United Shore

  • QA Automation Architect

    Business Unit
    United Shore

    At United Shore, QA Architects collaborate across functional teams (developers, QA engineers, and others) to create new tools, implement new frameworks and conduct proof of concepts for new technologies. We operate in an agile environment with two-week sprints and are working towards a CI/CD model. Joining United Shore as a QA Architect gives you the opportunity to make a positive impact by helping to shape the future of how people purchase a home.

    As a QA Architect at United Shore you will work in a fast paced, results driven environment and be responsible for supporting highly scalable enterprise applications.

    This position reports directly to Architecture.


    • Strong understanding of industry QA and Testing standards (big data, mobile)
    • Familiar with open source automation tools and other test management systems
    • Establish QA technology standards, including but not limited to processes, frameworks, and tools
    • Experienced in designing, building and running automation framework(s)
    • Mentor and lead QA and Development engineers
    • Own the overall technical roadmap of automated testing solutions in collaboration with Architecture, Development, Release, and QA teams
    • Define and guide QA automation strategy and execution for all deliverables
    • Recommend, drive adoption, and ensure future proofing of testing frameworks
    • Design/develop and maintain KPI driven testing/automation/performance framework(s) for continuous improvement
    • Strong leadership and mentorship capability
    • Experience with RFP processes including presenting and buy-in for tools (advocate)
    • Driving optimizations with Performance and Security testing
    • Testing with release processes
    • Strong understanding of application architecture to suggest tool/process optimization
    • Consult and provide guidance for test plan/strategy (right/best fit approach)
    • Evaluate test tools (for example: automation IDE plug-ins) Provide guidance on optimizing Test Data creation and maintenance



    • 7+ Years of QA, automation and technical leadership
    • 5+ Years in Software Development (.NET stack required)
    • 5+ Years of experience using web based technologies (ASP.NET, JavaScript, CSS)
    • 4+ years hands-on experience in developing, maintaining and supporting automated test suites and performance testing
    • Relational database experience (SQL, Oracle)
    • Ability to work with limited guidance in a team environment
    • Communicate complex technical issues and solutions in a clear, simple and understandable way
    • Great oral and written skills with prior liaison and collaboration experience with senior leaders
    • On-site attendance


    • Extensive exposure to micro-services architecture and systems monitoring
    • Experience with User Acceptance Test Driven Development or BDD preferred
    • Experience with QA automation in the context of CI/CD migration
    • Extensive experience with database design
    • Experience in the mortgage industry
    • Experience in an agile environment


    United Shore is a diverse group of over 2,700 mortgage experts, sales superstars, tech gurus, marketing whizzes and more. We’re a $30 billion and growing, family owned and operated company that still feels like family. Our award-winning workplace just happens to be home to the #1 wholesale mortgage lender in the nation, United Wholesale Mortgage. And we believe in setting our team members up for success by creating a unique, energetic culture where you can be yourself and still reach your professional goals.


    Here are some of the reasons you’ll love working here:

    • Free fruit, soft drinks and coffee
    • Gourmet cafeteria featuring homemade breakfast, lunch and a stationary food truck featuring $1 sliders
    • Wellness area including an in-house primary-care doctor’s office, full-time massage therapist and hair salon
    • Large, state-of-the-art fitness center with a full-size basketball court, outdoor sand volleyball court, plus Zumba and yoga classes
    • Convenience store featuring grab-and-go snacks
    • In-house Starbucks and indoor/outdoor café with Wi-Fi
    • Lawn vouchers to concerts at DTE Energy Music Theatre
    • Escape room for team-building activities
    • Indoor/outdoor putting greens
    • Bicycle-sharing program with bike and jogging paths


    All the above duties and responsibilities are essential job functions subject to reasonable accommodation. All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level of knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. Employees may be required to perform any other job related instructions as requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodations. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship. United Shore Financial Services is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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