Arity-Testing Operations Manager

| Chicago

Founded by The Allstate Corporation in 2016, Arity is a data and analytics company focused on improving transportation. We collect and analyze enormous amounts of data, using predictive analytics to build solutions with a single goal in mind: to make transportation smarter, safer and more useful for everyone.

At the heart of that mission are the people that work here—the dreamers, doers and difference-makers that call this place home. As part of that team, your work will showcase both your intelligence and your creativity as you tackle real problems and put your talents towards transforming transportation.

That’s because at Arity, we believe work and life shouldn’t be at odds with one another. After all, we know that your unique qualities give you a unique perspective. We don’t just want you to see yourself here. We want you to be yourself here.
 

The Engineering Team

Our engineers are fueled by a passion to impact the future of mobility. They push the boundaries of telematics and transportation tech by creating and supporting cutting-edge products. As part of an Agile team, they are armed with the freedom to innovate and the opportunity to see projects through from start to finish. Using a variety of languages and a top-notch technology stack, our engineers make critical advances in areas like sensor technology, enterprise engineering and platform development. Our team understands what it means to collaborate and communicate in an interconnected global team, all while having trust, transparency and empathy for the end user. Which is pretty cool, if you ask us. 

The Role

The Testing Operations Manager plans, directs, designs, and executes software engineering activities and programs that are of a complex and critical nature. The Testing Operations Manager selects, leads, counsels, motivates, sets expectations and evaluates medium to large teams. Additionally they confer with and advise direct reports on administrative policies and procedures, risks, issues, problem resolution, sourcing decisions, budget and priorities. This person also assists in defining, implementing and prioritizing software engineering policies, procedures, and best practices. The Testing Operations Manager impacts team and business results.

Responsibilities

  • Manage the day to day operations of the testing team of test strategists, automation specialists and testers
  • Seek to ensure that 30+ scrum product teams are appropriately staffed with testing resources
  • Work to enable, facilitate, de-block, etc., testing activities on scrum teams
  • Coordinate human and technical resources to ensure proper coverage on teams
  • Problem-solve
  • Work with the Testing Sr. Strategist to achieve testing roadmap goals implemented
  • Stay abreast of modern testing methods, strategies, roles, and tools.
  • Partner with testing and engineering leadership to manage to a budget
  • Understand all of the factors that contribute to software quality throughout the SDLC
  • Be people focused and be able to articulate their approach to working with, motivating, coaching, and growing individuals and teams while meeting business goals
  • Understand their multi-leveled customers and be able to demonstrate how their needs are met
  • Be diplomatic
  • Manage multiple "balls in the air"
  • Working with the Sr. Strategist to implement organizational change
  • Development and implementation of training programs
  • Re-tooling and re-skilling teams and individuals including assisting others in career development
Qualifications
  • Have a systems software rather than an application software orientation
  • Experience managing in a multiple-continent environment crossing broad cultural and timezone differences
  • Extensive software testing experience in one or more platforms (Mobile, APIs, Big Data, etc)
  • Comfort in operating in a cloud environment preferred
  • Knowledge and/or experience in modern testing methods, strategies, roles, and tools
  • Experience in Agile SCRUM
  • General technical knowledge and/or experience in multiple areas (Mobile, Linux, DB, Networking, Etc.)
  • 5-10 years people management experience including:
  • Performance management
  • Hiring and development of team members
  • Experience functioning in a delivery focused team or role
  • Experience leading organizational change, winning the hearts and minds, and enabling transformation
  • Experience implementing training programs and strategies
  • Experience being an evangelist

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

That’s the day-to-day, now let’s talk about the rest of it. As we mentioned, Arity was founded by The Allstate Corporation. But you’ll be working for—and at—Arity. It’s the best of both worlds. You’ll get access to the full suite of Allstate benefits and work in a fast-paced startup culture. That’s more than just free breakfasts, brain breaks and ping pong. It’s a culture that encourages you to be you.

Sound like a fit? Apply now! We can’t wait to meet you.

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Location

Arity's located in the Merchandise Mart, the heart of Chicago's tech scene. Mobility is what we do & you can find us using all forms to get to work.
Distracted driving kills 9 people daily — Arity is tackling that and other transportation breakdowns
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An Insider's view of Arity

What’s the vibe like in the office?

At Arity, you’re encouraged to see yourself here and be yourself here. When you walk through the door, you are part of something bigger than yourself and are empowered to be better than when you first start here. The space and culture facilitate collaboration & are designed to spark innovation.

Erica, Steph & Rachel

Culture Team

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

The mission of our team is to derive meaningful events and features from raw telematics data, with a mix of physics, signal processing, machine learning, & experimentation. Derived from big data, we're developing best-in-class solutions for collision and distracted driving detection which is disrupting the mobility space.

Venu & Kyle

Data Scientists, Advanced Sensor Insights Team

What makes someone successful on your team?

Product Managers on my team are go-getters. They dive into an ambiguous market and drive our business by leveraging core competencies that achieve solutions. To be successful, they think big, have entrepreneurial drive, wear multiple hats, and have a positive, resilient attitude. Above all, we win together and do this by building each other up.

Rachel

Group Product Manager, Shared Mobility Solutions Team

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At Arity, we solve problems that impact society. Arity Engineering plays a critical role in developing products that incorporate capabilities our customers want with solutions they need. When a customer has a challenge, we leverage the group’s collective learning to work towards an optimized solution. We rarely come across something we can’t solve.

Emad

Vice President, Engineering

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

When collaborating with other teams at Arity, transparency is essential. That means communicating clearly, as well as understanding and respecting other's perspectives. Everyone has strengths that they bring to the table, and open communication allows my team to find those superpowers to work efficiently and successfully deliver to our customers.

Shireen

Salesforce Product Owner, Customer Success Team

What are Arity Perks + Benefits

Arity Benefits Overview

Arity was founded by The Allstate Corporation, but you’ll be working for—and at—Arity. It’s the best of both worlds. You’ll get access to the full suite of Allstate benefits and work in a fast-paced startup culture. That’s more than just free breakfasts, brain breaks and ping pong. It’s a culture that encourages you to be you.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
If enrolled, you have coverage for certain periodic vision exams, eyeglass lenses and frames, or contact lenses, up to a designated dollar amount.
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
We also provide a cash balance pension benefit, at no cost, to eligible employees based on their eligible compensation and years of service with the company. Employees are vested after 3 years.
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family Medical Leave
Arity offers up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year for any employee eligible under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program

Additional Perks + Benefits

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