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HBO QA Lead Engineer

Job Title
HBO QA Lead Engineer Time Warner
HBO Industry Cable/Broadcast Television Networks
Film Production and Distribution
Television Program Production and Distribution
Area of
Digital/Interactive Media
Location United States - Washington - Seattle Requisition # 164634BR Position
Full Time Posting Job Description OVERALL SUMMARY

The QA Lead is responsible for leading quality deliverables and QA planning efforts across multiple features or client releases, ensuring the stability of the software release candidates across all HBO property, including connected TV devices, web sites and mobile platforms. You’ll be responsible for working with a wide array of groups to understand the agreed upon functionality, how the functionality will work, and how to guide the staff and QA testing vendors to create test cases and scenarios which will fully exercise this functionality. This QA Lead will also be a key partner with the user community to understand their roadmap and determine testing requirements, and how to best resource those efforts. Works independently with limited oversight; mentors other staff-level QA team members.

This role may be either a lead IC role or have personnel management responsibilities for 2-5 staff-level ICs, with responsibility to lead on and offshore resources to deliver high quality, low to zero defect releases.  

  • Lead a team of assigned QA Manual Engineers by driving priorities and applying accountability practices and performance management.
  • Projects and work related to specific platforms
  • Actively lead, train and mentor more junior engineers
  • Assist in solving escalated day to day tasks.
  • Report team status to QA Manager.
  • Develop and refine Test Plans and test cases
  • Understand key functionality enhancements and guide staff to create comprehensive testing scenarios
  • Manage on and offshore resources to augment existing staff
  • Deliver high quality, low to zero defect releases
  • Assist in the maintenance of appropriate processing flow charts, diagrams, tables, and other supporting documentation to convey proposed or updated testing approaches
  • Design, implement, enforce, and evangelize standards for consistent practices throughout the department

  • At least 5-7 years of experience within the Quality Assurance specialty, with at least 3-5 years in leading teams of QA analysts
  • At least 2 years experience managing offshore resources
  • Background in automated testing
  • Experience with Black-box/Gray-box testing
  • Must have worked in positions which have site and product releases on a frequent basis (at least one per month)
  • Strong knowledge of smoke testing, regression testing, test case creation, and applying automation testing to improve the delivery of the team

Apps we support:
  • HBO GO
  • MAX GO
Devices we work on:
  • Amazon Fire tablet
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android mobile
  • Android TV
  • Apple iOS
  • Apple TV/tvOS
  • Browser
  • Chromecast
  • Playstation
  • Roku
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • Tivo
  • Xbox


About Us It's HBOSM

America's most successful premium television company, Home Box Office delivers two 24-hour pay television services—HBO®and Cinemax®. HBO continues to take advantage of the latest technological innovations with advancements that include the availability of HBO programming online though HBO GOSM and MAX GOSM, as well as HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand® in HD. Just as HBO is a company noted for its commitment to excellence in the products and services it delivers to consumers, it makes the extra effort to create a work environment in which fairness, equity, trust, and individual responsibility are valued. HBO is committed to retaining and recruiting skilled and motivated employees, placing a priority on qualified team players who contribute to the diversity of their workforce. HBO offers competitive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, a matched 401(k) plan, flexible spending, a commuter benefit program and tuition reimbursement.

HBO is an equal employment opportunity employer. HBO does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. HBO also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.