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Quality Assurance Architect

Kansas City, MO
Req ID: 3211


Position at VMLY&R

At VMLY&R, we create connected brands. We resist the usual ways of seeing, doing and thinking — harnessing creativity, technology and culture — to reimagine the entire connected consumer experience. Our goal? To create work that becomes part of people’s lives, to drive value for our clients and, in the best of cases, to impact the world.

The QA Architect identifies and applies the standards and serve as the quality and automation liaison with customers. They regularly consult with customers to share industry and craft related knowledge, business process enhancements, and best practices. The QA Architect is client and delivery focused constantly monitoring and improving to ensure the project aligns to the business needs. They propose, plan, coordinate, and provide QA leadership on architecture and development activities for major applications using creativity, in-depth technical knowledge, and domain knowledge and experience. The QA Architect develops and applies systems and software engineering concepts, techniques, and patterns to develop QA architectural deliverables for applications. Working with organizations to define application validation software and design validation models that enable scaled implementation and enhancements to business critical applications. The QA Architect communicates actions, outcomes, and results to technical and non-technical audiences. The QA Architect ensures that QA team members possess the skills, training, and other resources required to accomplish their assigned tasks. They are responsible for growing the capabilities of subordinate team members. The QA Architect also develops tactical strategies in coordination with the Project Management team and participates in the development and execution of program and project plans.


Leads team(s) of Developers in Test following practice guidelines to build automation solutions

Grows team members following Manager Tools guidelines for feedback, coaching, and delegation

Iterates and introduces sustainable validation framework and coordinates related teams in delivering world-class marketing technology solutions

Anticipates system and industry changes, presenting information and analysis to facilitate proactive approach to opportunities

Participates with senior management in planning the short- and long-range automation strategies for the company and provides point of view on

technology and automation related matters

Takes a lead role in establishing, implementing, and revising standards that result in robust, high-quality infrastructure and applications

Provides technical review to help ensure projects meet technical recommendations, integration goals, timeliness, and deliver expected benefits

Demonstrates superior analytical, problem-solving, project management, and leadership abilities


10+ years of in-depth experience utilizing object-oriented programming and Design Patterns in solutions

Applies SDLC principles in daily tasks

Proven experience using BDD for functional, presentation, and API automation

Demonstrated experience in core JAVA, Selenium, jUnit

Ability to anticipate and independently provide solutions for complex problems and issues, recommending upgrades, enhancements, priorities and strategic technology directions based on independent research, consultation and analysis

Comprehensive understanding of test methodologies

Quickly absorbs complex technical and/or conceptual information, identify key issues and details, and present understandable alternatives to both
technical and non-technical individuals

Anticipates issues and provides solutions for complex problems

Ability to identify the practical implications of new technologies and to relate automation system capabilities to business goals

Demonstrated ability to work on multiple complex tasks against deadlines and shifting priorities and to comfortably deal with uncertainty, ambiguity, and change

Superior organizational, interpersonal, presentation and communication skills

Proven ability to grow capabilities of others and share knowledge

Demonstrated ability to solicit constructive input from and build consensus among groups and constituencies with differing priorities and perspectives


Qualified candidates will have 10+ years of expert-level test development experience

Proven proficiency working with the following: JAVA, Selenium, jUnit

Experience with the most updated versions of front-end/back-end testing technologies

Demonstrates automation-first test design

Working knowledge of build and deployment automation using tools such as Jenkins

Experience automating tests for mobile and web applications, and APIs

Experience in performance test automation using tools such as JMeter,, and soapui

Strong understanding of accessibility guidelines and testing tools

VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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