Team Lead
Christchurch, New Zealand
4h ago

Our purpose

Here at Datacom we connect people and technology in order to solve challenges, create opportunities and discover new possibilities for the communities we live in.

Our team

Come and play a QA Team Lead role in one of the largest teams at Datacom! Our scale and experience mean we get to do some of the most interesting, complex and challenging new software builds that this country has to offer.

Don’t be scared by our size, as our team exists and operates with a large amount of autonomy within the wider Datacom business, giving us the best of both worlds, scale and support as well flexibility and the remit to carve a new path for ourselves.

We’re on the lookout for passionate, talented, smart and dedicated leaders to continue our growth and success. So welcome.

The Nitty Gritty

We have over 6,200 people across our global offices, and generate an annual revenue of over $1.2 billion, this makes us one of Australasia’s largest professional IT services companies.

We have extensive expertise in operating data centres, providing IT services, software engineering and application management, as well as payroll and customer service design and operations.

With this comes a long list of significant clients Datacom is committed to hiring, developing and promoting the best talent from a diverse range of backgrounds.

We are local at heart, yet world-class in capability.

About the Role

As the QA Team Lead in our Software Engineering team, you’ll be leading from behind and managing our team of highly skilled Quality Analysts, while delivering projects and advising on best QA Practices and Analysis.

This is a varied but challenging role to test your line management, coaching, leadership skills as well as to show off your experience in analysis, industry knowledge, product ownership and agile practices.

Not only are you comfortable leading a team at all stages in their technical career, you will be working closely with your peers often as a conduit between your team and the Practice Leads as well as winning the confidence of a wide range of clients and potential clients.

What you’ll bring

You’ll have experience leading technical teams and in agile delivery. As the industry embraces the move to Shift Left , your experience with different engagements from Product Design, Business Cases, Business Strategy, Data Analysis and Greenfields development planning will stand you in good stead and allow you to add value throughout the life cycle.

You may also have experience with presales and shaping projects. You enjoy being hands on where you can to support your consulting activities.

What you’ll do :

  • Be a leader in the business through the promotion of innovation, service, and delivery enhancement and with a focus on future sustainability
  • Planning, development and implementation of processes and systems around quality management, process improvement and delivery of best practise
  • Regular catch ups with Direct Reports and managing their Annual / Salary reviews
  • Mentoring & coaching staff, advise on training
  • Assisting team members with identifying their career path and KPIs.
  • Onboarding and supporting new team members
  • Interviewing potential new recruits
  • Support in the Sales Process as needed
  • Building Team Culture
  • Governance responsibility and support for direct reports projects / engagements
  • Assist Graduates and Juniors with onboarding and training
  • Your background :

  • 5+ years experience leading quality analysts or agile delivery teams.
  • Experienced people manager and enjoy working with people.
  • Proven ability to address problems, work on solutions and multi-task.
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