QA Automation Architect in Scottsdale, AZ at MDI Group

Date Posted: 6/25/2018

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Job Description

QA Automation Architect

QA Automation Architect is an experienced tester who designs the building blocks of QA Automation process and builds the Automation framework. This individual understands testing at a very in-depth level, researches and suggests improved QA/ and automation methods and metrics.

The primary responsibility of a test architect is to provide technical leadership and strategic direction for our testing organization.

Description of Duties:

Designing test frameworks for test automation from ground up
Directing and coordinating the implementation of test automation and other test tools
Designing test environments
Providing guidance on technical types of testing such as performance and security testing
Designing methods for the creation of test data
Coordinating testing with release processes. This person understands software development and can work with developers to ensure that the test approaches align with development approaches and should be able to understand various project life cycles
Works closely with and performs other related duties as assigned or requested by his/her supervisor.

Required Skills and Knowledge:

Eight to ten years of solid test design, tool application and perhaps software design and development
Ability to Lead and coordinate the implementation of test automation and other test tools
Must have built Test frameworks from ground up before
A good understanding of what is important to automate.
Ability to create and feed data to tests
Must understand cloud, SOA and mobile testing
Must know at least one object oriented programming language and/ or scripting language: Java, Java script, C#, etc.
Must understand the concepts of SOAP and REST services as well as both XML and JSON message formats
Experience with relational database concepts & SQL
Experience with various testing methodologies and strategies
Experience with various test automation tools: Selenium, Test Complete, QTP, etc.
Experience with creation and execution of load test scripts using industry standard tools (LoadComplete, load runner, JMeter, etc.)
Experience with leading a software Test Automation team or project
Proficient in Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD) automated test execution
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills as well as the ability to decompose complex problems and to perform root cause analyses

Not Required but a Plus:

Experience with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Knowledge of Microsoft .Net, Azure, and Cosmos database
Experience with Postman


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