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Abbott Software Quality Assurance Lead in Kansas City, Missouri

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries

About Abbott

The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health.

Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations — with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics.

eScreen (Abbott’s Workplace Services business) is driven by the vision, passion and dedication of its employees who are committed to developing and delivering innovative products and services which automate and streamline the employee screening process by combining cutting-edge technology with superior customer service.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

The Software Quality Assurance Lead is a QA professional who contributes his/her expertise and practice of quality assurance along with manual and automated testing to high performing Agile teams. The QA Lead provides the day-to-day support to the QA team, which includes, but is not limited to business knowledge, technical skills, automation & testing methodologies. Additionally, this position will provide task direction, when applicable, as well as feedback and coaching to QA team members. The QA Lead is a leader for both quality control (testing) and quality assurance (process and prevention). This position is also expected to understand and exhibit the importance of adhering to regulations (i.e. SOX, FDA, HIPAA, PCI, etc.) and is responsible for contributing to regulatory compliance.

If hired, you will also be expected to cultivate, grow, and maintain core principals including, but not limited to, continuous improvement, self-organization, adaptive planning, and value driven development, using methodologies and frameworks such as LEAN, SCRUM, and KANBAN.

In addition, the below items are what you will also be expected to have knowledge and experience with in your career.

  • Apply broad application of industry standards, principles, theories and concepts involving quality and testing·

  • Identify process gaps and write procedures in line with best practices·

  • Establish successful working and support relationships with cross functional leaders and staff as well as third party vendors and clients/customers·

  • Express technical concepts and procedures clearly, precisely, and in an easy to understand manner, verbally and in writing·

  • Perform peer reviews of test cases and assist in performing internal QA audits of project documentation·

  • Mentor, coach, and train others within the organization in proper testing methods and processes, as well as business and client processes·

  • Collaborate with QA Manager on QA Strategy, including Automation Strategy·

  • Research and analyze potential tools for QA Team

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is required.

  • Demonstrated strong hands-on QA experience with web applications, services and APIs preferably developed using SQL Server, Windows Server, Visual Studio .NET, ASP.NET, HTML/CSS/JS, jQuery, React, Angular, C#.

  • 2+ years of database testing with the ability to read, write, and execute complex SQL queries.

  • Typically, 2+ years with automation testing using tools and frameworks like NUnit, Katalon, UFT, or Selenium

  • 2+ years of testing web services, web APIs, Authentication, and web server configuration

  • Typically, 4+ years mentoring experience

  • Typically, 2+ years coordinating test activities among multiple testers.

  • 2+ years leading a testing project including responsibility for all test planning and reporting activities.

  • Working knowledge of Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Preferred:

  • Experience with Team Foundation Server (TFS) or similar source code and project management suite is preferred.

  • Certification by an industry-recognized testing and quality assurance entity is a requirement for this position. If a certification has not already been obtained, one must be obtained within three (3) years of starting the position. Examples of accepted certifications are: ISTQB: Certified Tester-Foundation Level or equivalent.

WHAT WE OFFER

At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

  • Paid time off

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com at http://www.abbott.com/ , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com

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