Testing Lead Department: Testing & Development Experience: 4 - 6 Years Experience

Paper Plane is looking for a self-driven Testing Lead for our Mumbai office, who can detect, record and manage defects & lead the testing team to ensure deliverables meet the client requirements.


  • Test Planning:
    • Review product requirements, functional and design specifications to determine the Testing Scope & Effort.
    • Estimate and establish the baseline along with the Project Manager for the time, resources and budget required to perform the testing.
    • Develop the test plan for the tasks, dependencies and participants required to mitigate the risks to system quality and obtain stakeholder support for this plan.
    • Establish Testing Requirements including Hardware, Software and Data requirements for the Test Setup.
    • Organize the testing kick-off meeting.
    • Define the Testing Strategy for each project.
    • Ensure availability of accurate and comprehensive Test Data in the required formats before commencement of testing.
    • Create a list of milestones and checkpoints and set measureable criteria to review the quality of deliverables in a regular and timely manner.
    • Formulate plans for Regression Testing.
  • Ensure Adherence to Quality Standards & Processes:
    • Document, implement, monitor, and enforce all processes for testing as per standards defined by the organization.
    • Be the point of contact for the Testing team for all the escalations related to Testing and Quality assurance.
    • Maintain Quality metrics and analyze performance across projects.
    • Ensure content and structure of all Testing documents / artifacts is documented and maintained.
    • Track and prepare the report of testing activities like testing results, test case coverage, required resources, monthly defects reports and performance baselines.
    • Check / Review the Test Cases documents in a timely manner.
    • Keep track of the new requirements / change in requirements of the Project.
    • Escalate the issues about project requirements (Software, Hardware, Resources) to Project Manager.
    • Attend the regular client calls and discuss the weekly status with the client/Project Manager. Document & Send Weekly Status Reports.
    • Review various reports prepared by Test engineers.
    • Track and ensure the timely delivery of different testing milestones.
    • Establish templates and Checklists for Testing Best Practices, Guidelines and Bug Reporting.
  • Team Management:
    • Build a testing team of professionals with appropriate skills, attitudes and motivation.
    • Identify Training requirements. Work closely with individuals within each team in the context of overcoming weaknesses and creating greater efficiency.
    • Assign tasks to all Testing Team members and ensure that all of them have sufficient work in the project.
    • Conduct regular audits of Manual & Automated test cases and provide feedback to individuals.
    • Be the interface/conduit between multi-functional teams to lead the delivery of projects.
    • Effectively manage team workloads and team morale.
  • Testing:
    • Hands on manual and automated testing of key web and mobile application projects within Paper Plane.
    • Perform feature tests based on a thorough understanding of feature requirements and desired behavior with cross-browser compatibility testing.
    • Perform Responsive Testing on physical devices such as mobiles and tablets (iPad).
    • Identify and report general website bugs and other functional/usability issues in web applications and internal software tools
    • Validate fixes and maintain clear and appropriate bug tracking documentation.


  • 4-6 years work experience in Manual testing
  • Experience in using Automation Testing tools like Selenium (At least in 2 comprehensive project implementations)
  • Extensive Experience in testing Web Products and Business Applications (Desktop & Mobile interfaces)
  • Strong planning and leadership skills
  • Working knowledge of Functional, GUI, Performance and Regression testing in an AGILE environment
  • Ability to highlight and drive issues forward from identification through to resolution
  • Strong knowledge of QA procedures, principles, and tools
  • Strong verbal and written (technical) communication skills to explain bugs and other issues identified and produce bug reports, documentation and feedback to both product owners and software developers.
  • Ability to work in an environment of perfection and compliance to web standards and high design quality benchmarks.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills - know what you need to do, and DO IT!
  • Collaborative style.

Brownie Points:

  • Experience in the below areas will be a strong bonus:
    • Understanding of Unit Testing Tools like PHPUnit.
    • Software Testing Certification.

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