Manager, Quality Assurance

• VPS Grade 6.2
• Ongoing, full time role
• Are you passionate about quality assurance and high performing teams?

About the VEC

The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) conducts State and local council elections and is responsible for promoting public awareness and understanding of electoral issues in the Victorian community.

Our vision is all Victorians actively participating in their democracy. Information Technology has a critical role within the VEC, supporting the delivery of secure, robust, high performance infrastructure and applications.

Apply now to make a meaningful contribution to the democratic process.
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Department: Victorian Electoral Commission
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: IT and Telecommunications
Classification: VPSG6.2
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/1942019
Closing Date: 27-Jan-2020
Salary Range: $141,103 - $161,511
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Read Before Applying - Important Information 2019.docx (Word, 260KB)

Disclosure of Political Activities Factsheet.PDF (PDF, 213KB)

194 Quality Assurance Manager - Position Description - VPS G 6.2 - Last reviewed August 2017.docx (Word, 55KB)

Contact: Jonathan Underwood, Director IT

Position Details

About this opportunity

Reporting to the IT Director, the Quality Assurance Manager is a key member of the IT leadership team with direct influence on the strategic direction of the technology program.

The Quality Assurance Manager will manage the Quality Assurance team and is accountable for ensuring the quality and risk management system is adequately maintained, promoted, managed and developed in accordance with the VEC's strategic objectives and regulatory compliance requirements.

As part of a transformed IT team you will be responsible for not only some of the most modern technology available but also the governance supporting that applications and quality automation.  The VEC is transforming its legacy environment and has an aggressive change agenda ahead, and fully utilise Agile methodology to deliver on this agenda.

The Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for:

  • leading and managing a team of Test Analysts
  • the quality assurance of all VEC applications both  inhouse built and purchased
  • automation of quality assurance practices
  • policies, procedures and documentation to support a high-performance agile environment, and
  • vendor management of key delivery partners.

What you will bring to the role

To be successful in this role you will need strong technical skills in quality assurance and automation; strong leadership skills with the energy and enthusiasm to motivate your team to be successful, and the ability to ensure that documentation and processes support an agile and fast-paced environment. You have previous experience working in an agile environment.

You will bring previous operational experience in leading and managing a small to medium IT quality assurance team. 

The VEC's core values drive the way we work to achieve our vision. We are looking for someone who can model our five values: Independence, Accountability, Respect, Collaboration and Innovation.

How to apply

All applicants must submit:

  • a current CV and
  • a separate document with responses to Key Selection Criteria 4.1 to 4.3 as listed in the position description.

The VEC can only accept applications lodged via the Victorian government careers website.

Applications close at 11:59pm on Monday 27 January 2020.

The VEC is an equal opportunity employer*.  We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.  As a ‘Child Safe' organisation the VEC is also committed to the health, wellbeing and safety of children and young people. This commitment is taken seriously, and all employees are expected to be aware of and comply with this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to satisfy character clearance requirements, including but not limited to a national police check and working with children check.

* In accordance with Section 17A of the Electoral Act 2002, the VEC may ask applicants for disclosure of specific political activities that could compromise the perceived independence of the organisation. Please read the Disclosure of Political Activities Fact Sheet before applying.

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