I decided to go with offer number two. Sure, the tech arch work has potential to be more interesting, but the testing gig is with people I know I enjoy working with. The position involves more supervising than I've done for years and I'll be on the phone a lot to India. I'd rather build something than test it, or at least test something I've built. But both roles include problem solving and debugging. When it came down to who I want to supervise me, the choice was simple.
Since I made up my mind I've been mostly sure I made the correct choice for me. It was strange to not agonize for days over a major choice like that. I will go through the same HR process as before, but unless something completely unexpected comes up the job is mine. At least my resume is done.
It's been snowing for three days. I'm so over winter.