Charles Schwab Sr. QA – Automation Engineer (SDET) CTS in Westlake, Texas

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:

Core Technology Solutions Quality Assurance (CTS QA) is part of Schwab Technology Services and provides formal quality assurance services for the firm’s core brokerage, Bank and Sales/Service applications. CTS QA is responsible for test estimates, test strategies, test plans and scripts, functional, regression and test automation for numerous mainframe and distributed applications. These applications support diverse areas such as Customer Account Technology, Client Reporting, Cashiering, Corporate Actions, Client Central, SPARKS, Statements, Confirms, Tax, Security Master, Schwab Bond Source, Stock Plan Services and many more. As STS embarks on the Application Modernization initiative, the person in this role will have a key position in driving forward testing efforts for dozens of modernization projects.

What you’ll do:

Collaborate with Automation CoE experts to plan, design, mange, report and prioritize software test automation solutions with Dev and QA engineers across CTS Promote excellent development practices for coded test frameworks, to include conducting code reviews and source control management. Support multiple agile product teams to craft test automation strategies and execution Support Quality Assurance and testing teams through script automation for web services, APIs, middleware, UI, etc. Evaluate new technology or processes to support sustainable, continuous test automation Demonstrate programming ability in Object Oriented Programming (OOP) through creation and maintenance of automation scripts through various programming languages supported by the firm. Partner with development and other team members, provide technical guidance and work closely with offshore QA Automation teams to create agile test automation solutions, accelerating Schwab’s SDLC processes and meeting critical business objectives. Maintain tools used in the Automation development including source control, test management and release systems Mentor peers and staff on test engineering for QA, network with other automation teams within Schwab and derive automation best practices for continuous improvement. Experience working with resources in different geographical locations and offshore vendors.

What you have:

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or a related field

  • 5 to 7 years in Software Quality Assurance

  • 5+ years of hands on application programming and/or test automation experience in participating and/or leading Automation QA delivery of software projects, preferably in a regulated industry

  • Passion for building solutions through automation, driven by innovation and commitment to lifelong learning

  • Strong programming, debugging, troubleshooting and problem-solving skills including ability to disseminate complex ideas in a simplified fashion

  • 2+ years of experience with Service Oriented Architecture Quality Assurance, and thorough knowledge of testing API orchestration layers and Understanding of QA practices (black box testing, risk based testing, system testing, regression testing, exploratory testing practices)

  • Strong technical competency in an OOP language such as C#.NET/Java or an expert in test automation tools preferably in a Java/Maven environment and the Atlassian suite of tools (Jira, Zephyr, Confluence), Selenium or other industry leading tool sets

  • 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

Preferred Skills:

  • Real-Time Messaging interfaces such as RabbitMQ a plus

  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment Exposure to a regulatory environment (like Banking & Finance or Health care etc. domain is a plus)

  • Hands on experience with DevOps and Continuous Integration tools (Jenkins/Bamboo/GIT etc) is preferred

  • Acceptance test-driven development (ATDD) or Behavior Driven Development (BDD) using Gherkin languages like Cucumber 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.

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.

Position Located In: TX - Westlake