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Test Architect - QA

Kinesso

Kinesso

IT, Quality Assurance
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

Business Overview

KINESSO is the technology-driven performance marketing agency that sits at the very heart of IPG Mediabrands, providing actionable growth for both our agency partners and clients. We turn 'action' into 'outcome' for our clients, leveraging our unique capabilities in optimization, analytics, AI, and experimentation. KINESSO has brought together the collective power of what was formerly Matterkind, Reprise, P3, and Kinesso under one collective entity that will serve as the most powerful delivery engine in the industry. We have extensive offerings spanning across performance marketing and data and technology. Fueled by a deep understanding of consumer behavior, we offer an end-to-end engine of planning and optimization while also delivering on data-driven strategy for social platforms, actionable growth in e-commerce, and creating curated marketplaces specific to each client's function and needs. The company has more than 6,000 employees operating in more than 60 countries. Learn more at www.KINESSO.com.

Position Summary

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Test Architect to join our team. The ideal candidate will collaborate with QA engineers and development engineers to define and implement comprehensive test automation solutions. The role involves setting standards for integration testing, functional testing, API testing, and performance testing. The candidate must have strong technical knowledge in software testing, data testing, and experience with test tools and frameworks.

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with QA and development teams to define and implement test automation solutions.
  • Establish and enforce standards for integration testing, functional testing, API testing, and performance testing.
  • Design and implement test architecture, including test case management, test automation framework, test reporting, and integration with CI/CD pipelines.
  • Architect and implement a robust test infrastructure using cloud-native technology (Docker and Kubernetes) and cloud platforms (AWS and GCP).
  • Utilize tools such as Cypress and Playwright for software and data testing.
  • Ensure seamless integration of test automation with CI/CD pipelines using tools like Jenkins and GitHub Actions.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance on software testing and data testing using tools such as Cypress and Playwright.
  • Develop and maintain automation scripts using programming languages such as Java, TypeScript, and Python.
  • Mentor and guide QA engineers and developers on best practices and standards for test automation.
  • Continuously improve the test automation process, tools, and methodologies to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ensure the quality and performance of the test automation infrastructure through regular monitoring and maintenance.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
  • 8+ years of experience in software testing and test automation.
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Java, TypeScript, and Python.
  • Proven experience with UI test automation tools such as Cypress and Playwright.
  • Experience with performance testing tools such as Apache JMeter or Gatling.
  • Experience with API testing using tools such as Rest Assured or Postman.
  • Strong knowledge of CI/CD pipelines using Jenkins or GitHub Actions.
  • Familiarity with container technologies like Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to mentor and guide team members on test automation best practices.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Experience in designing and implementing test automation frameworks from scratch.
  • Experience with cloud platforms such as AWS or GCP.
  • Familiarity with test reporting tools and dashboards.
  • Ability to continuously learn and adopt new technologies and tools.


We See You

At IPG Mediabrands, we are unified behind a commitment to fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging. Together, we shine through a set of shared values and behaviors. We take pride in our responsibility to our clients, communities, and to each other. We embrace differences and recognize the unique value that each of us brings to our community.

We encourage you to apply, as unique backgrounds, perspectives, and lived experiences are welcomed.

We See You at IPG Mediabrands.

Wage and Benefits

We offer a Total Rewards package that includes medical and dental coverage, 401(k) plans, flex spending, life insurance, disability, employee discount program, employee stock purchase program and paid family benefits to support you and your family. To give you the ability to better meet your personal needs, and in support of your physical and emotional well-being, you will receive discretionary time off days and company-wide Appreciation Weeks and Wellness Days.

We also offer a competitive Total Compensation package, including a competitive salary and eligibility for an annual discretionary incentive award or a relevant incentive award.

The salary range for this position is posted below. Where an employee or prospective employee is paid within this range will depend on, among other factors, actual ranges for current/former employees in the subject position, market considerations, budgetary considerations, tenure and standing with the Company (applicable to current employees), as well as the employee’s/applicant’s skill set, level of experience, and qualifications.

Employment Transparency

It is the policy of Mediabrands, division of the Interpublic group, to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, veteran status, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990. The job description will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity. Essential and other job functions are subject to modification. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

For applicants to jobs in the United States: In compliance with the current Americans with Disabilities Act and state and local laws, if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with Mediabrands, please email accommodation@mbww.com.

About IPG Mediabrands

IPG Mediabrands is the media and marketing solutions division of Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG). IPG Mediabrands manages over $47 billion in marketing investment globally on behalf of its clients across its full-service agency networks UM, Initiative and Mediahub and through its award-winning specialty business units Healix, Kinesso, MAGNA, Mediabrands Content Studio, Orion Holdings, Rapport, and the IPG Media Lab. IPG Mediabrands clients include many of the world’s most recognizable and iconic brands from a broad portfolio of industry sectors including automotive, personal finance, consumer product goods (CPG), pharma, health and wellness, entertainment, financial services, energy, toys and gaming, direct to consumer and e-commerce, retail, hospitality, food and beverage, fashion and beauty. The company employs more than 18,000 diverse marketing communication professionals in more than 130 countries. Learn more at www.ipgmediabrands.com.

Salary Range
$150,000$170,000 USD