What’s QA Architect and what are the responsibilities

QA Architect role for a team or organization is critical for success. QA Architect roles can be following based on the what the team’s immediate needs and objectives,

  1. Could be a thinker to bring innovations especially for a matured agile team.
  2. Could be a trainer for a team which is not so matured with technology. QA Architect would help accelerate automation delivery here.
  3. Could be leader who gives technical direction and build strategy in selecting right tools , techniques and technologies
  4. A short term problem solver or a facilitator for long term process improvement.

Apart from Web and API automation skills, QA Architect must need to have following skills and technology knowledge,

  1. Experience in any of the cloud Techonologies like AWS, Azure or any similar one in market. Please refer AWS articles
  2. Experience in DevOps toolchain, please refer
    1. Jenkins, Jenkins pipeline creation, Jenkinsfile maintenance etc,
    2. Dockerfile creation, maintenance, container review, debugging knowledge
    3. Ansible, AWX console usage, playbook maintenance,
    4. SonarQube report analysis, rules settings, etc
    5. Jira, Confluence usages for automation results integration
    6. Gatling performance or similar performance test integration to Jenkins pipeline to make sure the workflow includes performance stage as well.
  3. Kibana visualization, ELK stack building and integration. This will help real time reporting on automation results and metrics.
  4. AI, Machine learning knowledge, experience on AI , ML tools and framework or libraries like Tensorflow
  5. Programming skills in Java, powershell, Python, R, Database experience, web development experience etc

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