Software Quality Architect – Consumer Software Products

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Software Quality Architect – Consumer Software Products

The McAfee Consumer business is searching for a highly accomplished Software Quality Architect to guide and enable quality practices in building a portfolio of industry-leading PC consumer security products plus online services.

You will be expected to take our quality practices to the next level using strategies, best practices, tools, metrics and analytics. The expected result is increased user loyalty as measured by Net Promoter Score (NPS) and other quality-oriented metrics.

You will have a track record of delivering quantitative and qualitative results from improved product quality.

This is an opportunity to join a mission-based business of protecting consumers’ digital lives, to grow into an uncontested market leader by earning user engagement and loyalty. You will build on a business that is already outgrowing the market, approaching #1 market share, and has deep protection technologies in place.


  • Define test strategy and approach for distributed execution across teams and development projects
  • Build and maintain quality standards
  • Influence development teams to build-in quality during SDLC
  • Influence improvements to Quality standards, test tools, test techniques, and guide in generating test cases
  • Monitor QA activities, test results, leaked defects, root cause analysis and identify areas of improvement. Implement steps required to improve the processes
  • Gather and present testing metrics and testing activities for the projects to key stakeholders
  • Collaborate with development leadership team, and Test managers (SDETs) to develop and execute QA strategies to meet and exceed department and corporate quality goals
  • Continual assessment of current test techniques, identify the test types that will enhance quality for product suite.
  • Collaborating with academia and industry to bring in best practices that has successful validation for security applications. 
  • Understand the gaps to enhancing the TCE and close the gaps in test.
  • Apply techniques like Orthogonal Problem Classification to classify field defects and close the gaps in all areas of SDLC



  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science is mandatory
  • Advanced degree in business management is desirable
  • Advanced degree in Computer Science is desirable
  • Minimum 10+ years of experience practicing QA for medium to large engineering organizations, preferably in consumer software, with demonstrated experience growing highly loyal customer bases
  • Ability to build, implement and direct QA principles and maintain the quality of delivery
  • Have strong technical skills, both functional and non-functional, manual and automation, ideally in a continuous delivery environment
  • Be an advocate of Quality Assurance, Continuous Improvement and industry recognized Best Practices
  • Excellent knowledge of Risk Management, Risk Identification and Risked Based Testing
  • Deep understanding and experience with data driven decision making to ensure high-quality products
  • Proactive, strong-minded, quick thinker and assertive
  • A mature and professional individual who is self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Excellent communicator, influencing skills and negotiation skills to get management buy-in on ideas and concepts
  • Strong business acumen and cross-functional collaboration skills

Security software domain experience is a plus