QA Software Architect


Do you want to improve your QA capabilities more than you ever have in your career? Learn more about our QA Software Architect role.

QA Software Architect

$ 60k/Year   Flexible   Long-term
Good fit for: Senior Quality Assurance Engineer, Senior Test Automation Engineer

Would you be interested in utilizing your test automation expertise to develop and implements automated tests for a large portfolio of products? Want to learn how to improve your defect management skills?  Would you like to work with the best test automation engineers around the world and use different automation tools, like Protractor, Appium, RestAssured? Are you open to challenge yourself and work with the best QA software architects around the world to write test automation scripts and use multiple platforms, like JIRA and TestRail?  If so - this role is for you…

Our assembly line teams require highly skilled QA Automation Architects who are experienced in developing automated tests and are willing to be part of a high performing team where you can expect to learn from your mentors. We have high expectations of our engineers within the organization and only the best and most disciplined in their work are expected to succeed. Engineers have aggressive daily and weekly targets set for them and are required to work a standard working week with us. Your output of work is measured daily, both from a quantitative as well as a qualitative aspect. You will receive daily and weekly feedback on your performance.

“My team was able to accomplish a really fast product improvement. It's amazing to work with such talent!”
-Brijesh P, QA Automation
, we have  full time partners from your country,   Let’s make it !


 
 
 
 
WHY CROSSOVER?
Crossover recruits and builds world class high performing teams to power the fastest growing portfolio of software products in the world. No other company provides the training and the opportunities to test yourself on the depth and diversity of projects that we do. All roles are location independent so you are guaranteed to work with the best in the world. Challenge yourself. Be part of the change.
 
 
 
WHAT YOU'LL BE DOING

Our software factory is designed to deliver great quality at high pace. We expect that our QA automation architects perform thorough testing activity regimens for multiple products and technologies and deliver work to a high level of quality.

As a QA Automation Architect, you will be working with the world’s top 1% talent and be part of a team responsible for ensuring the highest quality of our products by using the latest technologies and tool-sets. Your work quality is measured through the First Time Acceptance Rate, which means passing the quality bar set by your leadership team.

Your daily activities will include setting up the test environments, automating test cases and performing manual tests if necessary. You will also be responsible for developing solutions to complex architectural problems and establishing automated testing strategies.

 
BOOTCAMP PROGRAM

To apply for a role at Crossover, you will go through a series of online tests, usually during the online hiring event. If you pass these tests, you will be offered the opportunity to participate in our four-full-time week Crossover University “Bootcamp” training program. This is elite training taught by our top instructors.

Here’s what our graduates have to say about Crossover University:

"I am very pleased to say that because of Crossover's unorthodox and unique way of transferring the knowledge through (Paired sessions, coaching sessions with CSMs), I have never been more confident in my technical skills and abilities for my role."
-Mikael F

"The CTO Bootcamp was another thing that motivated me. I wanted to see how CTOs across the globe work and learn from them."
-Javed Z

"I've been with the company since Aug (been part of the second Bootcamp) and since then I've learned SQL, databases, servers, tapes, other content management systems etc- and that's only been in 3 months. Usually when I'm in a new company, I learned a lot about their platform, their tools etc during the length of my time with them but never at this speed!."
-Monnaliza T

It is offered as soon as you want to get started. You will be compensated for 40 hrs/ week at the hourly rate for the role you are applying to. Crossover University is an excellent opportunity to learn about our culture, expectations, tools, processes, and procedures. It's an intensive and demanding program, but every graduate is guaranteed a job at the end of it.

 
ONLINE HIRING EVENT

A hiring event is a scheduled online event where all our relevant testing relating to a role is conducted on the same day. Submissions received during the event are graded the following week, and successful candidates notified if they have progressed to the next round which is an online interview with a Hiring Manager.

 
 
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Deliver a consistent high-quality software Testing services and ensure a goal of achieving 99% FTAR (First Time Acceptance Rate)

Automation Testing:
  • Write test automation scripts following the defined internal standards
  • Use multiples platforms like Jira, Git, Testrail, and VDI2
  • Debug and maintain test scripts
  • Unit, integration, system, and regression testing
  • Test documentation
  • Integrating automation/performance tools into CI/CD pipelines (Jenkins, Bamboo)
Performance Testing:
  • Translate non-functional requirements into performance test scripts
  • Create performance test plans, baselines, execute planned tests
  • Adhere to performance metrics (CPU, memory, IO, Network, etc.)
  • Implement performance tests early in development using service virtualization, mocks or stubbing
Proactively bringing issues and problems to leadership attention

Constantly generating, proposing and implementing solutions to increase productivity

 
CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering or related fields

5+ years of QA experience: Test cases automation and documentation

3+ years of hands-on software development experience in Java, C# or NodeJS

2+ Test Automation tools experience, such as Protractor, Selenium, RestAssured, TestComplete, Appium and JMeter

Be knowledgeable about HTML, DOM, API, Git and Jasmine

Good proficiency in the English language

Nice to have:
  • TypeScript language and Protractor test automation background
  • Hands-on experience profiling web pages
  • Experience in performance testing
  • Experience in transforming use cases into performance scripts using industry standard tools such as LoadRunner, JMeter, and Gatling
  • Experience using industry standard APM tools such as NewRelic, AppyDynamics, DynaTrace
  • Solid understanding of QA processes, best practices, testing techniques, and methodologies
  • Competency on the current software development practices and tools, including virtual environments, source control, remote development, issue tracking, product build and installation


 
 
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
 

As a QA Architect you will learn how to master your QA Architect skills in automation testing services through our framework and best practices.

You will increase your knowledge on different systems and technologies by delivering quality testing services for different projects and teams.

You will also operate with our metrics-driven culture, which is the foundation of our success in measuring and improving every engineering process and product we deliver.

Bottom line, you will boost your QA expertise by interacting with the top 1% global technical talent.

 
 
CAREER PATH
 
QA Chief Software Architect
Responsible for a test automation framework, overall test architecture and health, day to day and strategic technical decisions and technical product team leadership

A good fit for...

8 + years of hands-on development experience with 5 + years in an architect or similar position

5+ years test automation experience

Adept at various technologies and test automation tools

Recent experience in heading test automation technical strategy

Strong communication skills (listening, questioning, talking to the point, fluent English) and ability to communicate with business stakeholders

A firm belief in well-defined processes and workflows, ability to establish them and make sure they are executed by everyone and without exceptions

Excellent knowledge of Engineering practices (CI, CD, Branching strategies, Testing types)

Excellent knowledge in application's architecture (3-tier app, SOA, Caching, AWS, Docker)

An inclination to get things done based on clear/aggressive goals setting and improving on productivity metrics

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QA Software Architect
A team member of a central test automation engineering function delivering value to all products across the organization. Responsible for the delivery of new automation tests based on well defined manual test specifications and meeting weekly/ quarterly goal targets

A good fit for...

5 + years of hands-on development experience with 3+ years in an architect or similar position

3+ years test automation experience

Adept at various technologies and test automation tools

Participated in teams on test automation technical strategy

Strong communication skills (listening, questioning, talking to the point, fluent English)

Very good knowledge of Engineering practices (CI, CD, Branching strategies, Testing types)

Very good knowledge of application's architecture (3-tier app, SOA, Caching, AWS, Docker)

An inclination to get things done based on clear/aggressive goals setting and improving on productivity metrics

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QA Software Engineer
A team member of a central test automation engineering function delivering value to all products across the organization. Responsible for the delivery of new automation tests based on well defined manual test specifications and meeting weekly/ quarterly goal targets

A good fit for...

3 + years hands-on testing experience

3+ year test automation experience

Strong in one technology but willing to learn new technologies
Strong communication skills (listening, questioning, talking to the point, fluent English)

Good knowledge of Engineering practices (CI, CD, Branching strategies, Testing types)

Good knowledge in application's architecture (3-tier app, SOA, Caching, AWS, Docker)

An inclination to get things done based on clear/aggressive goals setting and improving on productivity metrics

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Work Examples
Assets

Watch this video presentation by Danielle Royston, CEO of Optiva, which demonstrates a solution some of our teams have put in place using Google Spanner

Relevant files and links
External resources
url
This is a link to a newly released World Quality Report 2018-19, which contains relevant information for anyone involved with quality assurance and testing.
https://www.microfocus.com/en-us/assets/application-delivery-management/world-quality-report-2018
MicroFocus
url
Cucumber and Cheese: A Testers Workshop
If you are looking for a book to help you understand the benefits of agile and QA automated tests, that also provides a step-by-step guide on how to set up an automation test suite, you can find it here.
https://www.amazon.com/Cucumber-Cheese-Workshop-Jeff-Morgan/dp/0692422501
Book
 

Questions
and Answers

  • What would be the most common QA Automation testing frameworks you use at Crossover?

    Our management culture is aligned with the principles mentioned in “The Phoenix Project.” You should read this book before participating in our hiring tournaments to ensure that you are aligned with our culture and have a greater chance of succeeding in our organization.

  • What are the main processes and tools a new QA Automation architect would need to be aware of in order to start performing adequately at Crossover?

    There are some key components to deliver high-quality testing services at Crossover, such as the Jira and TestRail processes and tools we use like Github, Jasmine, and Protractor tools. You will get to know every important topic to be a great QA Automation engineer at Crossover during our 4 weeks Bootcamp program.

  • What can you comment about code review process at Crossover?

    Code review is a mandatory activity for all automation work. We have clear guidelines and code review rules that each team member needs to comply. As an example on code specific, we have defined how to identify and avoid anti-patterns by indicating the maximum number of lines, fields, and methods are allowed.

  • How practical is this mandatory 4 weeks training for QA automation architect? Are we going to experience real day-to-day issues?

    Our campers will be trained with real-life assignments. Just to give you an idea about the QA Automation program, you will start using JIRA and TestRail for particular projects and Jenkins Access to build jobs. You should also be reviewing code and taking it until the merger. Additionally, you will be getting a backlog of work and writing scripts.

  • How do you drive a team of QA automation architects, located in different cities and time-zones, to be productive and deliver quality testing services?

    One of our differentiators is that we know how to bring talented people together, from different cultures and time-zones. We have developed an online productivity tool that helps remote workers manage their time more efficiently and receive a fair working environment.

 
 
 
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