Quality Assurance Architect
CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Information Technology group. We are looking for a Quality Assurance Architect to uphold and continually improve CHS?s IT Quality Assurance and Testing standards and processes. This position focuses on implementing and improving the test automation framework/blueprint to be able to validate applications and systems in support of CHS business operations. The Quality Assurance Architect ensures QA and Testing activities and deliverables are completed on-time and on-budget with the help of test automation. This position leverages on expertise in test automation to help implement the automation framework/blueprint across projects. The Quality Assurance Architect conducts test automation code reviews and trains other QA team members on test automation with concise and effective written and verbal skills to communicate with other professionals, including IT BAs, IT Developers, and other project stakeholders You will:Implement, improve and enhance the test automation framework across the organization that will be utilized across projects and business process areas. Implement QA Automation RoadMap with QA teamConduct code reviews and ensure correct implementation of automation framework or blueprint across test automation projectsIdentify, document, triage and track issues found during test executionUnderstands, follows and help improve all applicable SDLC and testing processes and collaborate with the project teamEscalate risks that will directly impact project timelines and deliverablesFollow all company safety policies, procedures and regulationsIdentify and communicate workplace hazardsCorrect or seek assistance in correcting unsafe actions or conditions in the workplaceSupport and improve test automation frameworkCreate Automation test scriptsTrain and mentor other QA team members in QA and Testing in test automationConduct code reviews of test automation codeKeep up with industry trends on test automation tools and utilities related to test automationConduct POCs on new tools and utilities related to test automationImplement new tools and utilities related to test automationCollaborate with the Business Analyst and project team members to review and clarify project scope and requirementsAuthor the Test Suite – test scenarios and test cases traceable to requirements to validate the application or customer deliverablesPrepare test data and test environment for both manual and automated test casesTest execution of business applications, online applications, document processing capability, and reporting deliverablesValidate data and reports using SQL and other toolsSecure SQL scripts, Automation scripts and other test artifacts in Source ControlReport QA metrics and testing status to project teamIdentify, document and track issues found during testingCoordinate with developers and project team members to triage and resolve issuesEscalate risks that will directly impact project timelines and deliverables to the project teamAssist in deployment verification of applications or customer deliverablesUpdate status of assigned project tasks and time reporting dutiesParticipate and occasionally lead discussions in team meetingsWork closely with QA (Level 3 or 4) and QA Manager on prioritization of tasksEnsure quality and on-time delivery in all assigned workBasic Qualifications: (required)Bachelor?s degree in Computer Science or related field3 or more years of software testing experience, focusing on implementation and support of test automation (including analysis of requirements and design, translation of those to test requirements and test cases and execution of tests, reporting and mediation of defects and progress reporting)3 or more years of extensive expertise in implementing test automation framework/blueprints and using tools (Microsoft VSTS/Azure DevOps, Selenium, HP UFT, others)5 or more years in applied knowledge of:Quality Assurance and Testing best practices on different technology stacks and platforms and thorough understanding and working knowledge of different types of testingReconciling testing requirements with business requirementsWith Waterfall, Agile/Scrum and other software development methodologiesIn database concepts and testing using SQL with Microsoft SQL Server or other database platformsPreferred Qualifications: (desired)Competent MS Word and MS Excel skills (tables, formulas, reports)QA or Testing Professional Certification such as CAST, CSTE, CMSTDevelopment, Coding or Test automation training and certification5 or more years of test Automation or software development/coding background in .NET, Selenium, Java or similar coding languageExperience in SAP and other ERP solutions in a development/deployment or support capacityExperience creating executive summaries for communication at all levelsApply for this job.