QA Architect in Cary, NC at Volt

Date Posted: 10/2/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Contingent
  • Location:
    Cary, NC
  • Job Type:
  • Duration:
    24 weeks
  • Date Posted:
    10/2/2018
  • Job ID:
    140870
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
  • Phone
    919/789-6990

Job Description

Volt is looking for a QA Architect for our client in the Raleigh, NC area.

Position Summary:  The QA Architect will primarily be the lead for Quality Assurance Infrastructure efforts including testing platforms, quality assurance tools, and testing frameworks. The QA Architect will be working in the within the Quality Assurance department supporting the development teams with their QA activities.  The QA Architect will also work on quality initiatives as directed by the QA Manager.  The QA Architect responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop QA Automation, Performance & Agile Implementation Strategy for Software Quality.
  • Rationalize and optimize the current inventory of QA tools, platforms, and frameworks
  • Evaluating & recommending QA Tools and technologies
  • Optimize Test Frameworks for usability, scalability and performance
  • Improve QA Integration with SDLC Process and supporting Frameworks (Rally, Jenkins, SOAPUI, etc.)
  • Responsible for QA Training & Workshops including Security & Performance
  • Responsible for providing guidance and support to QA Engineers
  • Responsible for working with Operations to manage and support the Test Environment & QA Toolsets
  • Evangelizing quality processes and best practices to improve and measure the quality of products delivered to customers
  • Working with QA Manager and Application Architects on strategic initiatives
  • Recommending continuous process improvement ideas to QA Manager and Product teams

Responsibilities:

  • Implement QA infrastructure (tools, platforms, & frameworks) using recommendations on cost-benefit analysis. Recommendations will include project proposals & plans. This includes acquiring new infrastructure and retirement of existing infrastructure.
  • Maintain an inventory of QA tools with upgrade roadmaps to be shared with software development teams.
  • Coordinate and plan QA infrastructure upgrades with IS&S and Development teams.
  • Work with Operations to manage and address issues with the supported QA Environment.
  • Implement scalability or performance enhancements or configuration changes to support QA Engineer testing needs.
  • Implement QA Integration changes with SDLC Process tools.
  • Conduct or facilitate QA Training & Workshops for QA Engineers,
  • Provide regular status updates to QA Manager regarding progress.
  • Disseminate QA Infrastructure changes to QA Engineers and development teams.
  • Responsible for resolving technical issues and help QA team members to move past the bottlenecks.
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining standard QA practice across board, which should help increase test automation and give visibility on QA efforts.
  • Responsible for creation and maintenance of test Frameworks.
  • Responsible for guiding team to strive automating all high ROI test automation candidates.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to lead multiple projects simultaneously
  • Ability to explain concepts with technical and non-technical staff
  • Work efficiently within assigned project schedules
  • Work effectively with all co-workers; team player
  • Communicate effectively and in a professional manner
  • Exhibit ability to learn complex business functions with limited guidance
  • 7+ years - Basic Java
  • 3+ years - Selenium WebDriver with Java
  • 3+ years - SQL
  • 1+ years - SOAP & REST Webservices Testing (SOAP UI or alternate tool)
  • 2+ years of Non-functional Test Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent field desired
  • 7+ years in a development role
  • 1+ years’ experience with automated test tools
  • Remain abreast of current technologies and take initiative to acquire additional knowledge to prepare for additional responsibilities
  • Demonstrated understanding of SDLC and QA processes and best practices in accordance with Agile/SCRUM practices
  • Exhibit ability to learn complex business functions

Volt is an equal opportunity employer