CTG Solution Architect - Eggplant in Akron, Ohio
Solution Architect - Eggplant
May 21, 2021Post Date
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CTG is seeking an experienced Solution Architect to help expand their Testing practice in North America.
The Testing Solution Architect will serve primarily as a qualified, billable professional with additional solution area responsibility. Will execute the vision of the solution through his/her involvement throughout the Solution Framework focus areas and client relationships. Will assist in the development of the testing solution, customize the offering to client based on captured requirements, and supports sales and delivery processes. Works closely with Solutions Managing Director and team members, sales, marketing and relevant line of business.
Duties and Responsibilities
Build and deliver Testing Center of Excellence (TCoE) leadership and direction to software quality assurance team and support all software engineering developments
Build and maintain a strong foundation for Testing Center of Excellence organization to define, train, enforce and execute compliance and governance, results-based key performance indicators (KPIs), root cause analysis and defect prevention techniques
Leads, drives, and implements proactive actions and events (ex: Quality Policies, Quality Plans, Quality audits, etc.) to identify and implement opportunities for quality and consistency improvement in products and processes.
Collect and document standard requirements to establish a solution baseline
Supports the development of practice and company service capabilities
Provides subject matter expertise and support for client pursuits and proposals
Manages engagement execution, including all financial, technical and quality aspects of assigned engagements
Serve as a customer point of contact and responsible for enhancing the client relationship and obtaining positive client references
Delivers assigned project on-time and within budget including the delivery of high quality deliverables that meet the client expectations and manage project risks
Assist in developing the solution maturity with guidance from the Solution Owner
Meet target utilization and fulfill duties of billable assignment
Perform other responsibilities as assigned
Participate in pre-sales calls, lead technology discussions, and whiteboarding sessions
Provide subject matter expertise and support to sales pursuits, opportunity responses, proposal development and other marketing material
Bring CTG’s experience including other pertinent solutions to the table that fit within client gaps
Create a solution with valid and viable design for the client; document the elements of relevant cost
Build contacts with peers and the external market (e.g. membership with an external IT user group) to share experiences and enhance the CTG brand
Collaborate with other CTG solution architects to share experiences, cross-sell opportunities and involve them as needed on customer proposals and delivery
Support talent management in recruiting, managing and retention of the right resources necessary for successful delivery of the solution
Review the design standards and solution functionality from a technical point of view while assessing the potential financial impact on existing implementations and future solution ROI
Contribute to overall solution pipeline growth through sales efforts
Help refine solutions based on lessons learned, market demands and technology advancement
Ensure compliance to established framework, standards and oversight methods
Apply technical knowledge and customer insights to create a modernization roadmap, to meet business and IT needs, and ensuring technical viability of new projects
Deliver successful deployments, while orchestrating key resources and infusing key testing technologies
Help create the appropriate training material with Sales/Delivery/Marketing
Qualification and Skills
5+ experience in leading test automation tools and technology. Like Eggplant, Selenium, Cucumber, Soap UI, UFT, Load Runner, Neotys NeoLoad
5+ experience in building Testing Center of Excellence (TCoE)
3+ years of experience with Microsoft Office tools
Comprehensive experience in Test Automation script development, execution, and monitoring
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Self-motivated, creative, and proactive
Ability to work closely with agile team, developers, testers, and different business units throughout the SDLC/STLC
BS in Computer Science or Engineering or equivalent is required
CTG is a leading provider of digital transformation solutions and services that accelerate clients' project momentum and achievement of their desired IT and business outcomes. Our vision is to be an indispensable partner to our clients and the preferred career destination for digital and technology experts. CTG has operations in North America, South America, Western Europe, and India. For more information, visit www.ctg.com.
Our culture is a direct result of the people who work at CTG, the values we hold, and the actions we take. In other words, our people are the culture. It's a living, breathing thing that is renewed every day through the ways we engage with each other, our clients, and our communities. Part of our mission is to cultivate a workplace that attracts and develops the best people, reflected by our recognition as a Great Place to Work-certified company in every country in which we operate.
CTG will consider for employment all qualified applicants including those with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of all applicable local, state, and federal laws.
CTG is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. CTG will assure equal opportunity and consideration to all applicants and employees in recruitment, selection, placement, training, benefits, compensation, promotion, transfer, and release of individuals without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, age, disability, marital or veteran status, citizenship status, or any other discriminatory factors as required by law. Our Affirmative Action program serves to promote occupational equality and diversity through good faith efforts. CTG is fully committed to promoting employment opportunities for members of protected classes.
Job Function: Information Management
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)
Work Remote: Yes