STARWEST 2017 Concurrent Session : Transform Your Team from QA to Test Engineering

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 1:45pm to 2:45pm

Transform Your Team from QA to Test Engineering

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Are you being asked to shorten your testing timelines? Do you feel pressured to increase your test automation coverage but don’t have the time, staff, or budget? How do you as a leader upgrade your existing teams’ programming skills and technical abilities without bringing in external resources—and still meet your daily release deliverables? Join Jennifer Scandariato as she shares her journey in transforming the QA department at iCIMS into a Test Engineering Center of Excellence, where manual testers are now automation engineers who apply appropriate automation technologies to expedite and streamline the testing efforts. Learn how this transformation impacted behavior, garnered respect, and increased team quality, while her test labs group specializing in performance, security, accessibility, and localization efforts stabilized this transformation. Jennifer shares effective step-by-step strategies and lessons learned about creating new job paths and introducing boot camps for training, all while advancing her department’s ability to accelerate application delivery.


Jennifer Scandariato serves as the test engineering director and leads the Women in Technology initiative at iCIMS. She has more than twenty-one years of experience in developing technical solutions to drive growth and profitability while increasing customer satisfaction through high quality and overall engineering effectiveness. Jennifer is a frequent keynote speaker at schools, as well as women and leadership conferences in the New Jersey area. Previously, Jennifer served as the senior vice president of technology at Citigroup, and was the director of quality assurance and governance at Vonage. Jennifer is passionate about economic empowerment, environmental causes, and advocating for women in technology. Follow her on Twitter @jscan.