Department ISD Services
Category Information Systems
City Oklahoma City
State OK
Travel
Involved
0-10%
Type of
Position
Full-Time

Software Test Architect-Hybrid or Remote

AFA / ISD

Description:

  • Provide architectural and software testing expertise across the software domain and its interaction with all other technical domains (e.g. data and infrastructure). Establish and promote software testing standards and best practices. Monitors and analyzes the overall software testing and compares it against industry standards and trends to proactively identify opportunities for new and better solutions.
  • Integrates with project teams to ensure that IT solutions and software tests are in alignment with organizational strategy and technology roadmap.
  • Lead and mentor other software professionals, share expertise and set a positive example for best practices.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree From Four-Year College or University is required. Areas of study including computer science, MIS, mathematics, engineering, physics or other science is preferred but not required;  commensurate experience in software architecture and software engineering is acceptable. 

10 Years or more work experience or skills

  1. Expertise in software architectures and concepts (e.g., message oriented architecture, , persistency, n-tier, client-server, transactional behavior, two-phase commit)
  2. Expert understanding of utilized software tools (e.g., Visual Studio,  Chrome Developer Tools, SQL Server Management Studio)
  3. Expert understanding of integration between utilized software platforms and the associated interrelationships (e.g., Force.com, PeopleSoft, .NET)
  4. Strong understanding of cloud technologies and platforms and their application to the organization
  5. Expert knowledge of organizationally accepted programming, scripting, markup languages, and frameworks  (e.g., C#,.NET, .NET Core, Java, Swift, Kotlin, JavaScript, TypeScript, T-SQL, HTML, XML, CSS, Angular, ReactJS, ASP.NET, Python)
  6. Expert in the principles and patterns of system design (e.g., MVC, CQRS  
  7. Expert knowledge of object oriented design
  8. Expert understanding of current database management systems.
  9. Expert understanding of object relational mapping (ORM)
  10. Expert understanding of testing patterns (e.g., unit testing, inversion of control, dependency injection)
  11. Expertise in continuous integration, continuous delivery and source code management
  12. Expert understanding of secure coding techniques and best practices
  13. Expert understanding of enterprise level IT security concepts and implementations
  14. Excellent analysis, interpretation and technical problem solving skills.
  15. Expert understanding of software development in a multi-platform environment (e.g., Mac, Linux,,Windows)
  16. Expert understanding of hardware, storage, network topologies and other infrastructure and data components as it relates to software development
  17. Strong understanding of organizationally approved project management methodologies (e.g., Agile/Scrum, Waterfall) and System Development LifeCycle (SDLC)
  18. Expert in full-stack development
  19. Expert in DevOps methodologies (e.g., automation, continuous feedback, quality signal)
  20. Strong understanding of machine learning/artificial intelligence concepts
  21. Expert with data analysis, test design, and test automation focusing on functional, security, performance and mobile testing
  22. Expert ability to develop SOAP and RESTful web services
  23. Expert in the use of code repository tools such as SVN and GitHub
  24. Expert in code coverage tools
  25. Expert in database principles and at scripting SQL queries
  26. Expert with test tools (e.g., Azure DevOps pipeline and test plans, xUnit, nUnit, Jmeter, Jasmine, Mocha, MOQ, TestComplete, SoapUI, and Selenium)
  27. Expert in test design and test automation focusing on functional, security, performance, mobile, load and infrastructure/ workstation testing.
  28. Expert in software testing best practices

 

Soft Skills

  1. Expert written and oral communication skills. Must be able to communicate and collaborate with a wide variety of audiences such as other software developers, engineers, architects, business analysts, software testers, management, and business stakeholders.
  2. Strong ability to articulate complex technical ideas and concepts appropriate to the audience (both technical and non-technical)
  3. Expert ability to deliver high-quality projects on time and within scope
  4. Possesses well-developed emotional intelligence, motivational, professional, and leadership qualities
  5. Positive attitude with the ability to work in an ever-changing environment
  6. Proven commitment to meeting organizational and departmental goals and objectives
  7. Expert analytical, statistical, and organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  8. Inquisitive and proactive with an ability to work independently and a desire to continuously learn new skills and technologies; takes initiative and is a solution seeker
  9. Thrives in a team environment and develops excellent relationships with others
  10. Strong ability and desire to mentor others

 

One or more of the following or management approved equivalent technical certifications are recommended:

  • Microsoft Certified Professional Developer (MCPD)
  • Microsoft Certified Master (MCM)
  • IEEE Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP)
  • LOMA Fellow, Life Management Institute (FLMI) – recommended but not required
  • SW Test Architect:
    • CSTP, CTM or equivalent 
    • CTFL (Foundation Level) 
    • CTAL- focused on Technical Test Analyst (Advanced Level) 
    • CTEL focused on Test Automation Engineering or Security Testing (Expert Level)