Subject: QA Architect in Palo Alto, CA
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David P. Reese, Jr. <email@example.com>
Date: 11/16/2005 16:10:02
Solidcore Systems, Inc. www.solidcore.com a privately held, venture
funded, enterprise software company based in Palo Alto, CA., is seeking
a QA Architect who will be responsible for defining the QA strategy for
Solidcore's product lines and the acceptance criteria for the product
Duties/Responsibilities of Position:
o Analyze product requirements specifications, functional specifications
and prepare a detailed functional test specification to be executed by
the QA organization.
o Prepare a detailed capability matrix to map capabilities to functional
requirements to the test plan, for defining the acceptance criteria and
ensuring comprehensive test coverage.
o Independently design and document detailed performance test cases to
cover all levels of test, including: performance, and scalability
o Effectively employ automation to reduce testing cycles on repeated
o Analyze reported defects to assess severity and prioritize them for
development to fix.
o Interact with software developers to tune code and track all problem
reports to closure.
o Assist with the QA project planning process including manpower
o Assist with setting directions and monitoring for other project QA
Position Specific Competencies/Skills Required:
o Demonstrated ability to successfully plan and execute effective end to
end product testing, on time.
o Hands-on experience with programming/scripting.
o Experience with multiple OS platforms (Windows, Solaris, Linux, HP-UX,
AIX), Web Server/Application Servers, SQL databases, testing tools
(scripting languages, Rational Robot, LoadRunner, Silk, etc.), and
client/server or web applications.
o Success in implementing automated testing (through API testing, GUI
automation, web scalability and stress testing, code coverage,
performance testing, etc.).
o History of team participation with development staff in
requirements/design validation activities.
o Sound knowledge of software development lifecycle.
o Excellent oral and written communication skills; including the ability
to effectively convey issues and alternatives regardless of the
audience level or circumstances.
o Effective organizational skills; ability to multi-task.
o A Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or appropriate technical
degree (or 4 years equivalent experience)
o 5 - 8 years of software product development/quality assurance
o 2 - 3 years of development and/or quality assurance lead or management
o Strong people skills; able to positively motivate others promoting
teamwork and resolution of issues.
o Experienced with a programming (such as Java) or scripting language
(Perl, AWK, etc.)
o Familiar with version control/configuration management systems and
defect tracking software.
Please submit resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org. Principals only please
David P. Reese, Jr. daver at solidcore.com