Senior Director, SQA & Test Engineering req29281 in Secaucus, NJ at Quest Diagnostics

Date Posted: 8/26/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the “World’s Most Admired Companies,” Quest Diagnostics is the world's leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that doctors and patients need to make better healthcare decisions. They are pioneers in developing innovative diagnostic tests and advanced healthcare information technology solutions that help improve patient care.

With corporate headquarters in Secaucus, NJ, Quest Diagnostics is a Fortune 500 company, traded on the New York Stock Exchange and included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.  With 2018 revenues of $7.53 Billion, and approximately 46,000 employees and 6,600 patient locations across the US, Quest Diagnostics serves half of the physicians and hospitals in the US with their large variety of products and services. 

The company offers the broadest access to diagnostic testing services through its network of laboratories and patient service centers, and provides interpretive consultation through its extensive medical and scientific staff. Quest Diagnostics also provides services to employers, life insurance companies, other commercial labs, clinics, health plans, government agencies, and organizations involved in clinical trials research.

Approximately 150 million times each year, patients and their physicians rely upon Quest Diagnostics results to make important healthcare decisions. Quest Diagnostics Healthcare IT solutions connect over 165,000 physicians. Approximately one third of U.S. physicians – and many of the country’s leading hospitals and health systems – relies on Quest Diagnostics healthcare information solutions to foster better patient care and improve their business performance.




  • FORTUNE magazine's "World's Most Admired Companies" list for 4 consecutive years; one of only five companies to attain Most Admired status in the "Health Care, Pharmacy and Other Services" industry category. 

  • Fortune magazine’s Fortune 500 list

  • Forbes Global 2000

  • Barron’s 500

  • Member of the Dow Jones® Sustainability World Index

  • Consistently named one of the best places to work in U.S. business journal rankings

  • Named a Diversity Inc Noteworthy Company for the second consecutive year in 2018


Diagnostic Testing Services


Quest Diagnostics is the world’s leading provider of diagnostic testing, information and services that patients and doctors need to make better healthcare decisions. Their services range from routine blood tests — such as total cholesterol, Pap testing and white blood cell count — to complex, gene-based and molecular testing. They perform medical tests that aid in the diagnosis or detection of diseases, measure the progress or recovery from a disease or confirm that an individual is free from disease. In addition, they have specialized expertise in cancer, cardiovascular diseases, infectious diseases, and neurology.




In the $60 Billion and growing US Diagnostic Testing Market, Quest Diagnostics is the leader. Quest Diagnostics’ reputation as a leading innovator, provider of high value, low cost solutions and its financial strength and flexibility make it well positioned to capitalize on the evolving healthcare landscape.

Quest Diagnostics’ long-term strategy is to become the undisputed world leader in diagnostic testing, information and services. To drive this profitable growth, Quest Diagnostics plans to leverage capabilities to create differentiation:

  • Deliver Innovative Solutions

  • Leverage their Unparalleled Access and Distribution Network

  • Expand their relationships with large payors and health systems

  • Deliver Superior Patient Experiences


Position Description

Look for more than answers.  Patients and Physicians rely on our diagnostic testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It’s about providing clarity and hope.

You will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You’ll have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.

At Quest, we are on a continuous journey of discovery and development. It’s this attitude that has made us an industry leader and the #1 Diagnostic Lab in the US. For those joining us, we offer exciting and fast-moving career opportunities where you can affect change at a rate unheard of in many organizations of our size and scope. While we invest in and develop technology to drive our innovations, our ongoing success relies on our people.

Basic Purpose

The Senior Director of SQA & Testing will provide the organization with the leadership required to develop, implement and maintain quality systems and standards for the Quest Diagnostics IT Software Development cycle.  The Senior Director is also accountable for partnering with leadership in establishing strategic planning to support testing and quality assurance for our enterprise wide IT products and software development functions. 

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Will provide direction on the appropriate processes, leadership and strategy to ensure the quality of all systems development projects initiated or maintained by the information technology management/services area.

  • Develop and drive a QA and Test Engineering strategy, as well as take a hands-on approach to implementing that strategy

  • Lead efforts to enhance and make the testing process more efficient

  • Creating a strong operational method to measure and improving quality throughout release and deployment

  • Developing new and enhancing existing processes for test plans, cases, and scripts

  • Expand existing automation framework and introduce new initiatives to increase SQA test coverage

  • Oversee test planning, test documentation, reporting and design and implementation of validation procedures

  • Develop methodologies and lead in setting and maintaining the standards for Software Quality Assurance test

  • Collaborates and partners with third party vendors and strategic suppliers to implement and execute on the QA and Testing strategy, as well as day to day operations.



  • 12+ years of leading a technical organization in a diagnostics industry

  • Must have the experience and ability to provide the organization with the leadership required to develop, implement and maintain quality systems and standards.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and direct experience with developing and establishing Quality systems and Test Engineering processes

  • The ideal candidate possesses process improvement orientation.

  • Consistently demonstrates Quest leadership capabilities and Our New Quest behaviors

  • Understanding QA Automation testing and its applicable technologies

  • Propensity to thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Work collaboratively with others

  • Able to communicate vision, clarify expectations and simplify complexity into simple terms

  • Work effectively in a matrix environment and manage a global team.

  • Process skills – Strong orientation to processes and technology. Has created process standards and/ or can own and fix routines involving multiple systems or hand offs.

  • Excellent written, oral, presentation and facilitation skills

  • Must be well organized and have the ability to communicate system concepts and their applications

  • Process transformation – strong process design and improvement experience with expertise in technology implementation and integration


Education Preferred

  • B.S/B.A. degree in clinical, scientific or technical discipline required. Advanced Degree or MBA preferred.

All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity.

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