Must have at least 10+ years of expertise in provides Technical Leadership and Strategic Direction to the Testing Organization (TO).
Responsible for Test Strategy and Test Policy formulation.
Responsible for Metrics & KPI Strategy Formation and adaption.
Helps Formulate & Develop effective Test Architecture per organizational needs.
Responsible for defining STLC (Software Test Life Cycle) for Agile, devops or waterfall environments and incorporating it with in SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle).
Responsible for coaching and training on various QA strategies and methodologies.
Technically responsible for all the Testing performed by the Testing Organization.
Technical Authority and is responsible for the overall Quality of deliverables across all parameters, both functional and non-functional including performance, security, usability, etc.
Pro-actively analyze current processes and practices and suggest/ drive improvements. Also, defines new QA processes as needed.
Has wide-reaching scope, impact and influence extending beyond the confines of the Testing Organization and spans across the entire product organization.
Involved in driving organization-wide Quality Process initiatives and their implementation to ensure Quality of deliverables.
Maintains a big and complete picture view of the product, its dependencies, organizational goals, technology arena, etc. and helps guide & direct the functioning of the Testing organization appropriately.
Influences the product organization’s future direction, strategy and planning.
Collaborates effectively & on an on-going basis with all constituents involved in product development & release activity including development, testing, technical publications, marketing, program management and other entities to ensure execution & deliverables per plan.
Involved in customer engagements and provides customer facing organizations with necessary technical product support in making presentations, demos, pocs, etc. Also, receives and analyzes existing customer feedback to identify gaps as well as work with deployment / sustaining organizations as needed. Customer engagement activity also spans alpha / beta trial opportunities and acts as a liaison with customers and partners while ensuring Test strategy is aligned appropriately.
Helps with Test plan development.
Responsible for design & development of the Testing Organization s Test Automation framework / harness and any in-house tools required. Where tools do not fully meet requirements of the Testing Organization, the Test Architects writes code / develops components that can extend available tools or even design & develop tools as needed.
Involved in understanding Business requirements and works with the development architect to translate requirements into solution architecture designs. Reviews
requirements and seeks clarity as required, participates in product design reviews and works with the development architect and development team to make any design improvements and refinement as needed. Also helps incorporate Testability requirements into design.
Analyzes competitive products and technologies and makes appropriate suggestions (may use demos, pocs) to influence product / technology direction.
Gain overall product knowledge to be able to guide both junior and senior team members.
Influences Technical direction and use of technologies after making necessary evaluations.
Involved in hiring activities for the Test Organization and mentoring of Test Organization team members.
Pro-actively seeks to make continuous improvements to Test coverage, execution and automation.
Participates in test planning for all products handled by the Test Organization and owns the test artifacts such as test specs, code, etc.
Architecture and implementation of onshore-offshore QA engagements.
Automation Tools selection, recommendation and adaption.