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Job Code: #13988
Title: QA Test Automation Architect
Job Location: South Jordan, Utah

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Job Description:

PDS has an immediate need for a Test Automation Architect.  This opportunity is with an outstanding, growing firm in the Salt Lake City area.

Test Automation Architect

Position Summary

The Test Automation Architect will provide technical leadership and strategic direction for our client's Global QA & DevOps.  The role requires long term thinking while establishing solution designs for active program strategies.  Knowledge areas span QA activities such as Test Automation, Service Virtualization, Data Virtualization, Test Data Management, Environment Design and advanced Test Management strategies all combined to improve effectiveness, costs, and velocity.

Key Responsibilities

  • The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate the delivery of automation tooling and frameworks through technical and team leadership effectively to both functional and cross organization teams.

  • Act as a trusted advisor that understands broader enterprise automation architecture to assess and provide cross platform, cross tooling automation solutions that can span our development delivery models

  • Works collaboratively with other departments to understand project objectives, gather automation requirements, design automated tests, troubleshoot issues, and implement scalable test automation solutions

  • Architect and develop and drive automation tools and frameworks to be used across the organization

  • Drive forward innovation and help deliver cutting edge test automation through your expertise in commercial and open source tools to support automation across Agile practices

  • Ability to integrate test data, environment and validation solutions, tools, architectures

  • Perform assessments develop solutions and proposals to lead the automation development strategy and implementation

  • Advanced experience with driving test automation other engineers, new team members and apply technical expertise to automation quality engineering

  • Communicate and coordinate and align the automation strategy with the engineering team members, make recommendations to improve reliability, performance, best practices and processes

  • Assist with broad or recurring issues laying out a path for resolution.Drive quality across all disciplines, providing guidance, feedback, and suggestions to improve quality practices across an entire engineering team.  

  • Oversee engagement and strategy of Performance and Automation Teams where applicable

  • Develop testing strategies and standards for our client

  • Work with cross functional teams to conduct post mortem and root cause analyses when deployments are problematic or result in high severity defects post production

  • As subject area expert, provides comprehensive, in-depth consulting and leadership to team and partners at a high technical level


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 10+ years of progressive test automation experience

  • Expertise in delivery of test automation solutions over various platforms, Server, Web and native Mobile

  • Experience in test frameworks and tools Junit, TestNG, JMeter, Gatling Selenium, Cucumber etc.

  • Experience with various client side scripting technologies such as JavaScript, JSON

  • Strong knowledge and experience with OOP preferably Java

  • Node.js, Python, Ruby, AngularJS, messaging i.e. AWS etc.

  • Git or other Source Control Systems

  • Technical skills / systems knowledge (e.g. Jira, Unix Shell Scripting, SQL, Perl, Selenium, Service Virtualization, Unix, Windows, Hadoop, Cloud Foundry, MQ, ETL,) is required

  • Methodology knowledge and impact on testing activities (e.g. Agile, Scrum, CI/CD, TDD, BDD) is required

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required

  • Highly flexible and adaptable to change

  • Problem Solving, process improvement and coaching

  • Detailed and strategic planning and resourcing strategies

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science or a related discipline and diverse experience in multiple areas of technology, including technical leadership experience, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience is required.

Please contact our Recruiting Team for more information: utahjobs@pdsinc.com

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