Principal Quality Engineer

Job Locations India-Gurugram


The Economist is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs. We deliver our information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services. 


We are looking for a Principal Quality Engineer to lead quality within the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) business unit.


The successful candidate will support the business unit in setting up, approving and monitoring:

  • engineering practices
  • engineering principles
  • testing standards
  • quality standards 

You’ll be supported by a friendly and inclusive team who have the autonomy to define and improve processes and care deeply about developing each other's capabilities. 


  • You will be responsible for managing and maintaining all quality & test activities within EIU 
  • You will work closely with the Head of Quality Engineering to ensure the Quality Engineering Strategy is followed in EIU
  • You will collaborate with stakeholders to define functional and non-functional test requirements
  • You will collaborate with stakeholders to ensure all testing phases are reliable and effective
  • You will coach teams in best practices & principles
  • You will apply and uphold industry standards for testing tools and techniques and advise on their application
  • You will help to define ways to always improve testing and quality processes that will enable a shift left approach
  • You will help coordinate test execution and test reporting across teams to stakeholders
  • You will line manage existing quality engineers within the business unit

Experience, skills and professional attributes

  • You have at least 8 years of industry experience
  • You have significant programming experience
  • You have significant experience in building automation frameworks for all types of testing
  • You have significant experience in integrating tests into CI/CD
  • You have significant experience in improving unit testing standards
  • You have significant experience in coaching/mentoring colleagues to support development of automation practices
  • You have solid understanding of cloud technologies
  • You have a solid understanding of the test pyramid
  • You are a solid communicator
  • You have an understanding and appreciate the benefits of TDD


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