Quality Assurance Manager in Irving, TX at Cottonwood Financial

Date Posted: 6/2/2020

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Job Description

Reporting to our Director of Portfolio Delivery, the Quality Assurance Manager is responsible for ensuring that the quality of delivered software meets the highest standards of rigor. Acting as a liaison between IT and business partners, this leadership position understands core business objectives, project deliverables, and creates quality assurance strategies levering automation at scale. This is an amazing opportunity for a talented QA leader to take his/her next career step in QA with Automation, by managing high-visibility projects that are both tactical and strategic in nature. This position is based at our Administrative Office (HQ) in Irving (Las Colinas), Texas.


  • Manage and lead the IT Quality Assurance teams, consisting of Automation Engineers and Quality Assurance Testers
  • Create and maintain automation suites targeted toward Enterprise POS systems, Decision Science APIs and CI/CD pipelines in a hybrid cloud environment
  • Working closely with Product Management, Delivery Teams and Business Analysts to ensure quality across strategic portfolio initiatives
  • Lead team members to have ownership of testing scope and plan execution strategy
  • Collaborate with the project leadership team on any defects found, required
    escalations and follow-thru to ensure that they are prioritized and resolved
  • Work closely with Delivery Management to foster effective solutions delivery and provide Quality Assurance Framework to establish a Center of Excellence
  • Prepare and maintain detailed documents and artifacts assuring quality standards


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • 5 years of hands-on testing experience
  • 5 years of demonstrated Quality Assurance leadership
  • 3 years of experience as a QA manager
  • 2 years of experience in leading and orchestrating large automation test suites using SmartBear TestComplete
  • Understanding of testing landscape, including forward-thinking potential solutions to optimize automated testing
  • Must be strong in project management, analytical thinking, and problem-solving
  • Strong organizational / communication skills
  • Local (Dallas/Fort Worth area) candidates only – no relocation
  • Must be currently authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship and not require sponsorship in the future


  • Experience in Behavior Driven Design (BDD)
  • Experience with Automation Testing Tools like UI Path, Coded UI, Selenium, Cucumber or HP TestCenter
  • Experience with Windows, Web/Mobile applications, including webservice and APIs and xml/json messaging


  • Annual salary of $120,000


  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • Voluntary life/ AD&D
  • Short-term & long-term disability
  • 401K with company match
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time
  • Paid maternity, paternity, extended medical leave, and jury duty
  • Corporate discount program on personal cell phone accounts with select providers
  • Business casual work environment

Founded in 1996, Cottonwood Financial is one of the largest privately held retail consumer finance companies in the United States. We have zero debt, have been profitable every year since inception, and our growth is funded entirely through internally generated capital. Headquartered in Irving (Las Colinas), Texas, we have company-owned locations, under our Cash Store brand, across the country. Through this national brick-and-mortar footprint, we provide best-in-class customer service and offer an innovative mix of financial products and services to our customers.

We have been named several times to the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies, as well as to the Dallas 100 list of the fastest-growing private companies in North Texas.