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Director, Software Quality Assurance

The Coca-Cola Company

  • Location: Atlanta, GA - USA
  • Post Date: 2/13/2019
  • Job Type: FULL TIME
  • TRAVEL REQUIRED: 00% - 25%
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Job ID: R-24474

Position Overview:

A dynamic and energetic leader with overall accountability for the planning, strategy and successful execution of software testing and the management of a diversified team in multiple highly complex software testing projects across multiple development platforms and in multiple locations in support of the Global Freestyle Center. This position will manage associate Sr. test leads, software test technicians and contractors to ensure delivery of the objectives of the Freestyle E&I team and to fulfill formal managerial responsibilities, ensuring compliance of self and direct reports with all Human Resources and Department policies.

Function Specific Activities:


  • Supports the advancement of and provides thought leadership for the development of mid and long term strategies to ensure the quality of software on multiple platforms, systems and projects. 
  • Provides strategy and leadership in large testing efforts for application software, embedded software and firmware for custom applications with custom hardware.
  • Takes ownership and accountability of deployed software and support of sustaining releases with escape analysis on defects arising from the field.
  • Effective communication with cross-functional teams and management.
  • Superior organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, cross-functional team environment.
  • Ability to make high risk decisions and business proposals to achieve objectives and grow the business.
  • Take ownership and inspire a sense of urgency when appropriate to accomplish business critical projects.
  • Ability to collaborate with cross functional leadership to achieve company goals.
  • Provide strategic and operational leadership for the SQA organization to optimize resources, execute initiatives and develop processes in the E&I organization.
  • Coach and develop reporting KO associates to maximize current and full potential.


  • 20 years in the software development and testing field.
  • 15+ years testing distributed software architecture and software configuration.
  • 5+ years testing embedded systems and C/C++/scripting with automation.
  • 5+ years working on embedded systems and also supporting BSP/drivers.
  • Deep knowledge of windows application development in embedded space.
  • Knowledge of testing custom hardware with firmware and embedded software.
  • Expert knowledge of SDLC in multiple development life cycle models (i.e. Agile, Scrum, Waterfall).
  • Experience with automated unit testing built into the development life cycle.
  • Excellent verbal/listening and written communication skills to inform, influence and negotiate with senior leadership.
  • Prior people management experience with diverse teams.
  • Management of teams to build scalable software test systems.
  • Leading teams in test cycles and reporting test statistics for multiple simultaneous releases.
  • Ability to provide risk mitigation strategies and build scalable test processes.
  • Experience with end to end life cycle requirements, development and testing of multiple releases.

Educational Requirements:   

  • A Bachelor of Science in Computer Science / Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience is required.
  • Master's degree is preferred.

Job Requirements:

Years of Experience:

Growth Behaviors:

  • GROWTH MINDSET: Demonstrates curiosity. Welcomes failure as a learning opportunity.
  • SMART RISK: Makes bold decisions/recommendations.
  • EXTERNALLY FOCUSED: Understands the upstream and downstream implications of his/her work. Tracks and shares external trends, best practices or ideas.
  • PERFORMANCE DRIVEN AND ACCOUNTABLE: Has high performance standards. Outperforms her/his peers.
  • FAST/AGILE: Removes barriers to move faster. Experiments and adapts. Thrives under pressure and fast pace.
  • EMPOWERED: Brings solutions instead of problems. Challenges the status quo. Has the courage to take an unpopular stance.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Apply
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