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Sr Quality Architect (contract) in Vernon Hills, IL at Solution Partners

Date Posted: 11/29/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Background:
Software Quality Management (SQM) Team
: Responsible for Software Quality process governance
: Ownership of end-to-end testing capability.
: Governance over pool of test architects assigned to cross-platform projects.
: Ownership of quality/testing metrics dashboard for senior management.
: Ownership of career pathing for QA/testing professionals across delivery groups.

The SQM Team helps address the need for an enhanced Quality framework to:
: Expand testing opportunities across other applications (Testing As A Service) for areas not supported by dedicated testing resources
: Establish comprehensive quality metrics to measure progress and identify areas for additional investment and change
: Implement consistent "release when ready" criteria
: Create enterprise level automated testing framework
This new alignment promotes efficiency and effectiveness in our testing processes, people, and technology to speed delivery and enhance the quality of our solutions.

This is a "hands on" role.

Position:
Sr. Quality Architect
: This role is a senior quality leadership role with wide strategic scope
: Must have the ability to build strong relationships inside and outside of immediate area, establish credibility, listen, and observe
: Must have previous experience in a software development Quality/Testing governance and compliance role
: Primary responsibility is to provide technical leadership and strategic direction for the testing organization with a specific focus on improving quality and testing coverage
: Must have meaningful experience, interpersonal skills, objectivity, strong problem-solving skills;
: Understands software development and can work with developers to ensure that the test approaches align with development approaches
: The SQM Sr. Quality Architect understands Quality and testing at a very in-depth level and can be responsible for:
: Designing an "end to end" testing frameworks for increased testing coverage
: Directing and coordinating the implementation and use of testing tools and advanced testing techniques
: Designing test environments with a focus on test data and test data management
: Test Data Management/Designing methods for the creation of test data
: Providing guidance on the selection of the most effective test design techniques in a given situation
: Providing guidance on improving all types of testing in all areas
: Coordinating testing with release processes
: Needs to understand the business processes used in the organization
: Must have an understanding of the "big picture" of Quality
: Must have experience with a variety of software testing tools
: Must be proactive and able to work independently and/or within a team
: Must have experience in developing, collecting, and reporting quality metrics via dashboards
: Must have strong communication, collaboration, and negotiation skills
: Must have experience in an Agile and/or Dev Ops environment
: Must have experience in Cross Application End to End Testing design
: Must have experience in a QA/Test Governance role
: Impact analysis experience a plus