Principal Test Engineer:
During your time as a Senior Tester you have improved your overall skill set and have become respected as a key person in the implementation strategy for the delivery of key projects. As a Principal Software Tester you are carrying out the work of a Senior Tester on a day to day basis and you also take on more responsibility.
You evangelise the software development process and help other testers increase their knowledge it. You source new ideas, new technologies and new ways of doing things to improve development and test productivity. Your product knowledge is always on display and you are the goto person for testing and solving of field issues.
You drive the System Test efforts for the products and you work with requirements engineers and architects in identifying unique selling points of our products and or leveraging for technical advantage. You understand what the testers want and need from tool requirements and software design. You help testers see the merit of the design and understand how a tool will be used by the end user and test for quality accordingly.