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IT/Technical & Product Development
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Elsevier
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Elsevier is a global information analytics company that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. We help researchers make new discoveries, collaborate with their colleagues, and give them the knowledge they need to find funding. We help governments and universities evaluate and improve their research strategies. We help doctors save lives, providing insight for physicians to find the right clinical answers, and we support nurses and other healthcare professionals throughout their careers. Our technology teams work on challenging, thought-provoking problems, helping researchers, clinicians and engineers tackle the biggest challenges facing humankind. This growth infused role sits on our Aries Systems Team.
 
Aries Systems is a small, agile team that consistently delivers excellent service to our customers. Our SaaS infrastructure is robust, high performing, scalable and designed to succeed.
 
Job Summary

The Quality Engineering Lead is a senior technical role within (Aries) Editorial Manager development team. This role is responsible for:
Ensuring consistent quality engineering practice across all areas of the Editorial Manager products
Developing Quality Engineering tools and practices to support the ongoing rollout of features for the Editorial Manager suite of products
Providing external visibility of Quality through reporting dashboards and regular attendance at leadership meetings

       
Responsibilities
  • Lead Quality Engineering within Editorial System to successfully and assure that the quality of the software products is consistently high-quality.
  • Directly support the Agile squads in the adoption of appropriate tooling to automate the testing of their software.
  • Regularly report defects across all Editorial Manager products, researching and identifying root causes as appropriate and driving process improvement to reduce these levels.
  • Integrate other appropriate tooling in the continuous integration pipeline to improve the quality of the deliverables.
  • Identify opportunities for test automation to continually optimize the efficiency of testing and work within the framework of the Quality Engineering team to fulfill these needs.
  • Implement and cooperate in the enhancement of the methodologies employed for test planning and execution, defect tracking, and metric and status reporting.
  • Represent Editorial Systems in the wider Research Technology Quality Engineering community and point of contact for the Director of Quality Engineering for Research Technology.
  • Manage continuous improvement initiatives and implementation of QE best practices.
  • Identify areas for cooperation and, with peers or others, implement initiatives improving overall capability and efficiency.
  • Lead or participate in initiatives to identify and implement tools and utilities that enhance testing capabilities and product quality.
  • Work with Quality Engineering staff, project managers, technical leads, and subject matter experts to plan and execute automated and performance tests.
  • Ensure that all quality engineers are empowered to ensure that quality assurance best-practice is being followed.
  • Work with architects, developers, and network and system engineers to research and identify root causes of performance issues.
  • Suggest process improvements that enable efficient delivery and maintenance with consistent direction.
  • Maintain flexibility to react quickly to changes in priorities or circumstances to meet the needs of the business.
  • Maintain awareness of the state of the industry and evaluate emerging trends/developments in Quality Engineering that may benefit the organization.
  • Conduct product reviews, ensuring review criteria are defined, and implement procedures for ensuring quality control of project deliverables.
 

Technical Skills
  • Advanced understanding of Quality Engineering methodologies.
  • Advanced knowledge of process improvement.
  • Advanced knowledge of the software development process.
  • Leads the development and execution of performance and automation testing for large scale projects.
  • Advanced knowledge of QE & testing methods.
  • Proven ability to develop and execute complex automated and performance testing across traditional and Machine Learning/Big Data projects
  • Strong knowledge of industry trends.
  • Strong research skills (tools/root cause analysis).
  • Exhibits innovative approaches to process improvement.
  • Ability to oversee the administration of testing tools/environments.
  • Ability to lead small to medium-sized QE team(s).
  • Advanced problem-solving experience involving leading teams in identifying, researching, and coordinating the resources necessary to effectively troubleshoot/diagnose complex project issues; prior success extracting/translating findings into alternatives/solutions; and identifying risks/impacts and schedule adjustments to facilitate management decision-making.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. We help researchers make new discoveries, collaborate with their colleagues, and give them the knowledge they need to find funding. We help governments and universities evaluate and improve their research strategies. We help doctors save lives, providing insight for physicians to find the right clinical answers, and we support nurses and other healthcare professionals throughout their careers. 

Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education; including ScienceDirect, Scopus, SciVal, ClinicalKey and Sherpath. Elsevier publishes over 2,500 digitized journals, including The Lancet and Cell, more than 35,000 e-book titles and many iconic reference works, including Gray's Anatomy. Elsevier is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professionals and business customers across industries. 

Elsevier employs over 7,000 people in more than 70 offices worldwide. We are an employer of choice, attracting and developing talented and creative people who thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment. We offer an excellent compensation and benefits package as well as a real opportunity for career growth in a growing organization. Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact 1.877.734.1938 or accommodations@relx.com.

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