Test Automation Architect / Lead
Due to growth, PrismHR has an exciting opportunity for a Test Automation Architect/Lead, to provide both strategic and tactical leadership and direction, with the potential for management oversight to a growing team of automation and performance quality assurance professionals.
This position will collaborate with product development, product / program management, hosting operations and stakeholder functions across PrismHR that have touchpoints to our product delivery teams. The ideal candidate has managed a growing software QA team, some of whom may be remote or geographically dispersed, in a highly agile environment. This candidate will have demonstrated measurable success drastically increasing test coverage, leveraging test automation to shorten test cycles and/or lighten manual resource dependencies, and increasing team throughput on concurrent projects in a fast-paced environment.
SPECIFIC DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
Define and maintain roadmap for Automation Practices team including unit, functional, integration, load, and performance testing strategy
Participate in the entire development life cycle, from concept to release in an Agile process
Work effectively with Development, Product Management, and Infrastructure Engineering
Provide leadership and direction in the design, development, and implementation of test automation architecture and framework
Develop automation framework guidelines and coding standards and drive consistent automated testing practices across delivery teams
Integrate automation with deployment infrastructure to establish a continuous build and test cycle
Help facilitate the implementation of test-driven development practices
Ensure delivery teams are meeting automated and performance test coverage goals
Define, rollout, and ensure best practice processes are followed in the areas of functional, system and regression testing
Develop test strategies, test plans, and test schedules for new projects and software releases
Understand client issues and drives root cause analysis (RCA) and implementation of processes that will improve quality of releases.
Create an environment of transparency where facts are always friendly, so that individuals and teams feel free to innovate, experiment, and communicate openly and honestly with all stakeholders.
Identify and implement relevant metrics to gauge the effectiveness of QA test efforts and coverage, and the success and efficiency of automation efforts.
Plans, promotes, and organizes training activities related to quality and reliability.
SKILLS and EXPERIENCE:
BS or MS in Computer Science, a related field, or equivalent industry experience
Previous hands on experience with test automation frameworks, functional test automation, and automated load/performance testing, AND significant experience managing, growing and successfully integrating a high efficiency test automation program into mainstream development cycles.
Experience with API-level test automation, Selenium, Jira, Confluence, TestRail, Bamboo
AWS or other cloud experience
Deep agile experience, preferably in a matrix-managed resource environment, with success integrating QA resources and the software testing function at all points of the software development lifecycle.
Experience implementing, maintaining and presenting metrics on the testing process (including coverage and effectiveness).
Demonstrated understanding of quality assurance best practices and methodologies, including testing for performance, security, scalability, and reliability
Exceptional leadership skills with a passion for Quality Assurance
Strong communication skills to collaborate effectively with QA team
Works collaboratively and openly seeks and shares information throughout the organization
ISTQB Advanced level certification (Test Manager or Test Analyst) is desirable
Experience with risk based testing, security testing is desirable
Ability to work in the U.S. on an ongoing basis
Nice to have: Experience managing a software QA team or software test automation
PrismHR is an EO/AA/VEV/Disabled Employer
Diversity Candidates are encouraged to apply