Test Automation Architect / Lead

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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.


  • 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.



  • 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

  • Strong experience with web technologies (React/Angular, HTML, JavaScript, AJAX, CSS)

  • 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

Location: Quality Assurance in Hopkinton, MA
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