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VP, Quality Architecture



IT, Quality Assurance
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Location: Remote in AMER region (LATAM, Brazil preferred; US and Canada considered)

About the job

Testlio is the originator of fused software testing, a unique approach to testing that combines humans and machines to help digital innovators deliver quality products at scale. In any location. On any device. In any language. Via any payment method. The company is distributed by design, with full-time people worldwide and part-time freelancers in over 150 countries. Clients include Amazon, Athenahealth, Microsoft, the NBA, Netflix, PayPal, Uber, Wayfair, and many more. Collectively, they have awarded us an industry-leading 4.7 G2 rating. To learn more, visit www.testlio.com.

We are hiring a VP, Quality Architecture to help us imagine, drive & activate a viewpoint of the future of quality engineering that will result in a measurable impact across our client portfolio.

Why you will love this job?

  • Shape the future of Quality Engineering. Be at the forefront of innovation, building solutions that drive holistic quality across enterprise-level clients.
  • Make a tangible impact: Your work directly influences the success of our clients and the quality of their digital products. See your contributions translated into real-world improvements that benefit millions of users.

Why you will love being a part of Testlio?

  • A true sense of belonging: the TestLion Pride is a global community of like-minded people who live Testlio’s six values every day.
  • Growth through learning: knowledge exchange and learning are central to working at Testlio. You’ll find that motivated, experienced TestLions with diverse backgrounds can always introduce you to new perspectives.
  • Enable human possibilities: your work at Testlio has a larger purpose. As a TestLion you will not only help our customers create well-built digital experiences for their users, but also create opportunities for Testlio’s freelance network, and support social impact programs like Ignite.
  • Freedom to roam: Testlio is a global company that embraces flexibility. You’ll have room to work wherever within your region’s main time zones. We also want to make sure you can take time off from work to rest. We honor national holidays in your home nation and provide a generous number of days off, including personal wellness days.
  • Winning business: Testlio is growing, profitable, and cash-strong. We are leading our industry with exceptional clients who provide us with a high NPS score and a 4.7 rating on G2. Our business model is global, enterprise, and subscription-based, with 85%+ of our revenue recurring. Several of our largest clients have been with us for 7+ years and many spend $500K+/year with Testlio.
  • Proven client results: Testlio’s people + software solutions expand testing coverage, improve release velocity, and contain quality assurance costs. Our unique approach (“fused software testing”) merges automated + manual testing, on-demand + dedicated resources, and quality + operations systems to unlock new levels of quality engineering value.
  • Great culture: Testlio’s is female-founded and is 46% women. Our purpose, vision, and values help drive positive mindsets and behaviors. People like working with each other and love the global scale of the company. We move fast and empower people on the frontlines to make decisions and own initiatives.
  • Investment in you: Testlio is a global company and we’ve created a few benefits that are available regardless of your location. In addition to the paid time off mentioned above, you can reimburse up to $300/yr for learning, you will receive stock options and we offer an equipment policy with Testlio contributing to the bulk of the cost with regular equipment update intervals.

What would your day look like?

  • Vision Activation: imagine, iterate, hold, drive, evangelize, and activate a viewpoint on the future of quality engineering.
  • Ecosystem Support: collaborate with the Testlio VP, Alliances and external software partners (BrowserStack, SauceLabs, SmartBear, etc.) to build joint offerings and fuel go-to-market activities.
  • Sales Collaboration: engage with enterprise-class prospects in partnership with the Testlio Sales and Services teams. Provide authentic and clear guidance on quality assurance strategies, tactics, technologies, methodologies, and impact.
  • Client Up-Leveling: dive into intellectually stimulating, and 100M+ user scale-impacting, work with some of the top digital companies on the planet. Help Testlio Services teams and top clients see, design, and implement new approaches.
  • Team Management: Lead and mentor a small team of Quality Architects, providing standards, encouragement, support, and mentorship.

What do you need to succeed?

  • Proven experience in a senior leadership role at a managed services and consulting company with large, global clients.
    Deep understanding of software quality engineering and assurance processes, methodologies, tools, and best practices, gained through 10+ years of in-the-trenches client work.
  • A keen intellect, vivid imagination, systems thinking, and rapid problem-solving skills.
  • Strong leadership with the ability to motivate and inspire teams to achieve greatness.
  • Excellent written, visual, and oral communication capabilities, enabling deep listening, clear understanding, and invigorating message delivery.
  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field is preferred.

What is the application process?

We seek to hire individuals who will be excited about their role and have the potential to grow with Testlio. Since we are 100% distributed, we need to provide you the opportunity to meet with multiple stakeholders throughout the organization. This gives you insight into the role and a chance to interact with future peers. Our interview process can take about 2 to 3 weeks to complete as we want to ensure a great fit for everyone.

  • Application
  • Recruiter interview
  • Multipart TestGorilla assessment
  • Hiring manager interview
  • Reference checks
  • ~ 5 Team and Stakeholder interviews, including members of our Executive Leadership Team
  • Hiring manager additional conversations
  • Reference checks
  • Offer & background check

Diversity and Inclusion

Testlio is an equal-opportunity employer deeply committed to creating an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and identities. We are female-founded and 46% of our team identifies as women. See the DEI section of our website for more information.