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Validation Architect

Job ID: 19002375 Location: Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
Full time, Regular Employment

  • Profile

    • who has worked as QA lead or QA architect profile

    • Who has worked on improving Quality in S/w industry

    • Looking at industry experience of more than 12 Years

  • Scope

    • Software and services

    • Focus first on as services offering and then expand on premise deliveries.

  • Objective

    • Review and setup Validation strategy

    • Bring new ideas on coverage & methodology

    • Adding maturity to our validation mindset.

  • Skills

    • Excellent communication Skill

    • Excellent interpersonal skills.

    • Motivated to work with engineers worldwide.

    • Passion and desire to work on improving Quality.

    • Experienced in handling Test strategy for multiple products line.

      • Included Software as services

      • Understanding of Automation frameworks

      • Ideally exposure to development tools/ white box testing.

  • Role:

    • Test Strategy

      • Test layering (unit tests/component tests/E2E tests).

      • Clear guidelines specifying which aspects are handled by these layers.

      • Functional vs. nonfunctional validations

      • Must have good clarity on developers unit tests techniques (and preferably also hands on experience with development and unit tests work)  to have a clear and efficient way of covering story implementation aspects through all test layers (including unit tests).

      • Set quality bar for QA work (e.g. TCs review, automation code review).

    • Test Efficiency

      • Conduct field research to choose testing tools.

      • Testing efficiency e.g. functionality via REST services, UI controls and behavior with UI suite

      • Mocking strategies

        • Mocking enforcements level and other components for the same.

      • Clear guidelines on the way totests should be implemented (e.g. mimic user behavior when handling ui, common code).

    • Industry Best practices

      • Bring Validation best practices from industry to improve quality with similar cost structure.

      • Proposed new validation practices

      • Continuously improving testing methodology, best practices, and standards to provide consistent testing across products

    • Feedback on improvement on test processes.

      • Define and refine matrices to track progress on validation.

      • Work with existing stakeholders to refine DOD.

  • Stretching scope

    • Improve overall engineering quality aspects (e.g. design reviews).

  • Operational model

    • Challenges

      • Architects are working at feature level to design/groom stories and they handle few teams at a time.

      • Validation architect will be single person, he/she cannot work at same level of granularity.

      • He/She will need to understand product/solution as good level to really add value at test strategy level.

    • Proposed model

      • Starts with one part of solution – services offering

        • EMS/SCL

      • Understand the current test processes , validation practices

      • Understand Tools being used.

      • Identify missing tools and procedures on QA tasks and work to cover those (e.g. test cases management).

      • Identifies the possible hot spots.

      • Comes up with a proposal to improve things

        • Based on industry best practices

        • Pain / Problem points.

      • Works with set of scrum team

        • Create an improvement plan to cover gaps and push tasks into SCRUM team sprints.

        • Define how to monitor progress

          • Implementation

          • Customer impact.

      • Once we have defined guidelines for one team – we extend focus to next set of teams.

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Noida, India

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