Pearson Associate Manager - QE in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Associate Manager - QE


  • Responsibilities and domain understanding should cover all needs of four (4) teams

  • Adhere to company and departmental standards and guidelines.

  • Should support & monitor initiatives to achieve organization objectives. Suggest corrective actions

  • Own & Help to manage overall Pearson Lanka testing requirements including down time testing, All hands testing Chaos testing and Release Train Automation test execution.

  • Keep a track and monitor the Pearson Lanka and SQE department goals and make sure those goals are adhered by the teams. Escalate to leadership when required. Own and drive teams achieving goals within the initiative. Helping the leadership create organization level goals and identifying ways and methods to achieve them.

  • Support the Pearson Lanka SQE interview and Recruitment process. Active involvement and making decisions in the Pearson Lanka SQE interview and Recruitment process.

  • Support to implement QE Technical direction suggestions

  • Awareness of release process, all SQE artifacts, Tools and methodologies in the organization

  • Eliminate any issues and provide necessary guidance and resources during requirement analysing process

  • Ensure required artifacts are created and entry and exit criteria are met.

  • Support teams by designing test cases and reviewing them as and when required and eliminate any blockers in designing process. Ensure best practices and guidelines are followed. Provide right tools and resources for better design.

  • Ensure test strategies and implemented in all deliverables and they are with right quality and coverage

  • Own and Support to implement and manage testing schedules and resources

  • Ability to understand, troubleshoot and differentiate defects and requirement without a doubt as and when required

  • Responsible for On time delivery and timely escalations/update of risks, issues, status and exemptions to leadership

  • Should have the good understanding and able to support the teams to overcome any difficulties in executing automation and performance scripts

  • Own and manages resources based on priority and as driven by the Product roadmaps and ensure output is aligned to project expectations

  • Eliminate any issues or blockers for the team during test execution and meeting on time delivery

  • Should have good understanding of automation and performance tools, architecture, framework and technologies used and support teams to achieve required skill levels in a team.

  • Understanding of DB IDEs used

  • Effective communication with the team, leadership, internal and external customers covering all aspects of team needs.

  • Good Knowledge of agile development practice and QA activities in the organization

  • Mentor and guide teams on project/Organization initiatives

  • Effectively participate in training organized by team/Organization and ability self-learn on domain and tools. Identify training requirements by skill gap analysis for the teams and escalate through initiative leadership

  • Ability conduct training on domain/skill area

  • Maintain high team morale while working with other departments collaborative manner

  • Should be able to take over unplanned tasks when required. Make sure unplanned activities are managed and minimized

  • Actively involved in team events and organizing events

  • Mentor and manage the SQE Team on delivery and carrier expectations - Give constructive timely feedback to the reporties and follow-up feedback for better improvements

  • Own and complete successfully any other duties as assigned by the reporting manager


  • BSc in Computer Science or related discipline or equivalent professional qualification.

  • 2 years in the Sr. QA Lead Designation.

  • Thorough knowledge on Software Quality Assurance and testing.

  • Good knowledge of software development, the software development lifecycle and awareness of the industry trends.

  • Excellent Analytical, Problem solving and decision making skills.

  • Ability to self-learn and grasp the knowledge quickly

  • Good understanding in Object oriented concepts and simple SQL Queries.

  • Basic Knowledge in at least one software development tool

  • Ability to express and articulate the subject clearly & accurately

  • Ability to carry the right information & right people

  • Should have an aptitude in reconciling business requirements with testing requirements with help of other stakeholders.

  • Should have good understanding on Test Management, automation and performance tools and should be able to learn and adapt to new tools.

  • Excellent knowledge and experience in practice Agile/Scrum.

  • Should have good time management skills and optimistic attitude.

  • Should have excellent leadership qualities.

  • Ability to lead multiple teams at a given time

Primary Location: LK-1-Colombo

Work Locations: LK-Colombo-Orion City Rigel Bldg Orion City Rigel Bldg No 752 Dr. Danister De Silva Mawatha Colombo 900

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Sep 4, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1809348

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.