QA Lead

New York, United States | Contract | COVID-19 remote


Barbarian is looking for a QA Lead!


The Barbarian Group is seeking a Quality Assurance Engineering Lead to help facilitate stable, scalable, and sustainable Web Development experiences. Barbarian's QA Engineering Lead will manage quality for enterprise solutions that leverage modern cloud technology, data, and automation to create next-generation customer experiences. This role is part of a growing team focused on driving digital transformation through technology consulting and product development.


We are looking for a candidate who has a strong background in Quality Assurance and has experience implementing best practices throughout the Software Development Lifecycle for quality management. The Quality Assurance Lead will be responsible for test case management, building out test suites, executing tests manual/automated, and producing traceability reporting. The Quality Assurance Lead will have the opportunity to collaborate with a cross-functional team in both waterfall and agile working models.



The scope of the role will be inclusive of the following:

  • Developing functional and non-functional user stories with well-defined acceptance criteria
  • Developing test plans, suites, cases, and scenarios in an integrated workflow with project management software (e.g. Jira) and test case management software (e.g. TestRail, Zephyr, etc.)
  • Organizing test suites in the QA testing utility pyramid including smoke, happy-path, regression, and edge case testing using modular testing schemes
  • Testing client-side applications and validating backend systems (APIs, Commerce, CMS, CDP, CRM, Marketing Automation, etc.)
  • Writing detailed defect reports with a high degree of specificity and consistently providing all of the necessary supporting documentation to reproduce defects
  • Executing testing cross browsers, cross devices on physical and virtual (cloud testing environments e.g. SauceLabs, Browserstack)
  • Managing testing for email templates across email clients (using technologies such as Litmus, Email on Acid)
  • Performing debugging using Development Tools to evaluate Network, Sources, Timelines, Profiles, Inspect Elements and Console Logs
  • Supporting a hybrid working model with Agile and Waterfall-style project management paradigms
  • Cross-functional collaboration with Production, Engineering, Design and UX team members
  • Reporting on project risks and progress to all appropriate project stakeholders
  • Executing manual and automated testing workflows



  • 5-10 years of experience in Quality Assurance (agency preferred)
  • 5-10 years of experience using Jira and Confluence
  • 2-3 years of experience using test case management software
  • 2-3 years of experience with automation tools (e.g. Cypress, Selenium, etc.) to streamline workflows and perform repetitive tasks
  • Experience testing web applications with Enterprise technologies
  • Effective project management skills
  • Experience operating in a client-facing role
  • Experience multitasking across multiple projects
  • Experience implementing Behavior-driven development (BDD) with frameworks (e.g. Cucumber, jBehave) (nice-to-have)



The Quality Assurance Lead will report directly to Barbarian’s CTO

* This is a contract freelance role for  3-4 months that could go temp-perm.


Barbarian is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We strongly support diversity in the workforce.