Sr. Staff Automation and Test Development Engineer

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Job ID:
0908-36091
Job Category:
Information Technology
Relevant Work Experience:
IT-Change Management/Release Management-6+ yrs
Current Licenses / Certifications:
None
Position Located In:
TX - Austin
Education:
BA/BS
Job Type:
Full Time
Description:

Austin - TX, AUS1, 2309 Gracy Farms Lane, 78758
Naren Barve
0908-36091

We believe that, when done right, investing liberates people to create their own destiny. We are driven by our purpose to champion every client’s goals with passion and integrity. We respect and appreciate the diversity of our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve. We challenge conventions strategically to create value for our clients, our firm and the world. We live and bring to life the concept of ‘own your tomorrow’ every day. We champion our employee strengths, guide their development, and invest in their long-term success. We hire optimistic, results-oriented, curious, innovative, and adaptable people with the desire to help our clients and one another succeed.

As a company, we were established by Chuck over 40 years ago to champion Main Street over Wall Street, and to help Americans transform themselves from earners to owners. Through advocacy and innovation, we work to make investing more affordable, accessible and understandable for all. As we enter our fifth decade, we are looking for talented, innovative and driven people who believe they can help themselves, and our clients, create a better future.

Our Opportunity:

PC Core Technology (PCCT) is a centralized domain responsible for managing holdings, investment performance, and automated rebalancing across the universe of investment portfolios within Schwab. The PCCT QA team is looking for a seasoned Quality Engineering Leader who will excel in a dynamic, fast-paced and Agile environment - specializing in testing, test frameworks, test infrastructure, automation code, test tools and data.  The lead will be expected to implement efficient and scalable processes and methodologies; define environment requirements; identify QA-related tools; negotiate test coverage; assess the appropriate level of risk-based testing; scope and size user stories and tasks; review deliverables; update management; and influence, develop and execute QA process and testing best practices.

Keeping automation current and designed to work within a continuous integration framework is essential. Test automation code must be written in a manner that minimizes impact of the code refactoring cycle and optimizes the runtime of automated functional and regression test suites. The lead will be highly experienced with software test automation, testing project management and possesses a client-focused sensibility.

What you’ll do:

  • Be an hands on advocate and leader for Test Automation across PCCT QA, driving continuous integration and deployment strategies with a DevOps philosophy using the Atlassian stack
  • Set and communicate automation strategies and processes for web services, APIs, middleware, UI etc., evaluate and implement software test automation tools and tooling standards
  • Build automation frameworks to increase reuse and reduce effort
  • Increase the performance of automation-cycle run times and decrease manual analysis of results
  • Keep automation current, flexible and designed to work within a continuous integration / deployment framework
  • Develop methods and procedures to create automation test data and data refresh capabilities
  • Assist developers with robust unit/component tests and commit/build and deploy CI/CD test automation as needed
  • Recommend meaningful and automated dynamic reports and metrics that measure the success of automation efficiency and quality, and provide action items for continuous improvements
  • Interact with various levels of individual contributors and management to educate and influence
  • Collaborate with the QA Center of Excellence (CoE) experts to plan, design, mange, report and prioritize software test automation solutions along with Dev and QA engineers across the PCCT organization
  • Implement and lead Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment strategies
  • Maintain tools used in the Automation development including source control, test management and release systems
  • Influence, develop and execute QA process and testing best practices 

What you have:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or a related field
  • 6+ years of hands on application programming and/or test automation / framework experience in an Agile development environment
  • Team player with excellent communication skills (oral and written) to partner technically with Application Architects, Development, QA/Testing organizations and Business teams
  • Experience in developing or influencing the development of automated framework(s) for enterprise level functional and regression testing is preferable
  • Working knowledge of Agile, Iterative development process and/or Rational Unified Process development methodologies is essential
  • Passion for building solutions through automation, driven by innovation and commitment to lifelong learning
  • Strong programming, debugging/troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Experience in API test automation using Parasoft SOATest;
  • Database testing using Relational databases like Oracle
  • Experience with REST API service testing using tools, SOAPUI; Advanced REST Client
  • Experience with CI /CD tools like Jenkins, Bamboo, Zephyr, Bit Bucket, Shell Scripting/Powershell, Splunk;
  • Experience with Agile Methodologies, Collaboration Tools (JIRA, Confluence, Hip Chat  )
  • Hands-on experience with server and configuration management
  • Ability to think outside the box and come up with creative solutions when tools don’t work
  • Ability to effectively persuade, negotiate and influence all levels of staff; excellent collaboration and relationship-building skills
  • Motivation and passion to stay on top of new and emerging test and automation technologies and able to provide direction to test teams
  • Experience in UI automation using Tricentis TOSCA, Selenium, QTP is a plus
  • Experience testing with NoSQL databases (MongoDB, etc.) is a plus

What you’ll get:

  • Comprehensive Compensation and Benefits package
  • Financial Health: 401k Match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts, Personalized advice, Brokerage discounts
  • Work/Life Balance: Sabbatical, Paid Parental Leave, New Mothers returning to work Program, Tuition Reimbursement Programs, Time off to volunteer, Employee Matching Gifts Program
  • Everyday Wellness: Health and Lifestyle Wellness Rewards, Onsite Fitness Classes, Healthy Food Choices, Wellness Champions
  • Inclusion: Employee Resource Groups, Commitment to diversity, Strategic partnerships
  • Not just a job, but a career, with an opportunity to do the best work of your life

 


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Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversifying its workforce. It is Schwab's policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, military status, citizenship status or any other status that is protected by law.


Job Specifications
Relocation Offered?: No
Work Schedule: Days
Languages: English - spoken
Current Licenses / Certifications: None
Relevant Work Experience: IT-Change Management/Release Management-6+ yrs
Position Located In: TX - Austin
Education: BA/BS
Job Type: Full Time

Category:Information Technology
Activation Date: Friday, September 8, 2017
Expiration Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017
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