QA Automation Lead/Architect

Job Locations US-TX-Irving
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2/2/2018 12:35 PM)
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The QA Automation Lead will be responsible for defining and implementing software testing policies, practices and processes for YPO’s Exchange (member) portal, as well as other relevant applications (e.g. mobile). In this dynamic role, you will have the opportunity to oversee the transformation of all testing activity by collaborating with in-house employees, vendor (offshore) resources and stakeholders by conceiving and driving innovative technical QA solutions via modern frameworks and tools. 


  • Define a complete (end to end) test strategy in a Scrum/Agile team environment for all products and releases, including verification of functionality, performance, scalability and security to lessen reliance on manual testing and improve regression efficiency.
  • Provide guidance to onsite/offshore QA engineers to successfully perform complex functional, system, performance, data, integration and regression/acceptance testing.
  • Increase levels of test automation, support increased velocity of product releases, and improve ROI by improving QA efficiency.
  • Work towards the goal of continuous functional and regression testing during the development process.
  • Report on specific KPIs related to testing efficiency, coverage and automation, and use metrics to continuously streamline and improve testing processes and product quality.
  • Partners with development teams, vendors and product management to support various testing efforts.
  • Engage with 3rd parties to ensure interfaces are tested and UAT is complete.
  • Prepare progress and status reports regarding QA activities (e.g. Test Summary reports, Root Cause Analysis).
  • Contribute to the IT department knowledge; help drive methodology and technical direction.
  • Participate in IT process improvement activities.
  • Ensure high rate of efficient adoption for new testing tools and techniques.


  • 10+ years of software QA overall (both manual and automated).
  • Expertise in integration, functional and regression testing, as well as writing test strategies, test plans and test cases.
  • Well-versed with onsite/offshore test delivery model.
  • Proven experience solving problems that are complex in scope and require in-depth evaluation.
  • Intimate understanding of Scrum/Agile processes; knowledge of scalability (sAFE) and/or DevOps approach is helpful.
  • Prior experience testing web applications built using .NET framework (e.g. portals).
  • Ability to implement best practices and apply novel techniques to improve existing processes, applications and solutions.
  • Excellent analytical, research, documentation, project planning and implementation skills; ability to set priorities and drive results, track and monitor progress.
  • Pristine verbal and written communications skills; can explain complex technical issues to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Capable of driving the adoption and application of QA tools.
  • Strong understanding of APIs (e.g. REST) and systems integration approaches.
  • Familiar with various automated testing frameworks (RestAssured, Selenium, Karma, etc.).
  • Solid understanding of Continuous Integration and Deployment processes (ideally using Bamboo).
  • Comfortable with software source control/code repository solutions (e.g. Git, Subversion) and software configuration management tools (e.g. Atlassian, Rational).
  • Experience with mobility testing using Appium.
  • Familiarity with various testing metrics (e.g. code coverage) is a plus.
  • Knowledgeable in OOP concepts; C# scripting skills are nice to have.




YPO is an Equal Opportunity Employer. YPO takes pride in supporting a diverse workforce and demonstrates this through its policies and practices. YPO does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.


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