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Principal Quality Architect

Company: Discover
Location: Crystal Lake
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Discover. A brighter future.

With us, you’ll do meaningful work from Day 1. Our collaborative culture is built on three core behaviors: We Play to Win, We Get Better Every Day & We Succeed Together. And we mean it — we want you to grow and make a difference at one of the world's leading digital banking and payments companies. We value what makes you unique so that you have an opportunity to shine.

Come build your future, while being the reason millions of people find a brighter financial future with Discover.

Job Description

Seeking a Principal Quality Architect within Discover Financial Services – Business Technology.

What You’ll Do

Be a champion of Quality in SAFe value streams and architectural community of practices. Be an evangelist for engineering quality into software Develop overall architectural impact assessment and analysis for quality, on complex large scale pre-release, upgrades and current versions of software. Enable iterative approach to quality during each phase of systems development prior to implementation

How You’ll Do It

Implement quality engineering activities that generally impact multiple components / processes, work of own and possibly other teams. Typically assigned highly complex, and high-risk undertakings that require expert knowledge of technology solution, coding languages and regularly require the application of independent judgement and creativity Provide technical expertise of system architecture, drive and recommend optimal testing strategies for various products and applications certifying customer quality. Design QA infrastructure, establish testing specifications to provide desired functionality to technology solutions Collaborate with DevOps, Development and Product owners to verify the testability of the release and define strategies and best practices for all quality streams Contribute in Value Stream PI events to measure, manage and progress on quality engineering roadmap and delivery outcomes Develop a roadmap and detailed implementation plan for automation, functional, integration/E2E & performance quality engineering services for assigned SAFe value streams Ability to evaluate and select automation, functional and performance engineering tools for different products and applications. Provide working prototypes to confirm the feasibility of technical solutions. Develop best practices, procedures and enable continuous improvement Establish a strong partnership with architecture, software engineering/development, quality engineers and DevOps to enabling CI/CD delivery model which is scalable and merit quality Provide training to Software Development Engineers, QA and architect resources on testing strategies, standards, tools and processes. Work closely with quality assurance teams and functions to help, grow and improve the test processes and skill set

Implement quality engineering activities that generally impact multiple components / processes, work of own and possibly other teams. Typically assigned highly complex, and high-risk undertakings that require expert knowledge of technology solution, coding languages and regularly require the application of independent judgement and creativity Provide technical expertise of system architecture, drive and recommend optimal testing strategies for various products and applications certifying customer quality. Design QA infrastructure, establish testing specifications to provide desired functionality to technology solutions Collaborate with DevOps, Development and Product owners to verify the testability of the release and define strategies and best practices for all quality streams Contribute in Value Stream PI events to measure, manage and progress on quality engineering roadmap and delivery outcomes Develop a roadmap and detailed implementation plan for automation, functional, integration/E2E & performance quality engineering services for assigned SAFe value streams Ability to evaluate and select automation, functional and performance engineering tools for different products and applications. Provide working prototypes to confirm the feasibility of technical solutions. Develop best practices, procedures and enable continuous improvement Establish a strong partnership with architecture, software engineering/development, quality engineers and DevOps to enabling CI/CD delivery model which is scalable and merit quality Provide training to Software Development Engineers, QA and architect resources on testing strategies, standards, tools and processes. Work closely with quality assurance teams and functions to help, grow and improve the test processes and skill set

Qualifications You’ll Need

The Basics

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, or related field

6+ years of experience in Test Management, or related field

ISTQB Foundation

Bonus Points If You Have

Experience working on multiple product delivery cycles simultaneously Experience working in agile/iterative development methodology. SAFe experience is preferred Ability to collaborate with sr. management for managing quality deliverables and outcomes Experience in using the automated tools for end-to-end product architecture and technology stack in a CI/CD setting Detail oriented communication and documentation skills

What are you waiting for? Apply today!

The same way we treat our employees is how we treat all applicants – with respect. Discover Financial Services is an equal opportunity employer (EEO is the law). We thrive on diversity & inclusion. You will be treated fairly throughout our recruiting process and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status in consideration for a career at Discover.

Keywords: Discover, Crystal Lake , Principal Quality Architect, Other , Crystal Lake, Illinois

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