Test Architect for Software Products in Radiology/Imaging

Siemens s.r.o. - Siemens Healthineers10.08.2020

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We participate in development of high-end, highly integrated medical imaging software products (www.siemens-healthineers.com/syngo.via), using agile methods of software development (SCRUM) and state of the art software engineering practices (e.g. DevOps). 

The primary responsibility of a Test Architect (TA) is to provide strategic direction, governance and technical leadership to several SCRUM teams regarding all test related aspects. The TA is the foremost technical authority for test-related aspects and is responsible for the overall product quality for both functional and non-functional aspects. The scope, impact and influence of the TA shall cover the entire product development organization. 

  • defining and implementing an effective and efficient test strategy for the project, aligned with the business and quality goals
  • participating in the evaluation and definition of test tools and methods and their introduction in the test organization with the goal to continuously improve product quality, reduce testing costs and reduce time to market
  • involvement in early development phases to discuss test aspects and to define testability requirements into software design
  • measuring, controlling and continuous optimization of test coverage and automation
  • identifying and sharing best practices and experiences in the organization
  • defining or maintaining an effective and efficient test architecture in close cooperation with system integration and test managers
  • governing the design and improvement of the test automation framework and test suites

Technical skills:
  • excellent knowledge of and multi-year experience in object-oriented programming (preferably in C#) using state of the art software design and software engineering methods
  • deep knowledge of the (agile) testing process, methods and tools
  • in-depth knowledge of test design methods for all testing levels
  • general comprehension of the system, the dependency relationships between its components as well as the system’s requirements
  • good (grey-box) knowledge of the system architecture/design on the level of components and their (public) interfaces (design docs, concept specifications)
  • knowledge in software analysis & design, ideally with focus on design for testability
  • sound knowledge of test management, test automation and reporting tools
  • good project management abilities
  • Ideally you have experience in continuous deployment, DevOps and cloud technology preferably Azure
    Personal requirements:

    • ability to lead, coach, motivate and to give guidance
    • ability to work with teams / ability to collaborate and co-operate
    • excellent communication skills across teams / effective negotiation skills
    • being able to communicate with different management levels
    • ability to focus and prioritize is important / understanding the distinction between the urgent and the important and effectively prioritizing tasks
    • being highly committed, self-motivated and a self-starter
    • ability to strategize, look ahead and drive the decision process
    • ability to identify, analyze, and decide on relevant issues in time and with courage, even without complete information
    Language skills:
    • English - advanced
    • knowledge of German language is highly benefitial 
    We offer:
    • adjustable standing desk as a standard
    • MSDN license for each developer with prepaid access to AZURE
    • free access to PLURALSIGHT – the WBT platform
    • team building program - 2 days adventure offsite meeting for all employees every year, Christmas party, extra budget for team building events
    • participation on world famous IT conferences like Microsoft IGNITE for best employees
    • wide project portfolio in healthcare domain and job rotation within company (Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Healthcare IT services, …)
    • training and development program (business and product trainings, e-learning, language courses, soft skills trainings,…)
    • health program (contracted wellness providers, sport centers, salary reimbursement in case of illness)
    • retention program (work anniversary, life anniversary, additional pension plan, employee loans)
    • family care program (subsidy for newborns, maternity leave, kindergardens, summer camps)

    Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards : from 2300  brutto /month + VAR*

    *We are required by law to disclose basic wage component (minimum salary) for the advertised positions. We carefully consider your professional qualifications and experience in our compensation package and/or when offering you other positions.

    Our goal is to pay our employee's fairly, with regard to the market situation and we are ready to welcome high-quality candidates in our team.

    Specification of compensation package

    From 2300 € + VAR*

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