Director of QA & Certification

Boston, Massachusetts, United States Full-time

Director of QA & Certification
Voatz is a high-growth, venture-backed company based in Massachusetts USA. We are an eclectic, passionate group of people working to change democracy by changing the way the world votes.
Backed by military-grade security and cutting-edge technology, the Voatz mobile voting platform has been used by more than 70,000 voters across multiple elections, voting events and locations, with more in store for this year.
We're looking for a Director of QA (Quality Assurance) & Certification to join our team and help us manage and scale up QA activities along with gearing up to obtain several security certifications.
What we're looking for:
  • Must have expertise of election technology policies practices and processes
  • Ability to serve as technical and policy lead pertaining to the overall Voting System Testing and Certification Program and guidelines
  • Must be proficient in the security risks and threat profiles applicable to election technologies with knowledge of risk assessment tools, technologies and methods
  • Expertise in interpreting and translating technical documentation and other communications to a multitude of audiences.
  • Proficiency in international and/or other industry standards for quality assurance and quality management systems, including configuration management.
  • Planning, researching and developing security focused testing policies, standards (e.g. OWASP) and procedures
  • In-depth technical knowledge of project management practices and the skillset to apply them to an array of election technology projects.
  • Experience with AWS and Azure cloud platforms
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity best practices and frameworks (e.g. NIST, etc.)
  • Experience in automation of security testing tools
  • Knowledge of and experience in Agile/Scrum based QA methodologies.
  • Exceptional customer service and communication skills, helpful and calm under pressure
  • Proactive attitude, loves to work in a fast-paced environment where the tool set is continuously evolving
  • General proficiency with Linux, MacOS, Windows, iOS and Android operating systems
  • Experience in developing/testing smartphone apps and verifying accessibility/WCAG is a plus.
What you'll be working on:
  • Develop and carry out security and accessibility compliance testing plans and policies
  • Serve as a Project Manager for internal and external quality assurance campaigns
  • Lead the implementation and management of a test automation framework for comprehensive testing of Voatz's core platform and the associated web/desktop/mobile applications
  • Develop browser and server side test automation tools/scripts using Java, Selenium, Python, etc
  • Lead the certification of product features and accessibility capabilities including black box functional testing (including manual and automated testing), system testing, performance, stability and load testing
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to junior team members.
  • This is a full time position based in the downtown Boston area. 
How to apply:
  • Submit your CV
  • Due to the volume of applicants, it is highly recommended that you submit a cover letter answering the following questions:
          1.) What's your superpower?
          2.) What interests you the most about Voatz and why are you best for the role?

          3.) In three words, how would a colleague describe you?

Voatz is an equal opportunity employer.

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