IT Quality Assurance Specialist

Avery Dennison

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Avery Dennison (NYSE: AVY) is a global leader in pressure-sensitive and functional materials and labeling solutions for the retail apparel market. The company's applications and technologies are an integral part of products used in every major industry. With operations in more than 50 countries and more than 32,000 employees worldwide, Avery Dennison serves customers in the consumer packaging, graphical display, logistics, apparel, industrial and healthcare industries. Headquartered in Glendale, California, the company reported sales of $6.1 billion in 2016. Learn more at

Job Description

​​As the Quality Assurance Specialist at Avery Dennison, you will have the unique and rewarding opportunity to give shape to the Quality Assurance discipline for Avery Dennison Materials IT.

This is a very hands-on, highly cross - functional and visible role, where you will work collaboratively with the IT teams to develop validation strategies across multiple levels of test environments and technologies, design and implement testing frameworks to execute these strategies and drive decisions on feature/release readiness.

You will be responsible for building a strong culture of quality throughout Avery Dennison's IT partner group, allowing them to function autonomously while balancing speed of delivery and quality. This role is a mixture of technical leadership, project management, process guidance and coaching.​

To be successful in this role, you must have strong software fundamentals, experience designing reliable and scalable test frameworks, incredible attention to detail, and a passion for the discipline of software validation. You don't rest until problems are fully understood and demonstrably, provably resolved. You use data and metrics to drive decisions and communicate status, and thrive on creating order from ambiguity.


  • Review existing QA practices (code, design and tool standards), identify gaps and improvement opportunities and create a plan to implement.

  • Plan and drive execution of black box, white box, automated testing strategies to improve efficiency; execute proofs of concept where necessary.

  • Use data metrics to drive quality and work with the support and project teams to integrate these metrics into their everyday practice.

  • Work with IT PMO to fuse Quality Assurance as part of the project delivery lifecycle; define QA deliverables for different stages of project execution.

  • Collaborate with the Architecture and Business Unit IT leads on tool selection.

  • Validate adherence to defined framework and practices; drive action for continuous improvement.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Education: Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent experience.

Computer Science/Electrical Engineering or similar technical degree preferred.

Familiarity with setting up testing environments for .NET Applications preferred.

Certification(s): ISTQB, CSTE, QTP certification is preferred


  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in Quality Assurance required

  • Experience in managing or leading a team of technical resources is prefered.

  • Strong experience with distributed/enterprise systems required.

  • Prior experience with application testing and test creation required.

  • Prior experience with testing consumer grade software and systems required.


  • Strong software engineering background and development life cycle knowledge.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills (ability to communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience)

  • Knowledge and understanding of agile methodologies is preferred

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills are required

  • Expertise with test automation, planning and execution systems (Selenium, Quality Center) is required

  • Knowledge and understanding of databases and messaging systems is is preferred.

Additional Information


We not only embrace change… we drive it. We work hard, push hard, and take brave risks. Our culture is innovative and collaborative - where bold ideas turn into action. We grow strong talent through stretch opportunities only restricted by your interests. We are committed to workplace diversity, both for employees and for the business. We are a force for good, embedded in industries and communities worldwide. We are challenging ourselves and others to reach higher and think bigger to improve the quality of all life. Avery Dennison is a great place to work for everyone. We offer:
● Workplace Flexibility
● Structured learning and development
● Mentoring program
● Competitive total rewards

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

At Avery Dennison we do what we love and we love what we do.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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