Senior Software Test Architect – Warehouse Software Platform

Senior Software Test Architect – Warehouse Software Platform

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Veghel, Netherlands.
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Senior Software Test Architect

Vanderlande is a global leader in innovative warehouse automation solutions. We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Software Test Architect to join our Warehouse Software Platform team.

What will you be doing?

As a Senior Software Test Architect, you will play a key role in ensuring the quality, reliability, and performance of our warehouse software platform. You will be responsible for designing, implementing, and leading the overall testing strategy and framework for our software solutions, enabling our customers to optimize their warehouse operations.

Together with another test architect, a product owner & scrum master and software quality manager you form the system integration leadership team.


  • Test Strategy and Planning: With the test & integration core team develop and define comprehensive test strategies, methodologies, and frameworks specific to Vanderlande's Warehouse Software Platform, considering its unique requirements and challenges

  • Test Architecture Design: Design and develop the overall test architecture for the Warehouse Software Platform, including test frameworks, tools, and automation solutions, to ensure efficient and effective testing processes

  • Test Tool Evaluation and Selection: Identify, evaluate, and recommend appropriate testing tools, frameworks, and technologies that align with the Warehouse Software Platform's needs, enabling enhanced test automation, data management, and execution

  • Test Process Improvement: Continuously assess and improve test processes and methodologies, incorporating industry best practices and emerging trends, to enhance the overall testing effectiveness and efficiency for the Warehouse Software Platform

  • Test Automation: Lead the development and implementation of automated testing strategies, frameworks, and scripts specifically tailored for the Warehouse Software Platform, increasing test coverage, reducing manual effort, and improving test reliability

  • Collaboration and Leadership: Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including software developers, product managers, and quality assurance teams, to ensure effective test planning, execution, and defect resolution within the Warehouse Software Platform context

  • Technical Mentoring: Provide guidance and mentorship to junior test engineers, sharing your expertise and best practices specifically related to testing the Vanderlande Warehouse Software Platform, enhancing their skills and knowledge in software testing and quality assurance

  • Continuous Learning: Stay up-to-date with industry trends, emerging technologies, and advancements in software testing methodologies, particularly those relevant to warehouse software platforms, and apply that knowledge to enhance testing practices within Vanderlande

What do we ask from you?

  • A Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field
    Relevant certifications in software testing and quality assurance are a plus

  • A minimum of 8-10 years of hands-on experience in software testing, test automation, and quality assurance, with a strong focus on architecting and designing testing frameworks and strategies, preferably in the context of warehouse software platforms or complex enterprise systems

  • Expert knowledge in Test Automation Frame works based on Test Driven Development & Behavior-driven Development, using Cucumber language

  • Technical Expertise: Deep understanding of software testing methodologies, tools, and best practices, specifically in the context of warehouse software platforms. Proficiency in test automation & CI/CD frameworks such as Gherkin, Spec flow, Docker, Bamboo, Kubernetes, Flux

  • Programming Skills: Strong programming skills in preferably in Java

  • Knowledge of Back-end, micro-services, APIs and interface validation Postman and interface specifications

  • Leadership Abilities: Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to lead and mentor teams. Strong communication and collaboration skills to work effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders

  • ISTQB or TMAP certification

  • Analytical Thinking

What we offer
In the challenging and responsible position of Senior Software Test Architect, you will have the chance to make a significant contribution to industry-leading projects and be connected to our dedicated people and customers. We offer a position in an informal, international and professional working environment with a lot of opportunities for personal development. By joining our profitable and growing company you will be able to reach your goals and focus on your future.

This position offers a competitive salary range of € 6100 to € 7900 gross per month (excluding 8% holiday allowance). Through exceeding performance expectations, you even have the possibility to grow outside this scale.   

On top of your fixed salary, you will receive the following secondary benefits:

  • 40 vacation days (20 statutory days and a flexible budget worth 20 days).

  • Flexible working hours.

  • A hybrid workplace (40% working from home and 60% in the office).

  • Commuting allowance, including full reimbursement of travel by public transport.

  • Working from home allowance.

  • Collective pension scheme and discount on health insurance.

  • On-site company health centers with a gym, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

  • Vanderlande Academy and training facilities to boost your skills.

  • A variety in Vanderlande Network communities and initiatives.

  • And a great company restaurant and coffee bar with barista.

Your department and team 

The Technology department (former Research & Development) plays a key role in achieving Vanderlande strategic ambitions. In a fast-moving environment, we want to be the proud and trusted global innovation engine, that shapes our industry with intelligent, sustainable and competitive platforms and solutions. We create business value by collaborating with our customers to deliver incremental and disruptive innovations. Our powerful and digitally enabled platforms enable a configure to order way of working with shorter time to market, lowest cost and higher reliability. We will be a learning organization, with engaged and competent teams, to become every day better.  

Diversity & Inclusion Disclaimer 

Vanderlande is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regards to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 

Your application 

If the role of Senior Software Test Architect appeals to you, then please apply now by completing the application form, and uploading your CV and covering letter. For more information, please contact Misha Wittkowski, Senior Recruiter +31 413 493 230 or

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