Test Architect in Austin, TX at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 6/5/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job #:  850210

US Citizens and those authorized to work in the US without sponsorship are encouraged to apply. We cannot provide sponsorship or work on C2C at this time.

 

If you meet the below requirements, email: kkeller@apexsystems.com

 

Contract to Hire!

The Test Architect will be senior member of a team of Sr. SDETs, SDETs & functional testers driving the testing vison (architectural, automation vision) of the Test Engineering Program on this effort.

This role will be working with test leads and scrum teams to continuously bridge gaps in automation, functional and testing processes/infrastructure across teams and responsible for building processes to ensure high quality software releases. This role will also work to identify interfaces and systems impacted and work with testers/test leads to identify testing objectives for each of the systems under test .

Responsible for construction of new framework and tools to help augment existing automation frameworks.

This role will also ensure that right test Data strategy has been created to work with the program with emphasis on reusability , maintainability and accessibility of Test Data.

Additionally, will be working closely with DevOps team to strategically include automated tests and testing infrastructure into DevOps pipeline.

Activities will include working with the cloud team to maintain best practices, integrating continuous automated testing, the instantiation of automation scripts, and ensuring high quality software, and working with product teams to promote Test Engineering principles.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who will thrive working within a fast-paced, team-oriented atmosphere.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

Contribute towards the future state of automation for Test Engineering by closely collaborating with the testing team, a team comprising of Sr. SDETs, SDETs, functional testers and automation engineers.
Perform gap analysis of current state of functional testing process , testing infrastructure , automation frameworks across products and strategizing future state of functional testing strategy and align against automation framework .
Build Holistic Test Strategy and Test impact assessment of all systems under test as part of the program.
Evangelize, strategize, introduce and implement automation frameworks to support integration, web service and GUI testing across Program
Writing automated tests and test harnesses application and services under test.
Writing and reviewing test strategies, test plans and test cases based on the agile stories and/or product requirements.
Interact and collaborate directly with software developers, product managers, and business analysts to ensure proper development and quality of applications and products.
Interact with SDETs, QA members and technical leaders to understand systems and component specifications and recommend changes to facilitate efficient and effective testing.
Evangelize software testing best practices and influence architecture and design decisions.
Participate in efforts to share testing technologies and expertise within the company.
Perform tasks efficiently and work together with team to ensure project success.
 

Skills

B.S. in Computer Science, Software Engineering or equivalent preferred.
5+ years of experience as a SDET.
8+ years of experience in software testing.
Strong experience working with SDLC frameworks like: SCRUM, Kanban, Agile.(SAFE Agile preferred)
Strong Experience to programmatically test products; measure test coverage; CI/CD pipeline , develop best automation, profiling, and performance/load testing tools; and drive testability and diagnostic ability into the product.
Experience in Selenium web driver, Selenium Grid and Cucumber.
Experience in testing applications on Cloud infrastructure (Azure/AWS) a plus.
Experience working in distributed SOA environments including REST services.
Experience in querying complex schemas and relational databases.
Experience working in a within a DevOps model and continuous delivery model
Proficiency in, at least, one programming language Java.
Strong Experience developing high quality automation frameworks.
Strong Experience in BDD, TDD, Data driven and Hybrid automation frameworks.
Experience with automation, web deployment and engineering environment tools such as VSTS, Jasmine, JIRA, Github/Gitlab, Jenkins.