Teaching Strategies, LLC
  • Technology Development
  • Bethesda, MD, USA
  • Full Time

Teaching Strategies is a dynamic early childhood education company that provides the most innovative and effective curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through kindergarten. With ground-breaking solutions and a strong belief that the most powerful way to impact child outcomes is to improve teacher effectiveness, Teaching Strategies has been supporting the critical work of early childhood educators for over 25 years.

As a company, our philosophy is that the best outcomes result from working together as a team. Located in downtown Bethesda, MD, our company's headquarters are within steps from Bethesda Row and the Bethesda Metro stop. Candidates who fit with our values, vision, and mission will find a casual and fun work environment that fosters creativity, innovation and career growth. Along with great benefits and competitive compensation packages, we at Teaching Strategies pride ourselves on the impact we have on the early childhood field through supporting teachers who are doing the most important work there is teaching children to become creative, confident thinkers.

Position Overview

Teaching Strategies is looking for a highly motivated, customer centric Software Quality Assurance Manager to drive world class quality in the platform and services. The successful manager will be obsessed with quality improvement, experienced and highly committed to creating world class automation for regression and feature testing; able to develop and drive a high-level strategy, as well as take a hands-on approach to implementing that strategy.

Responsibilities include understanding how all the various parts of the Teaching Strategies software ecosystem work, developing QA approaches that fit the overall strategy, overseeing the execution of test plans, and monitoring the progress of testing. The successful candidate is an experienced but hands-on manager who can build an organization that can scale from its current size.

Expected Results: 

  • Defines the Teaching Strategies quality strategy, test architecture, best practices, framework, tools, and systems for a results-oriented organization.
  • Owns the test plans including providing objective information about the quality of each release based on set criteria.
  • Drives the maturity of QA to being world class fostering innovation, predictability, and creativity.
  • Leverages technical expertise and industry trends to influence business, product strategy and quality engineering best practices.
  • Hires, develops, and mobilizes talent including providing written objectives and career guidance and opportunities.
  • Partners with product management and development teams to prioritize roadmaps, requirements, balancing business need with financial and technology constraints.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering or relevant technical discipline
  • 7+ years of technical industry experience
  • 5+ years of people management experience
  • 3+ years of hands-on testing experience
  • 3+ years automated testing background in a highly available SaaS environment 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience in SQA methodology and functional automated testing tools (RSpec, Selenium WebDriver, Cucumber) including programmatic-level testing and user-level automation
  • Experience with load, scale, and performance test approaches and open source and/or commercial load testing tools (JMeter, LoadRunner, CloudTest).
  • Practical, architectural-level capabilities in programmatic web, mobile, and performance test automation framework creation
  • Practical experience in all types of testing including functional white box and non-functional testing such as performance and reliability
  • Hands-on automation experience with proficiency in one or more languages (Python, Java, etc.)
  • Experience with agile development methodologies and post-production processes
  • Strong people management skills, with a proven ability to hire and grow talented programmatic and user-level personnel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a track record of working effectively with Development Engineering and other functions
  • Ability to work and thrive in a fast paced, high volume, test-driven, collaborative and iterative environment


Teaching Strategies, LLC is an equal opportunity employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individual with Disabilities

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