Current Opportunities

Architect - Quality Engineering

Who You’ll Work With

At Slalom Build we co-create modern technology and software products with clients who are ready to accelerate their digital transformation. We choose to imagine things made better, and then set out on a journey to realize what’s possible. By blending design, product engineering, analytics, and automation, we build the custom-built software and data products of tomorrow.

At Slalom, our Quality Engineering practice is dedicated to maximizing the value and effectiveness of our delivery teams by bringing modern, innovative testing techniques and tools to our solutions and our clients. Our team of experienced quality engineering professionals embrace collaborative, agile testing processes and focus on enabling whole-team ownership of quality.

Slalom Build is seeking senior candidates for Quality Engineering (QE) Architect roles within its rapidly growing Software QE Practice . This role requires leading teams of QE/testing personnel, providing thought leadership to define and implement well-balanced test strategies, and communicating with a variety of Slalom clients. Additionally, the QE Lead will have opportunities to contribute to practice development and helping Slalom grow as a premier QE organization.

Qualified candidates will have proven experience in the Software QE (or related) field, with at least three years as a Test Lead, Manager, or Architect. Experience should extend across both manual and automated testing in a variety of Agile delivery model.

What You’ll Do

·Lead all aspects of testing on client projects of medium to large size and complexity

·Develop overall QE/testing strategy for client projects, including automation, performance, etc.

·Manage full QE/testing teams through all phases of the project lifecycle

·Create and maintain resourcing plans

·Engage directly with senior client partners

·Design test reporting and metrics appropriate to project needs

·Assess solution risk and assist project team in prioritizing test efforts

·Advise and assist project members with distributed QE responsibilities (e.g. unit testing)

·Select and configure appropriate toolsets to effective manage project testing

·Provide thought leadership and contribute to the development of QE standards and methodology at Slalom

·Perform all responsibilities of more junior QE team members when required 

What You’ll Bring

·7+ years of professional coding experience in C#, Java, JavaScript, Python, or Ruby

·5+ years UI Test automation experience (e.g. Selenium, Protractor, Watir)

·Experience in all phases of the software and testing lifecycle, inception through deployment

·Diverse experiences in leading test strategy, test planning, test case design, and execution

·Delivery leadership within Agile methodology projects (e.g. Scrum)

·Proficiency using common test management tools (e.g. TestRail, HP ALM)

·Breadth of experience in various QE-related roles such as:

·QE Architect

·QE Lead / QE Manager

·Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)

·Automation tester or automation framework developer

·Manual functional tester

·Performance test engineer

·Defect manager

·QE tools, reporting, and metrics specialist

·Mobile or web UX tester

·Test environment or test data coordinator/lead

Additional Qualifications

·Additional technical experience across areas such as Unit testing, Integration testing, API testing, DevOps, and custom test tool development

·Consulting experience working with senior-level clients (Director, VP, C-level)

·People Management experience

·Project management and Scrum master certifications

·Experience defining standard methodologies and tools for a QE organization

About Us      

Slalom Build is a highly-scalable, high-velocity Build as a Service firm. We work with clients in a flexible, collaborative, and repeatable methodology to create custom technology solutions for their most impactful initiatives and to accelerate their digital transformation journey. Over 1000 Builders strong, distributed across eleven dynamic cities, our innovation hubs attract the type of people who contribute to thriving teams. By placing builders in close proximity to clients – as well as their cultural and technology cohorts – we can assure the quality, versatility, and speed that product delivery demands, along with the elasticity and scale to tailor to individual client needs.

Slalom Build leverages a foundation of innovation inherited from Slalom, a Seattle-based firm that set out in 2001 to disrupt and redefine management consulting. Now 8,000+ professionals strong around the globe, Slalom is deeply engaged with some of the world’s most influential, change-making enterprises. Learn more at

Slalom is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, ethnicity or place of origin, disability status, protected veterans status, or any other characteristic protected by provincial laws.

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