Test Automation Architect

Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Test Automation Architect is responsible for the test automation framework, and supports the development & execution of automated tests. Together with the Test Engineering Manager, the Test Automation Architect develops the roadmap and strategy for automated testing. Your overall responsibilities will be:

• Ownership of the thest automation framework and tooling (hiring, follow-up, performance review, development etc.)
• Setting up, coaching and promoting best practices (e.g. Shift-Left approach) across Engineering teams
• Overseeing the execution of test batches for the component & product portfolio
• Collaborating with Site Reliability Engineers for keeping the framework & tooling in optima shape
• Supporting automated UAT (User Acceptance Testing) execution for release validation
• Working on the continuous integration of the test scripts and driving the organisation towards continuous testing
• Promoting the testing knowledge within the organisation and provide guidance and assistance to enable developers to test

SKILLS NEEDED:

• Proven track record in software testing, minimum 7 to 8 years of experience 
• Assertive with the ability to take ownership of the job and to work autonomously
• Flexible and able to cope with an ever-changing, dynamic and exciting environment
• Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Open-minded, team player
• Strong analytical problem solving-skills, attention to detail, ability to think out of the box
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to identify flaws in the testing process, toolset, infrastructure and to propose and drive necessary improvements

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Masters degree (Business or IT) or equivalent through experience in a related role
• Experience (2 to 5+ years) as a Test Automation Architect
• Experience with SaaS in a B2B heavily regulated environment (telco, banking, pharma) using Kubernetes, Docker
• Experience with building/maintaining CI/CD pipelines with the tools like GitLab CI, Jenkins
• Experience with test automation solutions like Cypress
• Experience in programming with scripting languages like Python, Ansible, Bash
• Experience with Test Management Tools like Zephyr or Xray
• Excellent knowledge of English, both spoken and written
• Experience with working in an Agile/Scrum development process