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Principal Test Architect

Company: FM Global
Location: Richmond
Posted on: November 22, 2020

Job Description:

More information about this job: Overview: FM Global is a leading property insurer of the world's largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. FM Global helps clients maintain continuity in their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art loss-prevention engineering and research; risk management skills and support services; tailored risk transfer capabilities; and superior financial strength. To do so, we rely on a dynamic, culturally diverse group of employees, working in more than 100 countries, in a variety of challenging roles.

Responsibilities: The Principal Quality Assurance Engineer serves as a lead on Agile teams to guide team in devising strategies for building quality into the Agile software development process. This includes: automation of appropriate aspects of quality assurance given a technology product’s architecture, volatility, and lifecycle stage; functional and ad hoc testing which may be manual; and other types of testing of non-functional requirements such as performance testing. Will help drive a quality/testing mindset within the team.

This role combines the technical aspects of software engineering with state-of-the-art test automation leadership capabilities. This role will require strong leadership skills and the ability to influence a variety of stakeholders on the importance and appropriateness of test automation. This role is responsible for promoting standard methodologies in the areas of test automation and manual testing, and for improving application quality and services by building software solutions, automation, frameworks, and manual test processes for Agile teams to test their products.

This role works in a rapid, iterative environment with short feedback loops, and focuses on identifying and prioritizing opportunities for test automation, implementing automation practices and technologies in the Agile team, and planning for conducting manual testing as appropriate. This role will also be responsible for leading other developers in building test automation into their solutions.

Qualifications: Technical Experience/Skills

8+ years of experience in business applications quality assurance with emphases on test automation engineering.

Experience in leading teams in devising test automation strategies, plans, and metrics. Determination of what to automate and what to leave manual.

Experience influencing multiple teams in the successful implementation of test automation strategies while continuously promoting the adoption of new technologies, and coding design patterns for software automation.

Persuasion of product owners and developers across an Agile organization to design, develop, and execute effective test automation capabilities and build quality into business technology solutions. Advancement of quality/testing approach.

Demonstrable experience with the evaluation of efficiency and effectiveness of testing design patterns, test automation tools and processes.

Demonstrable experience planning, designing, and implementing testing strategies and automation for large and complex business systems.

Demonstrable experience creating/maintaining complex test data sets.

Experience proposing new forms of data and metrics to allow the team to make decisions on where to focus and improve our tests.

Strong Development skills in C#, JavaScript, PowerShell and SQL.

Extensive experience in developing, executing and monitoring automated test suites using MS Test, NUnit, TestNG, Cucumber/SpecFlow, Selenium and Postman. Knowledge of desktop test automation tools also desired.

Soft skills Agile mentality and fast to adapt to change.

Superb communication, and time management skills.

Must demonstrate ability and desire to continually learn.

Strong analytical, problem-solving skills and out-of-the box thinking.

Education Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Computer Science or related subject area. Specific advanced education in software quality assurance a plus.

We offer our employees a wide range of benefits including career long learning opportunities, tuition reimbursement, 401 (k), pension, flexible schedules, rich health and well-being programs, generous time off allowances, volunteer days and so much more!

FM Global is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to attracting, developing and retaining a diverse workforce.

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