Charles Schwab Senior Staff Software Development Engineer in Test in Austin, Texas
Austin - TX, AUS1, 2309 Gracy Farms Lane, 78758
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 at http://www.aboutschwab.com/about/leadership/charles_schwab 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.
Cross Enterprise Services Quality Engineering team is a centralized Center of Excellence Quality Engineering group which is a collaborative group of experts that helps in setting up automation design, framework, process governance and tools standardization to help deliver quality in fast paced Agile methodology in a Continuous Deployment DevOps model.
The Cross Enterprise Services group provides trading business capabilities to Schwab’s retail and institutional businesses by developing innovative, unique-in-class investment products and are looking for a seasoned Sr. Test Automation expert who will excel in dynamic team, in a fast-paced and agile environment, specializing in testing, test frameworks, test infrastructure, automation code, test tools and data. highly experienced software test automation leader with testing project management and extensive automation experience. Someone who is a strong technical leader and possesses a client-focused sensibility.
What you’ll do:
Be an hands on advocate and leader for Test Automation across CES QE, drive continuous integration and deployment strategies with a DevOps philosophy using Atlassin 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 automation cycle execution 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/ 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 Automation CoE experts to plan, design, mange, report and prioritize software test automation solutions along with Dev and QA engineers across BATT org
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
Be a leader in enabling teams to use TDD/BDD/ATDD using Gherkin/Ruby/Cucumber
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
Experience with one or more programming language C#,JAVA, Java Script.
Experience in BDD,TDD or ATDD design techniques.
Exposure To performance Engineering.
Exposure to different Test data management techniques and tools.
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;
Experience in UI automation using Tricentis TOSCA, Selenium;
Database testing using Relational databases like Oracle; Tools used are TOAD and SQL Server; white box testing using PL-SQL
Experience in non-relational databases like Aerospike.
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
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
Learn more about Life@Schwab at http://www.aboutschwab.com/careers/lifeatschwab/" .
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. Schwab also does not discriminate against applicants or employees because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. At Schwab, we believe that every employee, through their diverse abilities and experiences, can contribute to our growth, innovation and client loyalty. We embrace diversity and are committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants. If you have a disability, and require reasonable accommodations in the application process, call Human Resources at 800-725-3535. We will be happy to assist you. Schwab will only share your accommodation request with those individuals who have a specific need to know. The request for an accommodation will not affect Schwab's hiring decisions. All other submissions should be performed online.
Languages:English - spoken
Current Licenses / Certifications:None
Relevant Work Experience:IT-Software Quality Assurance (QA)-6+ yrs
Position Located In:TX - Austin
Job Type:Full Time
Activation Date: Monday, May 7, 2018
Expiration Date: Saturday, September 1, 2018