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REMOTE QA Lead Architect MQE


New York, NY, US, 10036

New York

ViacomCBS (NASDAQ: VIAC; VIACA) is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry's most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, ViacomCBS provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution and advertising solutions for partners on five continents.


ViacomCBS is looking for a hardworking, self-motivated Architect, Quality Engineering to be the technical lead of all aspects of the MQE teams automated testing and test execution infrastructure (functional, performance, load, security, etc) across a large multiplatform environment. You will partner with the owners of our internal test framework and device infrastructure to assist with the development of processes, tools, new features improvements to the toolset which will allow all of our Test Engineers to build automated tests in a reliable and stable way. This role will also serve as the primary escalation point for issues related to the test framework and device infrastructure.




  1. Provide technical quality leadership and support to MQE organization
  2. Work on automated test framework to build new features and capabilities that will be used by all test engineers within MQE
  3. Partner with Global Quality Engineering to bring up and prioritize issues related to our test framework and device infrastructure for resolution
  4. Conduct technical assessment of process and teams
  5. Support and mentor other test engineers to continuously improve process and provide feedback into our internal training bootcamps
  6. Optimally communicate complex and/or difficult information to both technical and non-technical audiences
  7. Work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment supporting many products on varied release cycles


Basic Qualifications: 


The ideal candidate should have a background in software engineering and is seasoned in software quality best practices. Additionally, the candidate should have:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business or a related discipline. Combination of education and relevant work experience will be considered.
  • 7+ years of designing and working with test automation frameworks and developing automated test scripts (must have experience with automated testing on web, mobile & OTT - such as tvOS, Roku etc)
  • 5+ years working and testing with various online research and analytics tools
  • 3+ years working with offshore resources


Additional Qualifications: 



  • Strong knowledge of software quality practices and ability to learn & adopt emerging concepts
  • Strong software development and technical architecture skills
  • Strong object oriented programming background and a passion for scalability, reliability and reusable code
  • Experience with Java, Javascript is a must, other languages like Python and Swift are a plus
  • Experience with Unix/Linux
  • Experience with version control systems (svn, git, stash)
  • Deep experience and expertise with test tools (Selenium, Webdriver, Junit, TestNG, Appium, Cypress etc)
  • Proficient with continuous development tools and build tools (Jenkins, Bamboo, etc)
  • Experience with performance testing tools (jMeter, LoadRunner, etc)
  • Experience with Agile testing methodologies
  • Experience with web video playback, encoding, live stream and similar concepts
  • Deep experience and expertise of proxy tools (Charles, Fiddler, Httpwatch)
  • Technical/working knowledge of information technology concepts, local and wide area networks, content delivery networks, database theory, and solid understanding on caching strategies
  • TDD and BDD experience a plus
  • Self starter who can work independently
  • Experience with online streaming video experiences (web, mobile & OTT technologies) a plus




ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet. 


At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access. https://www.viacomcbs.com/careers as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling 212.846.5500 or by sending an email to viacomaccommodations@viacom.com. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. 

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