Principal Software QA Engineer - Testing Architect

**Job Description:** Dell Information Technology is a world-class IT organization that employs 5000+ across the globe. We are focused on driving business transformation, superior customer satisfaction, and revenue growth through innovation and cutting-edge technology that leverages traditional ERP, as well as cloud, analytics, mobile, and social solutions. **General Summary:** Dell IT created the Testing Architect position to fill a senior strategic role on our Quality Engineering team. In conjunction with other project leaders, the qualified individual will provide technical leadership and tactical direction to the test efforts of large initiatives. The Testing Architect will maintain a big picture view of the initiative, its dependencies, organizational goals, etc. and will help guide and develop large test organizations appropriately. The Testing Architect will continuously collaborate with all parties in a project to ensure excellence in execution, development, and delivery. The Testing Architect is responsible for ensuring high levels of customer satisfaction with Quality Engineering. The ideal candidate has experience and knowledge of software testing practices, concepts, and technology. The candidate will be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of IT business processes, as well as knowledge about the roles and responsibilities required to successfully deploy a technology. The candidate is passionate about understanding how technology supports and automates business processes, likes to solve problems, and collaborate with others. He or she can work through the end-to-end process of technology deployments assuring that the product or technology is sustainable from the earliest stages of development through production to its one-day retirement. The qualified individual has a sincere appreciation for ensuring quality is integrated into the Technology Deployment Process (TDP). Ideally, the individual has experience finding ways to improve quality through means other than testing. **Principal Duties and Responsibilities:** ‒ Oversees testing of the interoperability of all application modules ‒ Provides guidance and support to Leads and Testers in the development of tests ‒ Reviews functional specifications to identify issues ‒ Represents the Quality Engineering organization to project stakeholders; manages stakeholders’ expectations, including customers and global teams ‒ Facilitates test preparation and test execution tasks, including planning and estimation; ensures compliance with test entry criteria; coordinates use and creation of test data ‒ Provides requirements and specifications for test cases; accountable for delivery; anticipates and addresses issues proactively ‒ Understands and adheres to all cost/delivery/quality targets ‒ Develops new test methodologies or processes, re-evaluates existing processes ‒ Understands the business requirements, participates in product design reviews and ensures that testability requirements are incorporated into design ‒ Manages and reports on the test progress, assesses events and changes in plan and suggests plan of action, tracks schedule and risks/dependencies throughout the project; ensures test team activities are completed on time and meet expectations ‒ Writes Test Completion Report before Beta-phase or Go-Live ‒ Authors and executes test cases for manual and/or automated tests **Qualifications:** _Required:_ ‒ Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or other related field ‒ 7+ years total experience, including 5+ years software quality and testing experience ‒ Proficiency in IT Technologies (e.g. Data Warehouse, Mobile technology, Master Data Management, Big Data, etc.) and how they support a business’ success ‒ Excellent understanding of software engineering and test methodologies in the context of an IT solution ‒ Knowledge of a wide application of engineering principles, theories, and concepts, and working knowledge of other related fields ‒ Experience driving large scale and complex integration testing efforts ‒ Software analysis and design knowledge/experience _Preferred:_ ‒ Industry Certification(s) ‒ Familiarity with Unified Functional Testing (UFT)/QuickTest Professional (QTP), Selenium, Worksoft, Load Runner or equivalent ‒ Experience in testing Web-based applications and Relational Database Management Systems (RDBMS), API-based tests ‒ Experience in performance, scalability and reliability testing in the context of an enterprise solution ‒ Conceptual understanding of Automation and Automation frameworks ‒ DevOps framework experience including Jenkins and other CI/CD concepts **Why work with us?** ‒ Life at Dell means collaborating with dedicated professionals with a passion for technology ‒ When we see something that could be improved, we get to work inventing the solution ‒ Our people demonstrate our winning culture through positive and meaningful relationships ‒ We invest in our people and offer a series of programs that enables them to pursue a career that fulfills their potential ‒ Our team members’ health and wellness is our priority as well as rewarding them for their hard work **EMC Values:** When you choose our company, you join a diverse world of innovative thought leaders. At our core is a commitment to workplace diversity, the sustainability of our planet, and community corporate involvement. We offer highly competitive salaries, bonus programs, world-class benefits, and unparalleled growth and development opportunities-all to create a compelling and rewarding work environment. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, genetics, or citizenship status (when otherwise legally authorized to work) and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such characteristics or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We encourage applicants of all ages. **Critical Hiring Criteria:** **Functional Area(s):** Information Technology, Engineering - Other **Business:** EMC GES **Business Unit:** 100 - EMC CORPORATE **Location:** US - Massachusetts - Southboro **AutoReqId:** 173235BR

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