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Quality Assurance Test Automation Architect/ Test Lead
Ref No.: 20-10380
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

Design & implement the shift-left test strategy as the organization rearchitects our technology platform.
Partner with DevOps engineers to fully automate testing throughout the release & delivery processes in the CI/CD pipeline.
Evaluate, recommend, and select market-leading frameworks and tools across all levels of testing that integrate in the automated CI/CD pipeline.
Participate in product design reviews ensuring quality practices are baked into the software development and deployment life cycle.
Work with internal teams to document test environment and test data management container strategies and provisioning for the different types of testing activities.
Comprehend and decompose user stories/requirements to identify what tests need to be created and automated across the all levels of testing.
Help create a culture that motivates teams to ensure zero defects leak into production.
Work across teams to understand enterprise quality requirements and ensure adoption of core processes and standards.
Be an advocate that mentors and guides others across the organization on best testing practices, techniques, and strategies.
Prepare, communicate, and deliver technical presentations related to the test strategy that is tailored to the audience.


6+ years of experience in testing automation architecture with both API based & UI based testing.
Preferred BS/MS in Computer Science, Engineering, or related subject.
Must be able & willing to provide hands-on training for existing testers in writing and using automation scripts and ensuring best practices are followed.
Preferred financial services technology/ consumer banking testing experience
Experience with the following applications highly desired: Genesys Cloud – Contact Center Services Platform, Salesforce Lightning, LivePerson, and a wide variety of test automation tools and frameworks such as Cyara Velocity and Pulse, Cypress, Selenium
Possesses a deep understanding of shift-left test practices and techniques along with the frameworks, and tools that support it.
Proficient in automating API tests using market tools such as REST-assured, Postman, SoapUI, CA DevTest.
Preferred experience in automating API test using Swagger Hub > SoapUI Pro.
Preferred experience working in AWS and with Rest Services.
Preferred proficiency writing code in Java.
Preferred experience automating tests for the full solution stack (unit, business logic, contract, usability, functional, performance).
Extensive knowledge of creating and leveraging mocks, stubs, and virtual services to fulfill test automation requirements.
Extensive knowledge of White Box Testing practices.
Extensive knowledge of software engineering best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control, build and release processes, continuous integration and continuous deployment concepts (CI & CD), and test suite development and maintenance.
Experienced with the following technologies: BitBucket, GIT, Jenkins, Maven, Docker, uDeploy.
Working knowledge of Automated Test Driven Development (ATDD) or Test Driven Development (TDD).
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Enthusiastic and energetic with an inherent curiosity to break code.


Required skills and experience include the following: Required Skills and Experience: o Knowledge of SCRUM/Agile, and comfort working with groups in 2 week sprints o Ability to scope a project and estimate testing needs o Strong experience in developing performance test plans and performance test scenarios using requirements and design documents while specifying testing overview, approach, strategy, scope, architecture, environment, roles and responsibilities o Understanding of modern web application technologies, and architecture o Ability to design and implement testing methods for both end to end, and individual service layers of the application stack o Experience with Load Runner & Performance Center setup / installations / administration / troubleshoot / R& D o Ability to identify bottlenecks in performance, and provide actionable information and suggestions o Ability to determine future performance needs and architectural changes based on the continued growth of the product o Provide performance benchmark documentation of candidate releases o Ability to communicate technical information clearly with both technical and non-technical teams o Excellent understanding of the QA process and lifecycle, from smoke test to integration to user-acceptance, to regression, to final release o Experience working closely with development engineers and management in a fast-paced technical environment o Must have "willing to learn" attitude and flexible to change and adapt in a fast pace environment with strict deadlines o Must be able to work on multiple tasks at a time and manage time and priorities effectivelyoMust know how to use Jira, QC and provide support in these tools and development as required o Create, maintain, and execute automated regression scripts for testing of web-based applications based upon design specifications and requirements o Create test harnesses and other automated tools and scripts for internal use o Interface with automation and manual QA team members, developers and business analysts for automation test candidate identification and issue verification o Peer review test plans and test cases o Provide test result reports and metrics o Restore and upgrade databases and websites in QA environment, as needed for testing. o Able to exercise independent thought and judgment and adapt to new tasks with little notice o Experience in employing commercial and open-source test tools to include planning, analysis, interpretation, and report writing (Testing effort covers functional, regression, integration, performance, load, security, etc) o Experience with apache, java script, php, Drupal desired o Prior seniority and/or leadership experience and the ability to work both independently or on a team. o Able to work in a highly visible, fast paced, changing environment. o Very familiar with the Agile and system development life cycle. o Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills. o Ability to multitask in high paced, pressured, goal oriented and collaborative environment o Knowledge of or experience working in financial services and/or other regulated environments is a plus. o B.S. or M.S. in Engineering or related field or equivalent work experience

Location- 100% remote
Duration- 12 months +
Rate- $70hr w2
Ray Santos
Sunrise Systems Inc
105 Fieldcrest Drive Suite 504 Edison, NJ 08837
(732) 395-4426
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