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The Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Information and Services (MSCIS) Information Solutions (IS) group supports Manufacturing and Supply Chain (MSC) for Microsoft and the Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB) division. IEB has a rich set of entertainment products like Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Zune Marketplace, and more with a highly active and engaged customer base. Our newest innovation, Kinect, has sold over 18 million units since its launch in November of 2010. The set of services making up the Xbox Live cloud is optimized around social, casual and hardcore gaming, and modern entertainment experiences. We're fun. We're social. We're interactive. And, we're growing!

We have an opening for an experienced manager to manage the SDET Team for Digital Supply Chain group in Redmond, USA. We are looking for a high achiever with a track record of success. This is a senior level position for someone who can take on the challenge of leading a strong team of SDETs, develop and grow individuals, building and fostering strong cross team/group relationships and setting strategic plans and tactical goals for the team. You will drive the overall Quality improvements of our solutions in Digital Supply Chain and contribute to the overall systems/platform architecture and strategy. In addition to tactical work, a key value add will be identifying recurring problem patterns and proposing strategic solutions to eliminate them. Ideal candidates would have a strong track record setting the technical direction for improving Quality of the overall systems and solutions.

If you are passionate about leading a team of SDETs focused on designing solutions and services for Digital Supply Chain within MSCIS and want to be part of a team with the focus on delivering innovative solutions using Microsoft technologies then we want to hear from you.

The position will report into Principal Test manager for MSCIS IS Engineering.

- Bring innovative approaches to project functional areas that continuously improve our ability to deliver faster, better, and cheaper solutions
- Manage, lead and develop a diverse organization of SDETs
- Build and maintain strong cross-group relationships
- Own quality of Digital Supply Chain releases
- Manage and optimize test capacity by leveraging alternative delivery models (FTE, Vendor and global delivery)
- Participate in feature and release planning as part of the management team, focusing on quality of customer experience, quality of engineering and quality of testing processes
- Deep focus on engineering excellence and passion for quality
- Define testing practices for the team, including testing standards, performance, scalability and load testing , security testing, automation strategies, overall code quality and resource planning, in coordination with PM and SDE teams.
- Define strategies for components, services level white box testing
- Participate actively in detailed design, code reviews, bug/issue triage with the technical team, making well informed decisions in support of business and engineering goals
- Lead team in following industry best practices for Agile development in a team environment
- Be a leader that can maintain focus and deliver results consistently through a team.

- BA in computer science or related field
- 10+ years of related experience in systems implementation and in designing, developing, testing and shipping high quality software or services on schedule and at least 5 years of management experience
- 6+ years experience in C#, .NET Framework, STS, WPF, WF, WCF, and ASP.NET (Web forms/MVC), LINQ, SharePoint, SQL Server 2008
- 5+ years experience as a Test Manager with excellent track record
- Experience in managing global teams - onshore and offshore
- Well-versed with SCRUM, LSB or similar Agile development/implementation methodologies
- Excellent verbal communications and cross group collaboration skills
- Great problem solving skills and high intellectual horsepower
- Proven sense of high accountability and self-drive to take on and see through big challenges
- Confident, takes ownership, willingness to “do what it takes” to get the job done

- Experience implementing and testing systems built using Microsoft technologies (SQL Server, BizTalk, .NET, SharePoint, etc.)
- Experience implementing application/services on Azure (AppFabric, Windows Azure and SQL Azure) or another cloud platform a strong plus
- Development experience in SQL, .Net technologies, C#, Web services, WCF
- Experience with Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment
- Familiarity with internal MS automation tools - MAUI, KAF, RPF, VSTF, Mita
- On-line Services Engineering Experience
- Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft development and application technologies
- Knowledge with Cloud Computing, Windows Azure and SQL Azure

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