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Aya Healthcare


Posted on: 28 March 2024





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Associate Director, Engineering Automation

Join Aya Healthcare, winner of multiple Top Workplace awards! 

Aya Healthcare is seeking an experienced quality leader who can level-up a strong test organization. The ideal candidate has expertise in defining processes and solutions for releasing high-quality software in a fast-paced environment, and takes initiative to identify and solve problems. They should also have experience with automation tools and frameworks and a good understanding of software development and release cycles, with demonstrated ownership of quality engineering.  

The Associate Director, Engineering Automation will be responsible for fostering a culture of quality within the company. They will lead a team of Automation Engineers to ensure that platforms and systems meet high standards of stability, security, and quality. Reporting directly to the Senior Director Software Engineering, this role will have the authority to establish and implement software quality engineering practices, procedures, and automation to ensure that our software meets the required standards for release. 

The ideal candidate should be a strong servant leader who sets a standard of excellence across the organization. They should comprehensively understand quality, encompassing performance, scalability, maintainability, reliability, usability, and security. 

Who We Are: 

We’re a $10+ billion, rapidly growing workforce solutions provider in the healthcare industry. We deliver tech-enabled services that help healthcare organizations meet and manage their contingent labor needs. We build and manage tech-enabled marketplaces for national and local healthcare talent and deliver contingent labor management solutions through our proprietary software platform.  

At Aya, we’re obsessed with creating exceptional experiences for our clients, clinicians, and employees. In fact, we put employee satisfaction above all else. Our team members are responsible for incomparable customer experience and we know that happy employees are critical to maintaining happy clients. We foster an entrepreneurial, high-energy, low-bureaucracy culture and value innovative thinking and creative problem solving. We embrace diversity in thought and backgrounds unified by a commitment to high achievement. When you join Aya, you’ll be surrounded by teammates who care about you as an individual and leaders who will help you grow both personally and professionally. 


  • Provide direct oversight, leadership, and motivation for enterprise Quality Engineering team. 
  • Develops and mentors staff to build a culture of excellence in the QE team, as well as managing QE performance delivered by outsourced and/or off-shore partners. 
  • Lead cross-functional teams to define the software quality standards and metrics that will be used to evaluate the software development processes. 
  • Collaborate with the application development leadership team to define the internal quality maturity capabilities & standards that will be used to assess the continual improvement of the software development processes. 
  • Create a culture of continual improvement in the software development processes throughout the company. 
  • Partner with product, DevOps, and engineering teams to drive quality upstream. 
  • Drive adoption of automation throughout the product development team. 
  • Develop comprehensive quality dashboards that speak to quality at every stage of the development cycle through post-release. 
  • Uplevel our talent and work with the team to adapt automation, testing, and reliability practices as needed. 
  • Manage the team and its members through the full employee lifecycle. 
  • Ensure delivery against QA department goals and objectives. 
  • Continually improve internal quality and automation practices and metrics. 
  • Drive cross functional quality initiatives within the product development team, and across Aya’s engineering teams.
  • Regularly communicate with colleagues and executives about initiatives in the software testing space. 

Required Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience in automation, quality, and software engineering  
  • 7+ years of experience in software QA leadership and management roles 
  • 5+ years of experience managing large and cross-function teams 
  • 3+ years of experience managing other leaders 
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to summarize and communicate complex technical and project issues 
  • Hands-on experience with tools such as JIRA, GitHub, and Confluence 
  • B.S or master’s degree in computer science, engineering, or a related field 

What We Offer: 

  • Free premium medical, dental, life and vision insurance 
  • Generous 401(k) match 
  • Aya also offers other benefits to those that are eligible and where required by applicable law, including reimbursements and discretionary bonuses 
  • Aya provides paid sick leave in accordance with all applicable state, federal, and local laws. Aya’s general sick leave policy is that employees accrue one hour of paid sick leave for every 30 hours worked. However, to the extent any provisions of the statement above conflict with any applicable paid sick leave laws, the applicable paid sick leave laws are controlling 
  • Celebrations! We hit our goals and reward ourselves.  
  • Company-sponsored virtual events, happy hours and team-building activities are always on the horizon — plus, you get a special treat on your birthday! 
  • Unlimited DTO — we believe in time off!  
  • Virtual yoga, meditation or boot camp classes offered daily 

Compensation: Aya reasonably anticipates the pay scale for this position to be an annual salary of $200,000 to $235,000. 

The pay scale for this position may vary if applicant possesses experience outside of what Aya reasonably anticipates for this position. Bonuses are subject to the role and your manager’s discretion. 

Aya is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO), including Disability / Vets, and welcomes all to apply. Please click here for our EEO policy. 


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