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 Functional Manager, IT QA/Test - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

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Posted by: Rockwell Automation 
Hiring entity type: Manufacturing 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Computers - Programming Languages
Computers - IT Management
Operations - Quality
Computers - Software Engineer
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 2452247 / Latpro-3520224 
Date posted: Dec-23-2016
State, Zip: Wisconsin, 53204


Position Summary:

The Functional Quality Manager role is to communicate and implement the best practice testing strategy within the organization and how it fits with the project methodology.  This position manages a team of QA Leads and Analysts with a deep expertise in test planning and test script build and automated testing tools.   Will work collaboratively with 3rd party vendors to define scope of testing for projects and framework to be deployed. This position leads a team of 3-7 employees and/or contractors.

Key Accountabilities

  • Leads a high performing team that delivers:

    • Overall testing strategy utilizing best practices and tools

    • Preparation of test specifications working with functional design teams

    • Preparation of test plans and build of these plans within defined tool for documentation

    • Resource management of teams that will perform activities of test script build and test plan creation

    • Reporting of testing status during project execution and driving testing completion in accordance with project timeline

  • Works collaboratively with the IT-Plan organization to understand incoming demand and perform resource management.

  • Develops strategies around software and application testing in areas of new functionality, integration testing, and UAT

  • Provides recommendations for regression and VST testing based on activity being planned for future projects

  • Establishes and nurtures relationships with key 3rd party partners and providers.

  • Develops long term vision/strategies for the Testing COE and collaborates with service transition for successful execution

  • Aligns Testing priorities with business direction and IT strategy

  • Creates and manages departmental budgets and monthly financial forecasts.  Oversees budget execution of subordinate managers and teams.

  • Leverages solution knowledge, business experience, internal network and personal expertise to contribute in a very visible and responsible manner.

  • Continually grows the IT capability within core technology disciplines for Rockwell Automation

  • Leads and inspires teams that work effectively and in harmony across the entire IT and Business organizations

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelors' degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business Administration, or other related field or equivalent work experience

  • Projects: Experience with a broad range of exposure to various technical environments and multiple business process segments 

  • Management Experience: Minimum 3 years of management experience

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of HPQC or equivalent testing tool.

  • Knowledge of application testing theories and practices

  • Experience in providing testing strategy for ERP solutions

  • Knowledge of software Quality engineering process

  • Experience in a wide variety of testing efforts, techniques and tools

  • Demand Management and managing multiple projects

  • Experience/knowledge of the Enterprise Application

Capabilities, Knowledge and Skills

  • Demonstrates principled leadership and sound business ethics; shows consistency among principles, values, and behavior

  • Builds trust with others through own authenticity and follow-through on commitments

  • Develops productive and respectful relationships across organizational boundaries and with partners

  • Drives collaboration within the team, across IT and, as necessary, with business customers

  • Ability to bring together varying views for best possible outcomes, considering strategy, technology, and available resources

  • Shapes roles and assignments in ways that leverage and develop staff capabilities

  • Builds effective high performance teams committed to organizational goals

  • Proficient in the Rockwell leadership competencies at this career band

  • Constructively identifies the need for change and make sit happen, preserving the strengths of the organization 

  • Ability to resolve conflict and deal with issues in a constructive manner with individuals at all levels of the organization


  • Ability to apply critical thinking in effectively solving problems, making decisions and taking appropriate risks

  • Ability to determine long term direction, industry trends, and how they relate to the organizational needs

  • Ability to understand complex and detailed business processes and identify opportunities and risks


  • Possesses and maintains exceptional verbal and written skills

  • Adept at change communication to inform and influence others to support and adapt to change

  • Informative and persuasive presenter to executive audiences, peer groups and direct reports


  • Possesses a strong understanding of testing technology areas and how they impact business performance

  • Maintain awareness of testing trends and tools being used and developed by the industry


  • 3 year experience working with testing tools

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job. They are not intended to be an all-encompassing list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel.  Reasonable accommodations to essential functions of the job will be made if necessary. This position conducts tasks in accordance with applicable health, safety, quality and environmental regulations (state/federal laws, ISO 9001, ISO 14000, etc.) as well as Rockwell/Rockwell Automation policies and procedures.

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Full Time

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Work State/City:
Milwaukee - Wisconsin

Company Overview:
Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Throughout the world, our flagship Allen-Bradley® and Rockwell Software® product brands are recognized for innovation and excellence.

When you choose Rockwell Automation, you join countless talented employees who have helped us establish our leadership position in the automation industry over the past century.

You join a diverse, inclusive and global community with a passion for innovation. A place where you can partner with great minds and inspiring people. And a corporation backed by the financial strength that drives growth - and career opportunities.

As much as we focus on our customers, we know our employees are key to our success and future. Helping you develop a rewarding career is a top priority. Because when you succeed, we succeed.

EEO Statement:
Rockwell Automation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, email our Talent Acquisition representative at (see application details).

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