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Engineering, Full Time    New York    Posted: Friday, December 11, 2020
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Lead QA Engineer

AlphaSights provides bespoke B2B knowledge solutions to leading professionals in investment management, private equity, management consulting, global corporations & select non-profits.

Our 900+ employees connect professionals to the industry knowledge & market insights they need to identify, assess, & act on opportunities ahead of the competition. With nine offices across the US, EMEA & Asia, we regularly rank as one of the fastest growing companies in the world.

Even after 10 years of high growth, we see vast market opportunity ahead of us & are looking for people with talent, ambition, & entrepreneurial drive to join us in rapidly moving our organisation to the next level. See more at

The role:

AlphaSights is looking for a proactive & driven Lead QA Engineer to join the Technical Operations (IT) Team. We are a digital business in which continuous uptime & smooth IT experience is central to our success. The role of the Lead QA Engineer therefore represents a visible & valued opportunity for the right candidate to have an immediate impact. Working alongside our Software Engineering team & Product Managers, you will focus on supporting the user experience that is driven by the development of new & innovative products, as well as enhancing existing products & technologies.

From day one, you will be given areas of responsibility & be expected to manage your own time. You will need to maintain a positive, problem-solving mindset, & be attracted by the challenge of delivering high quality support in a fast-paced environment. You must be proactive, creative, & enjoy interacting with other people. You will always be looking for ways to improve your own work while at the same time being committed to helping the wider team succeed. You are excited to make the most of on-the-job & classroom-based learning, & the opportunity to dive into the field of IT through exposure to a wide array of different technologies, regions, & challenges. 

Working largely with the teams based in REGION, you will also have the opportunity to work with teams based in other offices across US, EMEA & Asia. 

What youll be doing:

  • Become a subject matter expert on our products & services
  • Set up & maintain QA environments for fast & complete testing
  • Architect, plan, develop & maintain testing environments for new & existing Web applications
  • Lead a QA team, alongside Management, with in-office & remote engineers.
  • Identify, recommend & deploy most effective testing tools & techniques.
  • Provide a hands-on role in the testing process. Write significant amounts of high-quality test cases
  • Collaborate with Software Engineers & Product Managers on product roadmaps & feature acceptance criteria
  • Match QA priorities with business needs & requirements.
  • Provide effective & consistent communication to peers, reports & management about project status & team health
  • Mentor the QA team, leading by example

You might be a fit if you:

  • 3+ years of relevant QA experience within an agile (continuous deployment) environment
  • Have strong knowledge & experience with test methodologies, QA process & tools, & software release cycles
  • Have evident problem solving skills; strong technical troubleshooting skills
  • Demonstrate proficiency in product documentation
  • Possess excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • Focus on excellent time management, decision-making & organizational skills
  • Attained Bachelor's degree, demonstrating strong academic credentials in relevant fields (Computer Science, Management Information Services, Computer Information Systems or similar)
  • Enjoys working in a dynamic & developing environment
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