaining, mentoring and developing talent
  • Manage in-house staff and external test vendors
  • Planning and execution of complex software testing efforts
  • Strong knowledge of QA methodology
  • Strong networking, communication, organization and negotiation skills
  • Test plan creation and defect triage experience

Disclaimers

Recruiting Firms
The Weather Channel does not accept agency/search firm referrals for this posting, or other postings, without prior written permission from The Weather Channel Human Resources. The Weather Channel is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Hours

The Weather Channel operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Hours worked by The Weather Channel associates will vary according to job responsibility and scheduling demands of each department.
 
EEOC Statement
The Weather Channel is an equal opportunity employer.  We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, the presence of non-job related medical condition or handicap, or any legally protected status.

Because we do business with the government, we must reach out to, hire, and provide equal opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. To help us measure how well we are doing, we are asking you to tell us if you have a disability or if you ever had a disability. Completing this form is voluntary. Any answer you give will be kept private and will not be used against you in any way. If you choose to complete this form, please follow the link below, complete the form and return to hrservicedelivery@weathergroup.com, which is a confidential e-mail in box. 
http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/sec503/Voluntary_Self-Identification_of_Disability_CC-305_SD_Edit1.24.14.pdf
 
Relocation Statement
Relocation costs are not provided for this job, by submitting a resume, candidates understand and acknowledge that The Weather Channel will not provide relocation assistance or support and that relocation will be entirely the responsibility of the candidate.

PLEASE NOTE:  Human Resources does NOT provide application status updates via the telephone.  Confirmation of receipt of application will be sent via e-mail once the application has been successfully submitted.


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