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Senior Manager, Quality Engineering (Automation)




Exelixis has newly formed the Digital Transformation (DT) function to effectively support Exelixis’ rapid growth which is expected in the next 3 to 5 years. To support business functions in process simplification, automation and data-driven decision making, DT will introduce relevant technology products. DT products will aid in sustaining both organic and inorganic growth of Exelixis, increasing operational complexity of additional product launches, indications, capabilities, and geographies. Senior Manager, Quality Engineering (Automation) will be leading delivery of Enterprise level Business Process Automation and Test Automation initiatives using industry leading Robotics Process Automation tool. Key objective of this role is to drive enterprise agility and improved employee engagement through automation.

Role requires combination of RPA Architectural, Implementation and Business partnership experience to deliver best-in-class RPA based solution at scale in highly agile way. Role is also expected to oversee GUI automation using RPA to help drive agility in software changes released. Ideal candidate will closely collaborate with Business Information Managers, Business Stakeholders and internal/external engineering teams to identify and evaluate opportunities, create business case, lead development-deployment-maintenance of automation. Role will actively drive increased adoption and report on related metrics. Candidate will implement strong RPA governance model to ensure data is protected, deployment and usage is controlled and auditable. Role will lead team of multi-geo vendor resources to deliver the initiative. This role will work closely with Senior Director – Quality Engineering to achieve vision, mission, goals of Quality Engineering function and overall Digital Transformation group.

Position Requirements:
RPA Architecture and Governance
• Deploy best-in-class RPA Governance using UiPath’s cloud-based orchestrator and automation hub
• Setup controls and methodologies to ensure execution is highly auditable, controlled and monitored
• Ensure data stored for automation purpose is secured and encrypted
• Establish integration with source code repository
• Deploy best-in-class automation framework(s) for Business Process Automation and Test Automation
• Establish coding best practices from RPA perspective
• For GUI test automation establish integration with other tools
• Monitor automation adoption and ROI
• Setup real-time dashboards for automation metric reporting
• Establish environment strategy
• Provide reports on overall initiative progress
RPA Development, Deployment and Maintenance
• Define playbook for RPA development, deployment and maintenance
• Manage all BPA use cases through Jira
• Manage delivery plan for each business use case to be automated
• Oversee development, testing, acceptance testing, deployment and maintenance activities carried out by vendor team
• Review code developed by vendor team member
• Ensure end-user centric approach to bot development
• Ensure re-usability through modular development strategy
Business Partnership
• Drive increased familiarity of Business Process Automation with key stakeholders in each business function
• Actively collaborate with key stakeholders – Business Teams, DT-Business Information Managers, DT Engineering teams to create BPA pipeline
• Ensure end-user feedback is looped in as part of solution delivered
• Articulate ROI and gain business confirmation on actual benefits achieved through delivered automation
• Coach end-users for improved adoption
• Create environment for Citizen Development

• Will manage a team consisting of contractors/MSP resources

• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline and eight years related experience; or,
• Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline and six years related experience; or,
• Equivalent combination of education and experience.

• Minimum of eight years of experience in software development field
• Minimum of three years of experience in leading automation projects
• Minimum of three years of experience in one of leading RPA tools (preferably UiPath)
• Deep expertise in automation architecture and framework
• Deep expertise in RPA technologies with certification from leading RPA tool vendors
• Experience in setup of automation function is highly desirable
• Experience in leading delivery of complex programs in a multi-geo team environment
• Experience of working in Agile projects
• Experience in Life Sciences is preferred
• Experience of mobile automation using UiPath is preferred

• Strong program management and governance skills
• Strong interpersonal relationship and communication (verbal and written) skills
• Attention to detail with emphasis on accuracy; ability to thrive in dynamic, fast paced environment
• Excellent planning, organization, and problem-solving skills with the ability to successfully handle multiple concurrent priorities simultaneously
• Ability to collaborate on projects involving multiple teams, managing stakeholder relationships, and presenting to audiences
• Ability to effectively management time, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines
• Ability to coach and mentor staff, assign and manage their workloads
• Must have led team of RPA developers
• Must have led successful delivery of 25+ bots

• Works on very complex problems where analysis of situations or information requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors
• May work on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or information requires an evaluation of intangibles
• Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation of criteria for obtaining results
• Creates formal networks involving coordination among different groups across the organization

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November 19, 2021
1851 Harbor Bay Pkwy, Alameda, CA 94502, Alameda, California
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