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Quality Assurance Engineer II

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Job ID: 7390

Updated: Nov 8, 2023

Location: New York, NY, United States

Category: Information Technology


About Kirkland & Ellis

At Kirkland & Ellis, we are united in our ambition and drive to move forward. We share core values that help us achieve excellence: collaboration, talent empowerment, service, inclusion, respect and gratitude. Our people are our greatest asset, and we invest in the brightest talent and encourage a diversity of perspectives and strengths to create dynamic teams that operate at the pinnacle of their field. Our talented professionals show up every day knowing they will engage in meaningful work, continuous learning and professional development.
As one of the world’s leading law firms, we serve a broad range of clients with market-leading practices in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions; investment fund formation and management; restructurings; high-stakes litigation and trials; and government, regulatory and internal investigations. We handle the most complicated and sophisticated legal matters because we don’t just meet industry standards, we create them. We bring innovation and entrepreneurialism to every engagement and, as a result, have long-standing client relationships with leading global corporations and financial sponsors. With 6,500 employees (including 3,500+ lawyers) operating from 19 offices across the United States, Europe and Asia, we are one of the largest law firms in the world and a top financial performer.

Essential Job Functions

This role will lead the Quality Assurance (QA) function for the Information Technology Team. This Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer II role is similar to a Quality Assurance Senior Engineer. This QA lead will own quality strategies, implementation, and institutionalization of specific tailored solutions for each production deliverable, ongoing development of the team and metrics development, reporting and improvement. The production deliverables include external and internal facing products running on or in laptops, desktops, mobile devices, data centers, cloud, and hybrid environments around the world. An important goal of this role is to improve speed to business value and reducing defects that impact end-user productivity.

Essential Functions: (This list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented and changed as necessary.)

  • Develop and implement specific QA tailored solutions for each production deliverable.
  • Establish relationship and governance with internal and third-party team members to conduct Quality Assurance responsibilities.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with a global QA team with diverse backgrounds supporting QA development, which may include one or more third-party organizations.
  • Develop, implement, or enhance and institutionalize QA processes, including metrics/measurements, reporting, and continuous improvement, that balance risk and delivery timelines.
  • Integrate required and suggested testing framework in the IT Technology Services organization.
  • Staying up to date with current state-of-the-art testing practices, testing practices and testing tools
  • Ensure that QA feedback is being used to improve deliverable lifecycle processes.
  • Responsible for various types of testing tasks including functional and non-functional testing. Develop and implement solutions for automation testing.

Qualifications & Requirements

Education, Work Experience, Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology or equivalent experience in the field.
  • 5 to 7 years of experience in software development or software quality assurance.
  • 3 years of experience working in Agile development process.
  • 3 years of experience with functional and non-functional testing.
  • Proficiency with software QA methodologies, tools, and processes.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage assigned projects.
  • Strong listening skills and highly collaborative.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Attention to detail where needed.

How to Apply

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