So I have been given the go ahead to hire a Test Architect pushing that we need some quality focused minds to help drive practice and test automation. Looking on the web, this role seems to vary quite drastically from company to company.
I found a good description online which i modified to match to what i think fits the role here:
• Supporting the Test Manager in achieving their strategic goals for the Test Team by providing technical support to the Manager and the team
• Possess broad awareness of testing approaches, practices and techniques in order to help design and deliver the overall testing methodology used by the team
• Have the ability to monitor the effectiveness of the testing function and bring about improvements through insights gained via analysis at all stages of the SDLC/STLC
• Identify what tools and technologies can be implemented, aligning with that already used across the broader development function and in-line with the skill-set of the team
• Design and develop the test automation frameworks, harnesses and code libraries to enable the team to both use and enhance them across successive projects, working closely with the Automation Lead.
• Work closely with Release Engineering to ensure Test Environments are set up in the correct way for the right testing
• Provide technical know-how, documentation and training to test and other business functions
• Stay up to speed on process, practice and technology developments to ensure they are brought in-house and enhance the solutions applied to the testing problems
What are others experience of what this role entails?