Principal QA Architect
Brand: Skillsoft
Req#: 521158
# of Positions: 0
Updated: 04/07/2020
Job Type: Regular
Location: Hyderabad India (JVP)
Category: Engineering
Position Status: N/A
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Job Description

Senior Software Architect – QA

Are you passionate about learning and intellectually curious?  Do you thrive in a fast paced, innovative work environment where team members hold themselves and others accountable?  Are you energized by trying new things, have an agile mindset and enjoy making an impact?   Is working for a purpose driven organization important to you?  If the answers to these questions are a resounding YES, then read on!

Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning. We help businesses solve their biggest challenge – attracting, motivating and retaining world class talent.  Our team is recognized for cutting edge digital learning and human capital management solutions. Trusted by the world's leading organizations, including 65% of the Fortune 500, we train more professionals than any other company in the world. Our 100,000+ courses, videos and books are accessed over 130 million times every month, in 160 countries and 29 languages. At Skillsoft, we believe that knowledge is the fuel for innovation and innovation is the fuel for business growth.

Skillsoft’s SumTotal Strategic Business Unit has nearly 30 years of learning and HR software experience. High-performing organizations recognize that learning and development are core to their business success and overall talent management and workforce initiatives. That’s why more than 3,500 organizations, including many of Fortune’s “Best Places to Work,” rely on SumTotal’s solutions to enable their employees.

We are all about “Making Work Matter.”  With over 2000 employees around the world, we are always looking for amazing talent! 


The Sr. QA Architect is a senior position responsible for the Software Quality Engineering team. We are looking for an experienced, confident professional with high energy, excellent communication and analytical skills and strong personal drive to succeed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Opportunity Highlights:

  • Leading Quality Assurance initiatives, defining and implementing testing processes, resource planning and estimation
  • Develop test strategies for functional & non-functional testing and provide testing support for sprint teams as needed
  • Provide guidance and mentorship for QA engineers across the organization
  • Coordinate end to end test coverage with different teams across locations
  • Oversee & ensure the quality of test plans, test cases, test matrix, and bug reporting
  • Establish design principles for test automation and Performance Testing and recommendations as needed
  • Design and build scaling test automation frameworks
  • Build automated test coverage for critical functional areas under test
  • Work with DevOps team to ensure that the testing strategy is tightly integrated into automated build pipelines
  • Contribute to managing of test environments
  • Communicate test progress and test results                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Successful track record as a 'hands on' leader within QA teams, building and managing teams to a level of top-notch professionals
  • Strong knowledge of QA methodology and tools. Experienced in defining End to End Test Strategy
  • Demonstrated experience in Automation test framework design and development
  • Experience integrating test automation with CD build pipelines
  • Experience in Performance Testing using  open source tools like JMeter, Locust
  • Experience influencing software engineering best practices within the teams
  • Experienced in Agile or Scrum software development methodologies
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects in a high-velocity environment
  • Experience with multi-stakeholder management - Product management, engineering scrum teams, DevOps, CloudOps, IT, business stakeholders
  • Working experience with multi-geography engineering / scrum teams
  • The ideal candidate will have excellent English communication skills, proven leadership skills, software development experience, deep understanding of formal QA tools, methodology/processes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Success Qualities:

Adaptable and Agile. Responds quickly to the changing needs of the business and is resilient in the face of setbacks or adversity.

Confident & Audacious Achiever.  Champions breakthrough initiatives and holds him/herself and others accountable for delivering.  Enjoys working hard; is action-oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting without over-analysis.

Entrepreneurial Spirit with Learner’s Mindset.  Is uncomfortable with simply maintaining "status quo" and is intellectually curious and demanding of excellence and continuous improvement.

Committed to our Collective Purpose.  Leverages cross functional collaboration to solve complex business issues and drive greater results.

Authentic & Customer Centric.  Never compromises integrity to achieve results while constantly being mindful of creating a positive customer experience both internally and externally.  Adheres to an uncompromising set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times; practices what he/she preaches.  Acts with the highest standards of conduct and is seen as a direct, truthful individual.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. 
If this opportunity intrigues you, we'd love for you to apply!

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