Head of Quality Assurance (m/f/d)


Utimaco is a worldwide supplier of professional cyber-security solutions and is based in Aachen, Germany. Since 1983, Utimaco develops hardware security modules and compliance solutions for telecommunication provider regulations. Utimaco is a world-market leader in both segments. Customers and parters of Utimaco in all parts of the world trust the company's long-term, proven reliability and investments protection, as well as its many certified IT security standards. Utimaco stands for recognizes product quality, user-friendly software, excellent support and trusted high security-made in Germany. 

To further strengthen our Corporate Unit we are looking for a:   Head of Quality Assurance (m/f/d)

Your tasks:

  • Lead, coach and further build a team of QA engineers, responsible for independent end-to-end product testing, and for embedded Quality Assurance in our agile development teams.
  • Ensuring that the development teams adhere to the QA principles, guidelines, and best practices.
  • Establish quality gates for product releases based on defined quality metrics.
  • Contribute to the design and optimization of all quality-assuring actions for selected product lines.
  • Define, develop & deploy standards, methodologies, and frameworks for quality assurance and test automation.
  • Understand business and development strategies and apply knowledge to improve test plans and specifications. 


Your profile:

  • 2+ Years in a QA leadership role.
  • Proven working experience in an agile environment.
  • Brought knowledge of test automation and performance testing tools.
  • Understanding of continuous integration and delivery processes.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication and presentation skills in English.
  • Intercultural skills as well as strong problem-solving and communication skills.

Desirable / optional:

  • Experience of information security technologies and architectures
  • ISTQB Certification
  • German language experience a plus
  • Knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems

We offer you:

  • An open and friendly corporate culture characterized by constructive and collaborative interaction.
  • A flexible working hours model that can be adapted to individual needs.
  • Personal protection through international travel health insurance, private accident insurance, and support in the form of company pension schemes.
  • Professional and personal development through targeted training opportunities.
  • Free beverages, fresh fruit, and sweets.
  • Participation in sports programs such as running events or back training.
  • The opportunity to unwind with a round of foosball or PlayStation.


Then we look forward to receiving your detailed application stating your earliest possible starting date and your salary expectations.