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Lead Software Engineer Test Architect - Platform Innovation amp Engineering

Company name
Humana Inc.

Cincinnati, OH, United States

Employment Type

Engineering, It, Sciences

Posted on
Aug 17, 2021

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The Test Strategist will be a technical leader. This role will have the title of Lead Software Engineer, and as such should have an advanced grasp of the full gamut of the software engineering lifecycle: requirement gathering, design proposals, implementation, testing and maintenance for the enhancement of both existing and new products & tools. Will provide leadership to others as well as hands-on design, setup and mentoring to the team in quality planning, automation, frameworks and tools. Have a good holistic view of the project and architecture. Works under general direction. A wide degree of creativity and resourcefulness is expected.


Test strategists develop an Organizational level Test Strategy and implement it to ensure quality.

Influence the relevant stakeholders to amend gaps in the overall execution of Test Strategy at a program level.

Can define Test Strategy at a Program level which typically includes the following:

Automation tools and techniques at all layers of the application.

Quality practices and processes including CI / CD, defect management, release management using agile methodologies.

General team (other role-specific) processes (min Unit testing coverage, CI pipelines deployment structure, etc.).

Team collaboration points in Quality lifecycle. (such a story sing-offs, weekly defect triage).

Different types of metrics/reports to be documented/showcased as Quality records.

Inter-team dynamics on Quality related processes.

Can bring the team and the wider stakeholders onboard the Test Strategy.

Effective execution of Quality strategies across multiple distributed teams

Test strategists develop plans of action for testing new technology products. This includes identifying areas that need to be tested and designing test strategies that target those areas.

Test strategists work closely with engineers, emphasizing to them the importance of responsible, quality testing practices.

Closely works with programs and projects on the execution of the test strategy and drives them to close any gaps with respect to the established Test Strategy.

Test strategists are tasked with monitoring the continued quality of technology products and finding ways to increase the quality of those products.

Test strategists will be proficient in quality automation, tools, frameworks and practices to be able to lead and hands-on mentor team members, often across multiple teams of a project.

Set strategy, priorities and direction for testing activities of product(s).

Organize the approach and plan to identify application performance issues.

Continually seek opportunities to improve, optimize and simplify existing testing processes and methodologies, using automation when possible.

Work with engineering teams to ensure adequate feature and cross-feature integration and end to end testing is carried out to ensure appropriate test coverage.

Define product line level testing needs, approach and strategy, in alignment with Product, Engineering and Management goals.

Develop and maintain test matrices for key product testing levels. Matrices should map to test plans, test cases and product requirements.

Take part in test case reviews where appropriate.

Carry out all responsibilities in accordance to plan with key stakeholders.

Work with development teams to align testing activities to ensure adequate system verification testing.

Build strong working relationships with cross department teams and needs excellent interpersonal skills, including strong written and oral communication and active listening skills.

Required Qualifications

5 years of software engineering experience, as well as an understanding of automated testing tools and cloud technologies, like Azure and Cloud Foundry/AWS. Experience in Agile software development methodologies, which requires that test strategists be able to collaborate with other members of cross-functional teams and be receptive to feedback.

Bachelor's Degree in a science, engineering or computing related discipline or equivalent experience.

Automation experience utilizing tools

Experience in working with multiple and/or remote teams in different time zones.

Familiar with Agile practices and Test-Driven Development techniques

Delivery focused - time, scope, quality

2 or more years of project leadership experience

Able to guide and influence others

Presentation skills < 30 people

Must be passionate about contributing to an organization focused on continuously improving consumer experiences

Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree

Cloud experience

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Company info

Humana Inc.
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