QA Software Architect


Seeking QA Software Architects to play a dynamic leadership role in our fast-paced environment. Apply to join a leading software company and be responsible for developing solutions to complex architectural problems.

QA Software Architect

$ 60k USD/year  $ 30 USD/hour   40h/week   Remote Position   Long-term

Are you ready to redefine how the industry develops, executes and maintains functional tests? If so, this role is for you.

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WHY CROSSOVER?
Be a part of the fastest growing private equity portfolio in the world. Join our rapidly expanding partner network. Support an expanding global network of clients. A key benefit of Crossover is that all our roles are location independent. Live and work anywhere: work from home, a coffee shop or at one of the many co-working spaces Crossover partners can access and collaborate.
 
 
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

As a QA Software Architect, you will play a dynamic leadership role in our fast-paced environment. You will be responsible for developing solutions to complex architectural problems, establishing and implementing automated testing strategies and being a hands-on peer leader of top development resources. 

As the owner for the architecture and technical delivery, you will effectively work as the CTO of the engagement with a startup mindset, wearing multiple hats from architect and developer on the most complex elements of the product to technical team leader to solution evangelist ensuring that the customers are blown away by the technical differentiation and quality of the product.

This position is 100% remote.

Expectations

  • Delivering expertise in our test automation design and implementation

  • Developing expertise in one or more of our proprietary enterprise software products

  • Leveraging your broad technology capability set and maintain a level of excitement in using various technologies to architect, develop, and iteratively deploy real enterprise-class software

 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Developing expertise in our Test Automation design and implementation

Responsible for automation infrastructure that will integrate development activities with tools for metric collection and reporting

Definition and guidelines for unit, subsystem, integration, regression and exploratory tests

Leveraging your broad technology capability set and maintain a level of excitement in using various technologies to architect, develop, and iteratively deploy Test Automation

Achieving an expert level understanding of our customers’ environments and their use of our products

Architecting and leading weekly technical delivery of one or more products in a way that maintains an unyielding focus on quality while matching the needs of the target customer base

Creating solutions architecture, algorithms, and designs for solutions that scale to the customer's enterprise/global requirements

Manage accountability of team members, with pinpoint focus on quality; Personally accountable for resolution of the most technically challenging issues

Ensuring our customers are supremely confident in the advantages and quality of our product and solution, and the technical services you lead to deliver them

 
CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree from a top university in Computer Science, Computer Engineering

At least 5 years of experience in hands-on implementation and execution of automated and manual test strategies within various technical and functional contexts

At least 3 year experience of test automation

Experience developing automated UI test case framework

Experience with NodeJS, JavaScript, C#

Expertise in two or more of industry standard frameworks and tools - Test complete / Selenium/ Cucumber / Protractor/ Chai etc

Expertise in defining testing strategies for enterprise solutions

Excellent understanding of current enterprise software technologies and development practices/tools, including virtual environments, source control, remote development, issue tracking, build and test automation, and networking management

Has worked with back-end technologies based and latest development frameworks

Has experience working with two or more of data related technologies and familiarity with others from various Relational databases, NoSql databases, Caching systems, Full-Text Search engines, Big Data systems

Has good experience with the wiring unit tests, TDD approach, doing unit testing, mocking, integration/UI testing, behaviour driver testing

Has experience with one or more cloud or devops services like AWS, Docker, Heroku, Digitalocean, etc

Demonstrated success as a problem solver, result-oriented, self-starter

Comfortable “working virtually” with teammates and customers around the world. We do a lot of Skype and video conferencing

Good proficiency in the English language

PROJECTED CAREER PATH


Role Technical Product Manager Vice President of Technical Product Management Senior Vice President of Technical Product Management Executive Vice President of Technical Product Management
Compensation $50/hr (~$100k/yr) $100/hr (~$200k/yr) $200/hr (~$400k/yr) $400/hr (~$800k/yr)
Role Type Individual Contributor Individual Contributor Individual Contributor and Team Lead Individual Contributor and Team Lead
A good fit for... Technically strong, hands-on senior developers who are interested in a career progression in Technical Product Management but have no Product Management experience.

They care a lot about creating simple, clean software. They have opinions about what makes a great API, database schema, algorithm implementation, rollout procedure, monitoring strategy, etc.
Architects and senior developers who have experience making core technical decisions AND can describe simple solutions to complex problems by using high-level architectural patterns.

They have strong (and well informed) points of view about when to use different technologies, they like to make bold decisions that control scope in order to simplify things, they enjoy designing solutions that minimize the code to be written.
Experienced architects at larger established tech companies who have both deep technical experience and some management experience.

They simplify architectures and make scope decisions.

They are great communicators who see writing technical specs much like writing code. They enjoy developing talent on a team by giving clear and frequent feedback.
Experienced product leaders at larger established SaaS companies who have deep technical experience coupled with strong business acumen..

They stay abreast of emerging technologies and visualize how to apply them to create compelling differentiated value..

They are industry luminaries, thought leaders and technology evangelists.
They have a blog with a sizeable following, author well-known books and articles in prominent media, or routinely speak and lead workshops at major conferences.
Core Deliverables Create L1 Specs
That define implementation-level technical design and Acceptance Criteria
Create L2 Specs
That make the Important Technical Decisions regarding Scope, Implementation, and Acceptance Criteria
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Review and Simplify L2 Specs
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Create standardized processes for innovation and ideation


 
CAREER GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES


Learn and Use Disruptive Technologies

Crossover is your chance to learn cutting-edge new technologies in AI, Machine Learning, Big Data analysis, NLP, Cloud services etc and also know how and when to use them.



Experience the Scale and Intensity

Crossover gives you an unprecedented visibility to the top technology companies throughout the globe and gives you an opportunity to work on multi-million dollar revenue products processing millions of transactions using revolutionary and radically differentiated processes in a high intensity environment.



Continual Improvement

With our culture of setting SMART goals, you will receive candid feedback weekly instead of waiting for quarterly or annual reviews to help you take timely corrective actions for your overall learning and development.



 
 
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