Slalom is a purpose-driven consulting firm that helps companies solve business problems and build for the future, with solutions spanning business advisory, customer experience, technology, and analytics. We partner with companies to push the boundaries of what’s possible—together.

Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Seattle, WA, Slalom has organically grown to nearly 4,000 employees. We were named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2016 and are regularly recognized by our employees as a best place to work. You can find us in 25 cities across the U.S., U.K., and Canada.

Job Title: QA Architect

At Slalom, our Quality Assurance 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 assurance professionals embrace collaborative, agile testing processes and focus on enabling whole-team ownership of quality.

As we continue to grow, we are seeking senior candidates that bring innovative and progressive thinking to fulfill QA Architect roles in our rapidly growing Software QA Practice. This role requires leading teams of QA/testing personnel, providing thought leadership to define and implement well-balanced test strategies, and interfacing with a variety of Slalom clients. Additionally, the QA Architect will have opportunities to contribute to practice development and helping Slalom grow as a world-class QA organization.

Qualified candidates will have 10+ years in the Software QA (or related) field, with at least three years as a Test Lead,  Test Manager, or Test Architect. Experience should extend across both manual and automated testing, and include time in Agile delivery models.

Delivery Network: One of our fastest-growing capabilities is our Cross-Market Delivery Network, which uses agile engineering to deliver custom-built digital products and solutions. The centers, which are located near local Slalom offices to support clients and teams in the same or adjacent time zones, provide regional remote delivery capabilities at scale. Strategic partners include Salesforce, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, and Tableau.


  • Lead all aspects of testing on client projects of medium to large size and complexity
  • Develop overall QA/testing strategy for client projects, including automation, performance, etc.
  • Manage full QA/testing teams through all phases of the project lifecycle
  • Create and maintain resourcing plans
  • Engage directly with senior client stakeholders
  • 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 QA responsibilities (e.g. unit testing)
  • Select and configure appropriate toolsets to effective manage project testing
  • Interview QA candidates
  • Provide thought leadership and contribute to the development of QA standards and methodology at Slalom
  • Able to perform all responsibilities of Sr. QA Analyst and QA Analyst when required


  • 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 QA-related roles such as: 
    • QA Architect
    • QA Lead / QA Manager
    • Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)
    • Automation tester or automation framework developer
    • Manual functional tester
    • Performance test engineer
    • Defect manager
  • Travel Requirement: Willingness to travel up to 50%
  • QA Architect
  • QA Lead / QA Manager
  • Software Development Engineer in Test (SDET)
  • Automation tester or automation framework developer
  • Manual functional tester
  • Performance test engineer
  • Defect manager

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 best practices and tools for a QA organization

Slalom is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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