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Quality Assurance Lead Job

Job Classification:  Remote

We Light the Way!


Acuity Brands (NYSE: AYI) is transforming the lighting industry. We take pride in our 12,000 employees, and they take pride in working with the best in the industry.  Join a team committed to lighting the way to a more brilliant, connected, and productive world.  Individually we are talented, but together we are unstoppable.  

About this Team


The primary role of the QA Lead is to advise on all aspects of Quality Assurance ("QA") including establishing metrics, applying industry best practices, and developing new tools and processes to ensure quality goals are met. The QA Lead is expected to develop, plan, execute, and maintain test cases, test scripts, test plans and protocols for products under development. The QA Lead collaborates effectively with management and decision makers to develop strategic relationships. 


How you will contribute:


  • Establish and evolve formal QA processes, ensuring that the team is using best practices 
  • Identify opportunities for test process improvements; look for continuous improvement that delivers value for the external customer 
  • Lead, collaborate, and mentor QA team members; share domain knowledge with the rest of the team to continually expand the overall group capabilities and inspire innovation 
  • Work with peer QA Leads to ensure effective implementation and usage of Test Management processes and tools for all assignments 
  • Guide testing resources in successfully completing the development and execution of detailed test cases/scripts 
  • Collaborate effectively with management and decision makers; develop long term strategic relationships 
  • Solid understanding of IT concepts, strategies, methodologies, and the software development lifecycle 
  • Ability to work with all members of the development team to design optimal testing goals and requirements 
  • Serve as the “quality advocate” for the Quality Assurance team 
  • Actively participates in team meetings to offer insight on application issues discovered and present solutions to resolve, meet requirements, and ensure desired quality 
  • Plays vital role during Sprint Planning by providing testing insight and QA estimates for each Product Backlog Item (PBI) reviewed 
  • Design and execute test plans, test cases, scenarios, and scripts 
  • Document software defects, using defect tracking system, and report defects to software developers 
  • Plan test schedules or strategies in accordance with project scope or delivery dates 
  • Use of Scrum methodology and participation in all phases of the iterative process 
  • Monitor defect resolution efforts and track successes 
  • Identify, analyze, and document problems with program function, output, GUI, or content 
  • Define test parameters, design tests, interpret test results, and analyze test trends 
  • Assist in the installs/deployments of all product releases and bug fixes 
  • Assist in the troubleshooting of production related issues 

Qualified Applicants will have:


  • Skilled at evaluating existing processes and procedures and making recommendations for improvement; designing prototypes and proof of concepts  
  • Hands-on experience with test cast management tools and frameworks 
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills 
  • Strong decision making and problem-solving skills from a business and systems perspective 
  • Highly self-motivated and directed leader 
  • Ability to self-direct effectively prioritize tasks, multi-task, and meet tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment 
  • Ability to facilitate open discussion and construct debate 
  • Must have excellent attention to detail and the understanding of how to find flaws in complex software 
  • Experience testing GUI and functional user workflow – not just a button pusher 
  • Strong analytical capabilities and data analysis techniques 
  • Strong commitment to quality and ability to work closely and communicate effectively with all levels of the ABL Tech Organization 
  • Experience successfully applying Agile/Scrum methodology to develop and execute software test plans including continuous integration and test-driven development 

Education and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent technical Degree; or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred  
  • Must have strong technical skills, such as an ability to understand basic SQL syntax for checking results in a database or editing XML configuration files. 
  • Experience in business requirements analysis and test case design using test case management tools 
  • Experience in Software Development and/or Quality Assurance 


We invite you to apply today to join us as We Light the Way to a Brilliant, Productive, and Connected World!


Please utilize the internal career site to apply if you are a current employee at Acuity Brands. 


We value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regards to race, color, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ethnicity or national origin, disability, pregnancy, religion, covered veteran status, protected genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

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Accommodation for Applicants with Disabilities:  As an equal opportunity employer, Acuity Brands is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in its application process for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans. If you have difficulty using our online system due to a disability and need an accommodation, you may contact us at (770) 922-9000.  Please clearly indicate what type of accommodation you are requesting and for what requisition. 


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Req ID:  2504

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: QA, Quality Assurance, Developer, Computer Science, Quality, Technology

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