Quality Architect

About us  

Apica’s active monitoring platform is used by global organizations to solve the most complex digital performance issues in today’s multi-cloud, hybrid and on-premises environments. Apica delivers its scalable monitoring and detailed insights across any location, device, app, or authentication. Our SaaS platform reduces friction and time to resolution for cloud migrations, applications and underlying infrastructure outages ensuring all user experiences exceed expectations. For more information, please look at www.apica.io

About the role

As a Quality Architect @ Apica, you will be the voice promoting Quality best practices, standards, and process improvements within Apica with clear, established, and published KPIs. Working with stakeholders, you will help set a clear vision that aims at maximizing the effectiveness and value of quality driving practices and testing activities in an overall effort to deliver software and services that hold up to the Apica Quality standards.

What you will do?

  • You will define and own the product development quality strategy within a Quality Assistance setup.
  • You will work as a supporting and mentoring function for Software Engineering teams executing initiatives on how to address and achieve the quality objectives most effectively.
  • You will improve the quality of our processes and practices and assist engineering teams in the adoption of these.
  • Create and support backlog initiatives and tickets needed to improve quality-related tooling and functions.
  • Organize and deliver training and coaching of Software and Quality Engineers.
  • Promote the professional implementation of Agile testing and quality driving principles.
  • Help define and achieve Quality related OKRs.

What Apica offers

In addition to the classic employee benefits, we are a relatively small company where you can influence and strengthen the company through direct contact with the management team (informal structure). Apica is a company that is at the forefront in terms of tech and innovation with the world’s largest companies as customers. Because the company has a clear customer focus, all employees are critical to the company’s success, so every opportunity is provided to learn new things and take on greater responsibilities. Many of the employees describe the company as flexible where you can choose to work from home and/or office, benefit from a respectful work environment, work across borders with businesses in many countries developing new and exciting international contacts.

About you

  • Highly motivated individual passionate about software quality and agile testing practices.
  • Degree in Computer Science or relevant focus.
  • 5+ years of professional experience delivering Software.
  • Experience with quality-relevant tooling such as Test Case Management, Static Code Analysis, Load testing Tools, Vulnerability Scanners, and CI/CD Platforms.
  • Solid experience using test frameworks and building and maintaining automated test suites.
  • Deep understanding of how to apply the testing pyramid and the agile testing principles to modern software development.
  • A clearly established vision on how to provide better metrics to help management reason on the cost of quality.
  • Experienced working with test automation frameworks on the different testing pyramid layers.
  • Experience with different approaches and phases of manual testing.
  • Problem-solver and critical thinker.
  • You have a passion for continuous improvement. A critical view of current processes, always looking at how they can be improved.
  • A passion for software development processes, methodologies, and technologies.
  • Experience dealing with Business, Management, and Technology stakeholders.
  • Effective communicator (oral/written English).

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